A deli—for dinner? The family posed a little resistance with my plan for Izzy’s deli sandwiches for dinner. Heading to a sandwich shop brought images of Subway—not our usual choice for a sit-down, family dinner. When we arrived at the Anderson Township, Beechmont Avenue Izzy’s—and discovered that it was literally a dot on the end of a strip mall—the husband and the girls were not initially pleased with my selection. Luckily, everyone was too hungry and tired to put up much of a fuss!
Menus were on the table—and within seconds, the one server brought out the kids’ menus and a small container of Kosher Dill Pickle slices. No—not squishy, sandwich dill pickle slices—but, cucumber dill pickle slices. Crunchy, fresh, and seasoned well—we were off to a good start.
“Mommy—kids eat free on Saturdays,” announced our speed reading middle child. We had no idea of the promotional special—so that was a nice Saturday evening surprise.
Time for an odd question from the server—would we like a side of thousand island dressing for the potato cakes? The husband and I exchanged glances. What? For the potato cakes? Since it seemed to be the standard request….ummm... Sure? For the record—if you visit Izzy’s and the server asks (or fails to ask) if you would like Thousand Island dressing for your potato pancake—request your own cup. Once you try it—you will not want to share with the rest of the table.
How was the food at Izzy’s. Okay—the Reuben was awesome. It was absolutely loaded with meat, cheese and sauerkraut. As we typically do, the husband and I split the sandwiches so that we each had the opportunity to try both.
While the Reuben certainly stands up to any I’ve had—the Joe Walter Combo was my favorite of the two sandwiches. The husband has a knack for quickly sifting through a menu and striking gold!
Final thoughts on our review of Izzy's in Cincinnati? I would certainly eat at Izzy’s again—probably as take out since the atmosphere is nothing necessarily special. I would like to visit the original, downtown location since I'm sure that the environment may be a little more nostalgic and interesting. I do not think I will ever drive by an Izzy’s without stopping at least for a potato cake!
For more information on Izzy's:
Visit Izzy's Website
Check out the Anderson Township Izzy's on Beechmont Avenue--or find another location