The Greek Deli

Image: Serving platters almost as large as serving sizes. (photo from the Greek Deli)

Last Updated: 6/4/2020

Current Status:  Kostas is back at it.  Take-out Monday-Friday – 11am-3pm.

Before Times Review:

Last Visited: November 2018

The line stretches out the door to get to the narrow counter where Kostas Fostieris has been serving customers for going on three decades.  The white Greek captain’s hat and the husky commanding voice make it clear who is in charge.  The piles of freshly prepared food ready to be dished out make you reconsider just going with a gyro.  The servings are so large that it is common knowledge that a lunch platter will also get you through dinner.  Repeat customers learn to plan accordingly.

There is limited seating outside, none inside.  Most pick up and go back to the offices in the greater Farragut area.  Open during weekdays only.

Rating: Worth Taking a Walk
Cuisine: Greek
Neighborhood: Downtown
Address: 1120 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
Reservations:  Walk-in.  (202) 296-2111

Other Critics/Voices:

Washington Post: No review, but did make this list for the Post:

Washingtonian: Covered as an institution: It’s soup in 201630th Anniversary in 2019.