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The Best Sub Shops in Indian River County

Welcome to a journey through the heart and soul of Indian River County’s culinary scene, where we celebrate the unsung “heroes” of sandwich craft: the mom-and-pop sub shops. In this article, we delve into the essence of what makes these local gems shine brighter than any corporate counterpart. While some may argue for the bigger names, we’re here to showcase the unparalleled dedication and unique flavors offered by these family-owned businesses that are the backbone of our community. Join me as we explore five distinct sub shops, each with its own flair and mastery in the art of crafting sublime sandwiches. From classic favorites to inventive creations, prepare to tantalize your taste buds and discover the Best Sub Shops that Indian River County has to offer.

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Dagwoods Deli & Sub Shop – Vero Beach, FL

Front of the building at Dagwoods Deli & Sub Shop located in Vero Beach florida
Inside dining room and bar at Dagwoods Deli & Sub Shop located in Vero Beach florida
Half of an Italian sub as prepared by Dagwoods Deli & Sub Shop located in Vero Beach florida

Dagwoods Deli & Sub Shop, owned by Josh and Marie Jenkins, is a Vero Beach favorite known for its top-notch sandwiches, wraps, and salads at reasonable prices. Recently relocated to a more accessible spot near the high school, (octagon-shaped building) the new location offers better visibility and improved parking. Despite their short operating hours, Dagwood’s loyal following flock for their made-from-scratch sandwiches and friendly atmosphere, making it a top choice for satisfying subs and sandwiches in Indian River County. The sandwich pictured above is their Italian (half portion).

Dagwoods Deli & Sub Shop
Address: 1430 16th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 778-1900
https://dagwoodsvb.com/


Girodano’s Deli – Vero Beach, FL

Front entrance of Girodano's Deli in Vero Beach, Florida
Inside dining room at Girodano's Deli in Vero Beach, Florida
An Italian sub as prepared by Girodano's Deli in Vero Beach, Florida

Giordano’s Deli, a Vero Beach institution since 1974, is now in the capable hands of owners, David and David, both Vero Beach natives. With nearly 50 years of history, this fourth-generation-owned sub shop continues to delight with its timeless flavors. Giordano’s remains a cherished spot for locals and visitors alike, offering a taste of tradition and the best in classic sandwiches. The sandwich pictured above is their Italian.

Girodano’s Deli
Address: 774 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 562-9170
https://www.facebook.com/GirodanosDeli/

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Moe’s Deli of Sebastian – Sebastian, FL

Front entrance of Moe's Deli of Sebastian in Sebastian, Florida
Inside dining room at Moe's Deli of Sebastian in Sebastian, Florida
The Wood Chopper sub sandwich as prepared by Moe's Deli of Sebastian in Sebastian, Florida

Owners Andreas, wife Cindy, and son Tyler are the heart and soul behind Moe’s Deli of Sebastian, where they personally oversee every aspect of the restaurant’s operations. As the deli approaches its fifth year in business in August 2024, their dedication to quality shines through, especially in their use of premium Boar’s Head deli meats, ensuring each sandwich is a delectable experience. With its welcoming atmosphere and personalized service, Moe’s Deli continues to be a beloved destination for sandwich enthusiasts in Sebastian. The sandwich featured above is called the Wood Chopper.

Moe’s Deli of Sebastian
Address: 13262 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: (772) 571-6505
https://www.moesdelisebastian.com/


Penny Hill Subs – Vero Beach, FL

Front entrance of Penny Hill Subs in Vero Beach, Florida
Previous owners and the new owners, along with a few employees at Penny Hill Subs in Vero Beach, Florida
The Monte Carlo sub sandwich as prepared by Penny Hill Subs in Vero Beach, Florida

Under new ownership of Abigail Introcaso, at the young age of 19, Penny Hill Subs continues its legacy as a beloved hometown sub shop in Indian River County. Abigail took over on February 29th, 2024, making her one of the youngest restaurant owners in the area. She seized the opportunity when previous owner Mickey, who had been running the establishment for over 30 years, decided to retire. The transition was seamless, with Penny Hill Subs maintaining its reputation for exceptional customer service and delicious sandwiches. The original location on Old Dixie, serving the community since 1993, stands as a testament to their commitment to hospitality and longstanding relationships with loyal customers who have been visiting since their childhood. The sub featured above is called the Monte Carlo.

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Penny Hill Subs
Address: 1179 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 567-0043


Twisted Pickle Deli – Sebastian, FL

Front entrance of Twisted Pickle Deli in Sebastian, Florida.
Inside of Twisted Pickle Deli in Sebastian, Florida.
Cookie's Mama Mia sub sandwich as prepared by Twisted Pickle Deli in Sebastian, Florida.

Since 2002, The Twisted Pickle Deli has been a local favorite in Indian River County, thanks to owner Kim Phillips’ dedication to crafting exceptional sandwiches and pickles. The Twisted Pickle is a family-owned and locally operated sandwich shop that takes immense pride in its offerings. Every sandwich is a labor of love, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to ensure a mouthwatering experience with each bite. The sandwich featured above is the Cookie’s Mama Mia.

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Twisted Pickle Deli
Address: 8980 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958
Phone: (772) 228-8812
https://www.twistedpickledeli.com/

Do you agree with our choices? Did we miss your favorite place to get a sub sandwich? Sound off in the comments below to let us know so we can go check it out!

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