Nothing quite beats a classic sandwich. With infinite possibilities for what goes inside, we know the best place to start is with some freshly baked bread. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Michael’s Sourdough Sandwiches (pictured above). For the rest of the Marin Magazine‘s Best of Marin County Sandwich picks see below.
Our 2023 Dining category sponsor is Rodney Strong.
We’ve broken it down by region: Southern, Central, Northern and Western Marin.
Stationed in the New Bait Shop Market, Davey Jones Deli offers house-roasted sandwich meats, healthier condiments and organic vegetables; the deli serves generously-sized sandwiches, wraps and salads with vegetarian, vegan and meat-lover options. The shop stays open late, too, for those nights when you need a sandwich and a soda ’round midnight.
1 Gate 6 Rd, Sausalito, 415.331.2282
Located right on Miller, Antone’s East Coast Club Shop boats “true East Coast subs” by a family that knows how. Try one of their classic Italian sausage, pastrami, veggie, or chicken parm sandwiches.
558 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, 415.888.3585
By way of grocery delis, Mill Valley Market does it right. Their large selection of meats, veggies, spreads, cheeses, and bread from the best suppliers makes for high-quality sandwiches.
12 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley, 415.388.3222
Corte Madera, San Rafael
Serving quality eats, service, and catering to Marin County Andy’s Local Market puts the community first. Stop by for one of their famous sandwiches or build your own from a large selection of ingredients.
195 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, 415.945.9068
One part market, two parts deli and cafe just off the downtown strip features all things Italian. Sandwiches, salads and entrees – Il Padrino (aka The Godfather), Mamma’s Meatballs – and a range of imported Italian packaged goods, wines and coffee/espresso are available. Don’t miss the house made cannoli.
1304 Second St, San Rafael; 415.785.7487
Supplying the town of Novato with original Italian subs since 1977, Italian Delite is a staple lunch stop for sandwich lovers in Marin.
971 Front St, Novato, 415.892.9221
The bread is made on site and is said to have magical qualities. It better, as it is the only holder for the overstuffed wonders served at this Best of the County 2022 winner. Fans return over and over to the San Rafael and Novato locations for their faves, ordered by number, then swoon over the huge sandos piled with meat, cheese and enough shredded lettuce to ooze out the sides and onto your lap.
42 Digital Dr, #8, 415.883.5110
This full-service outdoor cafe at the Hog Island Oyster Farm serves some of the best and most fresh seafood in Marin. Try their seasonal menu of raw and BBQ oysters, salads, and seafood specials like this soft shell crab sandwich.
20215 Shoreline Highway, Marshall, 415.663.9218