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DGS Deli

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1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
+1 202-293-4400
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Princeton, New Jersey
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place hits the spot after touring DC on a cold day in winter. Decent Jewish deli fair cooked and served by gentiles, but what else is new?

Thank Eric W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Jewish deli food, you'll love DGS! I had a turkey Reuben and lots of pickles. YUM! My sister had Matzah Ball soup and brussel sprouts - also winners.

Thank HBR2000
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were extremely satisfied with our meals. It is a bit pricey but worth it. The service was great and our waitress was very friendly. The Matzo Ball soup was awesome especially after walking around all day in the cold weather. We went on a week night so it wasn't very busy but I'd recommend a reservation... More 

Thank Melissa Z
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't kid yourselves folks, this is not kosher and should not be described as such. I booked a table with my wife on the basis of it being kosher and found to my annoyance that it is 'kosher-style' which in of itself is just dumb. I have nothing to say about how good it is as we didn't eat here... More 

Thank Baronite
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went to DGS Deli with a group of folks and everyone to a person was raving about the food and service. We sampled many items on the menu and the Matzoh Ball Soup, Corned Beef and Bread Pudding Dessert were top notch. Highly recommend to anyone!

Thank Neil S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Busy and crowded on Friday night. The coned beef was very good, as was the bread. My wife's mushroom-barley soup was excellent. BUT this is the thinnest deli sandwich I've ever had, and at $15 it's not a bargain.

Thank walpurgisnacht
Wellington, Florida, United States
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Good bread, good pastrami, fast service, reasonable prices, what else can you say. Convenient location by DuPont circle.

1 Thank Robert W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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309 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

DGS is never too crowded, and it's a good place for lunch. It's mostly sandwiches, but there are also some salads and other entrees.

Thank Amy W
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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379 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Omg what incredible food! I couldn't believe how authentic and flavorful this was! Like a trip down memory lane for my tastebuds--as if Bubby herself had worked all week in the kitchen! Our delightful server, Crystal, explained the dishes and Yiddish signs in the wall to members of our party who were not members of the tribe. Then she quickly... More 

1 Thank creativecrew
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The pastrami and corned beef are very good, but $19 for sandwich and fries is really high, even for DC. With tax and tip, that's a $23 lunch. At that price I expect a superb/memorable sandwich - like, maybe twice as much pastrami or corned beef. You can get a great sandwich/lunch for less in the immediate area. Good, but... More 

Thank AJ20006

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1801
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-293-4400

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?