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Nickell's & Scheffler

Old Town
American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
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1028 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
703-549-5545
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old Town Gem

Susan and Louie are delightful, will work with you on a lovely catered dinner, and will also provide you terrific sandwiches and the best vichysoisse you have ever had. Their meats are home cured, and their soups are divine. A go-to caterer and eatery

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
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Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Susan and Louie are delightful, will work with you on a lovely catered dinner, and will also provide you terrific sandwiches and the best vichysoisse you have ever had. Their meats are home cured, and their soups are divine. A go-to caterer and eatery

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I ducked in here as it was raining. I decided to get a quick bite. I read the chalkboard and one caught my eye "Cajun Chicken Sandwich." I asked what makes it Cajun? They guy at the stove said chipotle and wasabi. I replied those aren't Cajun ingredients. To which he SNAPPED "No ones complained before." I said I was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Susan and Louie, the owners, prepare excellent, fresh food. They take great pride in their preparation and freshness and the prepare specials each day. You can stop by and get take out for prepared dinners for one or two, which are excellent. The sandwiches are fresh, the meat is fresh, and they are made to order. Her soups are very... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I had only an hour in Alexandria between a conference and my shuttle to the airport so I didn't even have time to sit down at a restaurant and I can't stand fast food. I went into Nickell's & Scheffler, a little home cooked food shop, and bought up a rather wide selection of their treats to take with me... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My take-out meal from N&S was very good, reminding me of food at the table of a relative who was a great cook -- it felt family-like rather than upscale. The owners seemed a little tired and down, but it might have been a long day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The people in here are very kind and helpful, and the food is fabulous! They have lots of options, both hot and cold, and LOTS more room to sit inside than you might think!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Chef is truly committed to cooking with the best ingredients, perusing the local farmer's markets, creating seasonal dishes with the utmost care. The spinach salad with fruit and nuts is the best I've had in the area for lunchtime takeout. Dressings are fresh, meats are lovingly cooked, and daily specials abound. Eat in or take out. Friendly local gourmet takeout!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

In the”Old Town” section of Alexandria there exists a wealth of good restaurants, sandwich shops and eateries. On my first visit to the area I was bouncing around looking for a quick, light lunch. Unbeknownst to me I stumbled upon a local favorite in N&S. This no frills deli is an institution in the area. Housed in a nondescript plain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

Delicious and healthy sandwiches and salads.

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Manassas, Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2008

Super fresh food and wonderful counter service. Louie and Susan are terrific!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1028 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-5545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?