Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Greek Deli
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Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)

Greek Deli
Address: 1120 19th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-2111
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 7 to 4.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Farragut North, Farragut West
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Spanakopita; pastitsio with nutmeg; meatball over orzo; stewed green beans; house-made bread; souvlaki sandwich; chicken-lemon soup.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating

This popular takeout’s Greek combo platter ($9.99) could feed at least two people with its large, delicious portions of cheesy spanakopita, comforting baked-pasta pastitsio punched up with nutmeg, a boulder-size meatball over orzo, stewed green beans that maintain their snap, plus house-made bread and a side salad. It’s not just a meal; it’s a dare. The souvlaki sandwich ($7.25) is more like a succulent lamb stew tucked into a pita, the tender meat melding with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, fresh herbs, and house-made yogurt. Get there late and some favorites—such as the chicken-lemon soup—may be long gone. Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch.

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