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4731 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD
240-497-0150
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Frequent Lunch Stop

I live 3 blocks from Potbelly and have lunch here at least once a month. Food is reliably good and so is the value. It is a fast food type restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
alanme44
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Bethesda, Maryland
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  • Families with children
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I live 3 blocks from Potbelly and have lunch here at least once a month. Food is reliably good and so is the value. It is a fast food type restaurant.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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296 reviews 296 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Sandwich shop on Elm St. Very good selection of hot sandwiches, soups and salads. Fast friendly service. Quality ingredients. Their chili is very good.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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303 reviews 303 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On a scale somewhere above Subway and below Jimmy Johns and Quiznos. Part self serve, part cafeteria line. Reasonably priced.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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323 reviews 323 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Tucked along a row of restaurants along Elm Street, this Potbelly sees a lot of 'local lunch traffic' - the office workers surrounding the Bethesda metro station flood this typical sandwich shop from 11:30 - 2pm. Stopped in around 1, and had a Big wreck (very filling). No sweet tea options. :-( So I grabbed a Dr. Pepper from the... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A quick place to grab a bite, food is OK, but nothing to really write home about. Atmosphere is a bit dark for my taste, but location is very convenient

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Arvada, Colorado
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128 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love the casual atmosphere and location. My favorite is the pot roast sandwich. It is juicy and tastes like slow-cooked pot roast and fills my craving, when I don 't have time to cook pot roast.

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Kensington, Md.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

One of my kids' favorite lunch spots in Bethesda. We can always count on a decent sandwich (Italian cold cut and turkey are favorites), made-to-order, for a good price. The atmosphere is warm and accommodating. Lunch can get busy, but the line moves quickly and we have always been able to find a table.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This used to be a go to spot for a quick lunch when I worked in the area. Certainly nothing fancy, but tasty and served quickly. If you go during the lunch rush the line may be practically out the door.

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Upstate NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Loved the bread. Great spot for sandwich but gets busy at lunch time. They offer many choices for your sandwiches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

I always get the wreck which is a sub that has a few meats. Excellent sandwich and perfect every time I come. People are friendly and efficient...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4731 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 240-497-0150

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?