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Here are 12 of Atlanta's Most Iconic Sandwiches

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Iconic sandwiches are getting some love across the Eater universe today. Here are twelve of Atlanta's most well-known, ones that have a large following, draw critical praise, or just happen to embody what exactly the city wants in a particular sandwich. Do note that you will not find traditional hamburgers or hot dogs on this map and that there is an emphasis on dishes that have been around for a while. Share your favorites, as well as any icons we may have missed, in the comments below.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Banh Mi at Lee's Bakery

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4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 728-1008
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Lee's Bakery banh mi sandwiches are good, cheap, and made on freshly-baked bread. Try the grilled pork banh mi and maybe a coffee, and be sure to take a baguette home with you on the way out.

2. Shrimp Po' Boy at Star Provisions

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1198 Howell Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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There's really no reason not to get Star Provisions's shrimp po' boy. It comes with Cajun mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. The Reuben is pretty fantastic as well. [Photo]

3. Ice Cream Sandwich at Miller Union

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999 Brady Avenue
Atlanta, GA
(678) 733-8550
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Miller Union's ice cream sandwiches are only served during lunch, but they're well worth the midday drive across town. They're made in-house and flavors rotate daily.

4. The "Burger" at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

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1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
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The "burger" at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q is not actually a burger— it's chopped brisket, bacon, pimento cheese, pickles, tomato, onion, and jalapeno mayo on a sesame bun.

5. The Castro at Victory Sandwich Bar

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280 Elizabeth St, Ste A-III
Atlanta, GA 30307
(770) 676-7287
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Victory is worth a trip for any of the $4 sandwiches (or the Jack & Coke slushie), but the one that really gets people going is the Castro, with pork, ham, pickle, fontina cheese, and yellow mustard.

6. Lobster Roll at Bocado

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887 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-1399
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A good lobster roll can be hard to find, and Bocado's making it that much more difficult: Theirs can only be found on Saturdays starting at 5:30 p.m. Get in early, because the chef only cooks about 18-22 each Saturday. [Photo]

7. Crispy Duck Buns at Miso Izakaya

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619 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 701-0128
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The pork belly ones can hold their own too, but it's Guy Wong's crispy duck buns that get all the attention at Miso Izakaya. They've got barbecue-roasted duck with crispy skin, scallions, hoisin, cucumber, and star anise jus and are stuffed inside open-face mantou-style steam buns.

8. The Big Nasty at Rosebud

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1397 N Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 347-9747
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They didn't invent the chicken sandwich, but Rosebud's version of it is pretty damn great: Fried chicken, scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar on a brioche bun.

9. Grilled Cheese at Souper Jenny

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56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 237-7687
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Souper Jenny hosts Grilled Cheese Night every Thursday, which means that in addition to soup, you can get the grilled cheese sandwich of your choice. It's BYOB and they also have s'mores, but the point here is that the sandwiches are great, no-frills dishes— aka exactly what you want in a good grilled cheese.

10. Short Rib Torta at Holy Taco

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1314 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 230-6177
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The short rib torta at Holy Taco comes with manchego, arbol aioli, and turnips. Get it. Sit out on the patio. You won't be sorry.

11. Cheesesteak at Woody's Famous CheeseSteaks

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981 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-1939
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Woody's Famous Philadelphia CheeseSteaks opened in 1975 and has become somewhat of a landmark. The restaurant, housed at the corner of Monroe and Virginia, is open until 4 am on Friday and Saturday. The namesake cheesesteak comes with 1/3 pound of beef, sauteed onions, and your choice of cheese (Cheez Whiz is, in fact, an option).

12. Cuban at Havana Restaurant

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3979 Buford Hwy - Ste 108
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 633-7549
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Although the restaurant's relocated, Havana has been around since 1976. Its Cuban sandwich has pork, ham, cheese, and pickles— get it served with black bean soup and yellow rice.

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1. Banh Mi at Lee's Bakery

4005 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

Lee's Bakery banh mi sandwiches are good, cheap, and made on freshly-baked bread. Try the grilled pork banh mi and maybe a coffee, and be sure to take a baguette home with you on the way out.

4005 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

2. Shrimp Po' Boy at Star Provisions

1198 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318

There's really no reason not to get Star Provisions's shrimp po' boy. It comes with Cajun mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles. The Reuben is pretty fantastic as well. [Photo]

1198 Howell Mill Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Ice Cream Sandwich at Miller Union

999 Brady Avenue, Atlanta, GA

Miller Union's ice cream sandwiches are only served during lunch, but they're well worth the midday drive across town. They're made in-house and flavors rotate daily.

999 Brady Avenue
Atlanta, GA

4. The "Burger" at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

1238 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

The "burger" at Fox Bros Bar-B-Q is not actually a burger— it's chopped brisket, bacon, pimento cheese, pickles, tomato, onion, and jalapeno mayo on a sesame bun.

1238 DeKalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

5. The Castro at Victory Sandwich Bar

280 Elizabeth St, Ste A-III, Atlanta, GA 30307

Victory is worth a trip for any of the $4 sandwiches (or the Jack & Coke slushie), but the one that really gets people going is the Castro, with pork, ham, pickle, fontina cheese, and yellow mustard.

280 Elizabeth St, Ste A-III
Atlanta, GA 30307

6. Lobster Roll at Bocado

887 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

A good lobster roll can be hard to find, and Bocado's making it that much more difficult: Theirs can only be found on Saturdays starting at 5:30 p.m. Get in early, because the chef only cooks about 18-22 each Saturday. [Photo]

887 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Crispy Duck Buns at Miso Izakaya

619 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

The pork belly ones can hold their own too, but it's Guy Wong's crispy duck buns that get all the attention at Miso Izakaya. They've got barbecue-roasted duck with crispy skin, scallions, hoisin, cucumber, and star anise jus and are stuffed inside open-face mantou-style steam buns.

619 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

8. The Big Nasty at Rosebud

1397 N Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

They didn't invent the chicken sandwich, but Rosebud's version of it is pretty damn great: Fried chicken, scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheddar on a brioche bun.

1397 N Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

9. Grilled Cheese at Souper Jenny

56 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Souper Jenny hosts Grilled Cheese Night every Thursday, which means that in addition to soup, you can get the grilled cheese sandwich of your choice. It's BYOB and they also have s'mores, but the point here is that the sandwiches are great, no-frills dishes— aka exactly what you want in a good grilled cheese.

56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. Short Rib Torta at Holy Taco

1314 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

The short rib torta at Holy Taco comes with manchego, arbol aioli, and turnips. Get it. Sit out on the patio. You won't be sorry.

1314 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

11. Cheesesteak at Woody's Famous CheeseSteaks

981 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Woody's Famous Philadelphia CheeseSteaks opened in 1975 and has become somewhat of a landmark. The restaurant, housed at the corner of Monroe and Virginia, is open until 4 am on Friday and Saturday. The namesake cheesesteak comes with 1/3 pound of beef, sauteed onions, and your choice of cheese (Cheez Whiz is, in fact, an option).

981 Monroe Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Cuban at Havana Restaurant

3979 Buford Hwy - Ste 108, Atlanta, GA 30345

Although the restaurant's relocated, Havana has been around since 1976. Its Cuban sandwich has pork, ham, cheese, and pickles— get it served with black bean soup and yellow rice.

3979 Buford Hwy - Ste 108
Atlanta, GA 30345

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