On a Sunday early afternoon, tow-headed toddlers dressed in their Sunday best and energy-zapped kids in sweaty soccer uniforms are clinging to their parents in a line spilling outside the door of Raleigh’s Nashers Sandwich House. Families are gathering at the popular North Raleigh fast-casual eatery known for its hearty house-made sandwiches, salads and soups.
At 1 p.m., nearly every table is occupied by parents in puffy vests tending to their children in between bites of their panino, and young Millennial couples munching on sweet potato tater tots. The tangerine-hued dining room is spare, but modern and clean, and teeters on almost a clinical ambiance that seems to eschew the usual bric-a-brac that distinguishes a local, neighborhood type of spot.
The sandwiches at Nashers are sure to please those with robust appetites: many of them on the menu come with a decadent portion of meat (herb and fried chicken, BBQ roast pork, roasted turkey, and shredded beef to name a few from the selection), topped with veggies, smeared in tangy sauces and creamy aioli and nested between slices of grilled artisan breads. At the $8-$9 range, they are more expensive than, let’s say a regular Jersey Mike’s sub, but still a good value for the weighty sandwiches that are sure to even satisfy Hungry-Man-sized appetites.
At $8.49, the “You Pick Two” is a good value for customers that don’t want to commit to only a sandwich. The herb chicken sandwich-roasted pear salad is one such possible combination from the “You Pick Two” choices. The hefty half-Ciabatta panino is stuffed with herb rotisserie chicken, melted mozzarella, roasted red peppers, balsamic onions and basil mayo, and it feels like a quarter-pound weight in the mitt of my hand. The other half, a roasted pear salad, is almost equally as generous in its portion-size—a tossed mix of raspberry-vinaigrette dressed greens, blue cheese crumbles, candied walnuts, cranberries and roasted spiced pears. It almost evokes a pleasant fall feeling, but without the aid of an artificial pumpkin spice flavoring agent.
Nashers also offers supplementary sides like French fries (they come with a side of Nashersauce), tater tots, pimento macaroni and cheese and cast-iron corn if the sandwiches, soups and salads aren’t quite enough for a vociferous appetite. Local craft beers are also available on tap.
What Nashers delivers is excellent food at fair prices, and it’s a seemingly winning formula that keeps guests coming back for more. For a good sandwich in the Raleigh area, you likely can’t go wrong at Nashers Sandwich House.
NASHERS SANDWICH HOUSE | 10630 Durant Road Suite 104, Raleigh NC 27614 | 984.269.5099