D. P. Dough
D. P. Dough is actually a small but far-flung chain of 23 restaurants located around colleges centered around New England and the Midwest. Its primary allure is that it delivers calzones at just about any time of the day and night. D. P. Dough specializes in calzones almost exclusively; the menu contains a few salads, breadsticks and chicken wings, but none of these is particularly inspiring. Instead, a huge variety of calzones make the bulk of the menu, and a consistent delicous flavor keep people coming back again and again.
D.P. Dough will take just about anything you want and put it in a calzone for you for $6.75. And then it will deliver that calzone to you at virtually any time. The eatery in Athens closes at 4 a.m. There are a variety of creative calzone ideas such as the “Chicken Fajita Calzone” (breaded chicken, banana peppers, black olives, onions, hot sauce and cheddar cheese) and the more classic calzones such as the “Roni Zoni” (pepperoni and cheese). Seriously, D.P. Dough’s menu has about 50 possibilities on it.
Some of my favorite options include “BBQ Steak” (steak, mozarella cheese and barbecue sauce) and “Hamburger” (beef, American cheese, bacon and pepper.) If you’re feeling particularly like getting something hot, try a “Buffer Zone”
D.P. Dough offers a number of specials including a “zone of the day” discount as well as an almost-permanent buy 2 get 1 free offer so the food is often cheaper than it looks. It’s imperative that you research these ideas, be they in a newspaper, a flier or in the restaurant itself; almost any way you cut it, you’ll be able to find a deal in some way.
The quality of the calzones, and the convenience of the delivery, is awesome. Unfortunately, if you are in the mood to eat in, or want something other than a calzone, I would say to stick with another place. D.P. dough has very few particularly healthy choices, and the interior of the restaurant leaves much to be desired. It is clear that it keeps to the niche market of delivering calzones. If that sounds appetizing to you, D.P. Dough might be the best place to find them. Also, service has been a mixed bag for me. The prices on food have been steadily going up over the past few years and on top of that, delivery boys seem to constantly “forget” to bring change for you when you pay, hoping for a bigger tip. That’s a huge problem to me. Watch your dollar when you order.
- D.P. Dough offers a variety of deals, coupons, and discounts. Check fliers, newspapers, and in the store to see what you could be saving money on.
- With late hours as early as 4 a.m. some mornings, this is the place to go if you’re hungry late, it’s got the latest hours in town.
- Though there is a small dining room to enjoy calzones, D.P. Dough should generally be regarded as “take-out only.”