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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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The Crunchy Yardbird at Yardbird

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Yardbird’s famed fried chicken topped with sweet Tabasco, house-made bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and buttermilk dressing. Southern heaven.

Salami Provolone at La Sandwicherie

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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.

Roast Beef at La Baguette

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The deli serves up some pretty Miamian sandwiches, among them the Roast beef sandwich on French bread.

Reuben at Josh's Deli

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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.

Slow Smoked BBQ Pork at Tobacco Road

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

Homemade Pastrami at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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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.

Cuban Sandwich at Versailles

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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.

Cubano at The Bazaar

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Yet again, the Cuban sandwich prevails. Jose Andres created this one specifically for his restaurant’s Miami location.

Pan Con Minuta at La Camaronera

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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).

Bistec at Woody's Steak Sandwich

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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.

Honey Mustard Chicken at Best Sub Shop

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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.

Grilled Cheese at Ms. Cheezious

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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.

Pulled Rotisserie Chicken at Crumb on Parchment

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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.

Big Ragout Sandwich at Blue Collar Restaurant

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Hollowed-out crusty bread, pork and veal shoulder, brisket, mozzarella and parmesan. Need more be said?

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The Crunchy Yardbird at Yardbird

Yardbird’s famed fried chicken topped with sweet Tabasco, house-made bacon, tomatoes, lettuce and buttermilk dressing. Southern heaven.

Salami Provolone at La Sandwicherie

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.

Roast Beef at La Baguette

The deli serves up some pretty Miamian sandwiches, among them the Roast beef sandwich on French bread.

Reuben at Josh's Deli

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.

Slow Smoked BBQ Pork at Tobacco Road

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

Homemade Pastrami at Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

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.

Cuban Sandwich at Versailles

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.

Cubano at The Bazaar

Yet again, the Cuban sandwich prevails. Jose Andres created this one specifically for his restaurant’s Miami location.

Pan Con Minuta at La Camaronera

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).

Bistec at Woody's Steak Sandwich

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.

Honey Mustard Chicken at Best Sub Shop

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.

Grilled Cheese at Ms. Cheezious

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.

Pulled Rotisserie Chicken at Crumb on Parchment

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.

Big Ragout Sandwich at Blue Collar Restaurant

Hollowed-out crusty bread, pork and veal shoulder, brisket, mozzarella and parmesan. Need more be said?

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