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4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
+1 240-497-0150
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11:00 - 20:00
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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 

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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

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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.

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Thank PRSRJS
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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cuisine
Fast food, Italian, American, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?