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best subs in area

Wel I live in Gaithersburg, but does not have to be there. Just curious do we have any place like White House Subs in Atlantic City, not sure if anyone has heard of them, but just amazing authentic Italian Sub Shop. Anything, besides the Subways and Jerry's, like a family run sub shop, that makes foot long Italian Subs, cheesesteaks, etc??
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  1. I haven't been to White House subs, but from what I've heard about it, no place is like White House subs!

    Taylor Gourmet, with several DC locations, and a new one in Bethesda, does good Philly-style hoagies.

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    Taylor Gourmet
    1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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      1. re: woodleyparkhound

        The single best sub in DC is the Pattison Ave. at Taylor Gourmet. Roast pork, brocolli rabe, and sharp provolone. Can go head to head with any great sub anywhere. After that, the problem will be the bread at most places. Even the touted places on this board: Itlaian Deli, Mangialardo's, Litteri and Sons, are good only if you are in the neighborhood, but not worth going out of your way for.

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        Taylor Gourmet
        Washington, DC, Washington, DC

      2. Marchones Italian Delicatessen in Wheaton, MD.

        Excellent Italian Coldcut sub on a hard or soft roll.

        In business for over 50 years - meats, cheese, breads, olives, groceries, frozen dishes, etc.

        http://www.marchones.com/

        1. Oh, I forgot to mention the G-man at Mangialardo and Sons, near the Potomac Ave. Metro station. The problem is that they are only open for lunch Mon. - Fri.

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            1. re: woodleyparkhound

              I think the G-man, at Mangialardo and Sons, is worth traveling for if a great Italian cold cut sub is what you desire. Roast pork from Taylor Gourmet is close contender for my favorite D.C. sub. But hey, to each his/her own.

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              Taylor Gourmet
              1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

            2. Yes, in Herndon and Fairfax: The Deli.

              Not to be confused by A Deli at Worldgate.

              Note that the named sandwiches are double portion, but you can ask for single portion at a reduced price. The Hot Sicilian is my favorite. The dry coppa (as well as the rest of the ingredients they use) is excellent.

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              1. re: Dennis S

                The Deli and their hot sicilian is a good suggestion.... but they put a ton of oil on mine. I'd get this again but ask them to ease up the oil. there's a nice area to sit in at the Fairfax branch. This is my favorite 'cold cut' sub. The full sub is a meal for two! Good to know you can ask for a half portion.

                1. re: Steve

                  Agreed on the oil, but they will cut it back some. I need to get to the FFX location sometime.

                  I didn't go for a while after first discovering it based on the quantity of the standard portion of meat. I forget how I figured it out. I think I was trying to build my own of the same, and they figured out what I was trying and asked if I wanted single portion.

              2. You're in luck, because the Italian Gourmet Market on Route 28 at Quince Orchard in Darnestown makes a damn decent Italian sub in several combinations. They also have a good wine selection at decent prices. No cheesesteaks, though.

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                Italian Gourmet Market
                12169 Darnestown Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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                1. re: flavrmeistr

                  definitely will try that, you guys are great, thanks so much