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3 Sister's Cafe 

6360 Guilford Ave Indianapolis, IN (317) 257-5556

New American Vegetarian 
Cafe in an old Victorian where the house favorite is an original pork and kale sandwich called the D'Nai.

  • BRONZE for 3 Sister's Cafe

Aldo's Harbor Restaurant 

616 Atlantic Ave Santa Cruz, CA (831) 426-3736

Italian Seafood 

  • BRONZE for Aldo's Harbor Restaurant

Arleta Library Bakery and Cafe 

5513 SE 72nd Ave Portland, OR (503) 774-4470

Sandwiches Bakery 
Biscuits, Bagels and BLT's


Baker Street Station 

76 Baker Street Guelph, Canada (519) 265-7960

Ox Tongue sandwich with bone marrow


Ben's Best Kosher Deli 

9640 Queens Blvd Rego Park, NY (718) 897-1700

Kosher Sandwiches 
a Jewish deli cooking up third-generation recipes for stuffed cabbage and kreplach.

  • BRONZE for Ben's Best Kosher Deli


Big And Littles 

6043 1/2 N Cicero Ave Chicago, IL (773) 725-8544

the tiny dive servin' up flavor in massive proportions, like the melt-in-your-mouth pork belly sandwich.

  • SILVER for Big And Littles

Big Jims Restaurant & Bar 

201 Saline St. Pittsburgh, PA (412) 421-0532

Italian Californian 

  • SILVER for Big Jims Restaurant & Bar

Black Tree 

131 Orchard St New York, NY (212) 533-4684

Farm to table with great unique sandwiches


Bludso's BBQ 

811 S Long Beach Blvd Compton, CA (310) 637-1342

Southern Sandwiches 
the Texas-inspired barbecue joint smoking pork ribs and putting smoked turkey necks in the collard greens


Blunch 

59 E Springfield St Boston, MA (617) 247-8100

the funky little sandwich shop pressing panini that satisfy both meat and veggie lovers


Broadway Diner 

6501 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD (410) 631-5666

Steak Italian 

  • SILVER for Broadway Diner

Broken Record 

1166 Geneva Ave San Francisco, CA (415) 963-1713

Sandwiches Soul Food 
a whisky bar putting their own spin on a po' boy with avocado and fresh crab mayo


Bunk Sandwiches 

621 SE Morrison St Portland, OR (503) 477-9515

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Chris Cosentino - Pork Belly Cubano

  • GOLD for Bunk Sandwiches

Byblos Mediterranean Cafe 

223 N CLINTON ST Syracuse, NY (315) 478-3333

Lebanese Greek 
the tiny Mediterranean cafe crankin' out first-class falafel and baklava


Cafe on the Route 

1101 Military Ave Baxter Springs, KS (620) 856-5646

Sandwiches American 


Central City Cafe 

529 14th St W Huntington, WV (304) 522-6142

Seafood Sandwiches 


Chap's Pit Beef 

5801 Pulaski Hwy Baltimore, MD (410) 483-2379

Guy Fieri - Chaps Submarine

  • GOLD for Chap's Pit Beef

Clanton's Cafe 

319 E Illinois Ave Vinita, OK (918) 256-9053

Steak Sandwiches 
A family tradition in Vinita, OK since 1927, the restaurant is best known for their chicken fried steak.

  • SILVER for Clanton's Cafe

Colossal Cafe 

1839 E 42nd St Minneapolis, MN (612) 729-2377

Sandwiches European 
a tiny breakfast and lunch spot serving up a scratch made meatloaf sandwich topped with cranberry compote

  • SILVER for Colossal Cafe

Comet Cafe 

1947 N Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI (414) 273-7677

Vegetarian American 
A small venue whose bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich and bacon cheddar apple pie have patrons begging for more.

  • GOLD for Comet Cafe

Cozy Corner 

745 N Pkwy Memphis, TN (901) 527-9158

Steak Hot Dogs 
First-timers are always taken aback by the unexpectedly huge slab of bologna that exceeds the circumference of each bun. It’s recommend

  • SILVER for Cozy Corner

Cutty's 

284 Washington Street Brookline, MA (617) 505-1844

Sandwiches American 
the gourmet sandwich shop dishing out roast beef and pork perfection


Danny Edwards BBQ 

2900 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, MO (816) 283-0880

During thanksgiving, they serve smoked turkey. Also known for their brisket.

  • BRONZE for Danny Edwards BBQ

Davis Pub 

400 Chester Ave Annapolis, MD (410) 268-7432

American Cafe 
the sidewalk shack worth stopping for, with dishes like chipotle habanero barbecue pork sandwiches


DeFalco's Italian Deli 

2334 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ (480) 990-8660

Italian 
Decades old family place serving up classic sandwiches and homemade sausage


Defonte's Sandwich Shop 

379 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 855-6982

Italian 
ages-old, family run sandwich joint crankin' out tons of fresh sammies, like the steak pizzaiola with homemade gravy

  • SILVER for Defonte's Sandwich Shop

Denver Biscuit Company 

3237 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO (303) 377-7900

Southern Sandwiches 
the double-duty corner bar smoking pork for its biscuits and topping pizzas with the bounty of the county

  • SILVER for Denver Biscuit Company

Eastside Market Italian Deli 

1013 Alpine St Los Angeles, CA (213) 250-2464

family run Italian joint, where they are making monster sandwiches and meatballs


Edgewood Cafe 

1864 Broad Street Cranston, RI (401) 383-5550

Seafood Sandwiches 
the corner spot dishin' out the pasta loaded with little neck clams.


Empire Brewing Company 

120 Walton St Syracuse, NY (315) 475-2337

American Burgers 
the underground joint serving up scratch made chicken caesar sandwiches and spicy sweet sausage fajitas

  • BRONZE for Empire Brewing Company

Flakowitz of Boynton 

7410 Boynton Beach Blvd Boynton Beach, FL (561) 742-4144

Sandwiches Bakery 
Biscuits, Bagels and BLT's

  • BRONZE for Flakowitz of Boynton

Franks Diner 

508 58th St Kenosha, WI (262) 657-1017

Sandwiches American 

  • SILVER for Franks Diner

Fuel Cantina 

211 Rutledge Ave. Charleston, SC (843) 737-5959

A young chef bringin' a Caribbean twist to an old gas station with favorites like braised pork tacos and jerk chicken sandwich.

  • SILVER for Fuel Cantina

Grinder's 

417 E 18th St Kansas City, MO (816) 472-5454

Pizza Sandwiches 
Crazy pizzas. Chili bomb with tater tots and chili.

  • GOLD for Grinder's

Harold's 

602 N Limestone St Gaffney, SC (864) 489-9153

Vegetarian Hot Dogs 


Highland Tavern 

3400 Navajo St Denver, CO (303) 433-1990

homemade tots and unique sandwiches

  • BRONZE for Highland Tavern

Hightstown Diner 

151 Mercer St Hightstown, NJ (609) 443-4600

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Hightstown Diner

Hills' Restaurant and Lounge 

401 W Main Ave Spokane, WA (509) 747-3946

An old pharmacy turned restaurant serving up their own pancetta with scratch made pasta, and a pulled pork sandwich with an Asian twist.


Hodad's 

945 Broadway San Diego, CA (619) 234-6323

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
a legendary surfer spot for some righteous burgers with an old buddy

  • BRONZE for Hodad's

Hopleaf Bar 

5148 N Clark St Chicago, IL (773) 334-9851

Belgian German 
Brewhouse serving up beer to go with mussels, a mega brisket sandwich and their version of headcheese.

  • BRONZE for Hopleaf Bar

Irazu 

1865 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL (773) 252-5687

Mexican 
a mother/son duo serve up Costa Rican classics like chicharron with pico de gallo and Pepito sandwich with steak and black beans

  • BRONZE for Irazu

Jefferson Diner 

5 Bowling Green Pkwy Lake Hopatcong, NJ (973) 663-0233

Sandwiches American 


Jethro's Fine Grub 

3420 Dunbar St Vancouver, Canada (604) 569-3441

Pulled Pork sandwiches


Jimtown Store 

6706 Hwy 128 Healdsburg, CA (707) 433-1212

Sandwiches Bakery 


Joey K's 

3001 Magazine St New Orleans, LA (504) 891-0997

Seafood Southern 

  • SILVER for Joey K's

Katie's Restaurant and Bar 

3701 Iberville St. New Orleans, LA (504) 488-6582

Italian Californian 
Corner restaurant and bar where the local seafood sandwich is so large they call it The Barge.

  • SILVER for Katie's Restaurant and Bar

Kelly O's 

1130 Perry Hwy Pittsburgh, PA (412) 364-0473

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Kelly O's

Kenny & Ziggy's 

2327 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX (713) 871-8883

Kosher Sandwiches 

  • GOLD for Kenny & Ziggy's

Kounty Quarthouse 

4119 S County Road K South Range, WI (715) 398-5582

the roadside bar serving sandwiches stuffed with the bomb brisket and crispy pork belly


La Camaronera Fish Market 

1952 W Flagler St Miami, FL (305) 642-3322

Seafood Cuban 
Old Time Favorites


La Caraquena 

300 W Broad St Falls Church, VA (703) 533-0076

South American Latin American 
South American joint attached to a motel where the Venezuelan sandwich comes loaded with shredded beef, black beans and cheese, or chicken s

  • SILVER for La Caraquena

Lake Effect Diner 

3165 Main St Buffalo, NY (716) 833-1952

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Lake Effect Diner

Leaping Lizards Cafe 

4408 Shore Dr Virginia Beach, VA (757) 460-5327

Sandwiches American 
the little gift shop and cafe puttin' out totally homemade favorites like mama used to make, from chicken salad sandwiches to beef tenderloi

  • BRONZE for Leaping Lizards Cafe

Louie's 

1839 N Henderson Ave Dallas, TX (214) 826-0505

Italian Pizza 

  • SILVER for Louie's

Lucky's Cafe 

777 Starkweather Ave Cleveland, OH (216) 622-7773

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Michael Symon - Biscuits and Gravy

  • GOLD for Lucky's Cafe

Luke's Inside Out 

1109 S Lamar Austin, TX (512) 589-8883

Fast Food Sandwiches 
a tiny trailer serving up scratch-made sammies to customers on the street and in the bar next door

  • BRONZE for Luke's Inside Out

Mahony's PO Boy Shop 

3454 Magazine St New Orleans, LA (504) 899-3374

Sandwiches American 
New Orleans legend Emeril Lagasse to sample the Big Easy's favorite sandwich, Fried Oyster with Bacon Po'Boy.

  • SILVER for Mahony's PO Boy Shop

Manci's Antique Club 

1715 Main St Daphne, AL (251) 626-3124

Steak Seafood 

  • BRONZE for Manci's Antique Club

Maple and Motor 

4810 Maple Ave Dallas, TX (214) 522-4400

Vegetarian Fast Food 
a side-of-the-road joint focuses on one thing only: burgers.

  • SILVER for Maple and Motor

Maries Italian Specialties 

641 Shunpike Rd Chatham, NJ (973) 377-7878

the real deal Italian joint baking up some righteous fried chicken, arancini balls, and the decadent sacred swine sandwich


Marietta Diner 

306 Cobb Pkwy S Marietta, GA (770) 423-9390

Sandwiches American 

  • GOLD for Marietta Diner

Matt's Big Breakfast 

801 N 1st St Phoenix, AZ (602) 254-1074

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Guy Fieri - The Chop & Chick

  • GOLD for Matt's Big Breakfast

Melt Bar & Grilled 

14718 Detroit Ave Lakewood, OH (216) 226-3699

Traditional American Vegetarian 
Anne Thornton - The Godfather

  • GOLD for Melt Bar & Grilled

Memphis Taproom 

2331 E Cumberland St Philadelphia, PA (215) 425-4460

Vegetarian American 
Local favorite serving a vegan club sandwich with deep fried tofu and smoked coconut

  • BRONZE for Memphis Taproom

Metro 29 Diner 

4711 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA (703) 528-2464

Sandwiches American 
home-cooking the classics from French toast to leg of lamb

  • SILVER for Metro 29 Diner

Mike's Chili Parlor 

1447 NW Ballard Ave Seattle, WA (206) 782-2808

Sandwiches American 
Famous chili spot.

  • SILVER for Mike's Chili Parlor

Miller's Deli 

1725 Polk St San Francisco, CA (415) 563-3542

Kosher Sandwiches 
old-fashioned chicken noodle with matzo ball soup and potato latkes


Morin's Diner 

16 S Main St Attleboro, MA (508) 222-9875

Sandwiches American 


Nadine's 

19 S 27th St Pittsburgh, PA (412) 481-1793

Mexican Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Nadine's

Noble Pig 

11815 RANCH ROAD 620 N Austin, TX (512) 382-6248

Sandwiches Bakery 
the gourmet sandwich shop slicin up duck pastrami and a knuckle sandwich

  • SILVER for Noble Pig

Otto's Sausage 

4138 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland, OR (503) 771-6714

Hot Dogs Fast Food 
Pork based hot dog.

  • GOLD for Otto's Sausage

Panini Pete's 

42 1/2 S Section St Ste 2 Fairhope, AL (251) 929-0122

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Panini Pete's

Panozzo's Italian Marke 

1303 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL (312) 356-9966

Italian 
the Italian market scratch making meats for the meatball hero and the crispy porchetta sandwich.

  • SILVER for Panozzo's Italian Marke

Parasol's Bar 

2533 Constance St New Orleans, LA (504) 302-1543

Irish Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Parasol's Bar

Percy Street BBQ 

1701 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia, PA (215) 964-9014

a restaurant veteran serving up all kinds of fresh BBQ, from the chopped brisket sandwich to a Vietnamese-inspired pork belly sandwich


Pete's Breakfast House 

2055 E Main St Ventura, CA (805) 648-1130

Traditional American 
one Pete passes another Pete a rockin breakfast joint servin' up pancake burritos and fiery-hot sandwiches

  • BRONZE for Pete's Breakfast House

Phat Bites 

940 Allen Rd Nashville, TN (615) 871-4055

Vegetarian 
all kinds of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches


Podnah's Pit 

1469 NE Prescott Portland, OR (503) 281-3700

Sandwiches Barbecue 

  • SILVER for Podnah's Pit

Queens Comfort 

4009 30th Ave Queens, NY (646) 597-8687

Unique foods and sandwiches. Chicken sandwich with bacon jam.


Ramona Cafe 

628 Main St Ramona, CA (760) 789-8656

Fast Food Vietnamese 

  • BRONZE for Ramona Cafe

Red Arrow Diner 

61 Lowell St Manchester, NH (603) 626-1118

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Red Arrow Diner

Rex Italian Foods 

4431 N Harlem Ave Chicago, IL (708) 457-0177

Italian 
the real deal Italian family serving up totally scratch-made Sicilian sandwiches like the schiacciata

  • BRONZE for Rex  Italian Foods

Rick's Press Room 

130 E Idaho Ave Meridian, ID (208) 288-0558

Sandwiches American 


Sakaya Kitchen 

3401 N Miami Ave Miami Beach, FL (305) 576-8096

Asian fusion restaurant with a great duck sandwich


Santa Cruz Diner 

909 Ocean St Santa Cruz, CA (831) 426-7151

Sandwiches Polynesian 

  • BRONZE for Santa Cruz Diner

Shorty's Pizza 

1015 Tower Ave Superior, WI (715) 718-0889

the sports bar scoring with classics like house-cured meat pizza and a super special chicken sandwich


Showdogs 

1020 Market St San Francisco, CA (415) 558-9560

Traditional American Hot Dogs 
hot dog place with unique selections like the lamb merguez dog and fried chicken sandwich.


Sidecar 

560 5th Ave Brooklyn, NY (718) 369-0077

American Burgers 
A team of brothers kick traditional bar food up a notch with their homemade brandade with escabeche and a unique Cuban sandwich.

  • BRONZE for Sidecar

Sky Blue Sky 

605 Bloor St W Toronto, Canada (647) 351-7945

University Sandwiches


Skylark Diner 

17 Wooding Ave Edison, NJ (732) 777-7878

Seafood Sandwiches 

  • SILVER for Skylark Diner

South Side Soda Shop 

1122 S Main St Goshen, IN (574) 534-3790

Seafood Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for South Side Soda Shop

Standard Diner 

320 Central Ave SE Albuquerque, NM (505) 243-1440

Sandwiches American 

  • SILVER for Standard Diner

Studio Diner 

4701 Ruffin Rd San Diego, CA (858) 715-6400

Hot Dogs Sandwiches 

  • SILVER for Studio Diner

Super Duper Weenie 

306 Black Rock Tpke Fairfield, CT (203) 334-3647

Hot Dogs Fast Food 

  • BRONZE for Super Duper Weenie

Terry's Turf Club 

4618 Eastern Ave Cincinnati, OH (513) 533-4222

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • GOLD for Terry's Turf Club

The Alley Restaurant at Aiea Bowl 

99-115 Aiea Heights Dr Ste 310 Aiea, HI (808) 488-6854

the double-duty bowling alley/restaurant is keeping it funky with one of DDD's best-ever oxtail soups and the flavorful grilled turkey sandw


The Duce 

525 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ (602) 866-3823

Sandwiches Subs 
the boxing gym slash restaurant with mac-and-cheese muffins and chicken pot pie in glass mugs


The Fly Trap 

22950 Woodward Ave Ferndale, MI (248) 399-5150

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • SILVER for The Fly Trap

The Golden State 

426 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA (323) 782-8331

Vegetarian Hamburgers 
burger joint spicing things up with a hot pork sandwich and going Mediterranean with a lamb burger


The Pit Stop 

1706 Sunrise Highway Merrick, NY (516) 223-7799

Fast Food Sandwiches 
Homemade food and lots of variety.

  • SILVER for The Pit Stop

The Smoke Joint 

87 S Elliott Pl Brooklyn, NY (718) 797-1011

Sandwiches American 
barbecue joint mashing up a variety of styles for their unique wings and their big time beef ribs

  • BRONZE for The Smoke Joint

The Tin Shed Garden Cafe 

1438 NE Alberta St Portland, OR (503) 288-6966

comfort foods like the artichoke sandwich and a curried lentil dish


Twisted Apron 

1833 Wyandotte St E Windsor, Canada (519) 256-2665

Pacific Salmon Waffle Sandwiches


Union Wood Shop 

18 S Main St Clarkston, MI (248) 625-5660

Bacon topped pizza, bacon burger. The porker uses every part of the pig.

  • SILVER for Union Wood Shop

Westside Drive-In 

1929 W State St Boise, ID (208) 345-2816

Fast Food Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Westside Drive-In

White Light Diner 

114 Bridge St Frankfort, KY (502) 696-9104

Sandwiches American 

  • BRONZE for White Light Diner

Zydeco's 

11 E Main St Mooresville, IN (317) 834-3900

Seafood Sandwiches 
a New Orleans native is scratch cookin' hometown favorites like jambalaya and blackened catfish

  • BRONZE for Zydeco's

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