Best Bites in DeKalb County: Sandwich Edition

​Best Bites in DeKalb County: Sandwich Edition
By Kerry Scott

There’s something inherently comforting about a good sandwich. Whether it’s the crunch of toasted bread, the savory layers of cheese, meats, and vegetables, or the unique condiments that bring it all together, sandwiches are a universally beloved food. In DeKalb County, Alabama, we’re lucky to have an array of sandwich spots that offer unique flavors and satisfying bites. Here’s our list of ten must-try sandwiches from across the county, each with its own charm and character.

1. Caroline’s Café – Housemade Pimento Cheese and Bacon Sandwich

Located in Collinsville, Caroline’s Café is a local favorite known for its friendly service and homemade delights. The Housemade Pimento Cheese and Bacon Sandwich is a Southern classic, featuring rich and creamy pimento cheese paired with crispy bacon. At about $5, it’s a wallet-friendly option with big flavor. Caroline’s Café: 52 S Valley Ave., Collinsville, (256) 557-4606.

2. The Bakehouse Downtown – The Figgy

Head over to Fort Payne and visit The Bakehouse Downtown to try The Figgy, also known as “The Mayor’s Favorite.” This sandwich is a delightful combination of toasted whole grain bread, smoked turkey, sharp cheddar, organic mixed greens, and a sweet and tangy fig jam. It’s the kind of sandwich that leaves you craving more, making it no surprise that it’s a local bestseller. The Bakehouse Downtown: 110 1st St. W, Fort Payne, (256) 979-1481.

3. The Spot Coffee Shop – The Signature Spot

Also in Fort Payne, The Spot Coffee Shop offers The Signature Spot, a sandwich that lives up to its name. With bacon, turkey, pepper jack cheese, Spot Sauce, lettuce, red onion, and roasted red peppers on ciabatta bread, it’s a flavor explosion in every bite. The Spot Sauce adds a unique touch that sets this sandwich apart. The Spot Coffee Shop: 101 Gault Ave. N, Fort Payne, (256) 979-1287.

4. Howard’s Restaurant – BLT

Sometimes, the best sandwiches are the simplest ones. At Howard’s Restaurant in Ider, the classic BLT is super satisfying with bacon, fresh sliced tomatoes, and plenty of crisp iceberg lettuce. The sandwich comes with chips, a pickle, and a drink, making it a satisfying and affordable choice. Howard’s Restaurant: 12070 AL-75, Ider, (256) 657-4191.

5. Puck’s Restaurant – The Club

In Crossville, Puck’s Restaurant serves up The Club, a sandwich that never goes out of style. Choose between ham and turkey, then add American or Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. It’s all about the quality of the ingredients, and Puck’s doesn’t disappoint. It’s a perfect balance of fresh, savory flavors. Puck’s Restaurant: 18657 AL Highway 68, Crossville, (256) 561-2170.

6. Country Side Restaurant – Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich

Fyffe’s Country Side Restaurant offers a hearty and filling choice with their Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. Loaded with tender beef, peppers, onions, and gooey cheese, it’s a comfort food classic that’s sure to satisfy. If you’re in the mood for something substantial, this is the sandwich to try. Country Side Restaurant: 1122 Main St., Fyffe, (256) 516-6265.

7. Tickled Pink – Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini

Tickled Pink in Geraldine is known for its creative menu, and the Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini is a shining example. This toasted panini is filled with tender chicken, crispy bacon, and creamy ranch dressing, creating a satisfying and indulgent sandwich. It comes with fries and a drink, making it a hearty meal. Tickled Pink: 41608 AL Highway 75, Geraldine, (256) 202-0700.

8. Mi Pizza – Muffuletta

Valley Head’s Mi Pizza brings a taste of New Orleans with its Muffuletta sandwich. Packed with meats, cheeses, and a unique olive salad, it’s a bold and flavorful choice that will transport you straight to the French Quarter. If you’re looking for something a little different, this is the sandwich for you. Mi Pizza: 74 Winston St., Valley Head, (256) 662-0966.

9. 50 Taters Rainsville – Bama Cheesesteak

Located in Rainsville, 50 Taters offers a unique twist on a classic cheesesteak with the Bama Cheesesteak. This sandwich features barbecue pork and beef, peppers, onions, house-made white sauce, and a generous helping of BBQ sauce, all served on a hoagie. It’s a large and flavorful sandwich that’s perfect for a big appetite. 50 Taters: 770 Main St. E, Rainsville, (256) 638-3150.

10. The Hatter Café – Waffle Sandwich

Located in Mentone, The Hatter Café offers a delightful creation featuring thinly sliced ham and smoked turkey, complemented by Havarti cheese and a touch of raspberry jam. A crispy, sweet homemade waffle serves as the sandwich bread. The combination of savory and sweet flavors in this sandwich is sure to make it a favorite. The Hatter Café: 4277 AL-117, Mentone, (256) 634-2018.

These are just a few of the amazing sandwiches you can find in DeKalb County. With so many great spots to choose from, you’re sure to find a sandwich that suits your taste. Have a favorite sandwich or restaurant that’s not on this list? We’d love to hear from you! Share your recommendations and help us expand our list of the best bites in DeKalb. Happy eating!