Groupon, Half Off Depot and now livingsocial, are my favorite websites to try out new places, and save money. I picked up a $10 voucher, for $5 to spend on NYC-Style Deli Sandwiches, at The Lucky Dill.
We hadn’t been there for 15 years, and that was at their last location on Alt. 19, Palm Harbor. So this time it was easy to find on US 19, between Nebraska, and Tampa Road.
We got there early at 11.45 a.m. and the parking lot was really busy. We were seated by a host within 5 minutes. Our seat was a booth one side, table, and 2 chairs the other side.
The menu had lots of great sandwiches, and I remembered the huge amounts of Boars Head meats, that they pile into them. Len ordered the Boars Head Triple Decker Club sandwich, and I noticed Shepherd’s Pie on the menu. Being English I just had to have it. We both had water.
Our server came back with the drinks, and a basket of hot, fresh bread, which was amazing. This deli is a bakery too, so the smell in the air, just makes you want to eat it.
About 10 minutes later our server came back and told me that there was no Shepherd’s pie, and gave me a menu to order something else. When you have your heart set on something I struggled to order. In the end I went for the Wild One.
The Lucky Dill just kept filling up. I have never seen so many people this early for eating.
Our food came out, and Len’s sandwich looked amazing. It was $8.99 and he must have had that much meat in it. His was filled with turkey, ham, bacon, tomato, lettuce, and cheese. My Wild One was turkey, and was spicy. I enjoyed the avocado in it, but was a little disappointed as mine was more like a Cuban. My fault as I was in a rush to choose something else.
The Manager came along, and saw my notes, and said, ‘No Shepherd’s pie’, and I told her what our server had said. Patti, the Manager came back and told me that there would be a Shepherd’s pie for me, before we left.
Len ate half his sandwich, which surprised me, as it was huge. I ate half of mine. The Shepherd’s pie came right at the end, and both Len and I had a forkful before it went in a box. The meat was rich with just the right amount of spices, the potato creamy, and cheese on the top. This was a great Shepherd’s pie.
We also picked up a bag of rolls that were a day old. They sell all their bread, and rolls for $1, the next day.
Patti told me that they take private parties, do catering, and can seat 400 people. They have live bands each night at 8.30. Don’t forget to check out the drink specials. When we received our check, Patti had comped the Shepherd’s pie.
The menu is so big that it is best to check it out at their website.
We had plenty of food to bring home with us for the following day.
The Lucky Dill is located at:
33180 US 19 North,