Celebrity Delly

4.3
32 reviews
$30 and under
American
Celebrity Delly & Catering has been in business for over 39 years. It originally began in Maryland by Chuck & Sharon Rossler. From there, Chuck's passion for food spread over 2 states from Rockville, Cabin John to Fall Church, VA. Since Chuck & Sharon's retirement, the torch has been passed on to their daughter Julie and her husband Will to provide you with the best quality, integrity & family style food found anywhere in the DMV. With passion and attention to detail, we hope you choose Celebrity Delly & Catering for every event in the future so that our passion and desire for quality can be passed on to those you care for.
What 32 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We did not have our drinks refilled at all and both spent the 2nd half of our lunch with nothing to drink. As well, for the prices you’d think a handful of fries came with the sandwiches or subs. Nothing but a pickle slice did. $10 for a steak and cheese and a thin pickle slice is pricey, considering you could get just a sub at JerseyMikes for $8. The food was good though, at least.

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vipNomnom
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Avocado toast is excellent!! Latkes are good. Tuna sandwich is the best in the area!! Service leaves something to be desired and we are not picky.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was subpar and the service not much better. It’s an attempt at a kosher-style deli but it’s definitely lacking. We won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and fun atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Delly offerings (NY type) were minimal but the hot pastrami and coleslaw sandwich I had was good. Only ate half there and took half home. They were out of Dr Browns diet cream soda. Others had corned beef, which they said was good.

This is a casual place, busy on a Sunday lunch but no line. It has been here, at Loehman's Plaza in Falls Church, for many years. If you want real NY-style offerings, this will do in a pinch but go to NYC. The northern VA area does not seem to have good delicatessen choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!

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vipFoodGuru
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining for lunch and it was excellent! Our waitress, unfortunately we didn't get her name, was very welcoming and attentive. I ordered the combo half sandwich (roast beef on rye) and soup (matzoh ball) and everything was delish! Never had matzoh ball soup before and the matzoh was airy and light. The soup was your basic chicken noodle that was flavorful and filled my soul. My husband got the Elliot sandwich on rye instead of sourdough bread. He said his was wonderful. Unfortunately their sandwich portions are too big for me so the half sandwich combo is ideal for me; will have to eat off my husband's selection next time to get a taste. Oh and they have an excellent brunch menu that we'll definitely have to try next time.

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Lanie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The greeting when I arrived was rather unwelcoming. I told her I had a reservation (never being there before) and she said okay and then walked away. I eventually took menus from the stand and sat myself. My server greeted me with a smile and was wonderful.

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AllieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food is excellent. Service was slow but server was super friendly. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good for families and large groups

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go see Chip, he works Monday - Thursday, most thorough and entertaining waiter, he might even make you laugh a few hundred times. The french dip is spot on, along with the other meal options.

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vipJoyceB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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eatoutfanatic
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The pastrami and turkey were good. I was disappointed in the brisket, which was dry. The server was very nice and the restaurant was very clean.

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PellieKann
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I made reservations for 8 people for a Monday lunch at 12:15. As on person had an emergency, we were only 7. Although our waitress was quick to get our beverages, it seemed an eternity before she took our orders and we did not receive our food orders until well after 1 PM. It is true that they were very busy, but since we'd made a reservation we were astonished that people who were seated after us were served and left long before we were. Although the food was excellent, do not go there, even with a reservation, if you expect to not spend a couple hours.

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vipmeee
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love this place. I really like the American Breakfast and BLT with egg salad. The breakfast potatoes are awesome. Service is friendly. Coffee is excellent.

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vipLynnL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good. We both had eggs Benedict - his with the sauce, mine without. Both were very tasty. This is a really cute little cafe. I'd definitely go again.

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vipmeee
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I enjoy Celebrity Delly often. It's a great local spot to grab breakfast or lunch. The food is good and the service is friendly and fast. Coffee is really good.

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ShibD
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time eating there for an impromptu date. Was craving authentic deli food and managed to find it. Can't recommend this place enough.

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GoodmanandPrine
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Chip, was informative, hospitable and entertaining.

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vipMike
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the service was quick. Our Elliot Segal and corned beef sandwiches were excellent.

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AngelaR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad here for Fathers Day and had a great breakfast! Staff was really friendly!

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vipJasonP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for breakfast!

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vipJasonP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you're hungry, this is a great place to go. The portion sizes are very generous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Overall OK, and desserts were very good. Very disappointed in O'sari sandwich I ordered - brisket was tough and fatty - couldn't eat it. Salmon sandwich my friend had was pretty good. Server was very friendly and nice, but he was only one so it took a while to get our menus.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

went for brunch. had lox and bagels and coffee with a side of scrambled eggs. every thing was delicious.

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vipgogh
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good old time corned beef and pastrami with a knish and Dr. Brown's on the side. Highly recommend. Waiter was pleasant and entertaining as well.

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CTim
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliable, huge well prepared sandwiches. Good fries and great service. I love lunch at Celebrity Delly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I am a fan of Celebrity Delly for lunch, but their breakfast was mediocre. The kitchen also wasn't able to handle getting a party of six the food at the same time. Will not go back before noon.

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vipJamgalan
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is good,price is reasonable. I liked stuffed cabbage a lot. Knish was goos as well. Matzo ball soup would've been good if minus noodle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2016
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Looks like they redid the inside but I had pastrami and it wasn't as good as it used to be and not as kuch

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Bruce
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immediately greeted by a friendly waiter who brought me a bagel chip (and then another bagel chip after I demolished that one). He also refreshed my club soda once or twice without being asked.

I opted for their "Elliott Segal" - pastrami, cole slaw (a Reuben would have had sauerkraut), swiss cheese and Russian dressing. And when I said I'd like potato salad, he suggested that perhaps I might prefer the fries. So I had a half-and half. The fries were excellent, but then, so was the potato salad.

The sandwich was a little heavy on the grilled butter, but it tasted absolutely awesome. Messy and delicious the way the cheese melted over the pastrami and the tanginess of the cole slaw. Yum, this was terrific.

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vipFCFoodie
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Celebrity Delly looking for some food reminiscent of New York and that's what we got. Unfortunately, they were out of potato knishes, but the deli sandwiches we got were delish and the waiter was very entertaining. I'd definitely recommend the restaurant for the deli food, but call ahead if there is something specific you plan to order to make sure that they still have it.

FAQs

Celebrity Delly offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 573-9002.

Celebrity Delly is rated 4.3 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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