Try the Best Sandwich in Chapel Hill
Known for its BLT, Merritt’s Grill is a community staple sure to satisfy any sandwich-lover.
1009 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
Monday through Friday: 8am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays
Phone For Orders: 919-942-4897
General Calls: 919-342-3342
A nationally-known community staple for more than 90 years, Merritt’s Grill has more than earned its place atop the podium for Best Sandwich in Chapel Hill.
Cooking under the slogan, “simply the best food in town,” Merritt’s knows how to keep its promises. Its BLT, first introduced in 1992, is a multiple-award-winning cultural touchpoint for the triangle. It’s a sandwich accustomed to the spotlight, having found its way onto plenty of other “best of” lists.
“They’ve completely mastered the BLT,” said Andrew Lopez, a junior at UNC. Lopez also lauded Merritt’s for its TBG (turkey, bacon and guacamole) sandwich, which he put on par with its famous BLT.
While Merritt’s BLT is a well-renowned sandwich, the attention has never changed how Merritt’s does business, or how it connects with the community. Fully local to Chapel Hill, Merritt’s has become an iconic piece of the town’s food scene, continuing to serve the best sandwich in town year after year.
And, for students like UNC junior Andres Otero, Merritt’s excellence extends past bacon and into other sandwich styles, like BBQ.
“I’m a big fan of Merritt’s BBQ sandwich,” Otero said. “Their sauce is fantastic and their rolls compliment the pork really well. It’s certainly one of the best sandwiches in town.”
Along with its famous BLT and classic BBQ sandwich, Merritt’s serves an array of other mouth-watering creations, including everything from breakfast sandwiches to cheeseburgers. While its menu may grow, one thing to always count on with Merritt’s is fresh, homemade flavors. Pimento cheese, chicken salad, guacamole and more are all homemade with the freshest ingredients and put into amazing sandwiches.
Anyone looking to try the best sandwich in Chapel Hill can visit Merritt’s at 1009 South Columbia Street, its main location for almost 100 years. Merritt’s can also be found inside UNC’s Lenoir Dining Hall and on game days at Kenan and Boshamer stadiums. Ordering from home can be done by phone at 919-942-4897 and through one of its delivery partners, found online at https://www.merrittsblt.com/menus.