September 2013 Update: Dok’s Deli announced that they would be closing — extremely sad news since they had undoubtedly the best sandwiches I’ve had in Providence (not to mention the best homemade potato chips I’ve ever had). Here’s hoping that they will open again soon in a new location.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted for lunch–until I arrived at Dok’s Deli. The aroma of house-smoked meat had me as soon as we walked in the door. Dok’s smokes their own corned beef, pastrami, turkey, chicken and salmon–all of which you can also purchase by the pound. Since my deli order usually consists of a tuna fish sandwich, I asked to taste their corned beef and pastrami. Geoff found this amusing (even though it was his idea), but the Dok’s Deli guys gladly complied.
After my taste test, I chose the house-smoked pastrami on rye; Geoff ordered the reuben. Both were excellent and came with perfectly browned and salted homemade potato chips (had I known that, I wouldn’t have ordered a side of fries, but we ate them anyway). They even brine their own pickles.
Next time, Geoff plans to get a pound of their gravlax to go. I’ll be getting the Wedge Salad made with homemade blue cheese dressing and house-cured bacon. My guess is that we won’t make it through this weekend without them.
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