We had already been to the Stone House Restaurant and Bakery in Delphi, Indiana and we needed advice. We asked Jean, the friendly owner of Noble Bikes what other restaurant she recommends.
Her answer? She said to try The Sandwich Shop because it has the best French fries in town–and an unusual layout.
Delphi, Indiana: The Sandwich Shop
Now, I admit, I have a thing for sandwiches. Some people could eat cereal 24/7 but me? I like bread, butter, and all the stuff that goes between.
Sandwich lover or not, The Sandwich Shop in Delphi, Indiana proved to be just as unique as Jean mentioned. I am pretty sure I have never seen a setup quite like this!
Inside The Sandwich Shop
You walk in and BAM! there’s the U-shaped counter four steps in front of you flanked by bar stools. Three other tables dot the outer corners but everything is no more than fifteen or so steps from the door.
The person in the middle runs the show–taking orders, handling the register, serving food, and cooking it! Yes, this place is small. We were instantly intrigued.
So, we sit down. We were a little confused as to how to order. The setup is just that unusual, but, just so you know, you order right from your seat!
The cook/waiter/cashier mans the counter from the middle, taking your order right there! I ordered a Reuben Sandwich and potato salad (already forgetting about the fries advice!) and hubs got a burger and fries.
It was quite a wait but that’s what happens when everything is made fresh. When an order is up, the cook/waitress pops it on the counter close to you so you can grab it. Neat, huh?
Looking at hubs plate I was jealous. How did I forget to order fries? Good thing I make him share.
I will say that the Reuben Sandwich at The Sandwich Shop in Delphi, Indiana is hands-down the best Reuben I have had so far.
First of all, the place was full of locals, and I mean FULL – there was never an empty seat for long, but what made this place a great gathering spot was the banter between the cook/waitress and all the regular customers.
Hubs leaned over at one point and said, “Roseanne!” Yes, the cook/waitress was sassy and fun and quick with the witty comebacks.
You can imagine how surprised we were when we heard one of the regulars call her Rosie! What a coincidence!
Sassy and Sensational
The Sandwich Shop in this small Indiana town has atmosphere, good food, and plenty of sass to keep you entertained.
It was sort of like a slightly sarcastic (but definitely still family friendly) Mayberry.
The only drawback (which probably won’t affect many of you) was the lack of a highchair. We were stuck holding the baby but, even so, we’d definitely go back!
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The Sandwich Shop
112 E Main Street
Delphi, Indiana 46923
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