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French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: starving ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:22PM

Anyone have recommendations on where to find a restaurant that serves a good French Dip sandwiches?

It seems like not as many places serve them nowadays. I wouldn't even care if it's a chain- TGI Fridays used to have a pretty decent one but they took it off the menu a few years back. Most recent one I had was at Chammps, it was ok but they totally skimped on the broth (which was too salty anyway). It also didn't have cheese on it.

I get the craving for one every now and then and think there must be a hidden gem somewhere around here.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: frenchdip ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:27PM

There's a bar on Rue Crescent in Montreal that has a great french dip sandwich. It's called Hurley's.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: starving ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:32PM

frenchdip Wrote:
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> There's a bar on Rue Crescent in Montreal that has
> a great french dip sandwich. It's called Hurley's.


why thank you, but I'm mainly interested in places that are in Fairfax county, preferably close to Vienna or Falls Church.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: frenchdip ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:38PM

Not really sure if any places even serve that around here. All it really is is roast beef on a baguette. It's not Fairfax or even Nova, but Roy's Place in Gaithersburg probably has a good one. It's an all sandwich place that has been around forever. You might want to stop there if you are ever in Gaithersburg. It's not that far from I-270.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: french dipper ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:43PM

try:

Shorty's Deli
(703) 273-4777
10382 Willard Way, Fairfax, VA 22030

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: VA Phins Fan ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:45PM

Have you tried Santinis? I'm not sure if they have French Dip, but they have some killer other sandwiches. Worth a shot.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Au Jus ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:49PM

The Capitol Hill Club in DC has an outstanding french dip sandwich. It is right across the street from the Capitol South Metro station.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: starving ()
Date: March 29, 2012 12:53PM

frenchdip Wrote:
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> Not really sure if any places even serve that
> around here. All it really is is roast beef on a
> baguette. It's not Fairfax or even Nova, but Roy's
> Place in Gaithersburg

It seems like almost every diner, deli, or chain had one on the menu years ago, shoot, even Arby's used to serve them (with really gross, processed "broth"). It seems like they've been slowly dropping off menus over the past 2 decades. I was disappointed when Fridays got rid of theirs.

thanks for mentioning the Gaitherburg place

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: DH ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:06PM

There is or use to be a place called Neighbors. It was in the Park Cedar shopping center at Cedar and Park in Vienna. They had a great french dip years ago.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: CT ()
Date: March 29, 2012 01:43PM

Daily Grill in Tysons has a decent one...if you can fight the construction/traffic to get to it.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Good Vibrations ()
Date: March 29, 2012 02:12PM

Jimmy's Old Town Tavern in Herndon serves a great Beef on Weck sandwich which is delicious with au jus and grated fresh horseradish on the side. This is Buffalo's version of the French Dip, and the "Weck" refers to the Kimmelweck roll, which is a Kaiser-style hard roll dipped in au jus and dusted with caraway seeds and salt. Glory Days also has something similar, but it isn't as good IMO as Jimmy's

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: dbs ()
Date: March 29, 2012 03:20PM

Fat Tuesday's in University Mall used to serve one that was quite delish. Sliced prime rib on french bread. Do it right and order extra cheese.

Bungalow in Chantilly has an alright dip on their menu, but no where near as good as could be found at Fats. (They either don't toast the bread or use a hoagie roll vs. french bread.) That being said, they do have a slammin sammich called the "Bungalo Italiano" (or something like that). It is THE BEST sandwich I've ever had in a restaurant. Ever!

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Bob Bob 56 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 03:26PM

Jacksons in RTC has a great one. made with Prime Rib but kinda expensive and you have to deal with the Reston trash.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Pierre ()
Date: March 29, 2012 03:45PM

Glory Days used to be great, but since they got too big, their food isnt the best.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: March 29, 2012 04:07PM

The Front Page in Arlington. It's on Wilson Boulevard across the street from Ballston Common and Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Good place all-around and their french dip is excllent.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 04:20PM

I thought that was whe you dipped your cock in French dressing and had it licked off......

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: jelly face ()
Date: March 29, 2012 04:23PM

496 Wrote:
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> I thought that was whe you dipped your cock in
> French dressing and had it licked off......


Is that what your boyfriend tells you before you say "ahhh"?

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: mike000978 ()
Date: March 29, 2012 04:32PM

Try fat tuesdays at university mall across from GMU

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: March 29, 2012 05:31PM

Arby's

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: March 29, 2012 05:33PM

Bob Bob 56 Wrote:
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> Jacksons in RTC has a great one. made with Prime
> Rib but kinda expensive and you have to deal with
> the Reston trash.

Funny that NoVA has become so pretentious that even Reston is considered trash.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Zaxxon ()
Date: March 29, 2012 06:18PM

Jackson's is pretty good, but for $20, it ain't worth it. There's a pool place in the Herndon Clocktower that has an excellent french dip and good wings.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Big Irish ()
Date: March 29, 2012 09:49PM

Bennigan's at Springfield Mall. I also recommend the Monte Cristo.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: meh ()
Date: March 29, 2012 09:51PM

Dogfish alehouses french dip is huge and quite tasty, nothing better to wash it down with than a 75 min ipa!

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Date: March 29, 2012 09:55PM

2nd Jimmy's Beef on Weck.

Jason's Deli has a decent French Dip too.... in FFX, Falls Church and other places

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Eater of French Dips ()
Date: March 29, 2012 10:16PM

Best in the area:

1) Any of the La Madeleine restaurants in the area
2) Yves Bistro near the Alexandria AMC Hoffman theater
3) Arby's. I actually like these a lot.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Tremper Francaise ()
Date: March 29, 2012 11:26PM

Houlihan's in Herndon, across Elden St. from Worldgate, attached to some hotel. Great French Dip.

Have not got around to trying the Beef on Weck at Jimmy's, but there other stuff is good, so would guess it is as well.

I work near Yves' Bistro in the Hoffman area, will have to give that a try as well.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: March 31, 2012 12:00PM

CT Wrote:
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> Daily Grill in Tysons has a decent one...if you
> can fight the construction/traffic to get to it.

Daily Grill in Tysons closed a few weeks ago.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: yuppies are pathetic ()
Date: March 31, 2012 12:32PM

waiting in line for cupcakes, pandering for french dip sandwiches. Who gives a rats...?

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: March 31, 2012 02:34PM

I'm sorry. I've seem to accidentally entered the gay thread. Be a man and go to fucking Arby's.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: beleiber ()
Date: March 31, 2012 07:40PM

love me a good french dip. gotta try some of these places. havent gotten anything nearly as good as new orleans po boy shit in years

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Mr. Know-it-all ()
Date: March 31, 2012 08:25PM

The French Dip sliders at Applebee's are delicious.


starving Wrote:
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> Anyone have recommendations on where to find a
> restaurant that serves a good French Dip
> sandwiches?
>
> It seems like not as many places serve them
> nowadays. I wouldn't even care if it's a chain-
> TGI Fridays used to have a pretty decent one but
> they took it off the menu a few years back. Most
> recent one I had was at Chammps, it was ok but
> they totally skimped on the broth (which was too
> salty anyway). It also didn't have cheese on it.
>
> I get the craving for one every now and then and
> think there must be a hidden gem somewhere around
> here.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Bazanno ()
Date: April 01, 2012 03:06PM

starving Wrote:
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> Anyone have recommendations on where to find a
> restaurant that serves a good French Dip
> sandwiches?
>
> It seems like not as many places serve them
> nowadays. I wouldn't even care if it's a chain-
> TGI Fridays used to have a pretty decent one but
> they took it off the menu a few years back. Most
> recent one I had was at Chammps, it was ok but
> they totally skimped on the broth (which was too
> salty anyway). It also didn't have cheese on it.
>
> I get the craving for one every now and then and
> think there must be a hidden gem somewhere around
> here.


Killroy's has a real good french dip, gotta get it with onion rings and sam adams draft.

http://kilroys.com/main.htm

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: JulieJ ()
Date: April 03, 2012 05:14PM

Nortons at Tysons I. yummy! I always order it there.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: $13.29 ()
Date: April 03, 2012 05:21PM

Get the Prime Rib dip at Red Robin.

Tender prime rib topped with caramelized onions, horseradish sauce and Provolone cheese, on a rustic baguette with au jus for dippin'. Served with a side of coleslaw and Bottomless Steak Fries.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: fourleaf ()
Date: April 03, 2012 06:35PM

Another vote for Fat Tuesdays at the University Mall next to GMU. Cheap, loaded, delicious, and comes with those fat fries you can sprinkle the cajun seasoning on. Mmm!

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Ryan ()
Date: December 14, 2012 09:04PM

Old fire station #3 in fairfax has a really good one but it is not on the menu only a special on random nights so call before you go.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: enuf.alredi ()
Date: December 15, 2012 10:50AM

Moe's Peyton Place....it's the special on Tuesday. Eat @ the bar. Talk w Moe, if he's around. Its everything that used to be and that you'll never see again once the TGIFing of our world is complete.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Dip ()
Date: December 15, 2012 10:57AM

Norton's at Tyson's 1. The best.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Gxe9D ()
Date: December 15, 2012 12:00PM

Bob Bob 56 Wrote:
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> Jacksons in RTC has a great one.

Seconded. (This was what I had on my first visit there a few weeks agp.)
Easy parking in the garage, walk 5 steps into Jackson's.
Yum!

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Haaiirr-Robin! ()
Date: December 15, 2012 12:02PM

$13.29 Wrote:
> Served with a side of coleslaw and Bottomless Steak Fries.

Something goes wrong every time I go to Red Robin in 7 Corners.
I've tried about 10 times. Liked RR from the midwest.

Most recent visit a couple weeks ago: hairs fried into my fries.

Not going back...

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Mich ()
Date: December 15, 2012 04:10PM

Peyton Place (Moes) Springfield

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: yummy ()
Date: December 15, 2012 07:50PM

There is a place right outside the horse tracks in West Virginia, in Charlestown that sells the French dips. I think its one of the best I have every had. Can't remember the name but it has been there for a long time. It's a family oriented restaurant.

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Pepe LePew ()
Date: December 16, 2012 01:50PM

French dip, skunk and pussy all smell the same.

Pepe le Pew

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Pepe Le Pew ()
Date: December 16, 2012 01:51PM

French dip, skunk and pussy al smell and taste the same.

Pepe le Pew

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: FrechDip ()
Date: July 09, 2014 02:44PM

Hands down, Jackson's in the Reston town center has the best french dip I have ever had in my life. To be honest they shouldn't even have anything else on their menu it's so damn good. Make sure you get the horseradish sauce on the side and put some on there and prepare for an out of body experience.....

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: Bunga Bunga ()
Date: July 09, 2014 02:47PM

Doesn't Quiznos sell some?

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Re: French Dip Sandwiches
Posted by: avon barksdale ()
Date: July 10, 2014 02:21AM

Blackfinn in Merrifield aka mosaic district haha

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