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“A step above Subway”

Potbelly Sandwich Works
Ranked #452 of 3,229 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Arlington, Virginia
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173 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“A step above Subway”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Visitors seem to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Potbelly sandwich chain. Stand shoulder to shoulder with locals, and be prepared to order up when you get to the counter, if not before (keep an eye on the counter help, who often call out to ask your order as you're approaching). Don't goof and request your toppings before your sandwich is warmed and ready. This popular shop uses hot peppers, so be prepared for a spicy bite, or request the peppers on the side. Shakes and cookies are also available for those with a sweet tooth.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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443 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“Why aren't Potbelly in the UK?!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We loved it - the choice of sandwiches, fillings and sauces and drinks. It's an upmarket Subway in many ways, but classier than the latter in every respect. We were so impressed we kept going back during our visit.

Visited January 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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604 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Not always consistent”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

I say not always consistent based on the fact I would eat there at least once a week, more like twice to sometimes three times. I would generally order the same thing, and 50% of the time the order would get messed up, from the bread to the cheese to the meat, you name it. It was close and fast and those were important factors to me. The line can get very long very fast in this location, so get there early.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Graet place to hit up for lunch for a "little" change. It's a sandwich shop, nothing special but better than the typical subway. Fast service. Can be crwded at lunch, but that is the norm for the options in DC. Good place to get out of the office.

  • Visited August 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Delicious Sandwich”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Do it! I got a Sicilian and it was delicious. Perfect mix of meat and meatballs. My wife was pleased with her choice as well. Definitely good for a quick bite as you're out and about

  • Visited January 2012
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