Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? A food item that can be eaten at any time of the day? Yes, please!
Alabama is full of amazing restaurants that offer a variety of delicious sandwiches. From paninis and hoagies, to pitas and po boys, you absolutely must try these nine sandwiches before you die:
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1. Italian Beef Sandwich - The Chicago Cafe
The Chicago Cafe is best known for serving up delicious gourmet hot dogs. However, their sandwiches are also worth raving about. The next time you're near the downtown Florence area, stop by The Chicago Cafe and give their Italian Beef Sandwich a try. You won't be disappointed!
Address: 106 E Mobile St, Florence, AL 35630
2. Hickory Smoked Turkey Sandwich - Bates House of Turkey
Since 1970, Bates House of Turkey has been serving up a variety of turkey creations in Greenville, Alabama. As a matter of fact, everything they serve is made from turkey. Their famous Hickory Smoked Turkey Sandwich was included on the list "100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die," and it keeps customers coming back for more.
Address: 1001 Fort Dale Rd, Greenville, AL 36037
3. Pete’s Famous Muffaletta Panino - Panini Pete's Cafe & Bakeshoppe
There aren't many things that can beat a great panini, especially one from Panini Pete's Cafe & Bakeshoppe. This restaurant, which is a favorite among locals and tourists, offers a variety of delicious paninis. One of their most famous paninis is Pete’s Famous Muffaletta Panino, which consists of Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad that's packed between two slices of rustic Italian bread.
Address: 42 1/2 S Section St, Fairhope, AL 36532
4. Chicken Camel Rider - Sammy's Sandwich Shop
Sammy's Sandwich Shop is one of those special "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants that's considered a true gem. When it comes to sandwiches, this local favorite serves up delicious pita-style sandwiches known as "Camel Riders." These unique sandwiches consist of a pita pocket that's been stuffed with different types of meats. The Chicken Camel Rider (pictured) is simply a pita pocket that's been stuffed with a grilled chicken salad. It's incredibly delicious!
Address: 4921 Messer Airport Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35212
5. Cornbread BBQ Sandwich - Down South BBQ
Down South BBQ offers a delicious sandwich that's made from two southern favorites: cornbread and barbecue. Pulled pork that's sandwiched between two cornbread cakes may sound strange, but after just one bite, you'll be asking yourself, "Why didn't I try this amazing sandwich sooner?" Address: 19891 County Road 10, Foley, AL 36535
6. Brisket Panini - Brick & Tin
The Brisket Panini at Brick & Tin will leave you wanting more. It's seriously that good! This panini is Brick & Tin's most popular sandwich, which consists of braised beef brisket, caramelized onions and white bbq on pain de mie flatbread. Without a doubt, the Brisket Panini is well worth the hype! Address: 2901 Cahaba Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223
7. Crawfish Po Boy - Po Boy Factory
The Po Boy Factory is "Huntsville's Cajun and New Orleans Seafood Restaurant." Sure, their menu includes a variety of options, but the obvious (and best) choice is their famous Crawfish Po Boy, which is part of the "Scruffy's Special." The next time you visit "The Rocket City," be sure to stop by and give this sandwich a try. You'll love it!
Address: 815 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville, AL 35801
8. Italian Stallion - Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain
At Payne's Sandwich Shop & Soda Fountain, you'll be taken back in time the moment you step inside. You'll also be introduced to their famous sandwich, the Italian Stallion, which consists of grilled Genoa salami, ham, pepperoni, onions, peppers, melted provolone and pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and creamy Italian dressing on a hoagie bun. If you're a fan of Italian cuisine, you'll absolutely love this sandwich! Address: 101 E Laurel St, Scottsboro, AL 35768
9. Reuben - Regina's Kitchen
Regina's Kitchen is one of the best lunch spots in Mobile. And it comes as no surprise considering a variety of delicious sandwiches are served here, including their famous Reuben. This classic sandwich, which consists of corned beef, sour kraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing between two slices of rye bread, is INCREDIBLE! Address: 2056 Government St, Mobile, AL 36606
Have you tried any of these delicious sandwiches? Where is your favorite place in Alabama to get a sandwich? Let us know in the comments!
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