Sandwich Satisfaction in Maury County

Photo from the Juicy Egg Facebook

One day while deep in the midst of writing articles for the Maury County Source, I suddenly craved a sandwich. Not just any sandwich though. I didn’t want a homemade, basic sandwich. I also didn’t want the mess of a homemade, time-consuming extravagant sandwich. So, naturally, I took to Facebook and asked the Columbia community where their favorite Maury County sandwiches come from and boy, did the community deliver! Here is a collection of the best sandwiches in the area, and yes, I have been working my way through these suggestions ever since for, you know, research purposes. 

Buck + Board

Photo from Buck and Board Facebook

109 East 6th street 

Columbia, TN 38401

Buck + Board opened in Columbia in 2018 and has been a favorite ever since. They provide simple, fresh food in an elevated fashion. You will find many of their menu items come from local farms, bakeries and shops which makes Buck + Board a true community experience. 

What Sandwich Should You Try?

Roast Beef + Brie – A lightly toasted baguette dressed with flavorful roasted beef, creamy brie cheese, brown sugar balsamic onions, fresh radishes, brown butter mayonnaise and topped with mixed greens. 


The Bypass Deli

Photo from Bypass DELI Facebook

1323 South James Campbell Blvd

Columbia, TN 38401

Bypass Deli’s Facebook Page

ByPass Deli has been a longtime favorite of the locals in Maury County. Affordable, delicious, fresh-made sandwiches (in addition to many other food items) that you can grab on the go or dine-in to catch an afternoon break. 

What Sandwich Shoud You Try? 

The Reuben – In-house carved cornbeef that is seared on the flat top, with warmed sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing served on toasted rye bread. 

The Juicy Egg

Photo from the Juicy Egg Facebook

1740 N Main St Ste G

Columbia, TN 38401

The Juicy Egg’s Facebook Page

A newly opened, family-owned diner that offers breakfast & lunch and is located in Hamilton Court. They haven’t been open very long but already hold near-perfect reviews on multiple sites. From full breakfast platters to spaghetti grilled cheese sandwiches, they have breakfast and lunch covered. The Juicy Egg is open 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

What Sandwich Should You Try?

Spaghetti Grilled Cheese – You read that right. Housemade spaghetti served on sourdough bread with fresh, melted mozzarella cheese that is grilled in garlic butter. 

Embers Tavern & Grille

Photo from Embers Tavern & Grille Facebook

2513 Hospitality Dr

Columbia, TN 38401

Ember’s Tavern & Grille Website

Embers Tavern & Grille is a local favorite for high-quality dive bar food. They are located on Highway 31 just south of the Rippavilla Plantation. They offer everything from buffalo wings to steak tips so everyone is satisfied. Embers is family-friendly until 10:00 p.m.

What Sandwich Should You Try?

Philly Cheesesteak – A classic, thinly sliced sirloin grilled with peppers, onions, mushrooms and creamy white American cheese served on a hoagie. 

Square Market & Cafe

Photo from Square Market & Cafe

36 Public Square

Columbia, TN 38401

Square Market & Cafe Website

Located on the Square in Downtown Columbia, the Square Market & Cafe has been a Square staple since 2003. Hosting both an indoor and outdoor seating area, handmade chocolates in their Sweete Shoppe area and a specialty coffee, tea and beer menu. 

What Sandwich Should You Try?

Crab Cake Po Boy – Hand-pattied crab cakes on your choice of white or dark hoagie. Topped with crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes and a rich remoulade sauce. 

Old Glory Restaurant

Photo from Old Glory Restaurant Facebook

1390 Hampshire Pike, Suite B

Columbia, TN 38401

Old Glory Restaurant’s Facebook Page

The Old Glory Restaurant is known for its homestyle-cooked food. Old Glory promises affordable, great-tasting food with every visit. From hot wings to burgers to meat plates – everyone will find something they love and want to keep coming back for. 

What Sandwich Should You Try?

Fish Sandwich – A delectable fried fish sandwich served with your choice of mayo or Tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickles on a toasted hoagie. 

The Rebel Bar & Grill

Photo from The Rebel Bar & Grill Facebook

307 Riverside Drive

Columbia, TN 38401

The Rebel Bar and Grill’s Facebook Page

The Rebel Bar & Grill is a local hidden gem. Dine inside or wander out the back door to dine in one of the best covered outdoor areas in Columbia. The Rebel Bar & Grill frequently hosts live music and karaoke night. It is 21 and up after 8:00 p.m. 

What Sandwich Should You Try?

Thick Sliced Smoked Bologna Sandwich – Bologna that is marinated and smoked, cut into thick, juicy slices served on your choice of bun or Texas Toast and cheese.


  1. Bypass Deli on James Campbell closed and sold and was reestablished in 2020 or 2021 on Brookmead Circle. The old building on S James Campbell will be torn down for new ownership soon…almost any day.


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