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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.


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

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Cecil Nix

October 3rd, 2009
12:11 pm

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Grubys deli off Glenridge has got the best sandwich by far!


October 3rd, 2009
12:20 pm

Rising Roll Gourmet is by far the best. Their chicken salad sandwich is addictive, and they’re really creative. You can get green apple slices on it…heaven!


October 3rd, 2009
12:25 pm

Muss and Turners! The fresh roasted turkey is amazing. $$$ but big and good. Real sandwiches, not this fake crap. New York Deli is overrated and their bread sucks. Subway is not even edible, I hope whoever is suggesting that is joking. Belly in ViHi is very good too!


October 3rd, 2009
12:30 pm

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Hoboken Deli
New York Style Deli Sandiwiches that are too big to bite.
Sandy Plains Road – Marietta


October 3rd, 2009
12:36 pm

Those who think that Subway and Jersey Mike’s subs are great, really haven’t tasted Penn Station subs. Unfortunately, there aren’t any in the area. I miss them

Garry Rainey

October 3rd, 2009
12:43 pm

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The “BEST” Cuban sandwich is Papi’s on Ponce @ Myrtle Street


October 3rd, 2009
1:06 pm

Capozzi’s NY Deli in East Cobb makes the best reuben outside of NYC.

Annie O'Leary

October 3rd, 2009
1:18 pm

Front Page News in Little Five!

Dale Pack

October 3rd, 2009
1:29 pm

Howards Deli on Concord Road in Smyrna has the best reuben….love those things.


October 3rd, 2009
1:30 pm people saying Publix..yes they are good, but NOT the best sandwich in the city. Jason’s Deli’s California Club is AWESOME. Vickory’s has a really good Turkey Pita sandwich with a cranberry mayo. And Front Page New’s Raspberry Turkey Wrap kicks BUTT!

bucky o'neil

October 3rd, 2009
1:31 pm

1) Jason’s Deli
2) Schlotsky’s
3) Papi’s


October 3rd, 2009
1:42 pm

The Landmark Diner on Roswell Road at Piedmont has fantastic Reubens.


October 3rd, 2009
1:49 pm

WhichWich at The Forum?!!! I think this poll must have been stacked by people working for this place. Had lunch there today on this recommendation. Small sandwiches, very expensive, but worse – after going through their elaborate ordering process, they still left cheese off one of the sandwiches. Almost $15 for 2 bags of their home-made chips (the highlight of the meal), muffaletta (on a standard hoagie roll not typical muffaletta bread which is what makes it a muffaletta!) and a club sandwich (also on a hoagie roll rather than toast – their website says ALL sandwiches are toasted – neither was). What a disappointment. Hope I’ve saved someone else their time and $$$.

Talya G.

October 3rd, 2009
1:57 pm

The New Yorker on Pharr Rd. Best Sandwiches in Atlanta!


October 3rd, 2009
1:59 pm

I agree, Wright’s Gourmet Rebel Reuben is so good. But the best are Baldinos (real) jersey subs.


October 3rd, 2009
2:16 pm

Mimi’s In a Hurry on Briarcliff Road just off I-85 has the best sandwiches in ATL.


October 3rd, 2009
2:17 pm

The New Yorker Deli in Buckhead is hard to beat!
- The Grilled Portabella Sandwhich and the Crab Cake Sandwhich are wonderful!


October 3rd, 2009
2:48 pm

Jason’s Deli hands down


October 3rd, 2009
2:51 pm

R & M on the square in Canton has GREAT hoagies. Jimmy John’s, headquartered in Champaign, Illinois, and Firehouse, headquartered somewhere in Florida, I think, are the best chains offering sub sandwiches. Those two are popping up all over the place. Kool Korner near Georgia Tech had GREAT Cuban sandwiches. I am sad to read here in the comments that Kool Korner is now gone to that big sandwich shop in the sky!


October 3rd, 2009
3:02 pm

When my wife’s feelings are really hurt (danger, danger), a Philly Cheese Steak from Publix usually gets her back on track (along with a sincere “I’m sorry for hurting your feelings”, if its my fault). It’s better than candy or flowers.

Eric T

October 3rd, 2009
4:05 pm

Chef T’s Cafe….550 pharr road….Best Sandwiches


October 3rd, 2009
4:06 pm

Bud, I would not be at all surprised if your speculation about WhichWich stacking the poll turned out to be true. They were responsible for the very first spam message I ever received on Twitter. They shot themselves in the foot, as such aggressive marketing and unrequested contact immediately put them on my “Avoid” list. There are too many good restaurants in Atlanta for me to even consider encouraging that sort of obnoxious behavior.


October 3rd, 2009
4:09 pm

Sensational Subs in Midtown had a pretty great chicken philly but I haven’t been there in a while. Don’t know if they are still around.


October 3rd, 2009
4:22 pm

Alon’s turkey sandwiches are great, but the lamb sandwich – the bomb! one of the best sandwiches in atlanta and the US!


October 3rd, 2009
4:23 pm

Shrimp Po-Boy and Prosciuotto sandwiches are star provisions! both are winners.

Love to eat

October 3rd, 2009
4:30 pm

Mr. Everything has the best made to order sandwiches, please try there subs and chicken gyro sandwich….College Park or Atlanta location

Walter Knight

October 3rd, 2009
4:36 pm

I think it’s so interesting that Jason’s got hardly any votes. They are intermittently good and always way over-priced.
On the south-side near the airport you have good sandwiches at Which-wich, Rising Roll, and Landmark Dinner on Virginia Avenue. Great Reuben @ Landmark.
Really good Tortas (taqueria equivalent of a sandwich) at Dos Hermanos Taqueria in East Point.
Johnny’s Pizza does great toasted and Meatball/Italian Sausage subs.


October 3rd, 2009
4:44 pm

Never had a bad sandwich at any of the Jason’s Deli spots. My vote is for Jason’s Deli


October 3rd, 2009
5:16 pm

Atlanta Bread Company has a chicken sandwich called the Waldorf. That has to be the best


October 3rd, 2009
5:18 pm

I’m sorry, It’s a chicken salad sandwich called the waldorf

Robert A.

October 3rd, 2009
7:10 pm

East 48th Street Market – In Dunwoody’s Williamsburg Shopping Center at Jett Ferry and Dunwoody Club Drive. good luck finding a better sandwich in all of Georgia.

Reuben Fanatic

October 3rd, 2009
7:27 pm

Howard’s Deli in Smyrna.

I love reubens so much I remember exactly my thought the first time I ate one…”Where has this been all of my life!” My husband is always worried when I want to try one somewhere other than Howards, my favorite reuben joint in Georgia, because rarely does one compare to that first one years ago. After reading the reviews here we set out for the New Yorker Deli in Smyrna this afternoon hoping to find on equally as tempting. The fries were quite good, but soggier than the fries at Five Guys, which is our paragon of hand cut fries. The reuben was a disappointment – a chintzy amount of meat and soggy toast. So Howards remains our top choice for sandwiches – reuben for me, the corned beef and pastrami for hubby.


October 3rd, 2009
8:09 pm

The J&N Club at Jim N Nick’s in Conyers! Smoked ham, smoked turkey and bacon. The BEST!


October 3rd, 2009
8:18 pm

Best sandwiches are at Jasons Deli and Goldbergs. Best Pizza is Brooklyn Joes in Alpharetta. Publix??? LMAO!!!!!


October 3rd, 2009
8:26 pm

Jason’s Deli! Hands down best portion and taste.


October 3rd, 2009
8:27 pm

True……….. Jason’s Deli!


October 3rd, 2009
9:11 pm

Enter your comments here Wright’s Gourmet in Dunwoody


October 3rd, 2009
9:12 pm

Muss & Turner’s in Smyrna. The pulled pork sandwich with Bacon. Yummy!

the lev

October 3rd, 2009
9:12 pm

The Wright Gourmet in Dunwoody tops sandwich shops on the north side of town. Dankest bacon EVER!!!


October 3rd, 2009
9:13 pm

Star Provisions. So good.


October 3rd, 2009
9:23 pm

Solstice Cafe. Its a little place in Grant Park, but man the really do have fantastic sandwiches.


October 3rd, 2009
9:39 pm

Ah, yes….the food opinion column. This is where is gets really good and entertaining, everyone always gets so hot over someone else’s opinion on whatever food is being highlighted. Honestly folks, it’s just food. And Woody, since you have given it away that you are not from Atlanta, don’t dare say where you are from. Someone will always tell you to go back there since you don’t like whatever food is being talked about. And some other dope always comes up with the outdated slogan from Delta that they are ready when you are. And yay for Publix, I’m glad to see they are doing so well in the sandwich category!


October 3rd, 2009
10:01 pm

Murphy’s Deli on Delk (same shopping center as Mink’s). Boar’s Head meats, great toppings.


October 3rd, 2009
10:11 pm

Jason’s Deli


October 3rd, 2009
10:24 pm

Hands down, the best sandwiches are at 3 spots in Dunwoody…..Wright’s Gourmet, E. 48th Street, and Alon’s at Park Place. The first two are hidden gems and have been in business for years with a large and loyal local following. Alon’s came OTP a couple of years ago, and has been embraced by the community.


October 3rd, 2009
10:29 pm

Jimmy John’s – best chain
Miss L’s in Acworth – best independent sandwich shop


October 3rd, 2009
11:13 pm

Enter your comments here When Bennigans was around it was the “Monte Cristo” was a killer.
Presently Lenny’s subs “The Italian” Rocks


October 3rd, 2009
11:36 pm

It’s a pretty sorry state when you see people here saying PUBLIX has the best sandwiches. Then again, what can you expect from native Georgians who are used to eating the insides and feet of an animal. I suppose the best pizza is Totino’s, the best Mexican is Taco Bell and for that craved burger, you hit a homerun with Checkers.

If you go to a deli at a supermarket and spend $6-$7 on a sandwich why not just get the pound of meat, get the rest of what you need and you can have more than one? Oh yeah, that makes to much sense. And forget the drive thru, I’ve been here 3 years and I’m still waiting for Billy Ray Jim Bob to get an order right. How about that Walmart Chicken? Woo boy! Unbelievable.

Water Boy

October 3rd, 2009
11:38 pm

Never had a bad sandwich at Big City Deli on Cobb Pkwy @ Jim Owens Rd in Kennesaw.
Also, best Cuban sandwich is at Red Peppers on Main St in Acworth.


October 3rd, 2009
11:48 pm

Oh, btw, for those of you who love a Firehouse sandwich, don’t go to the doctor for a cholesterol level check for at least a month. You can wring them out like the laundry out of the washer. Subway, good for food poisoninng or a lousy frozen meatball sandwich thawed in a microwave, or how about a steak and cheese after they soak the steak for about 9 hours and nuke that? Reallly good stuff there. That guy might as well have a dirt pita!
How about that over-priced Quizno’s? Oh, there’s a terrific effort there…wrong.
Best sandwich, my kitchen.