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Best roast beef for sandwiches in DC?

the sobsister Feb 21, 2009 06:22 AM

I'm looking for a deli/supermarket/sandwich joint/whatever that sells roast beef--ideally, house-roasted--for takeout. I used to get the RB at Whole Foods on P Street but was burned a few times with really substandard meat. The RB at Balducci's on Old Georgetown Road is decent but a shlep. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    aletnes Feb 25, 2009 04:44 PM

    I love Cafe Phillips -- near metro center. They hand cut massive roasts, very rare, served just warm and perfect!!

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      kterry1 Feb 25, 2009 10:19 AM

      One of my favorites is Hodges on NY Avenue between 5th & 6th.
      It's a little hole in the wall, but ohhhh so good. Plenty of meat!!

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        Steve Feb 25, 2009 12:21 PM

        Too late. Hodges.... R.I.P.

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        captpat Feb 24, 2009 06:25 PM

        Don't laugh.....Giant deli....cut from the whole store made piece. Usually very rare and makes a silly French Dipp.

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          Steve Feb 25, 2009 06:17 AM

          Giant is ok, overseasoned to give it more of a 'beefy' flavor, as I expect from a supermarket.

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          Steve Feb 24, 2009 08:41 AM


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            MTP Feb 24, 2009 10:42 AM


          2. alkapal Feb 23, 2009 05:45 PM

            harris teeter's own brand of deli roast beef is quite good.

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              mmusiker Feb 21, 2009 08:03 AM

              Clydes on the Walk in Chinatown does a pretty nice roast beef sandwich. They carve the roast beef in front of you. I have typically found them to be fresh and tastey.

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