Ollie & Finn’s Counter: Offering Creative, Handcrafted Sandwiches & Soups


Ollie & Finn’s Counter is Columbia’s newest deli. It pairs a cozy atmosphere with mouthwatering flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Husband and wife team, Ethan and Anna Eilermann, opened Ollie & Finn’s Counter in the Arts Building of Columbia located at 307 West 11th Street. I sat down with Ethan to get the full story behind Ollie & Finn’s Counter and here is what I discovered.

Ollie & Finn’s Counter is named after their family dogs, Ollie and Finn. Ethan has been in the foodservice industry for years, in fact, this is where he met his wife, Anna. It has long been a dream of his to open up some form of eating spot where locals can experience handcrafted, fresh food in a comfortable atmosphere where they can connect with one another. Anna has come alongside in this dream and it came to fruition when their doors opened on January 22, 2022. Their goal has been simple: serve high-quality familiar food that’s nostalgic and accessible to everyone. Each dish prepared at Ollie & Finn’s is made from scratch: from housemade chips to homemade pickles and even a years-long hunt to find the perfect recipe for their Mojo Pork.

Each menu item comes with a story, a significant reason for its creation. For example, the Madre De Aguas is a Cuban-inspired sandwich. Anna is from Tampa and grew up eating this beloved sandwich, so as a surprise, Ethan wanted to perfect it for her. The first creation, Anna did not approve! So Ethan sought out restaurants and Chefs in Tampa and Florida to inquire how they make the perfectly seasoned pork for this sandwich. After a couple of years of tweaking, the Madre De Aguas was born and Anna finally gave her seal of approval.

In addition to creative, handcrafted sandwiches you will find fresh soups made weekly. Each week, new recipes are introduced.

Overall, Ollie & Finn’s Counter is a fun and nostalgic place that creates a warm and welcoming environment. The sandwiches are unique, flavorful and made with a lot of passion. In the words of Ethan, “I have a single belief: everybody eats. If you want a sandwich, come get one.”

Ollie & Finn’s Counter
307 West 11th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Ollie and Finn’s Counter Facebook Page

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