These Stacked Sandwiches Will Melt Your Heart

Written By: Kelsey Prince Best Sandwiches San Diego

There’s a reason those who create sandwiches are called Sandwich Artists, and artistry is what you’ll find in these hand-stacked delights made all over San Diego. Indulge in mile-high deli favorites, crispy fried chicken or melty grilled cheese, and don’t forget the secret sauce. 


1 | Wiches & Brews Best Sandwiches San Diego

Board & Brew

Must-Order: Turkado

Board & Brew’s famous Turkado is made with turkey breast and jack cheese topped with avocado, and served on sourdough bread with mayo, onion, lettuce and tomato. The Turkado has remained that restaurant’s #1 seller since 1979. When people think of Board & Brew, they know (and love) the Turkado! Board & Brew’s secret sauce was designed specifically to compliment the Turkado sandwich. 

Order Through: The Board & Brew website, DoorDash

Board & Brew
Carlsbad Bressi Ranch | Carlsbad Village | Del Mar | Del Sur | East Lake | Oceanside | Pacific Beach | Scripps Ranch

2 | Havana Bite Outta This Best Sandwiches San Diego

Miss B’s Coconut Club

Must-Order: El Cubano

Sit back and take in the island vibes with a classic. The El Cubano’s lechon asado is balanced with the addition of gruyere cheese, pickles, mustard and cilantro garlic aioli to make this a stand-out sandwich.

Order Through: Call 858.381.0855 to place your order.

Miss B’s Coconut Club
3704 Mission Blvd, Ste 7154
San Diego, CA 92109


3 | Deli-licious Best Sandwiches San Diego

Moto Deli

Must-Order: Pastrami

Layers and layers of thinly-sliced pastrami, rich caramelized onions and melty Swiss cheese with brown deli mustard make this sandwich the decadence you deserve. “The pastrami sandwich is our take on a classic,” says Chef Andy. His other favorites include the Turketta sandwich, made with house-smoked turkey and house moto spread, or the classic reuben, which is back on the menu by popular demand.

Order Through: The Moto Deli website.

Moto Deli
1076 N Coast Hwy 101, Ste 101
Encinitas, CA 92024


4 | Sky High Sandos Best Sandwiches San Diego

Fat Boy’s Deli and Spirits

Must-Order: Fat Bastard

A half pound of your choice of meat, including sweet sliced ham, roast beef, overfold turkey, or all three, plus four slices of cheese, six slices of bacon and avocado make this huge California-inspired sandwich the lunch of a lifetime. When given the option of going big or going home, the Fat Bastard always goes big.

Order Through: GrubHub, Postmates, Doordash or call 619.202.8720 to place an order to pick up.

Fat Boy’s Deli and Spirits
6191 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115


5 | Risk it for the Brisket Best Sandwiches San Diego

Grand Ole BBQ

Must-Order: Brisket

Hot, house-made brisket-by-the-pound on a sturdy, buttery sandwich roll creates a sandwich you won’t want to put down. Pair this sandwich with sides like potato salad or traditional slaw to take it to the next level.

Grand Ole BBQ
15505 Olde Hwy 80
El Cajon, CA 92021


6 | Not Your Grandma’s Egg Salad

Sandwich Emporium

Must-Order: Super Egg Salad Sandwich

This Japanese-inspired egg salad sandwich is complete with homemade egg salad and a perfectly cooked soft boiled egg in the middle. “Our soft boiled eggs take exactly six minutes. Then, we soak them in an ice bath,” explain owners and twin brothers, John and Peter Le.

Order Through: The Sandwich Emporium website for pick up or UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, GrubHub for delivery.

Sandwich Emporium
Clairemont | Mira Mesa | Rancho Penasquitos


7 | The Meatless Wonder

Rubicon Deli

Photography Provided By: Kenneth Chong

Must-Order: Hot Mess

This roasty, toasty, meatless sandwich is something to celebrate. Three cheeses, tempura onions, charred shiitake mushrooms and dripping chipotle mayo prove that messy is always better.

Order Through: The Rubicon Deli website.

Rubicon Deli Mission Hills
3715 India St
San Diego, CA 92103
Rubicon Deli 4s Ranch
10550 Craftsman Way, Ste 185
San Diego, CA 92127


8 | Windy City Sammies

Grater Grilled Cheese

Must-Order: Chicago Style Grilled Cheese

Five-grilled cheese with roasted ham, fresh tomato, sliced onions, dill pickles, jalapenos, sweet relish, deli mustard and a dash of pepper join forces to create this Chicago-style classic. Executive Chef Joseph Karadakis says this grilled cheese was “inspired by the hot dogs of the Windy City and has become a favorite among guests over the years.” Some people add a grilled all beef frank to complete the experience.

Order Through: DoorDash, Grubhub, UberEats, Postmates or call 858.847.2992 (30% discount for phone and online orders through their website; use promo code 30OFF on website or mention over the phone.) Free Cup of Soup for Kids under 12 and Seniors over 65.

Grater Grilled Cheese Mission Valley
5618 Mission Center Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
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