Woodside Deli

March 2004 Dirt Cheap Eats

You gotta love a place that prints on its menu: ?If you are not served in five minutes . . . you'll get served in 6, or 8, maybe 10 minutes. Enjoy and relax.? We got our spinach-and-feta omelet ($6.95) and single blueberry pancake ($2.95) with an egg (95 cents) in about seven minutes on a Saturday morning. Our server asked for our drink orders before we sat down.

This 57-year-old restaurant isn't fancy, but there's plenty to look at–like old photos of presidents and movie stars, Life magazine covers, and historic Montgomery County maps. We sat under a gold-framed antique mirror. The challenge is fitting the large portions–one blueberry pancake was plenty–on the narrow tables.

Woodside Deli (9329 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-589-7055).

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.