There are many dining options throughout the city of Detroit, a fact that many people find shocking. A lot of people will simply venture down to the city for a sporting event or concert, and limit themselves to either Hockeytown or Cheli's Chili. Not that there is anything wrong with either of those places, but with a little digging and venturing out, there are a lot of gems in the city of Detroit. Russell Street Deli is one of those gems.
There is a wide selection of classic deli sandwiches, including corned beef, pastrami, turkey reubens, etc. The sandwiches are very generous in portion size and use excellent ingredients. You will not find a sandwich stacked with cheap deli meat. They use fine corned beef, turkey and the like. All sandwiches are pretty good price-wise, since they are so large. Additionally, RSD offers many different types of soup, including New England, Manhattan and Rhode Island clam chowder. The New England clam chowder is delicious for a cold day. Plenty of flavor, but not overly heavy. I ordered the Turkey Reuben which was excellent. Nice sweet Russian dressing, cole slaw, and excellent kraut. My co-workers ordered egg salad and a half pastrami, half corned been on an onion roll.
In addition, they offer for sale cookies, brownies and jam. The cookies are huge and worth giving a try.
For a non-chain lunch with character, stop by the Russell Street Deli next time you head to Detroit.
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