Nov 17, 2022 - Food and Drink

Dingfelder's Delicatessen's hot brisket sandwich is worth the money

A sandwich on seeded rye, exploding with brisket.

The hot brisket sandwich from Dingfelder's Delicatessen. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

My ongoing search for Seattle's best bagels recently led me to Dingfelder's Delicatessen on Capitol Hill.

  • But what really captured my heart at this New York-style Jewish deli was its amazing hot brisket sandwich.

Details: This sandwich ($22) is overflowing with juicy brisket that's falling apart it's so tender.

  • Even after you swear all the meat has fallen out or dripped onto you somehow, there's somehow more left to savor between those two stellar slices of rye.
  • I'm also a fan of the coleslaw inside.

Bonus: Soon the deli will reopen a space for indoor dining. A staff member told me that, after delays due to a combination of renovations and COVID-19, the restaurant could have indoor seating available by the end of the month.

  • So you'll no longer have to either: A) Drip brisket juice on yourself in your car (like I did Wednesday — no regrets) or B) Take your sandwich elsewhere to enjoy.

Of note: Dingfelder's also sells meat — including its brisket — by the pound.

A view of a storefront with a sign that says "Dingfelder's" overhead, and a sandwich board on the sidewalk.
Dingfelder's digs on E. Pine Street. Photo: Melissa Santos/Axios

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