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Wagshals Delicatessen

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4855 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-2065
+1 202-363-5698
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I have been going to the Deli and nearby Market for years but unfortunately there seems to be a problem recently. Poor management and employees that have no experience make for a difficult experience numerous times recently for me. Ordered Holiday Pies on line as instructed but could only pay a deposit for them. Then they tried to charge me... More 

Thank Explorer1904
Rockville, Maryland
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had lunch in the new glassed in terrace of Wagshal's. The sandwiches were as good as usual. The change for the better was the selection of inexpensive wines to accompany the meal. The noise level at 12:30 was high. By 1:30 PM, the sunroom was quiet. Service was excellent.

Thank lisafrique
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Not bad, but not great either. We aware in the sit down part of the deli. Be clear, it is not the menu you see online - much slimmer menu. The wait staff didn't know the ingredients. Not minute questions, but simple ones like "does the quiche have meat in it?" Food was adequate, not great. In net, ok place,... More 

Thank wino5
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Chopped liver, whitefish, nova lox,cream cheese, bagels, gefilte fish, tongue, chicken soup and just about every cold cut imaginable, great pickles, some nice hot dishes. When I was growing up in DC, we had Wagshal's brunch on most Sundays after getting home from church. Just excellent and run by Mom and Pop Wagshall, complete with personally signed photos of national... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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140 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Sandwiches are great, they make most of their corned beef / pastrami etc. in-house. This place is highly recommended for quick lunch. They offer sit down service at the back of the store.

Thank Sbconsi
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This review is primarily about Wasgshal's Market, next door to the deli. I have been shopping at the Spring Valley Wagshal's for years. Pam Ginsburg, who runs the meat and fish, is a genius. Super high quality control governing fish that is so fresh, it arrives in the case within 24 hours of being caught (as opposed to sitting in... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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183 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I have been going to this Wagshals location for many years. They recently expanded into the space next to them which really helped. This "out of the way" mini shopping center is great for those that live nearby but also for those that use Massachusetts Ave as a commuter route to Bethesda and Chevy Chase. They pretty much have everything... More 

Thank Explorer1904
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

New restaurant but some v old school ideas. Ordered poached eggs and bacon - came out luke warm/cold. Sent it back. Round two: same thing - cold eggs, luke warm bacon (which miraculously materialised three minutes later). The eggs and bacon were clearly pre-made and just barely warned through. The hapless waiter was left shrugging and telling us he'd "speak... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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523 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The newly expanded Wagshal's Deli has the same great deli meats and sandwiches and expanded selections of cheeses, breads and other offerings. It has a small restaurant as part of the expansion. A barbecue place has been added in the alley. The gem of it all is Wagshal's Market and Pam the Butcher. She is DC's top butcher and purveyor... More 

Thank waterandmore
Milton, Delaware
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241 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

The restaurant part of the deli is only about 8 tables in the back facing Yuma St. There were only about 6-7 sandwiches/burgers and a few salads/soups, but they arrived falling of the edge of the plate. And were very good. An interesting side- pickled yellow tomatoes- tasty, and bonus points for originality. Service was so-so. I'm betting students from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4855 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20016-2065
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-363-5698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?