20 Places to Eat Amazing Sandwiches in Atlanta

Grab on with two hands—this is where to go for a great sandwich in Atlanta

Real men don’t need forks. Here are 20 meals you can grab with two hands. There’s no need to compromise on flavor with an entrée on sliced bread in ATL. We organized them below by flavor and style:

Seafood (Get hooked on one of these.)

#1 — For its popular po’boy, Star Provisions packs fried shrimp, Cajun mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickles into a hoagie roll. 404.365.0410

#2 — The Super Grouper, “Buckhead's best grouper sandwich” at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, can be grilled, fried, blackened or jerked. 404.474.9508

#3JCT Kitchen & Bar serves its scrumptious lobster roll in a soft bun with tangy apple slaw and a side of fries. 404.355.2252

Bacon (Cured pork is man’s best friend.)

#4 Bone Lick BBQ’s Naw Dawg wraps bacon around smoked sausage then smothers it with onions, jalapeños and cheese. 404.343.6574

#5 — The Death Muffin at Diesel Filling Station is a bacon explosion topped with cheddar, poached egg and blackberry jam all slammed into an English muffin. 404.815.1820

#6 — The roasted poblano, pimento cheese, bacon and fried green tomato sandwich at Bocado is love at first bite. 404.815.1399

Global (Taste buds embrace world peace.)

#7 — Roll up to the Yumbii food truck for spicy pulled-pork sliders topped with cucumber kimchee sesame-salad and shredded Mexican cheese. 404.285.0357

#8 — The traditional Cuban sandwich at Havana Restaurant is a duo of pork and ham topped with white cheese, mustard and pickles. 404.633.7549

#9Mediterranean Grill’s gyro is seasoned beef and lamb, lettuce, tomato and Tzasiki sauce wrapped in a warm pita. 404.917.1100

Eggs-Cetera (They’re not just for breakfast.)

#10 — The Big Nasty, on the brunch menu at Rosebud, tops buttermilk fried chicken with scrambled eggs, smoked bacon and cheddar. Don’t be scared off by the name. 404.347.9747

#11 White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails assembles roasted chicken, egg salad and bacon on toasted wheat bread. 404.524.7200

#12 Tavern ’45 crowns its burger with Swiss cheese, smoked pastrami and a fried egg. 770.988.8813

#13 — The Sublime breakfast sandwich at Cypress Street Pint & Plate is constructed of two glazed doughnuts, two fried eggs, smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and garlic aioli. 404.815.9243

Mama Pleasers (She always said to eat your veggies.)

#14 No. 246 transforms honest eggplant parm into an awesome sandwich. 678.399.8246

#15 — Veg out on roasted Brussels sprouts, fontina cheese, prosciutto and anchovy aioli on ciabatta bread at Campagnolo. 404.343.2446

Sandwich Shrines (Five iconic sandwich spots)

#16 — Victory Sandwich Bar. At $4 each, you can afford to try them all, but we like the Cool Chick and the Beast on Yeast. 770.676.7287

#17 — Henri’s Bakery & Café. This place has been around since 1929 for a lot of reasons, one of which is the made-to-order sandwiches using fresh ingredients. 404.237.0202

#18 — Woody’s Famous Philadelphia Cheesesteaks. The little wooden shack offers subs, sausages and dogs, but the name says it all. 404.876.1939

#19 — Which Wich. More than 50 varieties of customizable “wiches”—choose your own meat, cheese, sauces, veggies and size. www.whichwich.net

#20 — Chick-fil-A. Cows who prefer fast food choose this Southern staple famous for its chicken sandwich. It's not just fast food; it's an Atlanta icon. www.chick-fil-a.com

Hope S. Philbrick
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