It'd be a very bad restaurant decision indeed to assume that the best sandwich in the Twin Cities is the one that you're eating. In fact, there are so many good sandwiches out there that finding a great one can be kinda hard, unless you're a certain lifestyle site that rhymes with "illest" and have already scoured MSP for its 11 best sandwiches and then ranked 'em. You're welcome. 

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11. The Spicymonger

France 44 Wines & Spirits (address and info)
Linden Hills
Featuring fatty, spicy soppressata, sweet onion and pepper relish, and fiery sriracha, which are all balanced out beautifully with a generous smear of creamy chèvre, this is the kind of sandwich that we could easily eat every day and never, ever get tired of it.

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10. The Daily Baguette

Patisserie 46 (address and info)
Southwest
If you’re looking for the best sandwich, it only makes sense to hit up the best baker. For real. Chef John Kraus is known globally for his baked goods, so basically any sandwich you can get on his incredibly prepared baguettes is going to be a knock out. On our recent visit, we got ham and swiss with mayo, mustard, some greens, and sprinkling of pickled corn. It was a thing of beauty.

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9. Manny's Special

Manny's Tortas (address and info)
Powderhorn
There are other places that do tortas well in the Twin Cities, but Manny's Special is a classic: steak, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and jalapeños are grilled together and then covered with ham and cheese. If you're looking for something more traditional try the Cubana, either way you'll leave here satisfied.

Cecil's Deli

8. The Ruben

Cecil's Delicatessen (address and info)
Highland
With six different Rubens on the menu, from the Russian Ruben (aged Swiss, hot sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing) to the new Roast Beef Ruben (horseradish sauce, sauerkraut, and Swiss), it can be hard to choose which to try. We suggest sticking with the classic -- there's a reason it's famous -- with thin-sliced Chicago corned beef, Swiss cheese, hot sauerkraut, and house-made Reuben sauce on grilled dark rye. Best of all? It caters.

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7. The Kingfield Gobbler

Sun Street Breads (address and info)
Kingfield
Offering firm proof that a turkey sandwich doesn’t need to be lame and boring, this South Minneapolis bakery and café does the traditional lunch some justice. Roasted and braised turkey is served on a delicious cracked wheat roll with a slice of tomato, some red onions, lettuce, and mayo.

Smack Shack

6. Lobster roll

Smack Shack (address and info)
North Loop
The Twin Cities might not be known for its lobster rolls, but Smack Shack does 'em right. It's original is made with lobster salad, cucumber, and tarragon on griddled milk bread, and the Connecticut-Style, which is just a few bucks more, is perfect for the colder weather with warm lobster, lemon, and chive on a warm-split bun.

Jasmine Deli

5. Grilled beef bánh mì

Jasmine Deli (address and info)
Whittier
This iconic deli's bánh mìs start at $3.75, and you''ll only have to cough up a quarter more to get our favorite, the grilled beef, with butter, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers on a French baguette.

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4. The roast beef

Clancey's Meats & Fish (address and info)
Linden Hills
You can sit and argue all day about what sandwich you should get, but when it comes to a good roast beef, leave it to the butchers. The sandwich comes piled with rare and juicy roast beef and you should absolutely get it with the works because the hot peppers really tie this whole sandwich together.

Tavern on Grand

3. The walleye

Tavern On Grand (address and info)
Summit Hill
There's nothing more Minnesotan than walleye, and even though there're lots of restos with this classic sandwich on the menu, Tavern on Grand is the place to go. Even the napkins and menu boast about how famous it is. Severed on toasted ciabatta, you can get this fish cooked three different ways (grilled, blackened, or deep-fried), and top it with three different sauces (tartar sauce, jalapeño tartar, or handmade bĂ©arnaise) plus lettuce and tomatoes.

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2. Cubano

Cheeky Monkey (address and info)
Cathedral Hill
This St. Paul spot not only bakes its own bread, but it also cures and smokes its own meats. That's what separates its classic Cubano -- cumin pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles, all covered in homemade mustard and mayo, and served on ciabatta bread -- from the rest.

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1. The pastrami

Be'Wiched Deli (address and info)
North Loop
Getting a good pastrami on rye isn’t always as easy as it sounds, but this is the one to get, hands down. The pastrami is spoon-tender and ribboned with delicious, succulent fat. Served with a bit of pickled cabbage and some mustard on soft rye bread, if you’ve never understood why people go nuts over pastrami, this will be the sandwich to teach you that lesson.

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1. France 44 Wines & Spirits 4351 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

The simple bottle shop opened in 1959 and has since evolved into a gourmet lifestyle shop with a large selection of wine, spirits, beer, artisanal cheese, charcuterie, gourmet groceries, deli sandwiches, and custom catering.

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2. Patisserie 46 4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

If you’re looking for the best sandwich, it only makes sense to hit up the best baker. For real. Chef John Kraus is known globally for his baked goods, so basically any sandwich you can get on his incredibly prepared baguettes is going to be a knock out. This place also has great sweets and ice cream.

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3. Manny's Tortas 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (Powderhorn)

There are other places that do tortas well in the Twin Cities, but Manny's Special is a classic: steak, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and jalapeños are grilled together and then covered with ham and cheese. If you're looking for something more traditional try the Cubana, either way you'll leave here satisfied.

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4. Cecil's Delicatessen & Bakery 651 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116 (Highland Park)

This place, which has been around for more than 50 years has six different Rubens on the menu. Try the Russian Ruben or the Roast Beef Ruben, or stick with the classic with thin-sliced Chicago corned beef, Swiss cheese, hot sauerkraut, and house-made Reuben sauce.

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5. Sun Street Breads 4600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN

The wheat-wielders at Sun Street Breads and Fulton are teaming up next Monday, pairing four courses -- designed to take you on a culinary tour from MSP to New Orleans -- with The Libertine, Lonely Blonde, Sweet Child, and one surprise beer, also what lonely drunkards try to do after quickly swinging the fridge door open.

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6. Smack Shack 603 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (North Loop)

Previously, the seafood-centric fare from Smack Shack was only available out of a food truck, but now it's served up in a spacious warehouse setting with plenty of seats available that aren't a curb or roadside bench.

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7. Jasmine Deli 2532 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (Whittier)

This iconic deli's bánh mìs start at $3.75, and you''ll only have to cough up a quarter more to get our favorite, the grilled beef, with butter, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeño peppers on a French baguette.

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8. Clancey's Meats & Fish 4307 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

When it comes to a good roast beef, leave it to the butchers. The roast beef sandwich here comes piled with rare and juicy roast beef and you should absolutely get it with the works because the hot peppers really tie this whole sandwich together.

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9. Tavern on Grand 656 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105 (Downtown St Paul)

A log cabin-like joint famous for serving delicious local seafood and especially their their Walleye, the state fish of MN. Plus, they've got special deals every single night of the week.

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10. Cheeky Monkey 525 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102 (Downtown St Paul)

This St. Paul spot not only bakes its own bread, but it also cures and smokes its own meats. That's what separates its classic Cubano -- cumin pork, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, and pickles, all covered in homemade mustard and mayo, and served on ciabata bread -- from the rest. You can also get a bistro-style dinner here.

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11. Be'Wiched Deli 800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401 (North Loop)

This place has some awesome sammies, especially its pastrami served with a bit of pickled cabbage and some mustard on soft rye bread.

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