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Wisemiller's Deli

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1236 36th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
202-333-8254
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7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chicken Madness

That's the signature sandwich. You can't eat it daily and maintain a healthy heart and weight, but it is such a finger-licking good treat. Wise's is a Georgetown tradition. Just don't buy a suitcase of Natural Light like the kids do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Mark R
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

That's the signature sandwich. You can't eat it daily and maintain a healthy heart and weight, but it is such a finger-licking good treat. Wise's is a Georgetown tradition. Just don't buy a suitcase of Natural Light like the kids do.

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Thank Mark R
Toronto, Ontario
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My wife and I were walking around Georgetown and while I was checking out the Exorcist stairs, she found this little gem for lunch. She had the "Chicken Madness" chicken sub (which she really adored) and I had the "Taste of NY" pastrami sub for $7.50 each. Both come with a small bag of chips and a pickle spear. They... More 

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Thank ChrisfromTO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you are from Georgetown, than you will know about this spot, because once you taste this sub, you will literally drop Morton's for the evening and come here to eat this beauty. It's an insiders' spot. You really don't get it until you come here, you grab that sub (was made the same way when I was in college... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Had to lave a plug for Wisemiller's. Quaint little grocery store in the heart of Georgetown. GREAT philly cheese sandwiches, made fresh on the grill. Saw me through many all-nighters!

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Thank Allyy504
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Wisey's as it is commonly referred to is a Georgetown institution . Said to have been frequented by one of GU's most famous students, Former President Bill Clinton, the market and takeout near GU is a real find. My son's two favorite sandwiches there are the burger madness and the chicken madness in that order. Chicken madness is said to... More 

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Thank Hollin D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Half convenience/grocery store and half sandwich shop, this Georgetown staple is famous for their Chicken Madness sandwich: hot peppers, grilled chicken, and cheese on a hoagie with spices that make it a must-try. Tip: when you're in the area, call ahead to place your order. It will be ready within 10-20 minutes.

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Thank BigEGentle
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I attended Georgetown University and at one time lived at Wisey's, er... across the street from Wisey's. The deli sits effectively on campus across the street from a set of dorms and classroom buildings in a small building on a one way street. In 4 years at school, I successfully ate through the entire menu at least trice and was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Include this place for lunch when at GU or Mass at Holy Trinity Church...it's a great place. Grill was covered w. Chicken Breasts when we were there. Chicken Sandwiches/ Subs were great. Kind of a traffic jam at counter to order/ pick up. Bad at counter to pay also. Might slow you down - but food is worth the wait.... More 

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Thank LFMME
Bethesda, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Good, greasy sandwiches - great when you need comfort food to go. No place to sit down and eat, and the set up is crowded and a little confusing for first-time visitors. The service behind the counter isn't particularly friendly, but they make a mean grilled cheese w/ tomato slices.

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Thank CoachC_12
Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

As Bill Clinton's former hangout, Wisey's lives up to its reputation. The service is quick, the sandwiches are delicious and unique. Recommend the Chicken Madness

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1236 36th Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: 202-333-8254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm

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