The 10 Most Epic Sandwiches in Springfield

November 3, 2017

A good sandwich can really make a day better. A great sandwich can change your life forever. Lucky for us, Springfield has great sandwiches all over the place. We’ve got a wide variety of subs, hoagies, and clubs to choose from at lunch time every day. We wanted to share with you some of our favorites in the Queen City. So, without further ado, here are 10 Epic Sandwiches in Springfield.


The Fighter Pilot at Sub Shop

1721 E Seminole St

(417) 887-3804


Sub shop has been voted Springfield’s best sandwich about a million times by 417 Magazine. There’s a good reason for it, too. The bread is baked fresh daily, the ingredients are quality and the service is absolutely unbeatable. If you go to Sub Shop more than once, chances are they’ll greet you by name and if you have a favorite, they’ll remember it. They really want to make you a good lunch and you can tell by their attention to detail and super friendly service. The Fight Pilot is a signature sandwich at Sub Shop, with ham, salami, lettuce, their secret sub sauce and of course, pepperocini peppers.



The City Smokestack at City Butcher


Look at it and tell us that’s not epic. If you have a pulse and live in Springfield, you’ve already heard about the greatness of City Butcher. Heck, we write about them every other day, it seems. This sandwich is a monster and it’s packed with their award-winning barbecued meats. You get a little bit of everything with the Smokestack. It comes with brisket, pulled pork and a few hot links popped on top for good measure. Come hungry and leave in a state of pure bliss.



The French Dip at Neighbor’s Mill

This one is Murney favorite. Neighbor’s Mill is right in our backyard, so we’re always popping by for a French Dip. This place also bakes their bread fresh and the slightly spicy sourdough on this sandwich is what makes it special. It’s grilled enough to give it a crisp snap on each bite and paired with a mouth watering au jus, it’s a delightful lunch every single time.


The Sullipants at Druff’s

(417) 719-1719


At the bottom of the Sky Eleven building in Downtown Springfield, a grilled cheese revolution is happening. The folks at Druff’s have it down to a science. This sandwich is a perfect example of what Druff’s does. It’s an amalgamation of chicken, pepperjack cheese, grilled onion and house BBQ sauce on a delicious pair of sourdough slices. Plus, it’s named for local marketing guru and Mother’s Brewery employee Josh Sullivan. So, you know it’s gonna be good.


The Springfield Cheesesteak at Chicago Cheesesteak


Could a sandwich be any more Springfield? Chichago Cheesesteak Company’s name might make you think this food is transplant from the Windy City, but this one is all SGF. The base of the sandwich is one of Chicago Cheesesteak’s namesakes, delicious sliced steak on a tasty roll. The Springfield Cheesesteak adds cashews, green onions, fried chicken and a sauce reminiscent of the classic Chinese dish Springfield is known for.


The Hangover at Mo Beef



This monster sandwich seems to be named for folks who are looking for a cure to a late night out on the town, but it works just as well if you’re simply really hungry. It’s a very hearty portion of shaved ham with a fried egg on top and also graced with a slice of provolone cheese. Plus, it’s delivered on a crispy croissant. The best part? It’s only $6!


The Pork Loin Sandwich at the Big Easy Grill

(417) 832-0040


Look at the size of that thing. It’s more than a sandwich. It’s like a whole beach-wich. Ok, that might not be the best line ever, but you get the idea. It’s an enormous hunk of fried pork fritter with your choice of mayo or cajun mustard on a kaiser roll that is clearly not equipped to handle the load. You’ll probably need a knife and fork to get this meal finished.

The Cuban at Grad School

This sandwich is already pretty famous in Springfield. It’s been featured in every food-related blog and magazine in town. So, naturally we had to include it as well. For good reason, too. It’s a stunningly good sandwich. The marriage of chorizo and thick cut, house-baked ham creates a symphony of flavor between the slices of bread that contain it. It’s also accented by sharp cheddar, pickles, avocado, lettuce and tomato. A classic staple of sandwich lore in the Queen City.



The Pattty Melt at Casper’s


There’s no better time to go to Casper’s than when it’s cold outside. Let’s be honest, you’re probably going there for the chili, because, why wouldn’t you? It’s fantastic. But, along with your bowl of chili, give the patty melt a try. It’s an excellent interpretation of a classic burger-sandwich crossover. It’s a tasty burger patty on grilled bread with a little butter, sauteed onions and thousand island dressing with melty cheese keeping it all together. Delicious.

The Firebird at MJ’s Deli


If you’re looking for a spicy option, this is the way to go. It’s a combination of  Turkey, pepper jack, roasted tomato, spinach, siriracha, pickled red onion and peppadew. You’re gonna want a glass of water handy, because it does pack a punch, but it won’t stay with you all day. You’re not gonna be crying from the amount of spice, just pleasantly fired up.

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