Potbelly Sandwich Shop

★★★★☆
  • 520 N Michigan Ave Ste 426

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Map & Directions
  • 312-644-1008

Food

Food
More choices in Chicago:
Resultset_next

Ed Debevic's

640 N Wells St Chicago, IL

Resultset_next

The Artist's Cafe

412 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL

4.3548 31
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Potbelly Sandwich Shop was?
Write a Review
.

I love these sandwiches. We do not pre portion our meat, we make every sandwich to order and the meat is outstanding! I would highley recomend the wreck if you can't decide

2
★★★★★

I love these sandwiches. We do not pre portion our meat, we make every sandwich to order and the meat is outstanding! I would highley recomend the wreck if you can't decide

.

I visited the Potbelly located in the downtown Houston Park Shopping Center for the first time today. I ordered the Veggie Salad, and it is the WORST salad I have ever eaten in my life. Everything in the salad was old and soggy. If I hadn?t been so hungry I would have thrown it away. If I ever eat at Potbelly?s again I will not order a salad.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I visited the Potbelly located in the downtown Houston Park Shopping Center for the first time today. I ordered the Veggie Salad, and it is the WORST salad I have ever eaten in my life. Everything in the salad was old and soggy. If I hadn?t been so hungry I would have thrown it away. If I ever eat at Potbelly?s again I will not order a salad.

.

I heard this place made a great sandwich, but I had to try it myself. I always try the tuna salad pretty much everywhere I can. This was the most unusual tuna salad I have ever had. It tasted as if they marinated and grilled a tuna steak then chopped it up with a very light dash of mayo. The flavor was outstanding! I can't wait to have another one. This was definitely did not taste like tuna from a can.

2
★★★★★

I heard this place made a great sandwich, but I had to try it myself. I always try the tuna salad pretty much everywhere I can. This was the most unusual tuna salad I have ever had. It tasted as if they marinated and grilled a tuna steak then chopped it up with a very light dash of mayo. The flavor was outstanding! I can't wait to have another one. This was definitely did not taste like tuna from a can.

Pros: WOW. Great sandwich. Don't miss it.

.

The sandwiches my wife and I tried were ok but not near the expectation we were led to believe. Bread was ordinary, portions of meat scant, toasted not baked. The best part of the sandwich was the hot peper mix. The cup of Cole Slaw was nothing more than a souffle cup and did not stand out. The dining area is nice but I would rather have had a great sandwich. When we are in Columbus we always make a stop at a place called wg Grinders. There are a few of them also and those oven baked sandwiches are the real deal.

1
★★☆☆☆

The sandwiches my wife and I tried were ok but not near the expectation we were led to believe. Bread was ordinary, portions of meat scant, toasted not baked. The best part of the sandwich was the hot peper mix. The cup of Cole Slaw was nothing more than a souffle cup and did not stand out. The dining area is nice but I would rather have had a great sandwich. When we are in Columbus we always make a stop at a place called wg Grinders. There are a few of them also and those oven baked sandwiches are the real deal.

Pros: Milk Shakes

Cons: The Wreck needs some guts

.

I thought the voting was for a Chicago place. Potbelly is a chain not a Chicago place. If that were the case isn't Mcdonalds the best because they sell more burgers and sandwiches that anyone else. All those billions and billions can't be wrong.
Potbelly's is usually very crowded and the food is pre-portioned - in other words, the employees pick up a slab o' meat and place it between bread slices. A regular restaraunt will make your sandwich to order from ingredients.

1
★★★☆☆

I thought the voting was for a Chicago place. Potbelly is a chain not a Chicago place. If that were the case isn't Mcdonalds the best because they sell more burgers and sandwiches that anyone else. All those billions and billions can't be wrong.
Potbelly's is usually very crowded and the food is pre-portioned - in other words, the employees pick up a slab o' meat and place it between bread slices. A regular restaraunt will make your sandwich to order from ingredients.

Pros: Faster than a sit down place

Cons: Chain, pre-made portions, crowded

.

I would definitely rate this restaurant as average. The sandwiches are tasty and the atmosphere is okay. The portions aren't huge, but neither are the prices. For those of you who complain about their sandwiches being "too small" for Chicagoans, that's exactly why Americans are SO overweight! Their portions are average, their prices are low, and the food is good.

1
★★★☆☆

I would definitely rate this restaurant as average. The sandwiches are tasty and the atmosphere is okay. The portions aren't huge, but neither are the prices. For those of you who complain about their sandwiches being "too small" for Chicagoans, that's exactly why Americans are SO overweight! Their portions are average, their prices are low, and the food is good.

Pros: Inexpensive, Quick Service

Cons: Limited Menu

.

I had a daughter diagnosed with cancer at age 5 and for the next 4 1/2 years we spent many months, weeks, etc at Children' Memorial Hospital. There is a Potbellys within walkin distance to the hosp. My daughter loved the giant pickles and their sandwiches, (which they made special for her) I loved their food too. The staff was so very accomodating and friendly. It was nice I could go in their in a fog (my mind focused on hospital issues) and I could just say "I need a sandwich for my daughter". They would just make it and toss in a cookie or chips or something nice for her and always remembered to say "hope she's feeling better." I have many fond memories there- although my daughter did not survive, I have great memories and a high regard for those people- They earned their wings in heaven.

2
★★★★★

I had a daughter diagnosed with cancer at age 5 and for the next 4 1/2 years we spent many months, weeks, etc at Children' Memorial Hospital. There is a Potbellys within walkin distance to the hosp. My daughter loved the giant pickles and their sandwiches, (which they made special for her) I loved their food too. The staff was so very accomodating and friendly. It was nice I could go in their in a fog (my mind focused on hospital issues) and I could just say "I need a sandwich for my daughter". They would just make it and toss in a cookie or chips or something nice for her and always remembered to say "hope she's feeling better." I have many fond memories there- although my daughter did not survive, I have great memories and a high regard for those people- They earned their wings in heaven.

Pros: Accommodating, Great Sandwiches, Fast Service

.

This place is the best! Try their milkshakes and all their sandwiches! You won't be disappointed. And they're fast and friendly too!

2
★★★★★

This place is the best! Try their milkshakes and all their sandwiches! You won't be disappointed. And they're fast and friendly too!

.

I've lived in New York, Denver & Chicago, eat out all the time and Potbelly's is still the bast sandwich I have ever had.
I am eating a Potbelly's Turkey Sub with everything on it including the gardeniera (hot pepper salad) at least once a week.
It beats Quiznos (overpriced and scant on the meat) and Subway (cheap meat, not toasted) every time.

Yum.

2
★★★★★

I've lived in New York, Denver & Chicago, eat out all the time and Potbelly's is still the bast sandwich I have ever had.
I am eating a Potbelly's Turkey Sub with everything on it including the gardeniera (hot pepper salad) at least once a week.
It beats Quiznos (overpriced and scant on the meat) and Subway (cheap meat, not toasted) every time.

Yum.

Pros: Hot Gardeniera

Cons: Lines

.

The sandwiches are great and so are the shakes and side dishes. But when you finish the sandwich you end up wishing there were just 3 or 4 more good bites.

The lines are long but the people are helpful and friendly. Plus the employees seem to like the place and are proud of it which is a big contrast to your local Burger King.

2
★★★★☆

The sandwiches are great and so are the shakes and side dishes. But when you finish the sandwich you end up wishing there were just 3 or 4 more good bites.

The lines are long but the people are helpful and friendly. Plus the employees seem to like the place and are proud of it which is a big contrast to your local Burger King.

Pros: Great Sandwiches, Good Side Dishes, Shakes

Cons: A bit too small

.

I've been to Potbelly's more times than I can count, and yes, they do have long lines because so many people love their delicious sandwiches. However, their assembly-line style service is the fastest, most efficient in the city and will get you your food in 5-10 minutes. Also, I recommend taking advantage of their call-ahead ordering, which guarantees no waiting at all. I've been to Santullo's on numerous occasions, and to say it even compares to Potbelly's is to do a great disservice to Potbelly's.

2
★★★★★

I've been to Potbelly's more times than I can count, and yes, they do have long lines because so many people love their delicious sandwiches. However, their assembly-line style service is the fastest, most efficient in the city and will get you your food in 5-10 minutes. Also, I recommend taking advantage of their call-ahead ordering, which guarantees no waiting at all. I've been to Santullo's on numerous occasions, and to say it even compares to Potbelly's is to do a great disservice to Potbelly's.

Pros: Best sandwiches, Inexpensive, Fast

Cons: Crowded, Loud music

.

good selection of sandwiches, kind of like quiznos but better!
great pickles, coles slaw, everything the only thing it lacked was beer.

2
★★★★★

good selection of sandwiches, kind of like quiznos but better!
great pickles, coles slaw, everything the only thing it lacked was beer.

.

Potbelly's is good, everyone knows that and that is part of the problem. Their lines are way too long and the people working there are rude if you don't know their "system". The first and only time I have gone there, I waited in line for 10 minutes, then I didn't know what to order and when and they didn't offer any help, only harsh directions.
Recently a place opened on North Ave. right by Damen called Santullo's Eatery, they are nice, food is better and you have more selections. They have the same type of toasted sandwiches.

1
★★☆☆☆

Potbelly's is good, everyone knows that and that is part of the problem. Their lines are way too long and the people working there are rude if you don't know their "system". The first and only time I have gone there, I waited in line for 10 minutes, then I didn't know what to order and when and they didn't offer any help, only harsh directions.
Recently a place opened on North Ave. right by Damen called Santullo's Eatery, they are nice, food is better and you have more selections. They have the same type of toasted sandwiches.

Pros: good sandwich

Cons: lines, rude, chain

.

Have only been to the one at Midway Airport. Fantastic tasting sandwiches, real meat, prepared quickly. Price - can't even buy a Chicago Style Hotdog for the price you pay at Potbelly's for a good sandwich, chips, pop.

2
★★★★★

Have only been to the one at Midway Airport. Fantastic tasting sandwiches, real meat, prepared quickly. Price - can't even buy a Chicago Style Hotdog for the price you pay at Potbelly's for a good sandwich, chips, pop.

.

Potbelly's make the best sandwiches. That's all there is to it. The bread is great and the toasting makes it perfect. Lines move fast and service is great. My sister, a New Yorker, always asks to come to Potbelly's when she visits Chicago.

2
★★★★★

Potbelly's make the best sandwiches. That's all there is to it. The bread is great and the toasting makes it perfect. Lines move fast and service is great. My sister, a New Yorker, always asks to come to Potbelly's when she visits Chicago.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded

.

Potbelly's is excellent from their hand-made shakes to their italian sub with hot giardinera peppers! Perfecto!!!

2
★★★★★

Potbelly's is excellent from their hand-made shakes to their italian sub with hot giardinera peppers! Perfecto!!!

Pros: great sandwiches

Cons: order taking

.

Best turkey sub I have ever had. I have never once been disappointed. The key to a good sub is always in the bread, and this sub has great bread! Try the chocolate malt if you're up for it. It's also great. The soups are nothing to rave over, but they're edible. On the weekends, they usually have a live acoustic performance going as well to add to the ambience. TAKE THAT SUBWAY!

2
★★★★★

Best turkey sub I have ever had. I have never once been disappointed. The key to a good sub is always in the bread, and this sub has great bread! Try the chocolate malt if you're up for it. It's also great. The soups are nothing to rave over, but they're edible. On the weekends, they usually have a live acoustic performance going as well to add to the ambience. TAKE THAT SUBWAY!

Pros: Cheap, Turkey Sub, Chocolate Malt

Cons: Crowded, Parking

.

Potbelly's is a good deal, but pretty bland. They have one type of bread available and only a limited number of sandwiches.
I ordered a chicken salad sandwich, which was toasted before the ckicken was put on. There was barely enough salad to keep the very dry bread from catching in my throat.
A good basic sandwich place but number 1?

2
★★★★☆

Potbelly's is a good deal, but pretty bland. They have one type of bread available and only a limited number of sandwiches.
I ordered a chicken salad sandwich, which was toasted before the ckicken was put on. There was barely enough salad to keep the very dry bread from catching in my throat.
A good basic sandwich place but number 1?

.

being new to the city and greater chicago area, i had heard about potbelly snadwich works. they said it was good, which is an understatement. it surpassed my expectations. tasty and cheap. not to mention the very convienent locations--right across the street from the chicago theatre.

2
★★★★★

being new to the city and greater chicago area, i had heard about potbelly snadwich works. they said it was good, which is an understatement. it surpassed my expectations. tasty and cheap. not to mention the very convienent locations--right across the street from the chicago theatre.

Pros: correct order, tasty

Cons: bad music, crowded

.

I miss Potbelly's when I'm away from Chicago... it's the best sandwich around. I work out of town and have to miss out during the week. Midway Airport just scored some major points from me by opening a Potbelly's there... the thought of flying out of Midway is no longer a drudgery! And when I saw a "Coming Soon - New Potbelly Sandwich Works" sign in my neighborhood, it was like a dream come true.

2
★★★★★

I miss Potbelly's when I'm away from Chicago... it's the best sandwich around. I work out of town and have to miss out during the week. Midway Airport just scored some major points from me by opening a Potbelly's there... the thought of flying out of Midway is no longer a drudgery! And when I saw a "Coming Soon - New Potbelly Sandwich Works" sign in my neighborhood, it was like a dream come true.

Pros: delicious, inexpensive

Cons: crowded

.

Potbellys- Great, cheap food for a college student (DePaul is only steps away), and it's delicious!

2
★★★★★

Potbellys- Great, cheap food for a college student (DePaul is only steps away), and it's delicious!

Pros: delicious, nice prices

Cons: no parking

.

It was a relaxed time but without the cost of expensive dining. Food was good quality, recommend.

2
★★★★★

It was a relaxed time but without the cost of expensive dining. Food was good quality, recommend.

.

Excellent food, goodly portions, good condiments. Well worth the price and travel.

2
★★★★★

Excellent food, goodly portions, good condiments. Well worth the price and travel.

Pros: good portions, good taste to sandwic

Cons: can get crowded, noisey

.

i used to eat at potbelly's when i worked at a toy store nearby. it is an excellent eatery, much better than subway or quizno's.

2
★★★★★

i used to eat at potbelly's when i worked at a toy store nearby. it is an excellent eatery, much better than subway or quizno's.

Pros: inexpensive, tasty food

Cons: a bit crowded

.

Nothing special...boring selection of meats, tasteless bread.

I like Subway better- and Subway is cheaper.

1
★★☆☆☆

Nothing special...boring selection of meats, tasteless bread.

I like Subway better- and Subway is cheaper.

Cons: Boring

.

What a celebration! 25 years and free lunch to thousands of Chicagoans. And, there was no skimping on the portion or quality - only the freshest sandwiches you could expect anyday.

2
★★★★★

What a celebration! 25 years and free lunch to thousands of Chicagoans. And, there was no skimping on the portion or quality - only the freshest sandwiches you could expect anyday.

Pros: fresh, cheap, relaxed

.

This joint has great sandwiches and good service at an excellent price. Fast food without the fast food feel.

2
★★★★☆

This joint has great sandwiches and good service at an excellent price. Fast food without the fast food feel.

Pros: inexpensive

.

If you are looking for a great place to grab a sandwich downtown then look no further! This place has the best sandwiches, hands down.....on second thought two thumbs WAY UP! I have tried them all except for the tuna and I can honestly say there was not one that I did not like. The amount is perfect and the price is extremely reasonable compared to most of the other sandwich shops in the city. Try the oreo smoothie...YUM. I only wish they would put more shops in the burbs so that I can enjoy them on the weekends as well! Potbelly's...you have a fan for life.

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a great place to grab a sandwich downtown then look no further! This place has the best sandwiches, hands down.....on second thought two thumbs WAY UP! I have tried them all except for the tuna and I can honestly say there was not one that I did not like. The amount is perfect and the price is extremely reasonable compared to most of the other sandwich shops in the city. Try the oreo smoothie...YUM. I only wish they would put more shops in the burbs so that I can enjoy them on the weekends as well! Potbelly's...you have a fan for life.

Pros: inexpensive, fun atmosphere

Cons: small dining area, no MILD peppers

.

Tuna salad sandwich with excellent tuna mix with mayonese and mustard is the best sandwich I've ever experiance on my life.

2
★★★★★

Tuna salad sandwich with excellent tuna mix with mayonese and mustard is the best sandwich I've ever experiance on my life.

Pros: unexpected, inexpensive, excellent

Cons: drinks too sweet, not enough locations

.

This is the best deli/sub sandwiches in town. For the price it can't be beat. The toasted bread and very flavorful meat combinations, like the smoked turkey swiss, with your choice of mayo/mustard and hot peppers, not only has your mouth tingling, with buds of flavor sensation, but it also leaves it with little sparks of fire. The extras like chips, and the ice cream oh my, oh my...... Got try it.

2
★★★★★

This is the best deli/sub sandwiches in town. For the price it can't be beat. The toasted bread and very flavorful meat combinations, like the smoked turkey swiss, with your choice of mayo/mustard and hot peppers, not only has your mouth tingling, with buds of flavor sensation, but it also leaves it with little sparks of fire. The extras like chips, and the ice cream oh my, oh my...... Got try it.

Pros: Cheap eats, Good Quantity

Cons: Not enough branches, more variety

.

Best place in the city for a great sandwich and awesome oreo smoothie!

2
★★★★★

Best place in the city for a great sandwich and awesome oreo smoothie!

Editorial from

In Short
The lines are long, but the crew behind the counter works like a well-oiled machine. There's nothing too fancy here, just baked sandwiches like smoked ham or turkey and Swiss, meatball, and the Wreck: salami, roast beef,…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Potbelly Sandwich Shop, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review