Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Roy's Place
Comments () | Published August 17, 2007
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Roy's Place
Address: 2 E. Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-947-5548
Neighborhood: Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch and dinner Monday and Tuesday 11 to 9, Wednesday and Thursday 11 to 10, Friday 11 to 10:30, Saturday 11:30 to 10:30, Sunday 11:30 to 10.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Joel T. Siegel sandwich on rye (briskey, lobster salad, and golden sauce).
Price Details: Sandwiches, $4 and up.

Cafes & Carryouts

The menu is legendary for its size—as thick as a novel—and its wit: Chicken breast is called “chicken bosom,” and if you’re in need of a cooldown, you can get an ice-cube sandwich.

Most concoctions harken back to a simpler age, before goat cheese, arugula, and pesto gave every sandwich maker license to call his creations “gourmet.” There are no fancy ingredients, just good, sturdy construction and a spirit of generosity. There are more than 200 sandwiches ($4 and up) to choose from, or you can create your own. Our favorite is the Joel T. Siegel: brisket and lobster salad on your choice of bread (we like rye) with a “golden sauce”—a mixture of ginger, soy sauce, sherry, and mayo—slathered on top.

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