‘The Fat Dagwood’ excels at excess

Dominick Constantino, Staff Writer

I’ve heard about Dagwood’s Deli & Subs in Kingston for quite some time now. Those that went raved about their hoagies and meals. I knew about some of their more ‘unique’ hoagies before going to the restaurant.

Beacon Advertising Manager Brittany Battista joined me once again. We stood at the menu board for quite some time because there were so many options. Soups, salads, full meals, barbecue sandwiches, wraps and a plethora of different hoagies were all on the menu. We decided to try the hoagie that we both heard about, the legendary “Fat Dagwood.” This hoagie is made with chicken fingers, fries, and mozzarella sticks topped with wing sauce, bleu cheese and provolone cheese. Sounds like a healthy hoagie to me!

When the hoagie came out, I wasn’t sure how to eat it because it was so big and had so much on it. Luckily, they give you a knife and fork.

The hoagie was actually really good. The chicken fingers were my favorite part because they were crispy. I counted three full-sized chicken fingers just on my half of the hoagie alone.

The mild chicken wing sauce that we chose drenched the hoagie. The sauce was not sweet at all. It had a nice tang to it. The mozzarella sticks were very good, and there were about two of them on the hoagie. There were plenty of fries on the hoagie, too, but they were a little soggy because of all the wing sauce. The provolone cheese on top was gooey while the actually hoagie bun was toasted and crunchy on the outside.

I couldn’t even finish my half of the hoagie because it was so filling. If you like any of the items I mentioned that are on this hoagie, then I would definitely recommend getting it. Brittany described the hoagie as “everything I love that is unhealthy for me, all on one hoagie.”

Another customer got a grilled-chicken wrap. She thought it was great. She said the chicken was warm and tender, and all the other ingredients in the wrap made for a delicious and filling meal. Dagwood’s impressed her enough she said she could see herself going there on a regular basis.

Another customer had soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. He told me he loves their soup and sandwiches. He makes a visit to Dagwood’s a couple times a week.

The atmosphere is very nice. When you walk in, you look at a menu board and then you place your order at the counter. Once your food is ready, they bring it to your table. The employees were all extremely pleasant.

Prices are reasonable. The Fat Dagwood was $12, but it was big enough for two people. Dagwood’s is right across the Market Street Bridge at 418 Market St. They are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At lunch time, though, the restaurant can get crowded, so keep that in mind if you go.

4 stars out of 5