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The Best Sandwiches in STL

Anyone can make any old sandwich, but a great sandwich can make your whole day. Here are 5 of the best sandwiches you can find in St. Louis.
Reuben sandwich with thick slices of corned beef, sauerkraut, on toasted rye bread served with Irish chips.
Photo by Ed Aller.

You’ve had your fair share of Reubens, but never like this. This Reuben’s thick slices of slow-roasted corned beef brisket, fresh sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese on swirl rye bread toasted to perfection puts it on another level.

“Reuben sandwich was just about perfect. They crisped the bread nicely without making it overly greasy on the fingers. The kraut had a hint of sweetness to it while the creaminess of the melted cheese combined nicely with the thousand island dressing. I really enjoyed the fact they used chunks of carved corned beef instead of deli meat slices. It was unique and delicious!” – Ben S. on Yelp

French dip sandwich with roast beef and dipping sauce.
Photo by BYK Digital

Pickles Deli is the place to go for sandwiches, and this French Dip is no exception. This juicy sandwich is made better with its dipping sauce! It’s a half-pound of shaved roast beef with melted swiss cheese and au jus on a warm French roll. 

I had the french dip and it was outstanding. The best I have ever had. Not too wet like I fear from other places but moist. The roast beef was delicious but I think the thing that put it over the top for me was the bread. It was soft but chewy and had a crunchy crust.” – Jamie M. on Yelp

Banh mi with grilled pork and pickled medley on a toasted baguette served with crab rangoon.
Photo by DD Mau.

The Banh Mi is a sandwich with multicultural roots, created during the French occupation of Vietnam. This delicious Vietnamese sandwich contains cucumbers, cilantro, jalapeno, house mayo, a pickled medley, and traditionally grilled pork in a toasted baguette. DD Mau offers patrons the protein options of pork, steak, chicken, shrimp, tofu, and even vegan beef.

“I’m currently hooked on their steak banh mi. SO. GOOD. They pickle their own veggies and the steak used in the sandwich is nicely seasoned and tender. I will definitely be back for more!” – Joyce T. on Yelp

Sandwich with prime rib, aioli, arugula, and blue cheese cream on a French roll, served with dip.
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This sandwich was named after the Soulard neighborhood, and it wears the name well. It’s packed with flavor: hand-cut hickory & mulberry-smoked prime rib, bone marrow aioli spread, charred onion, arugula, and blue cheese cream on a French roll.

I recommend trying the Soulard primer, which is a prime rib sandwich with spinach and bleu cheese. The smoky flavor of the meat shines through, even with the strong flavor of the cheese. The sandwich also comes with a side of au jus to dip in, which adds another level of flavor to this already amazing sandwich.” – Nathan J. on Yelp

Sandwich with pit-smoked beef, bleu cheese, onion straws, adn KC style BBQ sauce.
Photo by Bootleggin' BBQ

The Miles Davis is the best of barbecue food tossed into one handy sandwich. It’s a house favorite with pit-smoked beef, bleu cheese, onion straws, and Kansas City style BBQ sauce.

“I ordered the Miles Davis sandwich. And the sandwich was off the charts incredible. Moist, tender, full-flavored brisket topped with a balanced blend of blue cheese and onion straws that enhanced the flavor of the beef rather than masking it. Bootleggin’s signature sauce provided the perfect punch of sweet and spice to bring my taste buds to life.” – Bill S. on Yelp