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1028 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
+1 703-549-5545
11:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue 11:00 - 17:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

House-roasted meats, homemade soups, salads and desserts are staples at this comfortable, friendly and delicious deli in Old Town. The turkey sandwich tastes like real turkey for a very simple reason--Louie fresh roasts the turkey (and other meats) himself rather than opening a vacuum sealed package from some restaurant supply company. Likewise with the soups and other items--had a better-than-delicious... More 

Thank Gary S
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I've taken out lunch from Nickell's but always found the deli unfriendly. They have some nice dishes, but none that I would go back to immediately. There are better places in Old Town

Thank zahav
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,237 reviews
1,360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,876 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

This place is ok. It wasn't particularly clean when I went, and a lot of their food seemed to have been out for a while. I probably won't be back.

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Susan and Louie are delightful, will work with you on a lovely catered dinner, and will also provide you terrific sandwiches and the best vichysoisse you have ever had. Their meats are home cured, and their soups are divine. A go-to caterer and eatery

1 Thank Dressygirl
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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198 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I ducked in here as it was raining. I decided to get a quick bite. I read the chalkboard and one caught my eye "Cajun Chicken Sandwich." I asked what makes it Cajun? They guy at the stove said chipotle and wasabi. I replied those aren't Cajun ingredients. To which he SNAPPED "No ones complained before." I said I was... More 

1 Thank atasteofcreole
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

Susan and Louie, the owners, prepare excellent, fresh food. They take great pride in their preparation and freshness and the prepare specials each day. You can stop by and get take out for prepared dinners for one or two, which are excellent. The sandwiches are fresh, the meat is fresh, and they are made to order. Her soups are very... More 

1 Thank LadyAboutTown
El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

I had only an hour in Alexandria between a conference and my shuttle to the airport so I didn't even have time to sit down at a restaurant and I can't stand fast food. I went into Nickell's & Scheffler, a little home cooked food shop, and bought up a rather wide selection of their treats to take with me... More 

2 Thank Katlen831
Boston, Massachusetts
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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

My take-out meal from N&S was very good, reminding me of food at the table of a relative who was a great cook -- it felt family-like rather than upscale. The owners seemed a little tired and down, but it might have been a long day.

Thank Chaucerian
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,237 reviews
1,360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,876 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

The people in here are very kind and helpful, and the food is fabulous! They have lots of options, both hot and cold, and LOTS more room to sit inside than you might think!

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel
Alexandria, Virginia
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228 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Chef is truly committed to cooking with the best ingredients, perusing the local farmer's markets, creating seasonal dishes with the utmost care. The spinach salad with fruit and nuts is the best I've had in the area for lunchtime takeout. Dressings are fresh, meats are lovingly cooked, and daily specials abound. Eat in or take out. Friendly local gourmet takeout!

Thank Coco A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:30
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-549-5545

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