Chicago >Restaurants > Potbelly Sandwich Shop - Lincoln
2264 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.923189 -87.645805
Open seven days a week 11am to 10pm
Neighborhoods: Lincoln Park, North Side
Nothing but good things to say about potbelly. Guess everyone's doing the toasted sub thing these days but it doesn't get much better then potbelly
Good, pretty cheap, filling. This is a great place for lunch. Service is quick, many great options for your sandwich, and the sandwiches themselves are bigger than subway, but not as overkill as Quizno's.
It's a Concept I Guess – It's a concept. It's a franchise. It's not a sandwich. Awful. Why must everything be toasted and/or smashed?
Great Chicago institution – How can you not love the original Potbelly's, now that they've sprung up everywhere? Sure, it's a limited menu -- it's a sandwich joint -- but they have a way with the toaster, and all of the sandwiches are gooey great! Plus, the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are worth a wait in line.
The BEST!!!! – I live in New York but my favorite part of visiting Chicago is Potbellys. Others may try to copy their style of toasting the sandwich but they fail. Potbelly's make the best sandwiches, shakes and cookies. Needless to say- not the best option for those counting calories. I anxiously await the day they open in New York until then I'll have to visit them in Chicago.
Lines + an average sandwich – It's really not a bad sandwich place. It's solidly better than subway, on par with a good day at Quizno's. The only thing is, if you're in Chicago, there are probably a dozen unique and awesome sandwich places within one mile of you - at any given time. Try Jerry's. Try Bari. Try a Mr. Beef beef. Heck, try a hotdog at Portillo's!
Overrated but decent. – Once you eaten these a few times, you realize they all taste the same. There's not a lot of variety or creativity here, and they don't really compare to great hoagie or grinder places on the east coast. That being said, if you're hungry, and have exhausted all other options, you could do worse. Reviewers who grade these high are the same who think that Domino's is great pizza.
No better than Quizno's – Fast and friendly service. Nice ambience. Average sandwiches. If you like toasted sandwiches, go to Quizno's instead. Sandwich wrappers are always oily from workers gloves. Not worth going out of your way for and definately not a top Chicago eatery.
Tasty baked sandwiches served in a charming, antique-filled setting. – The Scene
Hung-over post-collegians and neighborhood regulars fill this charming space, which started out as an antique shop in 1977 and now serves some of the best sandwiches in the city. Vintage signs and odds and ends are scattered about. On weekend afternoons, live musicians strum from an overhead platform. The lines are long, but the college-kid crew behind the counter works like a well-oiled machine.
There's nothing too fancy here, just dense baked sandwiches like smoked ham or turkey and Swiss, meatball, and the "wreck": salami, roast beef, turkey and ham with swiss. The secret is the bread, a fresh Italian roll baked till crisp yet chewy. Don't forget the hot peppers--you can always cool off with a mocha shake or pineapple coconut smoothie.
Perfect Sandwich every time!!! – I have been going to Potbelly's for the past 10 years! I used to go to the original on Lincoln Ave when I was in High School, and as a huge fan I can't begin to describe the happiness I felt when they started a chain! Now I can be in the North Shore and get the same amazing sandwich with that special mustard, I can also be in Printer's Row and do the same! I am amazed that the quality of the sandwiches was Not compromized by the expansion! Potbelly's, you are awesome! Thank you : ) Best of luck!
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