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Smoked meat sandwich at Arthur Bryant's

Arthur Bryant’s


18th & Vine

$$$$Perfect For:Quick EatsWalk-InsLiterally Everyone
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Opened in 1908, Arthur Bryant's is the oldest BBQ spot in town. It feels like everyone’s been here, whether that’s Jimmy Carter or our Aunt Gwenn who demanded a visit after hearing about it in the '80s. This smoked turkey may be the best around—get it in a sandwich or buy some by the pound to make your own for an upgraded workday lunch. Their tomato-forward original sauce has a similar taste and consistency to a thick Bloody Mary (in a good way), while their saltier rich and spicy sauce packs some serious heat. Come here for a quick lunch after visiting the American Jazz Museum.

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