Whether you are hungry during the day or late at night, D’s Deli has got you covered.

D’s Deli is relatively new to the Keene community and is located at 60 Ralston Street with availablility for pickup or delivery.

The Deli is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, and are open for late night 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Business owner Darren Humphry said that his deli opened the week before Christmas and that the staff consists of about 10 people.

“Business has been pretty good and the deli itself has helped the Keene community, but especially the college kids,” Humphry said.

Since the closing of Alpha Dogs, Keene State College students have been looking for a late-night option not far from campus.

Humphry described himself as “crazy” for being open so late at night on the weekends.

“There are no other places open at that hour during the weekend. Basically we wanted to help the college kids out and give them some  place to eat later at night,” Humphry said.

D’s Deli Hours

  • Monday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday through Saturday – 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Located at 60 Ralston Street across from The Mills

Humphry said that the business during late night has been okay but that it could be better. He also mentioned that it may pick up once everyone returns from break and the weather is nicer.

With several items on the menu, Humphry said his favorite is the Chicken Tuscana.

“It is smoked chicken, which is smoked in house, your choice of bread a roll or a wedge, onions, red peppers then provolone and muenster cheese,” Humphry explained.

One D’s Deli customers, KSC junior and physical education major Lauren Futtner said that the bacon, egg and cheese she had was was “really good and better than Dunkins.”

Futtner had picked up breakfast at the deli with her friends recently. “We called and ordered ahead so we weren’t at the actual deli that long but the service was quick and very friendly,” Futtner said.

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Savannah Hobbes / Equinox Staff

The deli is reasonably priced compared to the prices of other businesses in town, Futtner said.

She also said, “I think the deli will help college students because it is really close to campus and it will help the community because it is a local business. It is conveniently placed so they will get a good amount of profit off of college students.”

As far as late night goes, Futtner enjoys that the deli is open late. “I am normally up doing homework at that hour so it is nice to be able to take a walk and get something to eat,” Futtner said.

Another customer who has enjoyed the deli is sophomore and double major in elementary education and communications Christy Vinnenberg.

“I had a good experience at D’s Deli. It was fast service and the food was really yummy. They made me pancakes when it wasn’t even on the menu,” Vinnenberg said.

She also added that her boyfriend had the chicken tenders and they both agreed the food was, “yummy.”

Vinnenberg explained that a few girls from her sorority even work at the deli.

“The deli is really cheap. I think it was only five dollars for my breakfast and then I got a drink too so the total was only around seven dollars.

“The last time I went was probably two weeks ago, I have been a few times,” Vinnenberg said.

Vinnenberg continued, “I think the deli coming to Keene will help since the shutdown of Alpha Dogs. It’s a good idea that the deli is open late at night on the weekends for everyone that is still out and about at that hour.”

Emma can be contacted at ehamilton@kscequinox.com

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