20 Great Sandwiches in Atlanta

Our crazy-delicious guide to the lunchtime staple

BY - November 3, 2016

20 of Atlanta's Best Sandwiches
Hot Chicken Sandwich at Richards’ Southern Fried

Photograph by Josh Meister, styling by Rachael Daylong

With all due respect to the Earl across the pond, sandwiches—with their endless regional iterations and DIY ethos—feel quintessentially American. In Atlanta, a Deep South city with broad ethnic influences, some of the best meals between sliced bread include not just po’boys and fried green tomato sandwiches, but authentic banh mi and a pastrami on rye that even the most loyal New York deli hound wouldn’t turn up their nose at. —Sandwich picks by Evan Mah

Illustration by Robin Davey

Things that are not sandwiches
For the purpose of this list: burgers, hot dogs, wraps, open-faced “sandwiches,” and lobster rolls.

  1. Grant's StackHome Grown GA
  2. Shrimp Po’boyStar Provisions
  3. BikiniCooks & Soldiers
  4. ’Shroom Shire Cheese SteakFred’s Meat & Bread
  5. Hot Chicken SandwichRichards’ Southern Fried
  6. Breakfast SandwichCakes & Ale
  7. Ipswich Clam RollTiconderoga Club
  8. Garlic Roasted LambAlon’s
  9. Pastrami with Chopped LiverThe General Muir
  10. CubanaLa Pastorcita
  11. Crispy Maine Lobster BLTChops Lobster Bar
  12. Turkey Po’boyHenri’s Bakery & Cafe
  13. Meatball with SauceE. 48th Street Market
  14. Redneck Chicken Salad SandwichCommunity Q
  15. Okie DokieVictory Sandwich Bar
  16. Chopped PorkSwallow at the Hollow
  17. CeciStorico Fresco
  18. Torta CubanaTaco Cantina
  19. Filet of FishKing + Duke
  20. Ice Cream SandwichMiller Union