How did Arthur's begin?

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Founded in 1977 by Scott Arthur Wolber, Arthur’s Garden Deli is truly a family deli. Our original crew consisted of Mom, Dad, Aunt Cathy and Grandma Louise. The original Deli located at 605 E 3rd Street, Sterling, IL, was housed in a cozy 16’ x 24’ building with only 2 1/2 booths.

Firmly rooted in faith and family first, we are closed on Sundays to give our exceptional staff an opportunity to worship and spend time with their families.

Our Mission

We place a strong emphasis on simplicity and freshness.  Offering made-to-order Deli Sandwiches, Loaded Baked Potatoes, Fresh Garden Salads, Variety of Soups, Pasta Salads, Cheesecake, Frozen Yogurt and more!

We do things a little old-school, like slicing our carefully selected meats and produce every single morning! From our MADE TODAY Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, Quiche, and Fresh-Cut Fruit Bowls to our Signature Bread, Arthur’s Garden Deli offers a uniqueness that can’t be found anywhere else.


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Thank You


We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our GREAT customers. You are the reason for our success and we thank you all so much for 47+ years of loyal support.

Our commitment to serve goes beyond our great customers and extends to the communities our families live and work in. At Arthur’s Garden Deli we reinvest by hiring, spending and actively supporting LOCAL charities and events.

Voted “Favorite Place for Lunch”, among other awards, for 21 consecutive years! Arthur’s Garden Deli offers a casual, welcoming atmosphere that makes Arthur’s the go-to place for family and friends to meet, eat and catch up.

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Hours: 10-10 Mon-Sat, Closed Sun

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