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14 of Miami's Most Iconic Sandwiches

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So many different cultures have come to define Miami's culinary scene that it is now one great big melting pot of everything good and delicious. Yes, this means that the Cuban sandwhich at Versailles is iconic Miami. With that in mind, here's a guide to 14 of Miami's most iconic sandwiches from some of the most Miamian of restaurants, both old and new. From grilled cheese to smoked barbecue pork, here are the sandwiches that represent, at times strange and unlikely ways, our Magic City.


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1. The Crunchy Yardbird at Yardbird

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1600 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220
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Yardbird’s famed fried chicken topped with sweet Tabasco, house-made bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and buttermilk dressing. Southern heaven.

2. Salami Provolone at La Sandwicherie

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229 14th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-8934
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On a menu full of sandwich options, the Salami Provolone really holds its own. Add whatever you want to it, as is custom at this spot. Don’t forget the cornichons.

3. Roast Beef at La Baguette

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Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The deli serves up some pretty Miamian sandwiches, among them the Roast beef sandwich on French bread.

4. Reuben at Josh's Deli

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9517 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL
A hotspot for kosher-style lunching, Josh’s serves up a mean Reuben Sandwich with corned beef, which is house-cured for 14 days then braised.

5. Slow Smoked BBQ Pork at Tobacco Road

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626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 374-1198
Miami, Southern, BBQ. They go together. Almost as well as the Memphis style pulled pork and homemade BBQ sauce in this sandwich.

6. Homemade Pastrami at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550
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Yep, these guys are all about classic American so is this pastrami sandwich on grilled ciabatta slathered with red cabbage slaw, thousand island dressing and gruyere cheese.

7. Cuban Sandwich at Versailles

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3555 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 244-0240
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What’s more iconic Miami than a Cuban sandwich? A Cuban sandwich at Versailles: sweet ham, roast pork, and swiss cheese on toasted Cuban bread with mustard and pickles.

8. Cubano at The Bazaar

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1701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Yet again, the Cuban sandwich prevails. Jose Andres created this one specifically for his restaurant’s Miami location.

9. Pan Con Minuta at La Camaronera

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1952 West Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 642-3322
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Since seafood is pretty iconic Miami, a fishy sandwich is in order. Snapper, two buns, and classic Miami. (In fact, an all fish menu of sandwiches here).

10. Bistec at Woody's Steak Sandwich

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13105 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami, FL
(305) 891-1451
The Philly Steak sandwich may not have originated in Miami, but at Woody’s it feels like its right where it belongs. Thin sliced steak, grilled onions and cheese served on a hot, buttered, crispy roll.

11. Honey Mustard Chicken at Best Sub Shop

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9802 SW 77th Ave
Miami, FL
(305) 279-0000
This little off-the-beaten track deli serves up a mighty Honey Mustard Chicken sandwich. In fact, they may even be best known for this very concoction.

12. Grilled Cheese at Ms. Cheezious

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NW 2nd Aveune
Miami, FL
This food truck is known all over Miami for their sandwiches. Stock up the grilled cheese with a variety of cheeses like cheddar, swiss, gruyere or Havarti.

13. Pulled Rotisserie Chicken at Crumb on Parchment

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3930 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-9444
Michelle Bernstein’s Chicken Sandwich has really become a Miami staple. Besides being stacked with chicken, the sandwich is also adorned with caramelized apples, onion, arugula and goat cheese.

14. Big Ragout Sandwich at Blue Collar Restaurant

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6730 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 756-0366
Hollowed-out crusty bread, pork and veal shoulder, brisket, mozzarella and parmesan. Need more be said?

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1. The Crunchy Yardbird at Yardbird

1600 Lenox Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Yardbird’s famed fried chicken topped with sweet Tabasco, house-made bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and buttermilk dressing. Southern heaven.
1600 Lenox Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Salami Provolone at La Sandwicherie

229 14th St., Miami Beach, FL 33139
On a menu full of sandwich options, the Salami Provolone really holds its own. Add whatever you want to it, as is custom at this spot. Don’t forget the cornichons.
229 14th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

3. Roast Beef at La Baguette

Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The deli serves up some pretty Miamian sandwiches, among them the Roast beef sandwich on French bread.
Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

4. Reuben at Josh's Deli

9517 Harding Ave, Surfside, FL
A hotspot for kosher-style lunching, Josh’s serves up a mean Reuben Sandwich with corned beef, which is house-cured for 14 days then braised.
9517 Harding Ave
Surfside, FL

5. Slow Smoked BBQ Pork at Tobacco Road

626 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Miami, Southern, BBQ. They go together. Almost as well as the Memphis style pulled pork and homemade BBQ sauce in this sandwich.
626 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130

6. Homemade Pastrami at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL 33137
Yep, these guys are all about classic American so is this pastrami sandwich on grilled ciabatta slathered with red cabbage slaw, thousand island dressing and gruyere cheese.
130 NE 40th St.
Miami, FL 33137

7. Cuban Sandwich at Versailles

3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135
What’s more iconic Miami than a Cuban sandwich? A Cuban sandwich at Versailles: sweet ham, roast pork, and swiss cheese on toasted Cuban bread with mustard and pickles.
3555 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135

8. Cubano at The Bazaar

1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Yet again, the Cuban sandwich prevails. Jose Andres created this one specifically for his restaurant’s Miami location.
1701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Pan Con Minuta at La Camaronera

1952 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135
Since seafood is pretty iconic Miami, a fishy sandwich is in order. Snapper, two buns, and classic Miami. (In fact, an all fish menu of sandwiches here).
1952 West Flagler St
Miami, FL 33135

10. Bistec at Woody's Steak Sandwich

13105 Biscayne Blvd, North Miami, FL
The Philly Steak sandwich may not have originated in Miami, but at Woody’s it feels like its right where it belongs. Thin sliced steak, grilled onions and cheese served on a hot, buttered, crispy roll.
13105 Biscayne Blvd
North Miami, FL

11. Honey Mustard Chicken at Best Sub Shop

9802 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL
This little off-the-beaten track deli serves up a mighty Honey Mustard Chicken sandwich. In fact, they may even be best known for this very concoction.
9802 SW 77th Ave
Miami, FL

12. Grilled Cheese at Ms. Cheezious

NW 2nd Aveune, Miami, FL
This food truck is known all over Miami for their sandwiches. Stock up the grilled cheese with a variety of cheeses like cheddar, swiss, gruyere or Havarti.
NW 2nd Aveune
Miami, FL

13. Pulled Rotisserie Chicken at Crumb on Parchment

3930 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Michelle Bernstein’s Chicken Sandwich has really become a Miami staple. Besides being stacked with chicken, the sandwich is also adorned with caramelized apples, onion, arugula and goat cheese.
3930 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

14. Big Ragout Sandwich at Blue Collar Restaurant

6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138
Hollowed-out crusty bread, pork and veal shoulder, brisket, mozzarella and parmesan. Need more be said?
6730 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138

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