There’s nothing quite like a good sandwich. They’re convenient, portable and delicious any time of day—maybe that’s why they’re included in every meal throughout the day. Breakfast sandwiches, simple subs or dinnertime Reubens are great choices for a satisfying meal.
Anne Arundel County Patch editors shared their picks of where they go for a good sandwich, but tell us all about your favorite local sandwich shop.
As a former Jersey girl, I was very excited when I moved to Glen Burnie a little more than a year ago and learned there would be a Wawa right in my neighborhood on Quarterfield Road. (Unfortunately I've since moved to the other side of town, so I have to drive 10 minutes instead of two to get my hoagie fix.)
Their "built-to-order” sandwiches—or "hoagies" as they are affectionately called—are some of the best around. I go there so often that I easily could place my order (always an Italian hoagie) using the touch-screen machine with my eyes closed.
Potbelly near Arundel Mills has some of the most unique sandwiches in the area. Whether a “toasted wreck” or a cold-cut Italian sub, this shop can satisfy your sandwich craving. Just be sure to avoid peak lunch hours—sometimes this place gets so packed you can’t find a seat.
Everyone knows the best place for hot, heaping sandwiches is the family-owned Expressway Pit Beef on Piney Orchard Parkway. There's pit beef, pit ham, plus awesome barbecue chicken and other mouth-watering favorites. Don't forget to order with a side of their great mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. They are normally closed on Sundays, but will be open for the Super Bowl.
If you’re looking for a great lunch in the Pasadena area, you should try Anne Arundel Seafood. They have a great selection of seafood and tasty sandwiches. The jumbo crab cake sandwich is full of crab meat and is sure to satisfy your seafood craving.
Sammy’s Deli sandwich shop is close to City Dock in downtown Annapolis and is tough to beat for sandwiches. But make sure you're hungry because they are certainly made with a hefty appetite in mind.
Sometimes you just want a great Italian deli sandwich. If you're around Crofton, you'll want to stop by Vince's Deli and Catering. They serve authentic American and Italian deli sandwiches. Plus, they offer sandwich platters for every occasion along with fruit platters; vegetable, cheese, rolled meat and cheese and dessert trays.
If you’re from Severna Park, chances are you know plenty about the local sandwich gem, Jenos Steaks. For 19 years, Jenos Steaks has been a family-owned business. The sub sandwiches are made with 100 percent rib-eye steak.
One of Broadneck’s most popular places for lunch is Naval Bagels. The Avocado Delight, while one of the most expensive items on the menu, is probably the best sandwich Broadneck Patch guest editor Frank Smith has ever eaten. He says he always gets two and drops one off at his wife's workplace.
The Davidsonville Country store is one of those old-time crossroads kind of places where you always run into someone you know. It's a place to go for gas or to pick up milk or bread on the way home.
But those in the know also go there to get a great sandwich. They have soups and pizza, hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, breakfast items and a bakery. Their portions are generous and everything tastes like it was made seconds ago (it was).
If you're running late for work one morning, stop in for an egg sandwich ($1.59). Vegetarian sandwiches like the Homestead (Havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, carrots, avocado and honey mustard dressing) for $5.89 are delicious and filling. Don't even get me started on Frannie's pies. Stop by, they're open 6 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends.
Patch staff contributed to this report.