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What's GOOD at S&S?

sflory May 4, 2007 11:25 AM

In the past I've been very disappointed at the S&S deli in Cambridge. I'm meeting friends there for dinner so I'm hoping I've just never ordered their best thing....

Is anything really good? or at least, what is their best thing?

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  1. hiddenboston RE: sflory May 4, 2007 11:33 AM

    Nothing really stands out, IMO. I don't mind the place, and I have had some good sandwiches there, but I'd say that there are better delis in the Boston area (Barry's in Waban, Michael's in Brookline, and Harry's in Westborough, to name a few).

    The monte christo isn't too bad there...

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      sheila RE: hiddenboston May 4, 2007 12:48 PM

      Totally agreed with you.

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        BobB RE: sheila May 4, 2007 03:00 PM

        Depends on the night and who's in the kitchen. I agree with the above that there is nothing really memorable on the menu, but sometimes I've had the chicken parm when it was above-average (sometimes not). It's just not a chowish destination.

        I still go there occasionally, though, for old times' sake. I grew up in Inman Square in the '50's, when the S&S was still a REAL Jewish deli. The whole place then was in what is now the takeout area, with booths along the wall that's now covered with reprints of old reviews. But don't get me started on what Inman Square food used to be - back then Legal was just a fish market with a takeout fish & chips counter....

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      cgj RE: sflory May 4, 2007 12:04 PM

      Potato pancakes

      1. gini RE: sflory May 4, 2007 12:09 PM

        I liked the coffee cake the last time I was there. Sandwiches/platters of smoked fish seemed just ok.

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          makonna RE: sflory May 4, 2007 02:38 PM

          Their Eggs Oscar, which is a breakfast item, but it's potato cakes topped with asparagus and then poached eggs and hollandaise. YUM!

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            girlygirl RE: sflory May 4, 2007 03:02 PM

            Definitely their S&S wings. I have to get it whenever I'm there.

            1. Karl S RE: sflory May 4, 2007 06:52 PM

              Their corned beef hash is excellent. It's peppery (black pepper, not red pepper), in a delectable way.

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                jjbourgeois RE: sflory May 4, 2007 07:59 PM

                There's nothing really good at the S&S. It's palatable, but not outstanding. You can do better at other places

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