My Review of Sammy's Big Cheese in Annapolis
Fortunately for the Midshipmen, they don’t have to travel far to find a great sandwich. They can get them at a deli that’s only about a block away from the main gate to the Academy – Sammy’s Deli.
I’ll be honest that I’m a little confused about the name of this place. I initially thought it was called The Big Cheese, as that’s the name on the awning over the door. When I looked it up online, there are many mentions of it as Sammy’s Deli. I figured I could get clarity from the restaurant’s Facebook page – but it’s listed as “The Big Cheese/Sammy’s Deli.” I guess it’s a matter of preference.
I don’t care what it’s called – the sandwiches are delicious!
I did the same.
I decided to try two different sandwiches that I could snack on later during my afternoon of watching college football. In an attempt to try an assortment of meats and flavors, I ordered the Hot Pastrami & Swiss and the St. Mary’s Slugger.
The pastrami & swiss came with deli mustard on toasted rye bread and the St. Mary’s Slugger came with turkey, lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and honey mayo on toasted sourdough bread. Both sandwiches were excellent. They piled the pastrami on the toasted rye bread and the spicy brown mustard was just as it should be on a pastrami sandwich, providing a bit of heat and spice while combined with the tangy flavor of the swiss cheese.
It was great to be able to order a couple sandwiches from Sammy’s Deli and walk over to the waterfront in Downtown Annapolis. We found a spot on a bench and watched the boats sail around the bay while Midshipmen spent time with their friends and families and walked around town.
Good food, great weather, and a beautiful town make for a perfect Saturday afternoon.
Here are some other things to check out when you visit Annapolis.
The Big Cheese | Sammy's Deli
47 Randall Street
Annapolis, MD 21401