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Judging Restaurants/Sandwich Shops – Jetties

by Prince Of Petworth April 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm 33 Comments

Jetties is located at 1609 Foxhall Road NW and it looks like a Jetties Express has combined with the Something Sweet ice cream shop located at 3706 Macomb Street, NW just west of Wisconsin.

You can see some ridiculously good looking pictures of their sandwiches here. And you can see their full menu here.

Any fans?

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jetties… and have for probably ten years now. Too bad I’m just never up that way. YUM!

  • Cornholio


    The Nobadeer (thanksgiving sandwich) is amazing, and they make THE BEST club sandwich I have ever had. I consider myself a connoisseur of club sandwiches, and this one takes top prize.

    I used to live right by that area, and wish this had been open at that time. I know where I am going next time the wait at 2 Amy’s is too long!

  • EckingtonChick

    They are nice sandwiches, but for the price I’d go elsewhere. Just too damn expensive for what they are.

  • Cornholio

    I actually think that before Fast Gourmet opened, they made the best sandwiches in the city, hands down. DC is lacking any really good delis…

    Best bang for your buck sandwich head over to A Literi’s and get the Italian sub on a 9 inch hard roll for $5. Amazing.

    • dcmer610

      +1. We need a “real” deli but I’ll take a Jettie’s or Literi’s any day. Nom.

  • anon_

    Excellent sandwiches. Worth the price.

  • EckingtonChick

    Actually in a recent local taste test of Italian subs Litteri’s came in last and Vace came in first.

    • dcmer610

      Uck. No way. I’ll take Vace’s for pizza over any other pick up spot any day but I am not a fan of their subs–at. all. Bread almost always tastes stale. And my Literi’s never comes to more than $5.95.

    • Cornholio

      Vace has good sandwiches. The reviewer also got a soft roll, and says that they would get the 9 inch hard roll next time.

      All the places in that write up have good sandwiches, though.

      Apple to apples, I think Literi’s Italian sub is better than Vace’s – better quality of meat and bread. Vace does have some delicious pizza by the slice, though, but that is for another thread.

      Damn I’m hungry.

    • anon

      Strongly agree with this. Recently tried (2x) Litteri sandwiches and was highly disappointed. Much prefer Vace. Litteri is still a great store though.

  • John

    They are ok but Wagshalls is a million times better than Jetties. If you are going to get in the car for a sandwhich you are better off going to Wagshalls. The downside of both is having to stand in the same line as republicans.

    • anon

      It’s amazing how any thread on this blog can turn political. It’s always nice to see how tolerant and loving Democrats really are.

      • Kalorini

        Don’t lump all of us Democrats into a group either – I think a handful of you Republicans are moderately tolerable :-P

        • anon

          That’s nice to know. Some of my closest friends are far left Democrats and I get along great with them. And I’m not actually a Republican. :)

    • Cornholio

      I am a big believer in the power of a good sandwich to unite people on a basic human level.

      We need more cooperation on capicola, and less divisiveness regarding delis.

      Yes we ham!

  • anon

    good sandwiches and very big, but way overpriced. and they nickle and dime you for the extras- like tomatoes and cheese on your sandwiches.
    the new jetties express has no seating inside and a more limited menu than the original, FYI.

    • absolutjam

      Is the menu for Jetties Express available anywhere online? If not, do they have the majority of the standard sandwiches?

      • Prince Of Petworth

        I linked to the menu in the post.

        • absolutjam

          Sounds like Jetties Express doesn’t have the full menu though.

        • Prince Of Petworth

          Ah, sorry about that, not sure.

  • Cornholio

    Also – all the overpriced people – we live in DC! Ever been to Taylor Gourmet? I feel like Jetties is priced fairly for the quality and quantity of the product.

    Big sandwich, chips and a drink for like $10. Can’t beat it.

    • anon

      Taylor is fair if you get the 12″. the half is pricey.

  • Jettie’s is incredible. Getting a huge sandwich and eating it outside on the picnic tables on a nice sunny day is one of my favorite things to do in DC. Vace and A Litteri’s are good but totally different types of sandwiches.

    I would invest in a Jettie’s location if they’d consider expanding. That’s how much I love this place.

  • Anon

    I’ve lived here my whole life and have never had a better sandwich than their breakfast bagel.

  • Andy (2)

    I love Jetties and Taylor. I’d rather pay $8 for a great sandwhich than $5 for some crap at Subway.

    • Cornholio


  • LCM

    Yum! I love Jetties. Also love the sandwiches at Fig’s which is right down the street from Jetties.

    Too bad I never make it over there!

  • Sully

    I have lived here for 6 years! How did I not know about this place. YUM.

  • Eric

    Jetties is amazing. Fresh carved turkey sandwiches. Can’t beat it. Try the Tom Nevers. Fresh turkey, bacon and ham – a huge and delicious sandwich!

  • J.

    Love both of these places – Jetties and Something Sweet. I go to both regularly (work in the area) and I’m never disappointed.

  • Big Sherm


    fast gourmet in my recent favorite. but so’s your mom in adams morgan (or sister store, palisades deli) is better as an overall deli experience. also, vace’s italians are definitely great. columbia heights needs a good sandwich spot for sure!

  • Kathleen

    I know this is probably out of your range, but we’re opening Jetties in Bethesda by the BGR Joint. Should be there by the end of the summer.

  • Condor

    Mangialardo’s, capitol hill. Best Italian sub under $8 (footlong) in the area. It has odd hours and is off the beaten path, but very good. Find it and go. It’s full of dirty gross stinking Independents though so be careful if you dont like people who share your exact point of view, John.


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