475 S. Third St., German Village
Katzinger's Reuben sandwich has been the deli's best-seller almost every year since the place opened in 1984. Is that what Columbus sandwich connoisseurs love? Or is it the unlimited pickles?
Owner Diane Warren admits she thinks there would be a revolt if Katzinger's suddenly stopped offering the oversized salty munchies. Regardless of the reason, she's grateful for her deli's devoted following. "We've been able to give Columbus something a little bit different," Warren said. "It's amazing to me that people from this community feel like this is a little home base."
Runners-up: Brown Bag Deli, Cafe Corner