Nashville's 4 favorite spots to score sandwiches on the cheap

Nashville's 4 favorite spots to score sandwiches on the cheap
Mitchell Delicatessen | Photo: Ashley J./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 26, 2020.

Got a hankering for sandwiches?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable sandwich sources in Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Big Al's Deli

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Topping the list is Big Al's Deli. Located at 1828 Fourth Ave. North in Salemtown, the deli and Southern spot is the highest-rated inexpensive sandwich spot in Nashville, boasting five stars out of 342 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Megan W., who reviewed Big Al's Deli on March 24, wrote, "It doesn't look like much, but dang is it something. Service is off the charts, you usually meet Al every time you go, the servings are huge."

Yelper Tim E. wrote, "Yes, all these five star reviews are true. Had chicken with green beans and greens. Chicken was hot and had good flavor. The sides were huge and also tasted great."

2. Mitchell Delicatessen

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Next up is CCSI (South Inglewood)'s Mitchell Delicatessen, situated at 1306 McGavock Pike. With 4.5 stars out of 437 reviews on Yelp, the deli, breakfast and brunch spot, serving sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

If you're looking for more, we found these details about Mitchell Delicatessen.

"We specialize in fresh artisan sandwiches using the highest quality ingredients with a focus on supporting the local economy," per the history section of its Yelp profile. "Also available daily are our hot breakfast bar, salad bar and house-made soup du jour. Come see why Mitchell Delicatessen has a reputation for crafting the best sandwich in town."

3. D'Andrews Bakery & Cafe

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D'Andrews Bakery & Cafe, located at 555 Church St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced bakery, which offers coffee and tea, sandwiches and more, five stars out of 119 reviews. 

Intrigued so far?

"Owner and Executive Chef David Andrews is a Nashville native who spent 13 years as a pastry chef and executive chef in New York City," the business states on Yelp, this time in the bio section of its profile. "While working at places such as Gotham Bar & Grill and the Kimberly Hotel, David learned all about pastries, baked goods, bread, sandwiches and coffee."

Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "For breakfast, brunch, lunch and dessert, we make and bake everything in house at D'Andrews Bakery & Cafe," it notes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "We specialize in pastries - including croissants, eclairs, macarons and cookies - as well as coffee, tea, build-your-own salads, artisanal sandwiches and pizza, and a soup of the day. We also do catering for business meetings and private parties along with custom cakes for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and graduations."

4. Clawson's Pub & Deli

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Clawson's Pub & Deli, a deli and pub that offers sandwiches and more, is another much-loved, inexpensive go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 146 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1205 Fourth Ave. South to see for yourself. 

We looked there to learn more about Clawson's Pub & Deli.

"Sandwiches have always orbited our relationship; when we first met (over 10 years ago)" the business says on Yelp, this time in the bio section of its profile. "Jens was an electrician and I was a recently unemployed operations manager of a jewelry and handbag company. As a good team player should, I would awake with Jens each morning by 5 am to spend my fresh brainpower preparing lunches worthy of Jens' coworker's envy."

Regarding signature items, "Clawson's Pub & Deli is a purveyor of first-rate sandwiches and interesting beers, including six-packs and singles to-go," it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "Sandwiches are constructed of fresh ingredients, rich house-made sauces and love; vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free-ers we've got your back. The beer selection is pretty righteous, with over 50 cans and bottles and two rotating draft beer taps, including styles from wild to mild from breweries near and far."

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