Restaurant Summary by Allan Borgen:
If you enjoy a great deli sandwich, Citrus Deli is certainly a great choice. Located between Albertson’s and Rite Aid on Redlands Blvd in Redlands, this small family owned and operated restaurant features fresh, delicious and affordable cold and hot subs & sandwiches, salads, freshly made soups, wraps and delicious naan pizzas. You can personalize each sandwich with yours choice of rolls & breads, cheeses, meats, and over 33 condiments and fresh veggies.
You may think this is a clone of a Subway store but believe me when I tell you that the food served here has no resemblance to the other large chain sandwich shops. Some of my favorites are the Italian Sub which consists of a large portion of sliced Italian salami, pepperoni and capicola, homemade Italian dressing and your choice of fillings, the Pulled Chicken Salad Sandwich featured lots of moist white chicken breast meat tossed with celery, green onion and a special mayo sour cream dressing, the popular Meatball Sandwich smothered in a homemade marinara sauce with provolone cheese, and the classic Reuben Sandwich with lots of slices of lean corned beef with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island Dressing on toasted rye bread.
Owners Russell and Judy Barnes and their son Chris have competed and have won numerous awards for their Salsas, Sancho Blanco Chile Verde Sauce, their incredible Chili and for their Red Chile Sauce. They also won $10,000 at a celebrity food show competition and have been invited to compete in many national and world championship food competitions, so these people really know food.
I also highly recommend the Chile Verde Burrito, chunks of pork slowly cooked in their award winning and delicious Chile Verde sauce stuffed inside a flour tortilla, oven toasted and topped with more Chile Verde and cheese. Their all meat Chili has a wonderful mild kick of heat to it and is definitely one of the best I have ever tasted and I have judged Chili Cook-off’s before.
Another unique item is their Indian Naan bread pizza that are made fresh from a local Indian restaurant and topped with your choice of creamy spinach artichoke spread with your choice of meats, cheese and veggies, a BBQ Chicken pizza with sliced red onions, or Cheese with Italian Sausage, or a Cheese and Veggie naan pizza. I suggest getting the garlic naan since garlic adds a nice delicate taste to all of the pizzas.
In addition to the above items, I love their side salads that are made fresh on the premises and include their Cole Slaw with onions, dried cranberries, and roasted pecans, the fantastic Red Potato Salad with green onions, shredded cheese, bacon and homemade ranch dressing , the palate pleasing Macaroni Salad with sweet peppers, chopped olives, celery, onions and chopped pickles and the unique Turkey Waldorf Salad, chunks of turkey with apples, walnuts, cranberries and celery in their house creamy mayo sour cream dressing.
They also serve some cold refreshing Smoothies as well as some East Coast favorites like the popular Crumb Cake, moist Muffins, large Black & White Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Macaroon cookies. Citrus Deli is truly a great restaurant to dine at or have them cater your next business or social event. I really like eating here and know you will too