Best Sandwiches in Cleveland Ohio – In And Around Downtown

The sandwich is a worldwide phenomenon that has had many names depending on where you lived.  Fast forward to the 21st century, the sandwich is a major staple in Western Civilization.  In Cleveland, the sandwich is an artform and a way of life for many local restaurants.  Some iconic Cleveland sandwiches such as the Romanburger, the Polish Boy and the Panini overstuffed sandwich push the limits on what a sandwich is.  Since a polish boy is a beef sausage on a large roll do you classify it as a hot dog or does the french fries, cole slaw and BBQ sauce grant it sandwich-hood?  The Romanburger, even though it has burger in the name, by many standards it is a sandwich.  The Panini overstuffed sandwich  perhaps it is something more due to the french fries and cole slaw and variety of meats and cheeses.

At any rate, Cleveland has many places downtown where you can get an awesome sandwich.  This task was welcome because unlike many meals, the sandwich by design is something that is prepared quickly and to be eaten on the go.  Some sandwiches can and should be devoured.  Abby actually sat this one out because her personal trainer Jamie caught up with her after the fried chicken article and doubled her workout routine.  So she had to watch me devour some of the cities best sandwiches while she chewed on celery! If we missed your favorite sandwich spot please drop us a line and we will pay them a visit.

Slyman’s

You cannot mention sandwiches in Cleveland and not bring up Slyman’s.   When it comes to sandwiches, Slyman’s the cream of the crop.  Famous for their corned beef, Slyman’s full line of deli sandwiches is second to none.

3106 St. Clair Ave Cleveland, OH 44114

216-621-3760

http://www.slymans.com/

Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain has some of the freshest and healthiest sandwiches in the city.  The craftsmanship in the rolls, buns and breads along with meats and toppings can justify wrapping their sandwiches in silk.  Since this is Cleveland, a high quality napkin  or a mongramed hanky on payday will suffice.  The coffee is pretty good too.

600 Superior Ave Suite #2 Cleveland, OH 44114

216-771-1782

https://www.aubonpain.com/

Dave’s Cosmic Subs

If you want a unique sandwich experience, Dave’s Cosmic Subs needs to be your next lunchtime stop.  For over 20 years, Dave’s has grown to become a major player in the sub sandwich market on a regional and soon national scale.  My personal favorites are the Dave’s Cordon Bleu and the Dave’s Far Out Chicken.

1918 East 6th Street Cleveland, OH 44114

216-861-4199

Panini’s Bar and Grill

Home of the legendary Overstuffed Sandwich, Panini’s is a national treasure to Clevelanders.  My personal favorite is the corned beef panini but you can choose a wide array of sandwich combinations that will please your palate.  Panini’s is a required pit stop for tourists who want an authentic taste of Cleveland.

840 Huron Rd East Cleveland, OH 44115

216-522-1510

Best Sandwiches in Cleveland
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Mike & Abby Sweeney

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Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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Mike & Abby Sweeney

Mike & Abby Sweeney are our resident foodies. Their thought process on food is "to give everything a chance." Matt loves craft beers, Italian food, and any play on bar bites. Abby is into wine, cheese, and anything Asian. Together they form a dynamic duo eager to weigh in on any new restaurant!

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