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Deli sandwich in Seattle?

Just moved here and found a couple good hot sandwich places (Tat's, Paseo) and I love Salumi but it's only open a few hours a week. Any other good deli sammies in Seattle? Thanks!

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  1. I like the Other Coast Cafe in Ballard. Big fan of the Italiano or the Mantooth.
    http://othercoastcafe.com

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    1. re: amyh18

      grinder's in shoreline is fantastic.
      http://www.grindershotsands.com/
      also for straight up cheesesteaks philly fevre on madison and 23rd. get the peppersteak and specify sweet peppers.
      http://www.phillysteakshop.com/pages/...
      other coast is good too. i agree w/amyh18 the mantooth is good as is their meatball sub.
      i haven't been able to try tat's yet. their hours are so limited. i like the looks of the menu though and i've heard it's great.

      1. re: amyh18

        amyh18,
        Tried the 12" Mantooth yesterday for the first time. Two meals worth of pure bliss. I'll definitely be a regular at O.C.C.

        1. re: amyh18

          I just found this site in search of a corned beef sandwich in Seattle. Why is it so hard to find?
          I am astounded that Other Coast Cafe does not have a Corned Beef sandwich (and neither does Grinders). Seems like I have to go to Portland or Hollywood for a real deli. There used to be a real deli at Lower Queen Anne when I was growing up there in the '70s. but no more.
          When I worked in Pike Place Market I went to THREE GIRLS BAKERY sandwich bar for a meatloaf sandwich.

          1. re: MsShekere

            If you are looking for corned beef, see I love NY deli in the market and in the U-District. You should also check out Tat's in Pio Square. I'm also very fond of the corned beef Reuben (actually a Rachel) at the Take 5 Urban market at the base of Ballard and Phinney.

            1. re: MsShekere

              Excellent Corned beef and not much else...(but oh, so worth it!!!)

              Market House Meats
              1124 Howell St
              Seattle, WA 98101
              (206) 624-9248

          2. I second the nomination for Grinders. It's on Hwy 99/Aurora Avenue just south of 200th. Expect to pay around $10 for your sammie, but it's worth it.

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            1. re: Roo

              Buffalo Deli on 1st in Belltown. Good bread, good meats, and they do beef on Wick if you are an upstate fan.

              1. re: bluedog67

                *boggle*

                Beef on Weck? In Seattle? Thanks for the tip!

                1. re: terrier

                  Word. I'll be checkin that out this weekend.

                2. re: bluedog67

                  Buffalo Deli does have one of the better deli sandwiches in Seattle. Boar's Head meats and good mustard. The subs are the big bargain there. They also have great cookies.

                  1. re: bluedog67

                    Not so! I went there and the beef was not on a kimmelweck. Also, in Buffalo, N.Y. they are served with gravy (anyone remember Bailo's?) Plus B, Deli meat was not cooked well. My advice, go to Buffalo. Not in the winter though.

                3. Not traditional deli but you should definitely check out Baguette Box

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                  1. re: landguy

                    I've always thought Borrachini's had the best deli sandwich. Three bucks and they pile it on.

                    1. re: landguy

                      And speaking of baguettes... Le Fournil has a great lunch special. Baguette sandwich or quiche or salad or soup, choice of pastry and drink for about $8.

                      1. re: knowspicker

                        Le Fournil is a great place--good, cheap french bread, tasty pastries, and gorgeous cakes and tarts, but the sandwich is nothing like a deli sandwich. Not that it's a bad sandwich, but don't come here if you're thinking hero.

                        If you're here for lunch, their soups are always great, especially the mushroom, and a cup comes with some bread.

                        1. re: flams53

                          Agreed. Le Fournil is definitely not a deli sandwich.

                          One place that I have been meaning to try is Market House. They make their own corned beef and have a sandwich counter. I've had the corned beef to cook at home but never a sandwich. Anyone tried them?

                          1. re: knowspicker

                            I've tried Market House Deli on Mercer Island, which I understand is owned/supplied by the same maker, which has operated in Seattle since the 1940's. While I am no deli expert, I think the hot pastrami and corned beef sandwiches are quite good, not on par with Katz's Deli of NYC, but certainly fine for this region (and great for food-deprived Mercer Island).

                            1. re: equinoise

                              Market House:

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                              Market-House Corned Beef & Deli
                              1124 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101

                              1. re: equinoise

                                (bump)

                                Anybody been to Market-House recently? I'm looking for a good lunch in this neighborhood for this Wednesday. Is there a place to sit here? Is there a lunch rush/long lines?

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                                Market-House Corned Beef & Deli
                                1124 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101

                                1. re: Mike CP

                                  There's a counter that gets filled up quickly, so seating can be an issue. The sandwiches are tasty and messy. There is a lunch rush and there can be long lines - I went at lunchtime and it seemed like the workers from the building across the street all take lunch at the same time.

                                  Remember how close you are to the lower Capitol Hill...it's just up the ramp! You could always take a hike to Homegrown or Baguette Box. YUM.

                                  1. re: akq

                                    Ooh, I didnt realize that Baguette Box was that close. Do they have significantly more seating?

                                    I'll be driving to the area, meeting a friend who will be at Children's Hospital Research.

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                                    Baguette Box
                                    1203 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

                                    1. re: Mike CP

                                      It's a bit of a hike because of the hill, but is actually pretty close. If you are willing to drive to BB, there are pay lots around if you can't find street parking. There's more seating at Baguette Box, but it's mostly a communal table (and a few side tables, plus a high bar with stools). BB doesn't seem to get the lunch rush that Market House does, but both of those places are out of the way for me so I only go for lunch once in a while.

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                                      Baguette Box
                                      1203 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

                      2. re: landguy

                        Nothing beats a fresh baguette sandwich at the Baguette Box. I love getting the truffle fries, it definitely worth the extra couple of bucks. Another good one is Home Grown, they have nice home made soups and sandwiches.

                      3. I've always loved Vietnamese sandwiches - not what you'd call a traditional Deli style sandwich, but it's fresh, flavorful and cheap! Usually not more than $3!!

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                        1. re: Hanads

                          Yeah banh mi. At , for instance, Saigon Deli north of 12th on Jackson.

                        2. Le Panier at Pike's Market has good baguette sandwiches. Their pate sandwich is excellent. If you're looking for VOLUME though, the aforementioned Other Coast Cafe is tough to beat.

                          1. Pacific Inn has a good hot Reuben and good taps.
                            Baguette Box Grilled Tofu is the tops, but another half-dozen really good sandwiches are also there. I was stuck on the Spanish Chorizo for years.

                            1. since this thread has been reopened, i am amazed that no one has mentioned the imcomparable I LOVE NY DELI in pike place market and with a new branch at 52nd/roosevelt - the best corned beef and pastrami within 500 miles (sliced to order), terrific breads, meats and condiments shipped from brooklyn and a rueben better than seattle deserves. the branch is moving into full meals (just breakfasts now) and table service - service remains a bit haphazard but the foods could not be better

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                              1. re: howard 1st

                                just went to ILNY in pike today for the reuben....so far second on my list next to the pork cheeks at salumi (just stinks they only have it 2x a year). Trying Paseos tomorrow, i hear it will top ILNY.

                              2. George's Delicatessan on Madison and 9th. Also great central European cured meats.

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                                1. re: wallyz

                                  Sitting at my desk, eating George's Reuben right now. Ooh, la, la.
                                  Sauerkraut, onion, cheese, pickles, Thousand = $5.95
                                  Nice sandwich.

                                2. The roasted veg sandwich at Other Coast Cafe is delicious. They have a lot of meat options as well, check them out. My non hot fav is the Please no meat.

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                                  1. re: Bethwick

                                    I Heart New York Deli is awesome. You cant leave without trying the matzo ball soup. I also love Baguette Box (although I don't understand the popularity of the Drunken Chicken sandwich - all the pork sandwiches are wayyyy better in my opinion).

                                    There are good sandwiches at Louisa's on Eastlake. Not exactly deli style but they make their own (super soft and delicious) bread and the sandwiches are very tasty and pretty big.

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                                    Baguette Box
                                    1203 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

                                  2. Got a sandwich from Cafe DaPino at their new location at 2207 Northeast 65th Street (note address below is out-of-date). Owner cures his own meats. Nice guy, good bread, simple sandwhich. I will def be back.

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                                    Dapino Rogano Sausage
                                    4225 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA

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                                    1. re: Mike CP

                                      I always get a sandwich when I am picking up wine at Pete's in Eastlake. Nothing fancy but they are cheap and they remind me of the deli sandwiches of my youth.

                                      Creo

                                    2. There's a few good places for sandwiches & it depends on your definition of deli.
                                      I totally dig The Other Coast for their "Ragin Cajun"-a Cajun style turkey, pepper jack, cheese, tomato & onion with spicy salsa mayo served up Hot, their Reuben is damn good as well. On the Reuben tip, 74th St. Ale House in Greenwood is great. If you like a turkey sandwich like you make the day after Thanksgivin', then Bakemen's on Cherry St. down town is awesome: white, dark or mixed meats, on whatever type of bread, & served whatever way you want it. You can even get cranberry on it, just have cash in hand & remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeild & your experience before you get you food will be pleasant. There is an order to ordering there, so be prepared. Try a brownie for dessert, sooooo chewy & good. If you want a Philly Cheese Steak, then go to Pioneer Square & hit up Tat's. Beef of Chicken, with or with out peppers, mushrooms, cheese whiz or provolone you can go there for a week & make a variation on their cheese steak & still not eat it the same way. So good y'all smack yourself for not never have gone there. If you want messy all over, but you'll still lick the juices off your fore arms, Paseo makes a killer, like in you should not miss it sandwhich. It's a CUban twist but es muy bueno!

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                                      Paseo Caribbean Restaurant
                                      4225 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

                                      Tat's Delicatessen
                                      115 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

                                      Bakeman's Restaurant
                                      122 Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98104

                                      74th Street Ale House
                                      7401 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

                                      Other Coast Cafe
                                      601 Union St Ste 222, Seattle, WA 98101