Where To Find The Most Legendary Sandwiches In The United States

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The Most Famous Sandwich Shops In The U.S.Getty Images / Phillipe's

While simple peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are always a good idea, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the sweet and savory combinations of flavors that can be enjoyed between two slices of bread. There is often nothing simple about making an excellent sandwich, which is why a select few sandwich shops have earned praise for being the best of the best in the United States. Whether you’re craving a pastrami sandwich or a cheesesteak, these spots have perfected the art of making sandwiches that reign supreme above all the rest.

Katz’s Delicatessen

Opened in 1888, Katz’s Delicatessen is a staple on any New York City trip itinerary. The oldest deli in New York is known for its massive corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, but you can’t go wrong ordering any item on the menu.

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Geno’s Steaks

A South Philadelphia staple, Geno’s Steaks may very well be the home of the best cheesesteak in the city of brotherly love.Try a classic steak sandwich or opt for a cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz, American, or Provolone.

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Crown Candy Kitchen

Crown Candy Kitchen, founded in 1913, is home of the first soda fountain in St. Louis and continues to serve some of the city's best sandwiches to this day. Menu highlights include the Reuben, turkey and bacon melt, and the BLT.

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Crown Candy Kitchen

Big Wally's Subs

This New Jersey sandwich shop makes over 50 different sandwich combinations, and if none of those suit your taste buds you can opt to build your own. This cash-only establishment makes some of the most delicious subs using high-quality ingredients.

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Big Wally's Subs

Publican Quality Meats

A trip to Chicago is not complete without a visit to Publican Quality Meats. The restaurant’s Parm No. 2 may very well be the best chicken parm sandwich ever made, and with new menu items popping up all the time, you can be sure you’ll always have something new to try each time you stop by.

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Turkey and the Wolf

It’s easy to walk past New Orleans' Turkey and the Wolf without immediately taking note of it, but that would be a huge mistake because its sandwiches are truly one-of-a-kind. First time patrons should consider ordering Turkey and the Wolf’s signature bologna sandwich topped with potato chips.

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Turkey & The Wolf


Phillipe’s is a Los Angeles staple that has been serving up French dip sandwiches for over 115 years. While you’re there, be sure to try Phillipe’s tangy coleslaw and homemade potato and macaroni salads.

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Killer PoBoys

New Orleans is synonymous with po’ boy sandwiches, and Killer PoBoys is the best of the best. While the menu offers countless creative sandwich options, the classics, like the shrimp po’ boy are truly perfection.

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Killer PoBoys

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