Everyone has that classic sandwich. The one you grew up with or discovered in college — the perfect ratio of meat to bread to nostalgia, pressed into your consciousness as the sandwich against which all others will forever be judged. If you grew up in Sandston in the 1980s and ’90s, chances are that yours is from Classics Sandwiches & Subs, an East End outpost quietly nearing 40 years in business.
Classics is a time capsule stuffed with old toys, movie posters, vintage cola signs and a collection of tin lunchboxes — personal relics of the owners, Carole and Harry Hopkins, and their family, including their daughter and current Classics manager, Brandy Adler. The menu boasts steamed subs on Amoroso’s bread from Philly, triple-decker club sandwiches with crispy bacon, impossibly sweet limeade and glistening crinkle-cut french fries.
We know this is technically FAR East End, but have you checked them out?
4820 Williamsburg Rd Henrico 23231-2826 Get Directions (804) 222-5804