Food & Drink

The 9 Best Sandwiches in Atlanta

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Given that the average American eats approximately 200 sandwiches each year, it shouldn't be too hard -- despite the proliferation of all the sweet, new Atlanta restos -- to eat the nine best... provided you know which ones they are. That's where we come in...

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The CheeseSteak

Woody’s CheeseSteaks (address and info)
The little wooden shack outside Piedmont Park slings slices of beef and cheese (plus beer!) seven days a week. While turkey and veggie are on the menu, stick with the 1/3lb shaved Angus with peppers, onions, and mushrooms, which are glued to that beef with white cheddar, provolone, or liquid orange “whiz."

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Victory at Sea

Victory Sandwich Bar (address and info)
Subtly tart and creamy white anchovies are tossed in a lemon-butter aioli, rested on crispy frisee, put on a crunchy roll, and served with peppered chips. To go with it, grab a cheap canned beer, a Jack & Coke slushie, or maybe a few of your friend's chips.

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The Dogwood

Urban Cannibals (address and info)
East Atlanta
Cast your eyes on what may possibly be the most ingredients two pieces of sourdough could ever hold: house-roasted turkey, house-roasted Berkshire pork, pastrami, Genoa salami, Black Forest ham, cheddar, provolone, Swiss, smoked Gouda, “bodega” mayo, honey mustard, a spring green mix, tomatoes, and sweet onions. Oh, and you can also get this beast on multigrain or marbled rye for the same amount of (sour)dough.

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Bánh Mi Thit Nuong

Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food (address and info)
Buford Highway
The ATL's best version of this Vietnamese-French ‘wich (which starts with slow-roasted, marinated pork that's finished on the grill, then gets a house-spiced mayo, the usual daikon/carrot blend on top) can only be found, of course, on our famous I-85 parallel.

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The Nasty McAlister

Rosebud (address and info)
This brunch special takes the best ideas that Top Chef contestant Ron Eyester has ever had and puts them on your plate. Buttermilk-marinated fried chicken is topped with a scrambled egg, which is topped with smoked bacon, which is topped with Tillamook cheddar, and then dropped on a soft bun.

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Havana Restaurant (address and info)
Buford Highway
Delicious roasted pork, ham, pickles, and mustard are topped with a touch of white cheese, and grilled between two long slices of pan Cubano. Simple, filling, and best served off the little lunch counter that has found its home in Atlanta’s most diverse neighborhood.

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Yo Mama's Sweet Meat Heartburn Remix

Bone Lick BBQ (address and info)
Mike LaSage has taken his little pop-up from roadside shack to a must-attend for locals (and out-of-towners alike). His most awe-inspiring creation drops expertly smoked pork, slaw, and cheese sauce on top of freshly-fried porky rinds, puts it between slabs of Texas toast, adds a skewer of fried pickles for pizzazz, and then leans one of their incredibly wet, yet dry-smoked spare ribs on the side.

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Greatest Grilled Cheese Ever

Ocean Market (address and info)
The most desirable sandwich in this Midtown shop has nothing to do with the ocean, but it does involves rivers of melty smoked Gouda, triple crème brie, and homemade spiced pimento cheese that're... um, sandwiched between two pieces of perfectly grilled bread.

Shrimp Po’ Boy

Star Provisions (address and info)
Fried and seasoned shrimp, spicy Cajun mayo, tomatoes, pickles, and a little lettuce are layered on a fluffy hoagie. It's a pretty simple recipe, but to make it great, each of the ingredients need the expertise that Anne Stiles Quatrano gave to Bacchanalia and Abattoir.

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