Our readers have already named the best iconic sandwiches in 40 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and now we're down to the last 10 (see previous winners here, here, here and here). 10Best editors teamed up with Sandwich America and The Food Channel to nominate up to 20 sandwich shops and restaurants in each state, and for the past four weeks, readers have been voting for their favorites. The results are in.
Click on each category below to see the full list of winners.
Best Buffalo Burger in Colorado: The Buckhorn Exchange in Denver
Any of the half-dozen burgers on the menu at The Buckhorn Exchange in Denver can be made with fresh buffalo meat, including the Mexican, which comes with guacamole, green chile and Monterey jack cheese, or the Big Bleu with blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms.
Best Grinder in Rhode Island: Shayna's Place in Wickford
The classic Italian grinder at Shayna's Place in Wickford is called the Vinny's Kitchen, named after Shayna's grandmother, Vincenzia Olerio. This traditional sandwich is made with salami, prosciutto and capicola layered on a ciabatta roll with Shayna's house balsamic vinaigrette, provolone, tomatoes, red onion and banana peppers.
Best Hot Beef Sandwich in North Dakota: Charlie's Main Street Cafe in Minot
The folks at Charlie's Main Street Cafe in Minot make their mashed potatoes fresh each morning – a key ingredient in their hearty hot beef sandwich topped with juicy roast beef and house-made beef gravy.
Best Kalua Pig Sandwich in Hawaii: Highway Inn in Honolulu
Kalua pig from the Highway Inn comes in the form of sliders. filled with hand-shredded pork prepared using a 70-year-old family recipe and served with bell peppers, onions and a spicy Hawaiian chili aioli on a taro roll with a side of taro chips and salsa.
Best Loose Meat Sandwich in Iowa: Canteen Lunch in the Alley in Ottumwa
The loose meat sandwich is a specialty at Canteen Lunch in the Alley, and it comes with ketchup, mustard, pickle and onions. Guests can add a slice of cheese as well. The menu also includes hot dogs, shakes, malts and sodas.
Best Over-the-Top Burger in Nevada: The Goodwich in Las Vegas
The Patty, the most popular sandwich on the menu at The Goodwich in Las Vegas, is a unique twist on a traditional patty melt burger. A griddled 4-ounce beef patty gets seasoned and mixed with caramelized onions before getting chopped and pulled (much like a cheesesteak). As the meat finishes cooking, smoked cream cheese is folded in, along with roasted jalapeños. It all comes on buttered marble rye bread with house-made aioli, pepper jack cheese, a fried egg and a crispy chicken skin.
Best Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich in Delaware: Mickey's Family Crab House in Bethany Beach
When fresh soft shell crabs are in season, Mickey's Family Crab House often features them buttermilk-battered and fried, in a fresh locally baked brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, bacon, homemade tartar sauce and a side of fries.
Best Trout Sandwich in Idaho: Twin Falls Sandwich Company in Twin Falls
Twin Falls Sandwich Company sources their trout from nearby Clear Spring Farms. Fresh filets get hand-breaded and served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and garlic aioli on a Stone Ground cornmeal bun with a side of house-made Idaho Russet potato chips.
Best Vermonter in Vermont: Jericho Center Country Store in Jericho Center
At Jericho Center Country Store, hungry diners can order a Vermonter Panini stuffed with ham, fresh granny smith apple, cheddar, honey mustard, tomato and onion.
Best Fried Chicken Sandwich in Georgia: PDQ in Augusta
PDQ's menu features a couple of fried chicken sandwich options. The Crispy Chicken includes a hand-breaded breast made to order with mayo, lettuce, tomato and Grillo's pickles, while the Honey Butter Chicken is dipped in homemade honey butter and served with Grillo's bread and butter pickles.
Congratulations to all these award-winning sandwich restaurants!