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Roast beef sandwich joint with decent rolls?

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Roast beef sandwich joint with decent rolls?

MC Slim JB | Aug 26, 2008 08:50 PM

I've been eating a fair amount of roast beef sandwiches (most recently tried Mikey's in Billerica -- Woburn seems to have a ton of RB joints, too), but I'm getting tired of bad rolls: soft, fluffy, supermarket-grade hamburger buns, basically. Requesting them toasted helps a tiny bit, but only a tiny bit.

I think Royal Roast Beef in Eastie is the paragon of the kind of joint I mean. These places usually do decent deep-fried seafood, too. Many of them appear to have Greek-American owners. But while Royal's fried clams are nice, their RB roll is weak.

I haven't been to a Kelly's in years after some dreadful food there a while back, but I recall them using a McDonald's-grade sesame-seed bun. Is that still a fair assessment?

Does anyone know of a roast beef sandwich specialist (more general-purpose delis don't count) that serves a decent, crusty bulkie? The Wonder Bread bun sorta saps my joy at these places.

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