November 10, 2017

The 10 Sandwiches that Define Cleveland

Meaty? Check. Hearty? Definitely. Delicious? Duh. That's what we're searching for when looking for a delicious sandwich, and one that tastes like Cleveland when you're biting in. These 10 sandwiches from restaurants around Northeast Ohio help define the region by not only being delicious but incorporating the various cultures and cuisines that make up the area. Take a bite.

Meaty? Check. Hearty? Definitely. Delicious? Duh. That's what we're searching for when looking for a delicious sandwich, and one that tastes like Cleveland when you're biting in. These 10 sandwiches from restaurants around Northeast Ohio help define the region by not only being delicious but incorporating the various cultures and cuisines that make up the area. Take a bite.

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 Gyro from Greek Village Grille
Multiple Locations
But in this case, the bread is warm pita, the meat is seasoned lamb and beef, standing in for the veggies are tomatoes and onion, and that sauce is a refreshing yogurt-cucumber blend.
Photo via @SashDDavenport/Instagram

Gyro from Greek Village Grille

Multiple Locations

But in this case, the bread is warm pita, the meat is seasoned lamb and beef, standing in for the veggies are tomatoes and onion, and that sauce is a refreshing yogurt-cucumber blend.

Photo via @SashDDavenport/Instagram
 Corned Beef From Slyman’s
3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland
16 tons and what do you get? The best corned beef sandwich without going into debt. They still slice every sandwich to order, and every sandwich still towers above much of the competition. 
Photo via @P.M.Anthony/Instagram

Corned Beef From Slyman’s

3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland

16 tons and what do you get? The best corned beef sandwich without going into debt. They still slice every sandwich to order, and every sandwich still towers above much of the competition.

Photo via @P.M.Anthony/Instagram
 Corned Beef From Slyman’s
3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland
Amaze your friends by ordering in Slymaneze: a “natural” means plain; “original” comes with mustard; and “Smurf” buys you one with Swiss and mustard (which ain’t kosher, by the way).
Photo via @AGirlAboutChicago/Instagram

Corned Beef From Slyman’s

3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland

Amaze your friends by ordering in Slymaneze: a “natural” means plain; “original” comes with mustard; and “Smurf” buys you one with Swiss and mustard (which ain’t kosher, by the way).

Photo via @AGirlAboutChicago/Instagram
 Smoked Turkey Panini from Luna Bakery and Cafe
2482 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights
A great marriage of smoked turkey, mild cheddar, fresh spinach and avocado-chipotle mayo in a warm, griddle-crisped bread hug.
Photo via @LunaBakeryCafe/Instagram

Smoked Turkey Panini from Luna Bakery and Cafe

2482 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights

A great marriage of smoked turkey, mild cheddar, fresh spinach and avocado-chipotle mayo in a warm, griddle-crisped bread hug.

Photo via @LunaBakeryCafe/Instagram
 Smoked Turkey Panini from Luna Bakery and Cafe
2482 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights
What more could you want? 
Photo via Luna Bakery and Cafe/Facebook

Smoked Turkey Panini from Luna Bakery and Cafe

2482 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights

What more could you want?

Photo via Luna Bakery and Cafe/Facebook
 French Dip from Rosewood Grill
Multiple Locations
Call your sandwich the "Killer French Dip" and it damn well better be good. And this one is. 
Photo via @TheMiddletonLife/Instagram

French Dip from Rosewood Grill

Multiple Locations

Call your sandwich the "Killer French Dip" and it damn well better be good. And this one is.

Photo via @TheMiddletonLife/Instagram
 French Dip from Rosewood Grill
Multiple Locations
A crusty French roll is stuffed with shaved Certified Angus Beef prime rib and gruyere cheese. But it’s that salty, beefy au jus on the side that transforms this sandwich into the stuff of legends.
Photo via @Rosewood_Grill/Instagram

French Dip from Rosewood Grill

Multiple Locations

A crusty French roll is stuffed with shaved Certified Angus Beef prime rib and gruyere cheese. But it’s that salty, beefy au jus on the side that transforms this sandwich into the stuff of legends.

Photo via @Rosewood_Grill/Instagram
 Pulled Pork from Brew Kettle
8377 Pearl Rd., Strongsville
Tender, moist, lean and smoky thanks to a lengthy stay in the pit, Brew Kettle’s pulled pork sandwich exhibits all the signs of great ‘cue. 
Photo via @Eckow8/Instagram

Pulled Pork from Brew Kettle

8377 Pearl Rd., Strongsville

Tender, moist, lean and smoky thanks to a lengthy stay in the pit, Brew Kettle’s pulled pork sandwich exhibits all the signs of great ‘cue.

Photo via @Eckow8/Instagram
 Fried BBQ Shrimp Po’  Boy from Battiste and Dupree Cajun Grill
1992 Warrensville Center Rd., Cleveland
(It also comes with American cheese, which we kindly ask the boss to omit).
Photo via Battiste and Dupree/Yelp

Fried BBQ Shrimp Po’ Boy from Battiste and Dupree Cajun Grill

1992 Warrensville Center Rd., Cleveland

(It also comes with American cheese, which we kindly ask the boss to omit).

Photo via Battiste and Dupree/Yelp
 Banh Mi From Superior Pho
3030 Superior Ave., in Golden Plaza, Cleveland
The unlikely marriage of French and Vietnamese cuisines birthed the bahn mi, the United Nations of sandwiches. 
Photo via @Superior_Pho/Instagram

Banh Mi From Superior Pho

3030 Superior Ave., in Golden Plaza, Cleveland

The unlikely marriage of French and Vietnamese cuisines birthed the bahn mi, the United Nations of sandwiches.

Photo via @Superior_Pho/Instagram