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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

 

300 East 

300 East Blvd Charlotte, NC (704) 332-6507

Traditional American Eclectic & International 
the mother-daughter team serving up savory lamb ragout and a decadent ice cream sandwich


 

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

  • BRONZE for Arleta Library Bakery and Cafe

 

Baby Blue's BBQ 

444 Lincoln Blvd Venice, CA (310) 396-7675

Southern Comfort Food 
Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mac & Cheese and spicy XXX BBQ Sauce.

  • GOLD for Baby Blue's BBQ


 

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 

860 N Orleans St Chicago, IL (773) 725-8544

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

  • GOLD 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

  • BRONZE for Bludso's BBQ

 

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

  • BRONZE for Broken Record

 

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

  • BRONZE for Davis Pub

 

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

 

Grilled Cheese Crab Cake Co 

55 W Laurel Dr Somers, NJ (609) 601-7533

Seafood 
the sandwich spot serving up all kinds of crazy combos, like a killer crab melt and the bomb pork belly reuben


 

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

  • SILVER 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

 

Jamie's Grill and Bar 

427 Broadway Sacramento, CA (916) 442-4044

Californian 
Garlic roasted steak sandwich and prime rib

  • SILVER for Jamie's Grill and Bar

 

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 

  • BRONZE for Jimtown Store

 

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.

  • GOLD for Katie's Restaurant and Bar

 

Kelly O's 

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

Vegetarian Sandwiches 

  • SILVER 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

  • BRONZE for La Camaronera Fish Market

 

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 CLOSED 

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

Steak Seafood 

  • BRONZE for Manci's Antique Club CLOSED

 

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.

  • GOLD 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) 258-1747

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 

  • BRONZE for Morin's Diner

 

Nadine's 

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

Mexican Sandwiches 

  • BRONZE for Nadine's

 

Noble Pig 

12233 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 
The Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato Panini and the House Roasted Turkey Panini

  • BRONZE for Panini Pete's

 

Panozzo's Italian Marke CLOSED 

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 CLOSED

 

Parasol's Bar 

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

Irish Sandwiches 
Neighborhood bar since the 1950's

  • SILVER for Parasol's Bar

 

Percy Street BBQ 

900 South St 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

  • BRONZE for Percy Street BBQ

 

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 

2730 b. Lebanon Pike Donelson, TN (615) 871-4055

Vegetarian 
all kinds of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches


 

Pit Road Bar and Grill 

2330 Tipton Dr #100 Charlotte, NC (980) 237-0291

go-kart track serving revved-up sandwiches like steak with fig preserves and smoking hot chicken.


 

Podnah's Pit 

1625 NE Killingsworth St Portland, OR (503) 281-3700

Sandwiches Barbecue 
BBQ Sampler

  • 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

 

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 

  • SILVER 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 
A gym is connected to the restaurant for getting back into shape afterward. So go ahead and feast on comfort food faves like Beer Can Chicke


 

The Fly Trap 

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

Vegetarian Sandwiches 
Salmon burger

  • 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 Sandwich League 

1845 W 11th Ave Eugene, OR (541) 653-9591

Amazing sandwich truck making a pork on pork sandwich.


 

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


 

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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