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Matt's Shrimp Concoction is a sub with sauteed shrimp, red onions, mushrooms and peppers topped with melted American cheese, coleslaw and creole mayonnaise. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

Matt's Shrimp Concoction is a sub with sauteed shrimp, red onions, mushrooms and peppers topped with melted American cheese, coleslaw and creole mayonnaise. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

YOUR PICKS (locally based)

1) New Yorker Deli

You say, “The best choice of quality sandwiches in town. Portion and quality are outstanding along with a number or delicious sides.”

2) Alon’s Bakery & Market

3) Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli

4)  Star Provisions

5) Muss & Turner’s

YOUR PICKS (chains)

1) Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs

You say, “Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs. Nowhere else is even close and the line out the door at lunch every day proves it.”

2) Publix

3)  Jason’s Deli

4) Firehouse Subs

5) Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

A selection of treats from Star Provisions: hot pastrami on onion rye, smoked salmon with cucumber on toasted walnut chive, beet salad, lentils, green beans and a cola.

A selection of treats from Star Provisions: hot pastrami on onion rye, smoked salmon with cucumber on toasted walnut chive, beet salad, lentils, green beans and a cola.

OUR PICKS

1)   Star Provisions

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Take me to Paris, and what do I want? Well, besides shoes? A ham, butter and cheese sandwich on a baquette, bought from a street vender. I can get a similance of this Francophile sammie at Star Provisions, with Parm and prosciutto and butter on one of the provender’s Parisian-style baquettes.”

2)  Noon Midtown

3)  Leon’s Full Service

4)  Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli

5)  Livingston

1,026 comments Add your comment

Jazzman

September 30th, 2009
3:35 pm

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bullgator

September 30th, 2009
3:41 pm

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Any good cuban sandwiches in ATL……I mean real cuban sandwiches???

Janie

September 30th, 2009
3:42 pm

Varsity Pimento Cheese, but you can’t eat just one

The Vortex in Little Five Points

Jazzman

September 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Apparently Publix (I agree) is just great …So here is what you do. It takes a little bit of running around but a good sandwich is worth its weight in gold. Get the Boarshead thinly sliced roast beef from Publix. Also Jasons corned beef is great but their bread is not so good. So buy 1 lb of Jasons Deli corned beef, 1 lb of Publix Boars head rare roast beef (extreemly thinly sliced) and then get a loaf of rye bread at Gruby’s Deli. Don’t forget the hot mustard deli style (not honey mustard just hot deli mustard), go back to your place and enjoy a rare roast beef or a corned beef sandwich of a lifetime. Invite me over, too!

NLT

September 30th, 2009
3:43 pm

Mimi’s on Briarcliff

Pat

September 30th, 2009
3:44 pm

bandido jefe -

I would be sensitive to the chefs, but they should start giving me a reason to respect their food. Don’t charge me for “ambiance” and “artistry” when I actually could have made the meal I just ordered at home. Plus, mine would have tasted better. You just don’t get what you pay for these days — that includes taste, quality, presentation — so why should I care what you chefs think. Go back to school and give me something I couldn’t have come with while I’m cooking in my own kitchen!!!

Pat

September 30th, 2009
3:46 pm

Oh bandido, before I forget…..maybe we will all just stay home from your restaurant and watch you close your doors.

Claire

September 30th, 2009
3:50 pm

There is a little sandwich shop inside the Candler Park Market across from the flying bisquit…it is not very well known but the ingredients are so fresh and I can honestly say it is the best sandwich I have had since I moved to the city. Get roast beef, sundried tomato mayo with roasted red peppers and basically anything you can imagine… it’s wonderful!

reservoirDAWG

September 30th, 2009
3:50 pm

Bullgator, try Mojito’s in historic Norcross.

dolphingirl

September 30th, 2009
3:52 pm

Enter your comments hereNever Enough Thyme, Alpharetta

ScooterLiz

September 30th, 2009
3:54 pm

The Kirkwood Corner Store on Hosea Williams Ave / across the street from Coan Park in a tiny strip center. Zip is 30317. The cross street is Arkwright. Bread from Masada & Boars Head meat & cheese. They are NOT huge, monster sandwiches, more like what I’d prepare at home and very reasonably priced. Ask for a side of potato salad. And these guys do iced tea right – good & strong with a bottle of simple syrup to sweeten it yourself. Nice patio, too!

reservoirDAWG

September 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

Hey **bandido**, get another job. You illeterate hack.

reservoirDAWG

September 30th, 2009
3:55 pm

I know I misspelled illiterate.

Mary Nell

September 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

I vote for Wright’s Gourmet in Dunwoody. The pimento cheese is great!

Musykluvah

September 30th, 2009
3:56 pm

Jason’s Deli (Reuben) & Publix (Philly Cheesesteak)!!!

bandido jefe

September 30th, 2009
4:00 pm

pat
if you let people charge you for ambiance and artistry, then you’re no better than the lame food they serve you.
i usually go to a restaurant for two things one is food and second is service.
you seem very confident about your cooking, and that is a good thing.
i am too and we have thriving business and hundred of customers that agree.
but there is not the point.
the point is there is many of these places out there that serve garbages and they are jam packed full
all the time
and the people running these places are not even chefs they are business owners.
my comment was about all the people saying this is the best or this one is the best when they have no clue what they are talking about. instead of saying i like or not > who is the ultimate food connaisseur to say this is the best in my book no one.
and for the rest of my comment , you must be one of theses persons that want to make their own menus on order.. but please stay home and enjoy your home cooking…
i am sure you cook very good for yourself
we have plenty of EDUCATED customers that truly appreciate the food we serve as we put it together.
for my part you can stay home from my restaurant , i will not make you unhappy neither will you.

and by the way this comment was just general speaking only the one concerned will respond.

have a great day PAT

SABRINA

September 30th, 2009
4:04 pm

New Yorker Deli on Atlanta Rd in Smyrna/Vinings/Atlanta has the best subs/sandwiches and their paninis are the best in the country! No one else even compares!

Matt

September 30th, 2009
4:07 pm

Shanes?? Shanes??? Come on people, it’s on ok, at best, pulled pork sandwich. Lately, its been more like a runny, sloopy joe sandwich. Best in Atlanta, NO WAY!! Want a good pork sandwich, then you need to go to Fox Bros.

Shell

September 30th, 2009
4:10 pm

Firehouse their subs are meaty and I like the variety of mild to hot sauces you can try on your sandwich at your own risk.

Rich

September 30th, 2009
4:12 pm

Fot a BLT, try Sonic.

Allison

September 30th, 2009
4:17 pm

Bagel Palace in Toco Hills in Decatur. So good!

are you kidding?

September 30th, 2009
4:24 pm

publix? the best sandwich in atlanta from a grocery store? I eat them often, but are you kidding me? you people really need to explore our wonderful town and try some of the great restaurants and foods that are available to us. Publix? Subway? why not Quik Trip? or the Cumberland Mall Food Court? sigh…

Foodie

September 30th, 2009
4:29 pm

Goldberg’s Deli is the best.

retreads

September 30th, 2009
4:34 pm

anyone who is talking about Publix needs to get out of the house more often….it is a grocery store, no a sandwich shop you idiots. East 48th Street in Dunwoody

gaboyz56

September 30th, 2009
4:42 pm

Enter your comments hereShrimp po Boy jus loafin on old national highway College Park GA

Carmel J

September 30th, 2009
4:44 pm

Reuben’s Deli in the Fairlie Poplar District Downtown. They know how to make a true SANDWICH!!!!!

Susan T

September 30th, 2009
4:54 pm

Enter your comments here Wright’s Gourmet in Dunwoody has it hands down; from tuna salad (has peach chutney in it), to turkey salad to die for and then on to Cubans and Rebel Reubens. Been a fan of the place for nearly 25 years, and never disappointed, no matter what the choice. Cakes and salad features are wonderful. Party platters have been disguised as my own stuff for many special occasions in my home. A great family owned business. What a concept!

BigMike..Said

September 30th, 2009
4:56 pm

Jaso’s Deli Turkey rueben or Sholousky’s Smoked Turkey on Jalapeno Bread !!!!!

Tonya

September 30th, 2009
4:59 pm

The best sandwich in Atlanta is the REUBEN at Vinocity in Kirkwood!!! Try it with the warm potato salad- both are amazing!

Sara

September 30th, 2009
5:03 pm

Wright’s Gourmet, hands down!!

Sara

September 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

Can not forget about Lotta Frutta-the “Just Veggin” is SOOO amazing!!

Sara

September 30th, 2009
5:05 pm

Can not forget about Lotta Frutta! THe “Just Veggin” is AMAZING!

Jorge

September 30th, 2009
5:11 pm

The Snowdrop at Piedmont Center. Oh wait, wasn’t this about the worst and over priced sandwiches?

john r

September 30th, 2009
5:11 pm

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expand your horizons from mellow mushroom and you will be pleasantly pleased.

joe for 3

September 30th, 2009
5:18 pm

lets see… Larry’s Giant Subs, Jimmy Johns, Lenny’s. All chains, but whatever, still good. I do like Jersey Mikes as well.

Po Boy

September 30th, 2009
5:18 pm

The Downwind at PDK airport makes a nice turkey club.

Charlie B.

September 30th, 2009
5:22 pm

Noon Midtown! Homemade meat loaf, pastrami, mozzarella, roast turkey… They also get bacon from a farm in Tennessee that’s the best you’ve ever tasted. A BLT here is to die for! They even had (in season) tomatoes fresh from a local relative’s garden that were luscious.

Bob McCord

September 30th, 2009
5:27 pm

The best: The New Yorker Deli Phar Road. The worst: D.B.A. Barbecue V.A. Highlands.

glenn

September 30th, 2009
5:27 pm

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I’m old school Atlanta… there is Henri’s poy boy, then every place else.

MildewMan

September 30th, 2009
5:31 pm

MildewMans Panini’s off of 120. To die for!

Martin

September 30th, 2009
5:35 pm

Any place but Subway!!!!!

Gregg

September 30th, 2009
5:39 pm

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Jimmy Johns’, Baldinos, Publix

Molly

September 30th, 2009
5:44 pm

Although my favorite sandwich of all time was Havana Sandwich Shop’s cuban, now that it’s gone I’d have to say Star Provisions is the best.

lil'b

September 30th, 2009
5:57 pm

Kool corner on 14th street – oh mama!!

veronica sciacca

September 30th, 2009
6:03 pm

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Philly cheese steak at the Oak Grove

Pat

September 30th, 2009
7:15 pm

bandido-

I’d love to know which restaurant is yours? Please let everyone know so they can steer clear. If you’re in the service industry, learn about service, please………

Obviously, you didn’t take that class at culinary school………

Though I know you work soooo hard (so does everyone else eating at your restaurant) to create your meal, you’re in the service industry. If I’ve had a hard day, don’t give me crap about what I want. I know what I want. If you add a bunch of unecessary items I don’t want, eat crow and realize your serving me. If you don’t like serving people who don’t enjoy the same things you enjoy, deal with it. It’s your job. If you don’t like it, find another calling, server.

Also, may your customers don’t’ know as much as you think. Those that do may not enjoy your creations as is, and chose to alter them. Just a thought for the expert .

Justin

September 30th, 2009
7:42 pm

I concur with a moment of silence for Kool Korners. That place was great! I was wondering what happened to it.

Mel

September 30th, 2009
7:48 pm

Alon’s Peppered Turkey sandwich

way

September 30th, 2009
7:52 pm

publix deli for sure! i’m surprised some are questioning and/or hating on that. all doubters, order a boarshead blazing buffalo sandwich on white mountain bread from them & you’ll be convinced.

Anisa

September 30th, 2009
8:03 pm

I like Jersey Mikes and Baldino’s; but Deli-Boy in Lawrenceville is the the best I have found anywhere.

Publix, Subway, Kroger, Blimpies, Firehouse subs etc… They all cut their meat far in advance and it loses flavor. Fresh cut meats and vegetables make a huge difference in taste and freshness. Try out Deli-Boy and you will be convinced.