The Best Sandwich Shops in Nashville

There's no meal more fulfilling than a hearty sandwich. In Nashville, these are the sandwich shops that locals and visitors simply have to check out.

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The Best Sandwich Shops in Nashville

Posted by Gary Ashton on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 12:34pm.

Where to Grab a Sandwich in Nashville TN

Perhaps there is no better food creation than the sandwich. With hearty meats, crunchy vegetables, oozing cheese and plenty of uniquely delicious toppings, the sandwich makes an ideal meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In Nashville, foodies will delight at the endless sandwich options in front of them. These are a few of the best sandwich joints in Nashville TN:

Rae's Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe

For nearly 20 years, Rae's Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe has been serving up made-to-order sandwiches for Nashville residents at lunchtime. This shop is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, making it a popular lunch destination in downtown Nashville. Diners can choose from hot or cold sandwiches, but regardless, they will receive their meal on fresh bread. Of course, the restaurant features the perfect lunch side dishes as well. Any sandwich can be complemented with pasta salad, potato salad, fresh fruit, chips or a homemade brownie. Daily specials also are available at this sandwich shop.

Butcher & Bee

Butcher & Bee is another sandwich shop in the city that features artisan sandwiches that are designed with seasonal ingredients in mind. The Nashville location has a menu that is frequently updated, but it can include sandwiches such as the pimento grilled cheese or the smoked turkey pita. In addition to being a desirable lunch spot, this restaurant also features a dinner menu that includes wine and spirits. This makes it one of the most versatile sandwich shops in the city.

Sub Depot

Sub Depot is a well-liked sandwich shop in Nashville that features the classic submarine sandwich in all of its different varieties. Sometimes, all a person needs is a filling sandwich with delicious flavors, and that's exactly what this shop delivers. Menu items include the classic California or turkey deluxe club, or those who want to create their own concoction can build their own sandwich exactly to their liking. Combination meals are available for diners who also want a bag of chips and a soda to go with their sandwich.

Mitchell Deli

Mitchell Deli has been in business for a decade now, and it was founded on the simple fact that the city needed a classic delicatessen that offered fresh sandwiches made with local ingredients. The community embraced this concept, and the deli is now one of the most popular spots in the city. In addition to having a convenient indoor dining room, the deli also features an atmospheric outdoor dining area with lights and fresh greens. Menu items include the Caprese sandwich, the Tennessee Tuna Melt and the Grilled Chicken Portobella sandwich.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

At the intersection of Demonbreun and 11th Avenue South, a Potbelly sandwich shop offers delicious sandwiches for any Nashville residents who want to visit. Potbelly has more than 300 locations found across the country and was originally started in 1996 in Chicago. They serve salads, soups, milkshakes, toasted sandwiches and more.

The toasty warm sandwiches are what Potbelly is known for. They are made to order on a choice of regular or multigrain bread. They offer both thin cut and bigger sandwiches to fit all appetites. Popular sandwiches include:

  • Mediterranean - Hummus, feta, artichoke hearts, red pepper and crispy cukes
  • A Wreck - Salami, turkey, ham, roast beef and Swiss
  • Pizza Sandwich - Pepperoni, meatball, capicola, provolone, mushroom and marinara sauce
  • Turkey Breast
  • Smoked Ham
  • Meatball
  • T-K-Y - Turkey break with Swiss cheese
  • Skinny Beef
  • Mushroom Melt - Mushrooms, Swiss, cheddar and provolone
  • Hammie
  • And More!

They have many different sandwiches and many toppings can be added including hot peppers, onion, tomato, lettuce and more.

Potbelly uses only the highest quality ingredients with vegetables and meats all chopped in house.

Along with providing a great sandwich shop for the Gulch area, Potbelly will provide catering and even the option to order online. This restaurant will provide a great place to grab a fast lunch, dine in or take the family for dinner.

No opening date has been set yet, but an announcement will be made soon.


Those who are searching for cultural flavor often head straight for Epice, a family-owned bistro that features Lebanese cuisine. During the lunch hour, diners can enjoy a variety of authentic Lebanese sandwiches, such as the Tawook sandwich, which includes grilled chicken, garlic spread and pickles. Another popular menu item is the Mujadara sandwich, which features lentils, rice, crisp vegetables and lemon. All sandwiches come with peasant salad as well as cilantro roasted potatoes, so that everyone can enjoy a nourishing meal. In addition to its sandwiches, the restaurant also features a dinner menu.

Whether a hardworking professional needs a lunch on the go, or a pair of travelers want to grab a quick lunch before an afternoon of sightseeing, there's an artfully crafted sandwich for everyone in this city. For more information on the best places to eat in Nashville, contact a qualified real estate agent today.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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