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Nickell's & Scheffler

1028 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2923 (Old Town)
703-549-5545
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Ranked #365 of 642 restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen
Neighborhood: Old Town
Most recent review
- May 12, 2014
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Neighborhood: Old Town
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English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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Reston, Virginia
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599 reviews 599 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Centreville, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2008

Best turkey sandwich in Old Town.

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