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RESTAURANT REPORT: Sloppy Nick’s Brookyn Deli

1800 Marina Bay Dr., Suite 1, League City

Hours of Operation: 
Mon. - Wed. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thurs. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Restaurant Concept: Straight outta Brooklyn! From the people who brought Pomodoro’s Cucina Italiana to League City, comes this New York-Style Deli. Owner Louis Floridia grew up in Brooklyn and his fondest memories were meeting his dad for lunch when he was working at the Brooklyn Waterfront. There were a lot of delis to choose from in the area, but Louis’ favorite was the one that served the sloppiest sandwiches. It has always stood out in his mind because their sandwiches were the best he’s ever had. Wanting to recreate the deli he remembered from his childhood, Louis and his wife Jo opened Sloppy Nick’s Brooklyn Deli and decorated it with memorabilia from the city they both grew up in. Louis’s sister, Angelina Tropea, has been brought on board to run this family-owned and operated business and makes the homemade classic Italian cookies from scratch, using their grandmother’s recipes.

Specialties: Hot and cold deli sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs with unlimited Sloppy Toppings to choose from. Create your own: Choose the meat and cheese (wide selection of Boars Head brand); choose the bread (Italian, ciabatta, brioche, rye, white or wheat); choose the Sloppy Spread (sundried tomato, pesto, mayo, olive oil mayo, roasted garlic mayo, sriracha mayo, yellow mustard, spicy mustard or Italian vinaigrette) and choose the Sloppy Toppings (sun dried tomatoes, hot peppers, shredded carrots, banana peppers, spicy slaw, artichoke hearts, red onions, relish, pickled beets, roasted garlic, roasted peppers, spinach, sprouts, sautéed mushrooms, garbanzo beans, black olives, green olives, real bacon bits, pepperoncini, and the “usual suspects” like lettuce, tomato and onions). Create Your Own Salad – Spring mix with tomatoes, cucumbers and black olives with choice of unlimited Sloppy Toppings, meat and cheese or a scoop of chicken, tuna or egg salad.

Menu Standouts: Grilled Four Cheese Sandwich (guyere, provolone, cheddar and asiago on Texas toast); Meatball or Sausage Parmigiana Sandwich (topped with Pomodoro Sauce and mozzarella); Monte Cristo (ham, turkey, Swiss and bacon on sliced bread, dipped in egg batter, deep fried and served with jam); Italian Roast Beef Sandwich (sliced top round with onions, roasted peppers and provolone cheese on Italian bread, dipped in a jus); Luca’s Italian Stallion (ham, cappicola, soppressata, mortadella, pepperoni and provolone with lettuce, tomato and Italian vinaigrette on Italian bread, served hot or cold); homemade authentic Italian cookies made fresh every day (chocolate chip crunch, almond cookies, amaretto cookies, fig cookies, traditional wedding cookies and biscotti. Selections will vary each day).

Specials and Promotions: Local beers on tap! Nick at Night (Monday through Sunday 4 p.m. to close) Happy Hour ($3 beer and wine) and dinner entrées for $9.99 (Open Face Roast Beef Sandwich, Mama’s Meatloaf and Chicken Fried Chicken (all dinner entrées served with mashed potatoes and green beans).  Dine in, take out or free delivery (within a five-mile radius); and catering is available.

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