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English first
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84 reviews 84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The famous defontes sandwich shop of brooklyn is open on Staten Island. With all the perfection they have in Bklyn for decades they opened on water st off bay. I've had the roast beef, steak pizziola, sausage and peppers and chicken parm and all were made with the famous defontes touch. The only thing wrong here is that they close... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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160 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Visiting here as part of a tour, we really enjoyed the potato and eggs with Virginia ham sandwich and the friendly staff and blue collar atmosphere of the shop only added to the experience. The range of choices here is vast.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The only problem was that there are so many choices that I had an anxiety attack during my decision. I went with the prosciutto, mozzarella, eggplant and pepper sandwich. It was great in NY and saved the rest for when I returned home in Florida!

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Suffern, New York
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16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My father ate here while growing up in Redhook as a boy. The place has been around since the 1920's I'm told. He recalled the overstuffed sandwiches on the terrific bread. By chance I happened to work in the neighborhood years later. I ate here more than dare to imagine over 17 years. Hakuna Matata! We have continued the circle... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

They have fresh meat and deli products. They give big portion of sandwich and soup. They are very reasonable compare to New York city price.

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Johnson City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

D and had to go, we had 4 different sandwiches and they were amazing, can't remember the names, sorry, worth the trip

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Bhubaneswar, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Fresh, tasty breakfast ! Lots of options. Great way to start the day. Excellent sandwiches, muffins and hot chocolate / coffee.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Went here for lunch after working in the bbt all day. Got a "small" roast beef and fresh mozzarella sub. It was out of this world. By the time I got to Manhattan it was gone! Didn't need to eat dinner after that.

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New York City, New York
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74 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

and I am not kidding or using superlatives too loosely...the sandwich was roast beef, mozzarella and eggplant on fantastic italian bread...buying the 1/2 sandwich rather than the 1/3 sandwich allowed me to have 1/2 of the half and the rest for dinner

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Toronto, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When we finally arrived I could not decide on what to get. When I am stuck I always ask for their best seller. But as I was about to ask I became engrossed by the chicken cutlets. You see, I love chicken parmigiana, and these cutlets were marinating in tomato sauce with mozzarella cheese, and they reminded me of one... More 

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Address: 379 Columbia St, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Cuisine: American

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