(Under new ownership, name is now Pressed Sandwich House) If you’re up there in N. Raleigh and I mean WAY up there past I-540, you might want to check out Nashers Sandwich House. I had seen a slew of 5-star reviews on Yelp for Nashers but it was just so far away. But I finally found an excuse to visit for lunch and I can tell you that it was worth the 30 minute drive north!
Take note, Nashers is located in a quiet corner of a strip plaza next to Advanced Auto Parts and it’s not that impressive looking from the outside. Inside it only gets slightly better. Counter order up front with menu overhead, Nashers offers up 6 or so salads, 20 or so sandwiches and a short list of sides. I order up the chicken parm along with three sides for sharing. We grab our cups and get some drinks around the corner in the smallish dining room. Again, very humble and simple so my expectations for Nasher’s were a bit low. Boy, was I about to be surprised!
Nashers is pretty busy for lunch so it takes 10 – 15 minutes for our food to come out. It’s all served on aluminum plates and 1/4 sheet trays, basic stuff. We’ve got the mac n cheese, cast iron corn and sweet potato tots in addition to my parm sandwich! I started off with the sides first, Nasher’s mac n cheese was excellent and creamy, made with short ditalini pasta tubes to hold the luscious cheese, big winner here. The cast iron corn looked like it was cut off the cob and spiked with lots of chorizo and brussel sprouts, very hearty. And the tots were good but just tots after the first two sides!
Moving on to the sandwich, I immediately noticed the bread. Described as a semolina hero, it’s lightly crusty on the outside with a light, soft interior. Reminds me of Amoroso rolls often used for philly cheesesteaks. Inside, my parm sandwich is stuffed with a thick chicken cutlet, melty mozz, tomato cream sauce and pesto. A really excellent sandwich and plenty big for me to only eat half and take the rest home. My friend’s soup and sandwich looked awesome and she raved about it.
All I can say is that I was really impressed by the quality and portions at Nashers. While there are some places doing good sandwiches, Nashers is also doing great sides. I also like the fact that they are taking familiar classics but spinning them a bit for the better. Everything here tasted a bit more gourmet and more delicious than expected. If I lived closer up in N. Raleigh, I’m pretty sure I would become a regular but alas, it’s not to be! So you N. Raleighites enjoy and appreciate Nashers Sandwich House because you’ve got something special up there..
10630 Durant Rd #104
Raleigh, NC 27614