Potbelly Sandwich Shop Review

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Do you like sandwiches? I popped in a really cute sandwich shop, called Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH) the other day. It's slightly on the same order of Subway (where someone prepares your sandwich). What I found so FABULOUS about Potbelly's were their salads, milkshakes, and smoothies. You could actually taste the bananas in their banana smoothie (so good). They also have cute inside and outside decor (vintage pictures, planes & paraphernalia fill the shop). I bet you're asking, " well what about the sandwiches Kim? It is a SANDWICH shop!" Welllllll...I ordered their grilled chicken & cheddar sandwich w/lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and mustard on multi-grain wheat bread. Everything was nice, except the bread. It was really dry. I knew it would be a firm bread, but I didn't expect it to be crumbly & dry. I should've known something when the young lady making the sandwiches kept asking if I would like to try their flat-bread. She mentioned it like 3 times (which I thought was a lot! HaHaHa). Me not taking the clue, said "no I want the multi-grain wheat bread". I should've gone with the flat-bread! LOL Their regular bread looked as dry as their wheat bread (while standing there). Maybe I had an old batch of bread. Not sure. Anyway, Potbelly Sandwich Shops are in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington (State), Washington DC, and Wisconsin. If you've eaten at one, please tell me your experience. Besides the bread, everything else was lovely! But because they are a SANDWICH shop, I had to rate them lower.











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  Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH) is Bittersweet

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Lilli said...

Hi Kim! What a shame the bread was that dry! Only from the pic the sandwich looks so delicious! You know, Im addicted to sandwiches and have lots of fantasy on how fill the bread lol:P The place and the decor is very nice too. Have a lovely day and July my dear Kim! Hugs! xo

Linda B said...

Aw man, that sucks that the bread was crumbly. Then again, I never get whole wheat because I feel like for the most part, that type of bread is just dry and crumbly anyway. Aha, I've always had trouble trying to be healthy...
Other than that, the sandwich shop looks super cute! Too bad they don't have one in Idaho, I'd love to try it :)

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Stephanie G said...

You've been on a roll with your food reviews Kim! If I ever drop by Stateside I'll have to have a proper dig thru your archives ;)

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Fine Art and you said...

Lovely review :) wonderful post :) hugs
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Stanislava E. said...

I love Subway but we don't have that Sandwich Shop in my country. Too bad the bread was dry. I awlays opt for graind bread. Nice review though. Thanks for sharing!

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miss b said...

From your photo the sandwich looks absolutely delicious both fresh and plenty of filling but it's no good if the bread is dry since this is one of the main features of a sandwich and a top priority! We have Subway over here but I've not heard of Potbelly before. Have a great week!

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

WOW! it always look so good :D

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Jackie Harrison said...

Doll this looks so delicious I will want to give it a try.
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Elizabeth Hisle said...

Hey, I have seen that place before. Definitely will have to try it. But maybe I will get the flatbread lol.

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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Shame about this place doll, it sounds great. I don't like when the bread is dry or tough as it makes the thing hard to eat. Looks great though. They have one in Michigan too, had never been to one. Hope you are well doll xx

Mica T said...

Shame the bread was so bad, as it looks delicious otherwise! :) Hopefully just a bad batch!

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Random_Hi_D said...

I love Subway. I haven't heard of Potbelly though. Maybe it's not yet here in the Philippines. Too bad about the bread, I like wheat bread and I prefer it over white.

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Ozden Ozdogan said...

So so cutee!! Why are these places only exist in USA? The ones you share is simply beautiful.
xx

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Emmylou said...

Hahaha....Kim, flat bread is the answer!
And the name of the place would've enticed me to go in and try it. How can you go wrong with anything that says "Potbelly"?

Jane said...

we have potbelly where i live! lol re: flatbread!! :D i don't think i would've picked up on the hint either. hehe

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I'm currently avoiding bread so this post was hard to read lol sorry the bread wasn't good but what can be better than a really nice banana smoothie?

TheTinyHeart said...

Oh Potbelly is so yummy! I ate there a lot when I was in college in MD. Sadly there isn't one near me in Jersey :(

-Sharon
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Maggie said...

OMG yummmmm this looks delish!!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

The sandwich look delicious! I prefer always soft bread to my sandwich, the place look very nice!

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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Lol abt the flatbread hint, i'd have totally missed that too. We have them here, and the bread was just as dry here. Hubby got the milkshake to go with his sandwich. He said the milkshake was the only thing worth going back for. My meal was so so; needless to say, we havent been back since.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

We totally have Potbelly in NYC and I've tried it. I also found their multi-grain bread to be dry and crumbly so I don't think you got a bad batch. Their pizza sandwich is yummy though despite the lackluster bread. I usually pick half the bread off my sandwiches so it wasn't such a bother to me. I'll have to try their smoothies and salads since you think they were better. Thanks for the review Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Lala H said...

looks like they have a very cozy atmosphere! I haven't seen one in CA yet

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crafty-zone said...

This sandwich shop looks great and has amazing sandwiches (what a pity, that they have dry bread) and I also don't like dry bread!

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Cee said...

Ha ha Kim, that girl behind the counter was trying to tell you to get the flatbread! I probably wouldn't have clued in, either :) Everything looks delicious except for the bread - it's a shame to put good sandwich fillings in dry bread. But I'd definitely pay a visit for one of their smoothies, they look great!
xox,
Cee

Sara Gerard said...

I LOVE potbelly's! I have not been there in about 7 1/2 years though. I remember because the last time that I ate there, was the day of my job interview with my current job. I don't remember if I have ever had any of their salads, but I used to get a turkey sand which all of the time. I don't remember if it was dry, but they used to toast them, so maybe I never noticed? I love the little cookie on the shakes though!

Layla Sprinkles said...

It's a shame to see the bread wasn't great because looking through the pictures the place looks quite nice!

it's lovely to read your reviews of places though!! :)

Layla xx

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LoveT. said...

Great Post ,love it to read your Reviews :)

kisses <3

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

looks like a blast! too bad about the bread, though!
xo,
nancy

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Anne said...

I'm familiar with Subway over here but have never heard of Pot belly Kim! I hate dry stale bread though!
~Anne

Always Maylee said...

I've heard good things about Potbelly but I've never been. Too bad the bread was not up to par! Maybe the flat bread is much better!

xo, Yi-chia
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Corinne said...

Pity about the bread, I love sandwiches. There's a town near us that has a sandwich drive through! They have the best warm beef and onion sandwiches. Perfect for hangovers!

Corinne x
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FASHION TALES said...

I really do love a good delicatessen, and bread makes all the difference. If there's inferior bread it can ruin it for me. I reckon, that lady was trying to help you out when she kep mentioning flat bread, haha. Thanks for the review. It looks like such a lovely place otherwise.

Meg De Gala said...

hello Kim!!! I'm glad I found you again!! I know I've been missing alot here and hopefully to update more!!!
Hope you had a great trip there and enjoy your week!!!

xoxo,Meg of Sweet Gala's

Milu Sosa said...

Hi Kim! This place looks lovely and the food looks so delicious!!! I love how you capture a place's look with a few pictures :) Great post!
XOXO

Milu
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Alicia Mackin said...

Yes! We have those here, I have seen them and there is one that I have seen more then once but for the life of me I can not recall where. Now this is going to drive me nuts. I have never gone in one but how cute inside and love the little cookie on the shake.

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jo said...

Hi Kim, YES, I love sandwiches especially paninis! That's too bad your bread wasn't good but the smoothie made up for it. :))

xo Jo

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Darcy said...

We have a Potbelly here and I LOVED my food but I felt so rushed by the servers there. Food for me gets an A plus but service could use some work... at least at my location!
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Tina Bradley said...

Ah--sorry to hear you had a bad experience at Potbelly, Kim. I've eaten at the one in Columbus several times (back when my son was at OSU). It was pretty good -- but I was eating a salad versus a sandwich. Mark never cared too much for Potbelly, though. He may have had that day-old bread, too. ;) xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

The bread actually looks dry in your pictures! But the salad, milkshakes, and smoothies sound divine!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, that is too bad about the sandwich but everything else looks good! Thanks for sharing and it sounds like you are having fun.
Julie

Ashley said...

Never heard of this place before!! Too bad you didn't like the bread!!

Samantha Mariko said...

oh my goodness, you always eat such delicious looking food!! and you take great pictures - your reviews are always so thorough! i would definitely try this restaurant if i were in the area!
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alexis said...

Ugh- I am sorry you had a negative experience at Potbelly's! I have had very good experiences at some of the Chicago locations…

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Hélène Heath said...

Never heard of this place but i love myself some sandwiches!!

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Sam said...

Thanks for your honesty in this review, it looks like a quint venue though.

Marija M. said...

Bread is important part of a sandwich so it has to be fresh and yummy ;) xoxo

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Miss Erin said...

I have seen that place before. I have always been on the go though at the airport etc. Definitely will have to try it and hope for a good bread day !
XO Miss Erin
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Oriana Campanella said...

The place looks very nice, but the it's a pity the bread is dry!
Kisses
Oriana

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Danielle Styles said...

What a great place! Too bad to hear about their bread, when you order a sandwich you expect delicious bread as well...

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Anya Jensen said...

Ahh shame about the bread, banana smoothie sounds great ;.)
Axx

Jess said...

Such a cute place, even though has some issues! Great post, you always find lovely places to go! =)

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xoxo,
Jess

Irene said...

Hi Kim!!! Thanks a lot for your comment, I just read it and came back to you straight away - my internet connection is also terrible since I moved to Dublin so I haven't spent that much time online, which is also verynice when the sun is shining outside :)

So nice to hear that you're on the road (that explains your more sporadic blogging hehe). I'm curious about what you're doing!

Nice place, but pity about the bread. I'm not a big fan of fry bread either, although that's the usual bread we have in Spain. So growing up all my sandwich were made with dry bread and I would leave a trail of crumbles after me :p

Enjoy your time off, hope you're having a nice summer xoxo

Dawn GT said...

Hey Kim...

I used to eat at Potbelly's when I lived in Michigan. I used to love their salads!!! The young lady should have told you! lol

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Lauren Michelle Major said...

The smoothie sounds amazing! I also think the name is hilarious. I'm from Washington state, but I've never even heard of them before. Next time I'm back visiting I'll have to see if I can find one just to try their smoothies. :)

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A•Mused said...

Yikes, that bread does look pretty dry...
Buuttt, how cute is that little cookie around your straw with the milkshake?! I'd go there just for that!

Too bad there aren't any in CA yet!

Amber
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Sam Cole said...

Ha ha that's funny Kim. We've been to one of their location in Illinois and I actually like my sandwich, the bread were soft and kinda chewy. Yes this is a cute sandwich place for sure. Next time I will order the banana smoothie too.

xo
Sam
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Chidiogo Maxwell said...

Wow...looks soo yummy!
Im hungry now lol

Michelle LL said...

Amazing honest review Kim, the place look really nice, shame its a sandwich shop. I hate dry and hard bread the most, a flat bread would be so much better. Have a lovely day!! xo

oomph. said...

too funny...my daughter and i were having lunch this weekend at a salad place - i got a salad, she got a sub. she chose wheat, which was not crumbly but on the firm side, and i told her, "shoulda got the flat bread!" lol!

LyddieGal said...

Haha, well at least the shake was good! I love the little cookies atop the straw, so cute.
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Tanya W. said...

I do love sandwiches. Those looks so delicious. I'm starving now in the middle of the night:. I'd rather go to bed:).

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Carole Poirot said...

Haha, even if the bread wasn't that good, the rest looks like it made up for it :-) I just had my favourite sandwich for lunch, wholewheat bread, mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil leaves :-)

Thank you for your sweet comments and "catching up" on my blog. You really don't need to worry though, I'm probably the worst "offender" when it comes to reading and commenting on blogs - there simply aren't enough hours in the day… Enjoy your break xo

May Loh said...

Oh no....the dry bread must have been such a let down! I love bread especially when it is crackling fresh. The decor is quite cute though. Hope you will have a lovely weekend anyway!
May x
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Demi Mist said...

The place looks nice!
I'm sorry you didn't like the bread.

Maddie said...

I definitely unerstand why you had to rate them lower, because at the end it is still a sandwich shop despite all other good stuff!
mmm now I want a smoothie real bad! :D

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Shannon Rice said...

Oh what a bummer you didn't have a great experience! Pot Belly is like one of my favorite sandwich shops...I go at least once a week!

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Danielle said...

not really a place i would eat at but thanks for sharing!

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inge said...

It looks like a lovely place shame the bread was dry because from the pictures it looked lovely. Hope they listen to customer feedback

Missy May said...

Love the place - looks well put together, but I suppose its nothing if food doesn't taste good. Great review dear!! :-)

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Coco said...

What a pity for the bread! Maybe they are specialised in that kind of bread? I'm asking because it looks a lot like a certain type of bread we've got here in Italy, not my favourite but good tasting. The smoothie looks really good Kim. I need a night snack now!!
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Jess said...

Have a lovely day! =D

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xoxo,
Jess

j0najum said...

That seems to be so delicious and so irresistible.. I wish I could go there and taste all their foods personally.

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Simera H said...

I have been loving your food reviews. The salad looks really good.
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Imogen said...

I love this style of shop, I go to subway almost every day at work. The added vintage décor sounds fabulous too.

rog brown said...

The store is so cute.. and the foods looks so delicious!

Rog
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Busola Coutts said...

When i lived in the States, i loved going to Potbelly for their soups and chicken salad sandwich. You should try their Oreo cookies Milkshake. Soooo good and so filling.
Beautiful post! Thanks

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Rosemary Nardone said...

I think they have these in NYC and I have never been inside but it looks really good I just may have to now
Thanx Kim!!

Ahleessa C said...

This post is making me hungry!... hehe~

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