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Defonte's Sandwich Shop

379 Columbia St, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #250 of 4,353 restaurants in Brooklyn
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Feb 27, 2014
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English first
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Palm Harbor
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Defonte's has been located a minute or two from the Brooklyn side of the Battery Tunnel for decades now. They were formerly known in the next door neighborhood I grew up in as "Sloppy Nick's". This was due to the massive quantities of Italian delicacies they would pile on their sanwiches, that would happily ooze out as you attemped in... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I have literarily been going here for 35 years and this is what an Italian Brooklyn Hero's is all about. This is a family run place where people know each other and know the people in the neighborhood. They have great breakfast sandwiches, unbelievable lunch and dinner hero's. Great bread, everything is fresh. You can get hit or cold food... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

I, like the other reviewer came here as a part of Famous Fat Dave's tour. I had the egg plant, mozzarella and beef sandwich, and demolished it in a few bites, it's quite literally the best sandwich I've had in recent memory, and now I'm 3,500 miles away back in the UK and want one! Whenever I venture back to... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We came here as part of Famous Fat Dave's Food Tour, it was without doubt the best place we havwe ever been to in NYC! Real people, real New Yorkers, real atmosphere, real food, the real deal! The type of place you see in the movies or on an episode of 'No Reservations'. The staff were friendly and pointed us... More

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