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Helen's Sausage House

4866 North Du Pont Highway, Smyrna, DE - (302) 653-4200
Posted By Michael Stern on June 27, 2007 8:32 PM
If you are hungry and rushing north towards the Delaware Valley Bridge any time between four in the morning and lunch (or on Sunday, starting at 7am), call Helen’s and place a sandwich order. That’s the way the truckers do it, and in this case, the truckers are onto a very good thing. Helen’s Sausage House is a roadside eatery with huge sandwiches at small prices.

The sausages Helen serves are thick and crusty giants with plenty of Italian zest. They spurt juice when you bite them, and a normal sandwich is two in a roll (although wimpy appetites can get a single). With fried green peppers and onions, this is a truly majestic arrangement of food – a little messy to eat with one hand while driving, but nevertheless, one of the great sausage sandwiches anywhere.

Helen’s offers all manner of breakfast sandwich on bread or rolls, made with eggs, bacon, scrapple, and fried ham; as well as lunch-time sandwiches of steak, cheese steak, burgers, hot beef and hot ham. Other than the sausage, the one must-eat (and must see!) meal is Helen’s pork chop sandwich. When the menu says jumbo pork chop, you better believe it. This slab of meat is approximately three times larger than the puny pieces of white bread that are stuck on either side of it. It isn’t all that thick a chop, but it is tender, moist, and mouth-wateringly spiced.

While most of Helen’s clientele stop by for sandwiches wrapped to go, it is possible to dine here. Place your order at the counter and carry it to one of a few tables on ground level opposite the instant-order counter, or proceed up a couple of steps into a dining room decorated entirely with pictures of Elvis. This is Roadfood extraordinaire!
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Posted By John Murray on February 11, 2013 11:26 AM
Helen's is a must whenever traveling through the tiny state of Delaware. It harkens back to a time when truck drivers, traveling from Philly to Dover, would stop and grab a bite which could be eaten behind the wheel.

The pork chop sandwich is huge, and the only reason you have two slices of Wonder Bread is to soak up the juices and have something with which to hold onto the chop while driving.

One of my all time faves!
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Posted By Troy Riley on January 8, 2013 2:06 PM
Just a comment: isn't that a pork steak as opposed to a chop?
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Posted By Walter Bruhl on May 15, 2012 6:10 PM
I eat at Helen's at every opportunity. Their sausage sandwich with green peppers, onions, catsup and hot sauce is without a doubt the best sandwich I have ever eaten. I always eat on the go and drive quickly so I am not tempted to go back for another.
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Posted By Theresa Jackson on January 5, 2011 9:36 AM
AMAZING!!!! Tiny little place with amazing food. Nothing fancy but well worth the drive from Rising Sun, Md. Will definitely make the trip again. Friendly staff and amazing food. You can't go wrong.
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