I had only been there for bagels (not sure where they get them from) because they are quite tasty.  I hadn’t tried their sandwiches, until recently.   And check it out — I took photos of their menu! 

So's Your Mom Menu  So's Your Mom Menu  So's Your Mom Menu  So's Your Mom Menu  So's Your Mom Menu

  • Food: While they offer 66+ different sandwiches, it’s the one that isn’t on their menu that I tried — the Reuben.  While I have no idea why it isn’t on their menu, they make it and oh so well.  The Reuben is on light rye which was perfect because the bread wasn’t overpowering but one can still taste the rye goodness.   When you’re eating the sandwich, there’s no dripping of sauerkraut, dressing, etc.  How did they do that?  With the light rye taste and no dripping, this is definitely one of the best Reuben sandwiches.  

So's Your Mom  So's Your Mom Reuben 

And after hearing so much about their breakfast, I ordered an egg and cheese sandwich on a toasted sesame bagel.  There was a lot of eggs on the sandwich!  I did love the bagel and will definitely order those by the dozen…oh, with smoked salmon, red onion, capers, and shmear…forget it…

So's Your Mom Egg and Cheese on Sesame Bagel

I also recently ordered a corn beef sandwich with dijon mustard on rye.  Delicious.  So’s Your Mom rules.

So's Your Mom Corn Beef  So's Your Mom Corn Beef

  • Service: They’re very polite and fast.  So if you’re in a rush but want a good sandwich, go here.
  • Atmosphere: There are no tables, so you’ll have to grab your sandwich and eat it somewhere else. 
  • Attire: Casual
  • Price: $
  • Overall: The Washington Post says that they have “simple, old-fashioned sandwiches,” and it is true.  Their ingredients are fresh and have great pairings (#1 most popular sandwich is their turkey, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on sourdough).  I’m looking forward to going back and trying their other sandwiches.  BTW, make sure to bring cash because they don’t accept credit cards or checks.  Of course, there’s the Bank of America ATMs right next door too.


  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7 AM-8 PM; Sat 8 AM-7PM; Sun 8 AM-3 PM
  • Address: 1831 Columbia Rd NW; Washington, DC 20009
  • Ph: 202-464-3666