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S&S Dugout

3449 Post Road, Southport, CT - (203) 255-2579
Posted By Frank Tupper on 6/14/2009 1:19:00 PM
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 beef! They were unfazed by my concern and whipped up a mindblower.

This is it folks: the holy grail of roast beef. I tried the pork sandwich fully loaded as well and it too was insane! The woman next to me was going off about the meatloaf. I told the owner that I have been looking for him my whole life. He laughed and said he was glad I found him. He has apparently been doing this for 52 years and took so such pride in my order, micromanaging the construction of the RB sandwich by handing portions of the rare meat over to the preparer a little at time to ensure she completed each layer correctly. What a treat, I'm in heaven!

Apparently the TV camera crews have been there but the owner has chased them away when they asked to see how he makes the beast and pork. I love it!

PS I would not have found this place without Roadfood.com, of which I am now a devoted member!

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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