#27 of 49 Cape San Blas Restaurants

Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering

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Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering - Casual Sandwich Shop
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering serves up sandwiches that everyone will love. The sandwiches are piled high and made fresh, and the atmosphere is perfectly relaxed for a beach town. Whether you want to dine-in or take your order to-go, this is the perfect place for lunch or a light afternoon meal.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering makes sandwiches that are tall enough to impress Blondie’s husband himself. These sandwiches are freshly made in a casual setting, and they’re the perfect lunch whether you want to dine-in or eat on the go.

The sandwiches at Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering are all large, and they’re all delicious. Your favorite deli meats are piled high with cheeses, spreads and vegetable toppings, and each of the creations has the perfect combination of flavor, crunch and richness to satisfy both your tastebuds and your hunger. 

Complementing the long list of sandwiches are a few other options, with Street Tacos, Salads, Dogs and Smoothies rounding out the menu. The salads and tacos feature chicken or shrimp, and the hot dogs come loaded with unhealthy toppings. For dessert, a variety of ice cream flavors are available.

For vegetarians, the Tree Hugger is a wrap that’s as big as the sandwiches but doesn’t contain any meat. The smoothies also are all vegetarian-friendly.

All sandwiches come with a bag of chips — and these are the only thing you’ll find for sale in a bag. Everything else is made fresh when order, which does mean you need to leave some time for your sandwich to be assembled.

Drink options to pair with your sandwich include the basics of water, juices and sodas. All of these should be skipped over in favor of the cold coffees if you partake in the high-test stuff. The Frozen Mocha Coffee is cold, chocolaty and sweet, and Dagwoods Iced Coffee lets you customize the sugar and cream to your liking. Either will leave you refreshed and reenergized on a hot afternoon.

All of these delicious foods and drinks are served in a setting that’s quintessential beach town. You’re as likely to find dogs as people outside on the porch, and swimsuits and flip flops certainly are the preferred dress code inside. 

A sandwich and chips are a standard working lunch, and the pair is just as good when you spend the day at play. Stop in Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering on the way to or from the shore, and you’ll be refueled for whatever the next adventure is.

A few of our menu favorites at Dagwood’s Delicatessen & Catering include:

The “Dagwood”
A sandwich named after Dagwood himself, this will rival the tallest sandwich you’ve seen. A scrumptious combination of nearly everything, turkey, ham, pastrami, roast beef and bacon are all topped off with four cheeses, three veggies, jalapeno slaw and special “Dagwood” spread. The best way to eat this is the same way you would eat an elephant — one bite at a time.

Beach Comber
The Beach Comber is the most popular item on the menu, coming with a classic combination of turkey and bacon. Avocado citrus spread and a sourdough wrap add some extra flavor, while also making this one much easier to eat while on the go.

Shrimp Tacos
Street tacos might not be a traditional sandwich shop selection, but anything in Port St. Joe’s that has Gulf shrimp in it is bound to be good. These tacos turn out to be especially good, thanks to a flavorful combination of jalapeno slaw, remoulade, pico, cilantro and lime.

This may be the only sandwich shop where the PB&J isn’t actually a sandwich. Instead, this is a smoothie that features peanut butter, banana, strawberry, yogurt and honey. Sweet, colorful and filling, peanut butter and fruit is just as tasty when blended (rather than spread) together.

Dagwood’s House Dog
A hotdog that features more toppings than dog, Dagwood’s House Dog smothers a beef hotdog in jalapeno slaw, peppers, tomatoes, onions, chopped pork and dagwood spread. There are even poppy seeds on the bun, just in case all of the other toppings weren’t quite enough.

Insider Tip:
– If you spot the largest beard in Port St. Joe’s behind the counter, that’s JR the owner. The whole town knows — or at least recognizes — JR, and he’s always ready to have a conversation. Be sure to say “hi” and introduce yourself.