Nov 3, 2020 Communities

The Best Places to Get a Sandwich in the Omaha Area

The sandwich may just be the height of culinary creation. Not only are they easy to hold and eat, but they can come in so many different forms! Hoagies, subs, burgers, po’boys—the list is practically endless.

Because today is National Sandwich Day, we rounded up the best sandwich spots in the Omaha area. From BBQ to grilled cheeses to breakfast creations, these Omaha restaurants manage to offer a world of flavor in between two slices of bread. Enjoy!

Ansel’s Pastrami & Bagels

3618 Farnam Street, Omaha

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Located in The Switch, a new food hall in the heart of Blackstone, you’ll find Ansel’s Pastrami and Bagels, a New York-inspired sandwich shop serving up all your favorite deli classics brought to you from the same masterminds behind Noli’s Pizzeria. Join them during breakfast for beer-boiled bagels or a Philly breakfast sandwich. Or, if you’re visiting at lunchtime, don’t miss their pastrami, reuben or turkey club. They also have a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. Click here to read through their full menu!


Block 16

1611 Farnam Street, Omaha

If we had to list Omaha’s most iconic restaurants, Block 16 would definitely be up there. This farm-to-table joint is a local favorite, offering a slew of amazing sandwiches, burgers and more. In fact, Block 16 has gained accolades like “Best Restaurant in Nebraska,” “The Best Burger in Nebraska” and even lays claim to Food Network’s Alton Brown’s favorite burger in the entire country. Because they rely heavily on local and seasonal ingredients, their menu changes quite often. But no matter when you visit, we promise you’ll get to try a sandwich that will make your taste buds sing!


Cellar 19 Wine & Deli

928 Valley View Drive, Council Bluffs

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Cellar 19 Wine & Deli features gourmet deli sandwiches along with sides, soups and salads that are all created using fresh, in-season ingredients. While you’ll probably stop by for a sandwich, you’ll definitely stay for a dessert—all of which are made in house by a pastry chef. In addition to tantalizing dishes, they also offer live music every Saturday and wine tastings throughout the month. Make sure to follow them on Facebook to see their daily specials and itinerary of upcoming events.


Crescent Moon

3578 Farnam Street, Omaha

Did you know that the famous reuben sandwich was invented right here in Omaha? It was first created at the historic Blackstone Hotel, but while you can’t taste the original sandwich there anymore, you can head a few steps away to the Crescent Moon in Beer Corner USA for the closest thing. Their reuben has landed on several of our blog posts—including our Quintessential Omaha Food Bucket List—and is an absolute must-try. Featuring slow-cooked corn beef, Swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing grilled on marble rye, this might just be the best sandwich in Omaha. But if reubens aren’t your thing, Crescent Moon also offers several other incredible sandwiches that you’re sure to enjoy.


Culprit Cafe & Bakery

1603 Farnam Street, Omaha | 3201 Farnam Street #6112, Omaha

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In our opinion, the bread is the most important part of any sandwich. So when looking for a place to go for a good ‘wich—head somewhere you know the bread will be amazing! Culprit Cafe & Bakery is one of the best bakeries in town, offering bagels, loaves of bread, pastries, and, of course, fantastic sandwiches. The bread is made fresh, in house every single day and is delicious on its own and when topped with plenty of veggies, meat and cheeses. They are constantly changing their menu and experimenting with new recipes, so make sure to follow them on social media to make sure you’re up-to-date on their delicious creations.


Ethnic Sandwich Shop 

1438 South 13th Street, Omaha

Owned by a spectacular mother-daughter duo, The Ethnic Sandwich Shop has been an Omaha staple since 1977. With a mouthwatering menu featuring home-cooked dishes like pasta, salads, and subs, it’s safe to say that this will be your new favorite restaurant in the city! Click here to explore their massive sandwich menu—which includes everything from classic hoagies and clubs to hot sandwiches like a meatball sub, French dip and Italian sausage.


Jay’s Smokin BBQ

2524 South 13th Street, Omaha

Located in downtown Omaha, Jay’s Smokin BBQ has some of the best barbeque in town! They use the finest and freshest ingredients to craft meals that your entire family will love—including incredible sandwiches. Cheeseburgers, patty melts, pork rib, smoked sausage, pulled pork, smoked brisket, you name it and they’ve used it to craft a delicious sandwich that will make your mouth water. Click here to explore their entire menu and call in to place your order. Just don’t forget to throw in a few fried Oreos while you’re at it! Trust us, you’ll thank us later.


Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe

8706 Countryside Plaza, Omaha | 5026 Underwood Avenue, Omaha | 6900 O Street, #132, Lincoln

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After learning the trade in Montreal and Paris, chef and baker John Quiring came back to Lincoln to start the amazing Le Quartier Baking Company in March of 2006. Today, they have three locations throughout the Omaha and Lincoln area, each offering a range of fresh sandwiches, quiche, pastries, soups and more! Our favorite sandwich has to be the seared roast beef on a croissant because when visiting Le Quartier, a croissant is an absolute must. Click here to peruse their menu! You can order online and pick your sandwiches up curbside.


Little King

Locations All Across Nebraska

In 1969, Sid Wertheim opened the first Little King at 80th and Dodge right here in Omaha. Since then, Little King has spread out all across the state, with locations in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. And this hometown sandwich shop is just as good as it was four decades ago, offering the delicious taste of bread that is baked on site, quality meats and cheeses, and soups that are second to none. No matter what sandwich you decide to order, make sure to get it the “Little King Way,” which includes lettuce, tomato, onion, oil, vinegar, salt and oregano to create a perfect meal with the signature Little King flavors.



1620 Dodge Street, Omaha

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Nestled downtown, Pressed is a favorite sandwich destination for many in the Omaha area. Offering a plethora of tasty sandwiches for both breakfast and lunch—served with a complimentary bag of chips and a pickle spear—there’s a little something for everyone on the Pressed menu! But if you only have time to try one thing, reviewers rave about the incredible tuna melt, which features tuna fish salad and provolone and even a jalapeño for an extra kick if you want.


Razzy’s Deli

2615 North 90th Street, Omaha

Having been around for over 50 years, Razor’s Deli is an Omaha classic. Corned beef, chicken salad — you name it and Razzy’s makes it using fresh and delicious ingredients. If you aren’t the biggest sandwich fan, don’t miss Razzy’s soup, which many call the best in town. Stop in for a bite and play a round of checkers while you’re there! Afterward, don’t miss their fresh pudding, cookies, cakes and pies for dessert.


Star Deli

6114 Military Avenue, Omaha

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The Star Deli, located in Benson, is a casual sandwich shop and gallery space offering a variety of toasted sandwiches, salads and soups. Their menu features a mixture of classic and creative sandwiches from a cubano to a jalapeño popper grilled cheese that has Yelpers raving! Pay them a visit the next time you get a chance and spend your lunch hour chowing down on tasty sandwiches, chips and Ted & Wally’s ice cream, and exploring some of the best art in Omaha.


Which wich is your favorite in Omaha?

Lettuce know in the comments below!

Nov 3, 2020 Communities
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