Photos: The 10 most over-the-top sandwiches in northern New Jersey

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When you’ve got a craving for a sandwich, which if you’re anything like us is all the time, you don’t want to settle for a so-so piece of meat slapped between two weak slices of bread. You want a mega sandwich, the kind that you need two hands and possibly even some help from a fork or another person to eat. You want a sandwich that is a full meal and then some. If that’s your idea of a dream lunch (or dinner), these northern New Jersey restaurants and delis have you covered!

The crab sandwich at Zack’s Oak Bar & Restaurant in Hoboken is sure to put a smile on your face (once you figure out how to bite into it!).

Try not to be too crabby this Monday morning.

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Fresh homemade mozzarella is the secret to the bursting with goodness sandwiches at popular deli M & P Biancamano in Hoboken, and why so many customers happily return for more.

Can you fit this in your mouth? #mpbiancamano #biancamano #myinnerfatkidisout

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This cheesy, meaty pressed sandwich at Black Rail Coffee in Hoboken is a wonderful way to warm up this fall (and it even has some apple slices and greens for a little bit of healthiness).


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The steak sandwich from Cuban restaurant Dos Amigos in West New York is almost too big to be contained to its plate. This popular favorite is stuffed to the brim, but still has room for French fries.

This is so yummy. It's been years since I had one

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When is a bagel so much more than a bagel? When it’s “The Buffy” from O’Bagel, with locations in Hoboken, Basking Ridge and Stirling. This monster bagel comes heaped with hot buffalo chicken, plenty of melted cheddar cheese as well as ranch slaw. We recommend wearing a bib and having napkins handy.

The pastrami and swiss at Harold’s New York Deli in Lyndhurst is a towering combination of bread, cheese and meat that simply has to be seen to be believed.

Amazing Sandwich Pastrami and Swiss #foodporn #foodies #foodgasm

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They also boast having the World’s Largest Pickle Bar, if you’re looking for the perfect sandwich accompaniment:

Life on the road…

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This sausage and broccoli rabe hero from A Family Affair Deli and Catering in Fair Lawn is quite the mouthful.


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The Ribwich at Hamilton Pork in Jersey City is oozing with pork rib, potato salad, burnt end beans, pickled onion and barbecue sauce.

Most likely, if you chow down on the aforementioned Ribwich, you will be lucky to finish it. But if you still have any room left, they’ve also got a different kind of take on dessert in the form of their churro waffle salted caramel ice cream sandwich, which could indeed be a meal of its own if you’re more in the mood for sweet than savory.

And last but not least, at Kimchi Smoke in Westwood, the Chonut, which as you can see is a true feast. They describe it on their website as “100% Ridiculousness” (obviously, in the best way possible) and we can’t help but agree. It’s got smoked brisket, smoked kimchi, Fatboy Bourbon Chipotle Sauce, cheese, bacon and scallions on, yes, a donut! This amazing one-of-a-kind sandwich is only available on Fridays and Saturdays.