Dot’s Delicatessen Surpasses Expectations [CLOSED]

This Fremont deli has a happy hour and cheap meats selection that exceeds expectations.

Oh, hello, little glass ramekin of chicken liver parfait ($5) with a sweet, sticky port glaze: You’re coming home with me.

And my, oh my, that sausage sandwich—in this case, merguez with harissa, on special ($7). But really, all of the sausages I’ve taken home or eaten for lunch (like the smoky, snappy Polish sausage with sauerkraut; $6) in the slim, pleasant deli surpassed my expectations.

Owner and chef Miles James has a pâté habit, creating tasty (though a tad dry) braised lamb terrine studded with carrots ($14/pound) and Roquefort pâté with pork ($14/pound); he also makes a quite nice BLT with house-smoked bacon and a generous hand with the aioli.

And because it’s in the rules now—you’ve gotta have happy hour if you’re going to serve food in this town—Dot’s has one, featuring a dynamite steak frites and hand-chopped steak tartare, both for just $10.

Lunch and early dinner (closes at 8 p.m.); happy hour 3–7 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Fremont, 4262 Fremont Ave. N; 206.687.7446; $