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S&S Dugout

3449 Post Road, Southport, CT - (203) 255-2579
The Dugout is a colorful local eatery whose very survival into the twenty-first century, on a busy road along Connecticut’s Gold Coast, is a small miracle. Sandwiches rule: great roast beef or ham sliced thin and piled high, served cold on a roll or hot with good griddle-cooked potatoes on the side.
93% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
roast beef sandwich
sausage patty

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
" When you sit at the counter and watch one of the S&S men make a roast beef sandwich, you will be astonished at how much beef they pile onto the roll. On top of the thick sheaf of rosy red beef go the garnishes of choice – lettuce and tomato, let’s say – then, on top ..."   [Read More]
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Frank Tupper
June 14, 2009
"Wow! I live in Greenwich and have been searching for that killer roast beef sandwich for four years. So I took the 15 mile trip and was nervous walking in as I saw some well-done hot roast beef go by with gravy. I made it clear that I was there for the ice-cold rare ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

3449 Post Road, Southport, CT
(203) 255-2579

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
There's not a better roast beef sandwich this side of Boston. Note the double layer of meat, separated by lettuce and tomato.
"There's not a better roast beef sandwich this side of Boston. Note the double layer of meat, separated by lettuce and tomato."
Michael Stern





S&S hot-spiced sausage patties make a wonderful sandwich with roasted peppers, onions, and cheese.
"S&S hot-spiced sausage patties make a wonderful sandwich with roasted peppers, onions, and cheese."
Michael Stern


When you order a ham or roast beef sandwich at the S&S, you will be asked if you want it hot or cold. It's a tough decision, but when it comes to ham, we like it hot. Here's hot ham with Swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, and tomato.
"When you order a ham or roast beef sandwich at the S&S, you will be asked if you want it hot or cold. It's a tough decision, but when it comes to ham, we like it hot. Here's hot ham with Swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce, and tomato."
Michael Stern


S&S crinkle-cut French fries are perfectly good, but we cannot resist a side order of mashed potatoes. After mashing, they are cooked on the grill until they develop a nice crunchy surface.
"S&S crinkle-cut French fries are perfectly good, but we cannot resist a side order of mashed potatoes. After mashing, they are cooked on the grill until they develop a nice crunchy surface."
Michael Stern


The S&S has only mellowed since it opened in 1950. A picture on the wall shows it when it was smaller, but the ambience and the excellent sandwiches have never changed.
"The S&S has only mellowed since it opened in 1950. A picture on the wall shows it when it was smaller, but the ambience and the excellent sandwiches have never changed."
Michael Stern


If you don't choose to sit at the counter, this is your alternative: a couple of booths on the other side of the room.
"If you don't choose to sit at the counter, this is your alternative: a couple of booths on the other side of the room."
Michael Stern


Here's a Formica counter that has seen a few meals!
"Here's a Formica counter that has seen a few meals!"
Michael Stern


Ed Saloomey, who has run the Dugout for 52 years now, commands this slicer, which shaves his excellent beef into fragile slices that fall below the blade like the petals of a soft pink rose.
"Ed Saloomey, who has run the Dugout for 52 years now, commands this slicer, which shaves his excellent beef into fragile slices that fall below the blade like the petals of a soft pink rose."
Michael Stern



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