I’m sure you’ve either seen or heard a lot about Don’s Deli right now, whether it be on our Facebook page or by word of mouth. I recently stopped by to have one of their signature sandwiches, and I am here to let everyone know the hype is real.
Don’s Deli officially opened on “Small Business Saturday,” where they had local rocker Donnie Iris on hand to “cut the cheese.” Beaver County’s most famous Don to ceremonially open Beaver County’s newest deli? How fitting. Since their grand opening, owner Kristin Stanzak told me they’ve been busier than they ever expected, with people coming out in droves to sample their homemade soups, creative sandwiches, to pick up some unique, hard-to-find cheese or Boar’s Head lunchmeat, or to buy some of their other products you are sure to not find anywhere else around here.
On this day, Don’s special was the stuffed hot pepper sandwich. On a hoagie roll, they pile on a generous portion of delicious stuffed hot banana peppers stuffed with sausage, topped with marinara, provolone, and prosciutto. The peppers had a nice heat to them, so if you like spicy, you will love this sandwich. The prosciutto was a nice add-on. The cost of the sandwich was only $12, and filled me up the rest of the night. All Don’s sandwiches are served with a dill pickle spear. I’ve never had this kind of sandwich before, so needless to say, I absolutely loved it and would eat it again in a heartbeat.
So far, Don’s best seller has been none other than “the Don.” Prosciutto, capicola, soppressata, mozzarella, lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted red peppers, olive oil, vinegar, and oregano, all stacked on a delicious hoagie roll. One customer told me, “The Don is packed with an amazing taste. It’s everything and more you could ever want from a sandwich.”
Don’s Facebook page is frequently updated to inform their following of their daily specials. They’ve had some delicious (homemade!) soups on special as well, such as chicken bacon corn chowder, Guinness beef stew, potato, pancetta, and rosemary, and spicy white bean chili.
If that isn’t good enough, Don’s also has happy hour specials. Every weeknight, you can bring your favorite bottle of whatever it may be, customize your own charcuterie board, and chow down at Don’s. Their happy hour is from 5 pm until 7 pm. This Thursday, December 22, Don’s is having their last happy hour of the year featuring live entertainment from Samson Kovatch and his chapman stick.
So, you don’t need any lunchmeat or cheese, and aren’t hungry for one of their soups or sandwiches. What can Don do for you? A lot! They have a ton of other products in stock available for purchase, things you can only find certain locations in Pittsburgh (if at all). Stanzak and her husband, Craig, are both half Italian, and their product line shows! They sell a variety of items made in Italy like the Giuly cookie, olive oils, or their wide selection of pasta made in the Abruzzi region. They also sell Mediterra Bakeshop bread. If you haven’t had a loaf, you need to do yourself a favor and try one! And on top of all that, if you need a caffeine boost, they brew Hallowed Grounds coffee.
If you don’t trust my review, head on over to their Facebook page, where they have 43 reviews as of this writing. Every single review is five stars.
When it comes to location, Don’s Deli has one of the best around. It’s located in the heart of downtown Beaver on College Avenue, directly across from PNC Bank. They are open 10:30 am – 7 pm, Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday, and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday.
Address: 285 College Avenue, Beaver