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Poughkeepsie/Dutchess County Delis

JillyJill May 5, 2009 02:43 AM

Well, it seems that I am heading back East for a bit and I'm looking for the Chicken Parm or Meatball subs I remember.
Consequently I'm looking for the Italian deli of my youth, you know the kind, family-run hangout, short order food, a deli case with some macaroni and bulk Boars Head. Bonus points for an impatient wizened owner holding court.

I'll be in the Poughkeepsie area, but am willing to travel most of Dutchess County as well as just across the river for the right kind of place.

Suggestions appreciated.

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    bob gaj RE: JillyJill May 5, 2009 04:16 AM

    poughkeepsie has adams, which is a store you should definitely check out...but i think the place you want to go to is in poughkeepsie, a few blocks west of the train station, called rossi's deli.


    there's also a place on route 9 in fishkill, joe's marketplace, that makes their own fresh mozzarella and has the same old feel. it's better, but not hugely so: http://www.joesmarketplace.com/

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      JillyJill RE: bob gaj May 5, 2009 09:54 AM

      Yeah, Rossi's I've been to a couple of times.
      Last time I was there (3 or so years ago?), I didn't see chicken parms or meatball subs on the menu. Maybe I missed them though.

    2. applesauce23 RE: JillyJill May 5, 2009 04:28 AM

      joe's marketplace is great. i also like vinny's italian market and deli on rt. 55 in the apple valley plaza near titusville road:


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        loupeppe RE: JillyJill May 5, 2009 05:52 AM

        I'll second Rossi's. Definitely.

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          hudsonvalleyfoodblog RE: JillyJill May 5, 2009 01:08 PM

          Others have mentioned Joe's and I'd agree with them. Probably your best bet.

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            Solstice444 RE: JillyJill May 5, 2009 01:47 PM

            S&J's Deli, on Route 52 in East Fishkill. If you get off the Route 52 exit on the Taconic and head on Route 52 west (it should be a left no matter which direction you're coming from on the Taconic), it's in a plaza not too far along on the right. I've never been disappointed with their sandwiches. Their meatball subs are absolutely delicious. They have sausages and peppers hanging from the ceiling, and they definitely have macaroni and bulk Boars Head!

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              Mike in Rhinebeck RE: Solstice444 May 8, 2009 03:24 AM

              Joes is certainly very good, but meatball subs are not on their regular sandwich/sub menu that is on the wall above the counter area. occasionally they have meatballs in the deli case and you can get a sub on those days. Rossi's is the same way - if they have meatballs on the day you go in, you can get a meatball sub. I prefer the bread at Rossi's (although Joe's is not bad at all).

            2. Sam Bucca RE: JillyJill May 9, 2009 07:06 AM

              I think we have a winner - Rossi's

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                fischtail RE: JillyJill May 11, 2009 07:11 AM

                Rossi's...definitely. Two favorites: pork cutlets (specials on Thursdays only) and imported Italian subs.

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