Cheap Eats 2007: Deli City
Comments () | Published July 12, 2007
Deli City
Address: 2200 Bladensburg Rd., NE, Washington, DC 20018
Phone: 202-526-1800
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Northeast
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 6 AM to 5 PM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Polish ham sandwich; roast beef sandwich; corned beef sandwich; brisket on rye; smothered pork chops; fried haddock.
Price Details: Sandwiches $2.25 to $6.50; entrées $6.95 to $9.95.

All day long they stream in to this squat building on a desolate stretch of Bladensburg Road: women in broad-brimmed hats, construction workers, retirees, professionals with phones clipped to their belts. If you didn’t know that a pastrami or corned-beef sandwich could inspire such devotion, then you’ve never chowed down on these properly stacked creations, layered with good meats and slathered with spicy mustard. For a change of pace, there’s a milder but no-less-excellent Polish-ham sandwich.

Pickle jars, rainbow cookies, and other appurtenances of a classic deli are nowhere in evidence (the place doubles as a soul-food joint), but the sandwiches alone are enough to take you places—and to keep you coming back.

Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch.

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