Patch Picks: Best Sub Shops

Where to get your foot-long on.

“Life is like a sandwich - the more you add to it, the better it becomes.” – Unknown

Sub, sandwich, hoagie, whatever you may call it, there is nothing better than eating one. Over here at the Gaithersburg Patch, we have compiled a list of local sub shops in Gaithersburg.


Jerry’s Subs & Pizza is known for its “World's Best Cheesesteaks,” which they've been serving since 1954. There is something on their menu for everyone. Their world best cheese steak selection includes: the All-American, the Fat Daddy, Hot Shot and the Beast. Their famous overstuffed subs include: tuna (dolphin safe), ham and cheese, veggie melt and meatballs and cheese. Jerry’s menu includes a snack zone that offers fries, fried jalapenos, onion straws and garlic cheese bread. There are three locations in Gaithersburg, including: Frederick Road, Quince Orchard Road and Shady Grove Road. Enjoy the "World's Best Cheesesteak" while taking advantage of free Wi-Fi. Be sure to sign up for “eclub Jerry” to receive coupons, bonus extras, exclusive offers and member-only specials.

Hours: Mon - Thu, 10:30am - 9:30pm; Fri, Sat, 10:30am - 10pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm


If you like New York-style pizza and great Italian pasta and subs, then this is the right restaurant for you! Located off East Diamond Avenue near the Old Towne Gaithersburg train station, Slice of Old Towne is perfect for those who want quality food for nice prices. Slice of Olde Towne is a casual atmosphere restaurant where patrons are always greeted with a smile. Their NY-esgue sub selection includes: Mozzarella Caprese with fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers, lettuce, onions and basil pesto, Eggplant Parmesan, Philadelphia Cheesesteak, Italian Sausage and Peppers and their Italian Cold Cut. This family-friendly parlor will take you straight to New York and you won’t leave hungry.

Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am - 10pm; Sat, 11am - 10pm; Sun, 11am - 9pm


If fresh, hot sandwiches (where the bread is perfectly toasted on the outside and warm on the inside) is what you crave, then head on over to the Potbelly Sandwich Shop. In 1977, a little antique store on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago started selling toasted sandwiches to boost business. These days, Potbelly sandwiches are so popular, that it has put an end to the Potbelly antique portion of the business. Let your mood determine what to order, the choices are endless at Potbelly. The Gaithersburg Potbelly is located in the Washingtonian Rio Center and has funky, antique-like decor. Handmade milk shakes and large pickles round out its menu.

Hours: Sun - Thu, 11am - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 11am - 10pm


Since 1955, Roy’s Place has been making flavorful, fresh, made to order sandwiches. There menu contains over 200 types of sandwiches, including: sausage, knockwurst, salami, ham, bacon, pastrami, bacon, tuna, chicken, corn beef and much more. Their menu is extensive, but don’t worry, sit back, have a beer, relax and be sure to order by number. Try some of their unique sauces like: garlic mayo, guru sauce, horseradish mayo, rat sauce and Roy’s golden sauce. Roy's Place sits along East Diamond Avenue across from the train tracks. It has outdoor seating and happy hour pricing from 4-7pm, Monday-Friday and 9-1am, Thursday-Sunday. Come stop in for a big hearty lunch at this local favorite. This author’s favorites include: #94 THE SONG OF LOVE™: Lobster salad, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato and garlic mayo and #34 MOTHER’S RUIN™: Three hot Italian pork sausages, broiled provolone cheese with fried onions and green peppers on French bread and garlic mayo.
Hours: Sun, 11:30am - 9pm; Mon, 11am - 9pm; Tue - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri, 11am - 10:30pm; Sat, 11:30am - 10:30pm


Jersey Mike’s

It started as small, local sub shop in Point Pleasant, New Jersey and has turned into one of the biggest franchises in America. Jersey Mike’s is the so called “American Dream” restaurant with over 500 locations, including Germantown and Gaithersburg. Jersey Mike’s is now open in the Kentlands; located in Kentlands Square at 249 Kentlands Boulevard. Jersey Mike’s has been in existence since 1956. Being a Jersey Girl, and as far back as I can remember, I frequented the Point Pleasant sub shop often. The Gaithersburg location may not have the same “beach” atmosphere as the Point Pleasant Mike’s but it sure does have the same authentic taste and quality freshness that Jersey Mike’s is known for. The menu includes: #2: Jersey Shore’s Favorite, provolone ham and cappacuolo; #5: The Super Sub, provolone, ham and proscuittini; #13: Original Italian, provolone, ham, proscuittini, cappacuolo, salami and pepperoni and #17: Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly. Try it “Mike’s Way” with onions, lettuce tomato, spices and “the juice” - a combination of red wine vinegar and olive oil blend.

Hours: 10:00am – 9:00pm everyday


Greghands July 24, 2011 at 03:16 AM
Wow, Other then Slice of Old Town it looks like advertising dollars bought the way onto the list.


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