Sandwich season is always on and we all know you’re on the search for more restaurants in Austin, especially sandwich shops. There’s nothing quite like a good, hearty, and flavorful sandwich on a nice day. Here’s a list of some top-rated locations throughout Austin where you can fill up on a sandwich that you might not have thought to make on your own.

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Otherside Deli

4.7 ★
Chicken Cheese Steak, Lebanon Bologna, and Kimchi Reuben are just three exciting options for what Otherside Deli has going on. What makes this particular gem stand out amongst everything happening on 34th St has to be their menu options. Most sandwich shops have all the classics, ham & cheese and the like, but Otherside Deli is truly the other side of what this restaurant style has to offer. When you want to experience something brand new, try out Otherside Deli from 10 am – 3 pm (2 pm on Sundays) every day of the week. They can’t wait to take you to the other side at Otherside Deli. Pair up any of their subs, hoagies, and sandwiches with the macaroni salad and try not to get too full too fast.


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JewBoy Sub Shop

4.6 ★
Tons of patio seating is waiting for you to come enjoy one of the subs at JewBoy Sub Shop on Burnet Rd in the same building that was once home to the Pour House Pub. Throughout the years this location has seen a lot of changes, but the big sign for “Austin’s Historic Farmer’s Market” is one part of this building that is not going anywhere. The folks at JewBoy’s Sub Shop are just as interested in Austin’s history as we are here on The Austin Insider. When you want some variety in your sandwiches, JewBoy is there with a combination of Jewish and Texas Border based flavors that bring the best out of two great culinary worlds. Try out a Macho Man Meatloaf sandwich and try your best to not become obsessed with JewBoy Sub Shop. Open every day outside of Monday, you can make your way to this shop from 11 am – 9 pm.


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The Meltery

4.3 ★
Anyone who shops in Texas knows that H-E-B is on another level when considering household purchases. From the affordable prices to the free samples, there’s always a reason to purchase groceries and goods from any H-E-B but in particular, we are pumped up about the 51st Street location and what they hold inside. Part of “Main Streat” food hall The Meltery is an upgraded grilled cheese experience that will have you planning to hit up the H-E-B more often just to try out menu items like the Hippy Hollow or English Gentleman. Every day, you can chow down on these delectable sandwiches from 11 am – 9 pm and see just how far The Meltery can take the classic idea of a “simple” grilled cheese. Plan to not walk around with anything off their menu, The Meltery is known for being the best possible kind of messy.


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Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

3.9 ★
Though Capriotti’s may first appear to be like any other chain sandwich shop you have attended at least 100 times, their vast menu is full to the brim with not just a massive amount of sandwiches and subs. Find your perfect match for subs like the Impossible Cheese Steak (Vegetarian) or the Grilled Italian with side options like loaded fries or a fresh salad. Alongside all the classics are five veggie friendly options, plenty of huge salads, and the “build your own” perfect meatball sub. Capriotti’s has two locations in Austin, one on Bee Cave and another on Barbara Jordan Blvd, both of which are open from 10:30 am – 8:30 pm every day. Regardless of which location you pick, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop keeps plenty of choices on hand for any craving you’ve got happening.


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Which Wich

3.7 ★
Four locations throughout Austin have to mean something in regards to which sandwich you choose at Which Wich, the superior sandwich shop you didn’t know you were missing. Take on their signature “Wicked” sandwich or pick through a number of other favorites. They have black bean patties, buffalo chicken, turkey and even more. Choose as many or as few toppings as you want, there’s no such thing as too messy when you take on a Which Wich sub. Ask for a milkshake when the sweet tooth starts to take over and maybe even use it to wash down a cookie. Check the website for each location’s specific set of hours and plan for a lunch or dinner experience that is satisfying for everyone from the gluten intolerant to the veggie preferred and anyone in between.


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4.7 ★
Locally owned by two high school sweethearts that have been proudly serving Austin for the last 20 years, Foodheads is a small treasure tucked neatly into 34th Street. Try out any of the breakfast or lunch options and you can’t go wrong. From the ham and egg sandwich to the apple pork sandwich, the foodies at Foodheads are all about providing the most distinct set of flavors with every single meal served. Monday through Friday from 8 am – 3 pm (Saturdays from 9 am – 4 pm) you can find them waiting to treat your party to some of Austin’s best local cooking. Ask about the hot pastrami sandwich, they aren’t always able to keep them around as that is one of the most popular menu items. One trip to this low key spot will have you referring to yourself as a “FoodHead” before you can get halfway through any sandwich.


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Thunderclouds Subs

4.7 ★
With far too many locations throughout this fine town to mention every single one, Thundercloud Subs is the not so high maintenance sub shop that you might find in your own neighborhood. Rejoice in knowing that their bread is baked fresh and brought in from a local bakery every day while all meats and cheeses are sliced daily as well. Locally sourced ingredients are a big part of what makes Thunderclouds Subs so popular throughout the whole state of Texas. Don’t get overwhelmed by how much of their menu is filled with sandwiches that all sound like the perfect meal. Choosing a potential favorite can be tough when having to pick between Turkish Delight, The Office Delight, and many others. Regardless of the location that you select, the staff at any Thundercloud Subs is known for being attentive and excited from the second you walk through the doors so be sure to ask for their suggestions when you’re in. Check out their website for locations and hours no matter where you are in Austin (or Texas) as there is likely a Thundercloud Subs within a short driving distance.


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Big City Bagels and Subs

4.5 ★
Straightforward and right to the point, Big City Bagels and Subs is a simple fix for that bagel or sub you’ve been thinking about lately. Closed on Mondays, Big City Bagels and Subs is ready to serve every other day from 8 am – 3 pm. Make your plans to find them on Anderson Mill Rd and pick from any of their hot, cold, standard, or kosher subs next time you’re wanting something modest and efficient. While the location is low key, their Triple Deck Pastrami Sandwich is anything but. These friendly citizens won’t skimp on their meat servings, piling high any toppings that you want. Breakfast and lunch will be made all the more pleasing with a trip to Big City Bagels and Subs.


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Meat & Bread

4.9 ★
Upscale and worth the slightly higher prices than your average sandwich store, Meat & Bread takes the highest quality approach with their freshly prepared menu. At the Nueces St location here in Austin, you can ask for their signature Porchetta Sandwich for a taste of truly fresh ingredients. Made 100% to order, all the way down to the carving of pork, this particular sub is bound to change your views on what heights a sub is able to reach. During the week, plan for lunch or early dinner at Meat & Bread from 11 am – 4 pm or come in on Saturday from 8 am – 3 pm. As long as you’re not planning your trip for Sunday when they are closed, Meat & Bread will take care of you. Bonus points if you order a cup of sandwich dip with any sub, these aren’t just made for the “French” dip sandwiches anymore.


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Cheba Hut

4.6 ★
Guadalupe St has become quite the hot spot for places to eat and party while visiting Austin and Cheba Hut keeps the fun alive every day from 10 am to midnight. This low-key restaurant serves up over thirty signature sub style sandwiches in a casual setting. Since the late 90s, this franchise has been curing the munchies with subs, rice crispy treats, and more. Ask about a number of specialty cocktails to pair with any of their over-the-top sandwiches. Cheba Hut is the kind of place where you can show up hungry, eat a full meal, then hang out and party until you’re hungry all over again so plan to block out a large part of your day if you’re going to come in.



Don’t hesitate to plan a picnic with meal prep done by any of the restaurants mentioned on our list, there’s nothing better than a good sandwich on a nice day in Austin, TX. We’ve got more than plenty of places to sit outside and take in the sunlight in this vast town and a custom sandwich makes any meal more fun.

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