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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Sandwiches (caution they toast without asking), Good Chili

We ate here for simple deli food. Caution, they toast everything which we didn't know. They gladly remade my daughters sandwich. The chili was hearty and good. Also recommend the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (very good).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Darin S
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We ate here for simple deli food. Caution, they toast everything which we didn't know. They gladly remade my daughters sandwich. The chili was hearty and good. Also recommend the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (very good).

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Bethesda, Maryland
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Potbelly Sandwich Works

Address: 4731 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD
Phone Number: 240-497-0150
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
Cuisine: Italian, American, Sandwiches, Vegetarian, Delicatessen

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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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