DGS Jewish Deli to offer Sandwiches To Go May 7th – Check Out the Menu

1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

Beginning May 7, DGS Delicatessen will offer a new, to go lunch menu available from 11:30 a.m. – 2: 30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Guests can now order lunch to go from the restaurant’s new sandwich counter, which offers the famed DGS Pastrami and Corned Beef sandwiches. The full menu, below, is only available at the sandwich counter and features items designed to travel well, especially when a more leisurely sit down lunch is not an option. To mark the official launch on May 7, the first 50 people in line will receive a pastrami sandwich on the house.

Also available at the “Sandwich Shop” counter is a new selection of house-made DGS condiments and ingredients for sale, including: Harissa ($6), Dill Pickles ($9), Schmaltz ($5), Hot Sauce ($5), Smoked Maldon Salt ($10), and Deli Mustard ($6).



· White Fish Salad: Tomato Jam, Fried Capers, Radish, Montreal Bagel ($8)
· Roasted Turkey: Avocado, Pepper Relish, Provolone, Gribenes, Pumpernickel ($9)
· DGS Egg Salad: Butter Lettuce, Harissa, Gribenes, Pumpernickel ($9)
· 1/2 POUND Pastrami or Corned Beef: Creekstone Farms Brisket, House Mustard, Double Baked Rye ($13)
· Grilled Chicken Salad: “Everything” Aioli, Peppadews, Double Baked Rye ($8)
· The Israeli: Hummus, Cucumber, Pickled Beets, Feta, Pumpernickel ($8)
· Smoked Salmon Pastrami: Cucumber Salad, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Montreal Bagel ($10)
· **Add The COMBINATION ($4): Choice of Potato Salad, Coleslaw or Cucumber Salad and any Drink


· Matzo Ball Soup $7
· Potato Salad $3
· Coleslaw $3
· Cucumber Salad $4
· Pickle Plate $5


· Dr. Browns $3
· Mexican Coke $3.50
· Fizzy Lizzy $3.50

17 Comment

  • justinbc

    It’s a bit lofty when you’ve only been open half a year to start calling your items “famed”. I always wondered why they offer sandwiches to go from the start, especially if you’re going to use the term deli in your name.

  • Give me a break, there is no pastrami anywhere in the world that is worth $26/lb. Ridiculous.

    • Eh, that’s easily what you’ll pay at a very good, Kosher-style deli in NYC for a pastrami sandwich.

      For example, 2nd Ave Deli in NYC has the regular pastrami sandwich for $16. The triple decker is $26.

      Pastrami ain’t cheap.

      • justinbc

        Stachowski’s has by far the best pastrami anywhere in this area, it’s close to a pound in weight, and only costs $12.


        By comparison DGS is highway robbery.

        • that looks glorious!

        • I disagree. Stachowski’s has some of the worst pastrami I’ve had in a long time. It was so tough I couldn’t bite through it, and exceptionally fatty, not marbled, but just wide swathes of fat (and I like fat on my meat). I had been very excited about trying it.

          On the plus side though, you’re right, there is a huge amount of it in the sandwich – probably 2 lbs. I made four sandwiches out of the leftovers from my one Stachowski’s pastrami sandwich. Four not very good sandwiches.

  • I have never ordered a sandwich off a menu that has ingredients specified from the start… I’m used to picking all the stuff I want in a sandwich on the fly from a list of ingredients… I know other people may be different, but the idea of “pre-arranged” sandwiches puts me off a bit, because in my experience, when I customize things at a deli like that, it usually ends up being way too expensive at the register.

    • You prefer to customize because it’s way too expensive?

      • Nope, I prefer to customize because I don’t like anyone telling me what makes a good sandwich! 😛

        I never really end up being happy with pre-fabricated sandwiches unless it’s a catered office party and the food is free.

  • $3 for a Doc Brown’s is straight up gouging. It’s $2 in any NYC deli.


  • no grilled eggplant reuben?

  • I love a good deli, and I HATE DGS! It is a complete rip off, the food is no where near the quality you would get in a real NYC deli, and what kind of place only allows you to order off the brunch menu at 3PM!?! I went there once and I never plan on going there again.

  • this place is the biggest joke in dc the reuben sucks. Its not even close to a real deli.

  • they’ve offered takeout from the beginning, but you had to wait around by the bar 9hoping that you’d buy a drink). Oddly, the front end seemed like a deli takeout counter. Horrible, overpriced food. I would never go back

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