The 7 Best Sandwich Places in Cincinnati

What’s your favorite type of sandwich?

Smoked turkey and swiss? BLT? The classic club? A Reuben?

No matter what you prefer, Cincinnati has an abundance of incredible shops around the city where you can enjoy a variety of delicious sandwiches.

In this article we share the best places to get a sandwich around the Queen City.

Map of Places

The following map shows the location of every sandwich place mentioned in this post:

Carl’s Deli

With a menu that boasts over 30 different types of sandwiches, Carl’s Deli offers something for all sandwich lovers.

Located in the heart of the Hyde Park neighborhood, this little deli is a local favorite known for their delicious flavors and their friendly service. Our favorite sandwich on the menu is The Carl’s Country Club, but you can’t go wrong with any item on the menu.

Website: Carl’s Deli

Location: 2836 Observatory Ave # A, Cincinnati, OH 45208

B&A Street Kitchen

Located just a short walk away from Washington Park in Over-The-Rhine, B&A Street Kitchen is a restaurant that specializes in breakfast foods and sandwiches. Our personal favorite item on the menu is the BELT, which boasts an insane amount of flavor packed in between layers of bacon, egg, lettuce, and turkey.

Website: B&A Street Kitchen

Location: 1500 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Scherpies Produce & Deli

Located in the quaint St. Bernard neighborhood, Scherpies is a local favorite spot for all things deli. Their sandwiches are top notch and their service is friendly. It’s hard not to love this spot.

Website: Scherpiers Produce & Deli

Location: 503 E Ross Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45217

J & W Sandwich Shoppe‎

With a menu that features a club sandwich, a Philly steak hot sandwich, roast beef sandwich, a double BLT and much more, J&W is one of the best sandwich spots in the whole city. They also offer some delicious soups and salads that go well with the sandwiches.

Website: J & W Sandwich Shoppe

Location: 2004 Worth Ave, Norwood, OH 45212

The Wheel

Located in between Oakley and Hyde Park, The Wheel is a hip neighborhood sandwich spot that specializes in Italian sandwiches and entrees. Our personal favorite items on the menu include the pulled pork sandwich, the mortadella, and the rosemary roasted carrot.

Website: The Wheel

Location: 3805 Brotherton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

Fred & Gari’s

Located in Downtown Cincinnati, Fred & Gari’s is a gourmet deli that specializes in soups, deli sandwiches, and salads. Known as one of the favorite lunch spots for those who work Downtown, Fred & Gari’s has a reputation for delicious sandwiches and quick service.

Website: Fred & Gari’s

Location: 629 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202


With three locations around the city, Izzy’s is sandwich spot that is known particularly for their Reubens, so much so that they’re often said to serve up the “World’s Best Reuben Sandwiches.” If you’re in the mood for a Reuben, you can’t go wrong with Izzy’s.

Website: Izzy’s

Location: 800 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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