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4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
+1 240-497-0150
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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468 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Tucked along a row of restaurants along Elm Street, this Potbelly sees a lot of 'local lunch traffic' - the office workers surrounding the Bethesda metro station flood this typical sandwich shop from 11:30 - 2pm. Stopped in around 1, and had a Big wreck (very filling). No sweet tea options. :-( So I grabbed a Dr. Pepper from the... More 

Thank COTraveller33
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

A quick place to grab a bite, food is OK, but nothing to really write home about. Atmosphere is a bit dark for my taste, but location is very convenient

Thank ItalianTranslations
Arvada, Colorado
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324 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I love the casual atmosphere and location. My favorite is the pot roast sandwich. It is juicy and tastes like slow-cooked pot roast and fills my craving, when I don 't have time to cook pot roast.

Kensington, Md.
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

One of my kids' favorite lunch spots in Bethesda. We can always count on a decent sandwich (Italian cold cut and turkey are favorites), made-to-order, for a good price. The atmosphere is warm and accommodating. Lunch can get busy, but the line moves quickly and we have always been able to find a table.

Thank JGal22
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

This used to be a go to spot for a quick lunch when I worked in the area. Certainly nothing fancy, but tasty and served quickly. If you go during the lunch rush the line may be practically out the door.

Thank david717
Upstate NY
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Loved the bread. Great spot for sandwich but gets busy at lunch time. They offer many choices for your sandwiches.

Thank upstatenyfamily4
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013 via mobile

I always get the wreck which is a sub that has a few meats. Excellent sandwich and perfect every time I come. People are friendly and efficient...

Thank mm0160
Rochester, New York
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We were returning after a long day of sight seeing. A fresh made, warm sandwich hit the spot. Reasonably priced, and a good variety of choices.

Thank Carol K
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Food seemed the same quality as Sub-way. Eat-in atmosphere / comfort was better but I wouldn't bother returning again.

Thank Monkstown_traveller
Beavercreek, Ohio
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

They have a good variety of sub sandwhiches both hot and cold. The food doesn't pretend to be healthy but it is definitely delicious! It is fast and very inexpensive. I personally recommend the grilled chicken and cheese or the pizza sandwhich.

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Fast food, Italian, American, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 240-497-0150

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?