The Charlottesville 29 of Sandwiches: Charlottesville’s 29 Essential Sandwiches, Ranked

by Charlottesville29

Welcome to The Charlottesville 29 of Sandwiches — the ranking of Charlottesville’s essential sandwiches. Like The Charlottesville 29 does with restaurants, The Charlottesville 29 of Sandwiches asks: “if there were just 29 sandwiches in Charlottesville, what would be the ideal 29?”

Unlike the restaurant 29, the sandwiches are ranked. What does this mean? Well, if there were 29 sandwiches in Charlottesville, the ideal set would be all 29. But, if there were just 28 sandwiches, it would be the top 28. And so on, leading up to the one Charlottesville sandwich that would be hardest to live without.

The list is based on 29 years of research and sandwich consumption in Charlottesville, narrowing hundreds down to a mere 29. A task this daunting requires clearly defined rules. Those are here.

And with that, The Charlottesville 29 of Sandwiches. Click each link to learn more:

#1: Roasted Vegetable Panuozzo – Lampo

#2: Stock Ham Biscuit – Stock Provisions

#3: Cemita de Milanesa y Chorizo – Al Carbon

#4: Ottobun with Beef – Otto

#5: Fried Chicken Sandwich – The Fitzroy

#6: Bánh Mì – Vu Noodles

#7: Notorious P.I.G. – Ivy Provisions

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#8: Cheesesteak – Belle

#9: Torta de Lengua y Chorizo – Tacos Gomez

#10: Deli-Egg and American on an Everything – Bodo’s Bagels

#11: Pig Mac – Little Star

#12: Ace Dip – Ace Biscuit & Barbecue

#13: Belle Cubano – Belle

#14: Adana Kebab Sandwich on Pita, with Yogurt Sauce – Sultan Kebab

#15: Breakfast Sandwich #1 on English Muffin – Belle

#16: Bocadillo – Mas Tapas

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#17: Pho-rench Dip – Feast!

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#18: Ednam – The Market at Bellair

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#19: Reuben – Holly’s Diner

#20: Fresh Maine Lobster Roll, Connecticut Style – Public Fish & Oyster

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#21: Elliewood Club and House Dressing on Pumpernickel – Take It Away

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#22: The Angry Bird – Kitchen(ette)

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#23: Shack Pastrami – Taste Shack (temporarily closed)

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#24: Oyster Po’ Boy – The Whiskey Jar

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#25: Chicken, Cheddar, Fig Panini – Feast!

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#26: Meatball Parmigiana Submarine – Anna’s Pizza #5

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#27: Fish Sandwich – Burtons Grill

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28: BLT – Blue Moon Diner

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#29: Simply Gruyere – ooey, gooey, crispy

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