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American Hero


2011 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 220-9645
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Photo of Lavette Kelly Lavette Kelly
Feb 13, 2022 4

This place has good sandwiches. However the place can use a updated it looks like it needs some cleaning in there with all the money they make with these sandwiches. Why can't they make this place look a little better.

Photo of Layla Baker Layla Baker
Feb 10, 2022 5

Oh my Goodness!! And that is just what these people offer..Pure Goodness!! Yall better go get yall some of this ...subs are awesome. 😋

Photo of Brian Lankford Brian Lankford
Dec 18, 2021 5

Super nice staff. Fresh product every time. Best sub sandwich I’ve had in Durham.

Photo of Anjanek Anjanek
Oct 19, 2021 5

This place is family friendly. I was upset about my pickle. It didn't taste the same. It tasted like a regular dill pickle but I love this place!!

Photo of D P D P
Sep 15, 2021 5

Absolutely HUGE sandwiches! The meat & cheese are very good and piled on. Then you can pick your veggies and make the sandwich your own. Finally, the bread is incredible. It's fluffy and delicious. My only complaint is no pepperoni, but turkey & capicola is an excellent combination!

Photo of Eric Barbour Eric Barbour
Sep 5, 2021 4

Good large subs. Was very hot inside though

Photo of One Mic One Mic
Sep 10, 2021 5

They sandwiches is always fresh love to go there and eat there great prices I wish they make some pizza

Photo of David Chang Villacreses David Chang Villacreses
Aug 18, 2021 4

Huge sandwich. Best for takeout. Try the philly steak with everything.

Photo of Eric Walker Eric Walker
Aug 9, 2021 5

I've been going to this place since they first opened. The Hero are always on point. The staff Is always fun and friendly when I go. And the pepper steak hero will always be the best I've ever eaten.

Photo of M A M A
Jul 28, 2021 5

Family own business best subs and personalities with great professionalism...makes a good sub delicious

Photo of TonyTomeski TonyTomeski
Jul 8, 2021 5

Very good restaurant really enjoy there meatball subs. Will be coming back anytime I'm in town.

Photo of Margie Batten Margie Batten
Jul 13, 2021 4

I ordered a chef salad. The size was pretty big. Good amount of meat and cheese. Nothing fancy, just the way I liked it.

Photo of Stefan Kowalewski Stefan Kowalewski
Jun 19, 2021 5

Looking for an awesome sub? You need to visit American Hero Restaurant! The subs are made with care and fresh ingredients. Meats and cheeses are sliced specifically for your sub, not cut ahead of time and stored. Bread is super fresh and tasty. It wouldn't surprise me if the bread is made daily in store. I ordered the ham, salami, and cheeses sub today. It was a tough decision because everything sounded so good. Subs are a good size! I got a "regular" sub and cities only way half of it. That's good because I can't wait to have the leftovers. This is definitely a family-run business and they care for their customers. Today is the day before father's day - the staff was wishing fathers Happy Father's Day. That was a nice touch. I can't wait to go back and try more of their delicious food!!

Photo of K. Lee K. Lee
May 31, 2021 4

Love the subs. pastrami and cheese wow takes me back to when I lived in NYC. They have locations there as well.

Photo of Dedra Mercer Dedra Mercer
May 31, 2021 5

My favorite place when I come to Durham. The staff knows me and very familiar with my order. Love coming here.

Photo of anwar aantaar anwar aantaar
May 13, 2021 5

They make great heroes.. subs whatever you call it lol

Photo of Talonda Parker Talonda Parker
Apr 8, 2021 5

I absolutely love their sandwiches due to them using boars head meat only

Photo of Kimberly R Kimberly R
Mar 23, 2021 5

Fresh food with great service! They cut the sandwiche meat and cheese right in front of you! Highley reccomend this place for any sandwhich sub lover! They also have salads. Hot and Cold subs.

Photo of Laurice laurice Laurice laurice
Feb 18, 2021 5

Have some of the most amazing chef salads. I highly recommend them.

Photo of rock grady rock grady
Jan 30, 2021 5

Best Subs and Super friendly staff by Far. I always do the Philly steak n cheese with Mushrooms. I haven't been in a while and Wish the Clayton location were still open. There's also one in Creedmoor N.C. but this one in Durham beats all!! 😋

Photo of Jason Davis Jason Davis
Jan 13, 2021 4

The food is great! You will have to wait a bit, it's worth it.

Photo of MsLady 003 MsLady 003
Jan 15, 2021 5

Absolutely love this location. The friendliest people work there. The food is always amazing. Gameroom closed due to Covid currently( I miss you Pacman machine ☺️). But don't let that stop you from ordering food. You'll be missing out. Best subs and salads in town. Take Out Only!!

Photo of Doreen Daly Doreen Daly
Dec 12, 2020 4

Not as good as I remembered. Pastrami was tough and was difficult to eat without making a mess. Was disappointed. Customer service was good. Masks were worn and ppl seemed to be waiting the approiate distance.

Photo of Richard Canevari Richard Canevari
Nov 7, 2020 5

Top notch food! Best sandwich I've had in a really long time. Can't wait to show my friends this restaurant.

Photo of James Reese James Reese
Nov 9, 2020 5

This is a giant sub. If you want to feed a small family, this is all you need. Or if you’re really hungry, like me, this will do the trick. I try to stop by places that I loved growing up, whenever I come back home. Still family owned, still great people and great subs.

Photo of Cristina Jones Cristina Jones
Nov 2, 2020 4

Good food. Fresh. Great service.

Photo of Phillip Wyche Phillip Wyche
Oct 9, 2020 5

Great food, great service ,friendly staff. I highly recommend them. They cut their meats right in front of you. Fast and prompt service.

Photo of Kiana Hemmings Kiana Hemmings
Aug 26, 2020 5

Great subs! Good desserts.

Photo of Ryan Cawley Ryan Cawley
Aug 30, 2020 5

Best place in Durham to get a sub, I highly recommend them.

Photo of Osmar Soto Osmar Soto
Sep 4, 2020 4

Great pastrami sub, will come back when I crave those subs again.

Photo of TERRY Robinson TERRY Robinson
Aug 17, 2020 5

The make the best sandwiches, hands down.

Photo of Paula Hauser Paula Hauser
Aug 24, 2020 5

Food is always fresh, facility is always clean! Best sandwiches in Durham NC hands down!

Photo of Kaden Hansen Kaden Hansen
Jun 3, 2020 5

Great place, friendly people. Sandwich is just simple with good ingredients.

Photo of The Marduk Report The Marduk Report
May 29, 2018 5

This place has a friendly staff and great sandwiches. Very similar to Jersey Mike's, if that place was a family own restaurant instead of a franchise. The sandwiches are large enough for the very hungry, coming in two sizes; 8inches and 16 inches. It doesn't hurt that they're delicious as well. Also they have arcade games which is always plus in my book.

Photo of Brian Miller Brian Miller
Feb 11, 2020 5

This is by far my absolute favorite sub shop in my local area. I was saddened to learn of the passing of the lil old man that always used to talk junk to me when I was in college but he was a sweetheart of a guy and really loved his customers. He will be missed but the sons are doing a wonderful job keeping the place up and running like a well oiled machine. Long live American Hero!!!!

Photo of Buddy Priest Buddy Priest
Jan 15, 2020 4

Super friendly, and the sandwiches are awesome. Good prices too. Their game room is sweet!!

Photo of Natasha Rogers Natasha Rogers
Dec 21, 2019 5

Wonderful service and awesome staff, they are always so kind and personable!

Dec 27, 2019 5

Amazing food! The staff are some of the nicest people I have ever met.

Photo of nate and nate and
Jan 3, 2020 4

Good food at a good price. Many of their deli meats are prepared there. I recommend the 'pastrimi'

Photo of M M
Jan 2, 2020 5

We love this place! Quick, friendly service always. I'm from New England and have been looking for a "grinder" down here for the last 4 years to no avail. American Hero is the ONLY place I've found that reminds me of home. The restaurant is always clean, there is plenty of seating while you wait and parking is never an issue. And again, I can't say enough about the staff. They're awesome!

Photo of Ty McMillan Ty McMillan
Dec 11, 2019 5

Love this place the I been going here since I was a little girl my dad and I that was our lunch date spot...I haven't been in years so a friend and I decided to go monday night and excellent service as always my friend was soo happy that she had a great experience in a new place because she had never ate there before. But it was wonderful and we definitely enjoyed our philly's 👍🏽💖

Photo of C Brinkley C Brinkley
Nov 22, 2019 5

Best sandwich around. Friendly people and fast service.

Photo of Allia Reid Allia Reid
Nov 19, 2019 3

Got a lot better...keep the older couple there they are pleasant ppl...

Photo of Casey Privette Casey Privette
Nov 8, 2019 4

Good local sandwich shop. They slice the meat right as you order. They have lots of vintage arcade games for your enjoyment as well.

Photo of M M
Nov 3, 2019 5

We love this place! Quick, friendly service always. I'm from New England and have been looking for a "grinder" down here for the last 4 years to no avail. American Hero is the ONLY place I've found that reminds me of home. The restaurant is always clean, there is plenty of seating and parking. And again, I can't say enough about the staff. They're awesome!

Photo of shannon hester shannon hester
Oct 23, 2019 5

In my opinion...best spot in Durham to get a sub/hero sammich!

Photo of michael fox michael fox
Jul 14, 2019 5

The absolute best, Out of 20 other places I would pass by gladly to get to American Hero, More food for the money. Everything freshly cut, Always clean. I have yet to see a sub or hoagie place that can come close to American Hero.

Photo of Albert C. Wilmer Jr. Albert C. Wilmer Jr.
Oct 8, 2019 4

Classic spot, an updated decor would do wonders though.

Photo of Jypsy Calderon Jypsy Calderon
Oct 16, 2019 5

Love coming here and ordering a different sub every time. Hot or cold they're always just right.

Photo of D Kuszaj D Kuszaj
Jul 3, 2019 4

One of my favorite subs in Durham, super clean place. Good value, great bread.

Photo of Jessica Lenoir Jessica Lenoir
Jul 8, 2019 5

Been coming here since I was a kid. The owners have always been kind to my family. I love that they remember my face and order. They have the best subs, they're clean, the staff is awesome. What more can you ask for.

Photo of James Perry James Perry
Jun 17, 2019 5

The Best Subs in The Whole area of Durham You can't compete to any other Mention Subway YOU'LL GET A GOOD LAUGH LOL THE BEST IN TOWN. You'll keep coming back,I did.

Photo of Joseph H. Vilas Joseph H. Vilas
May 13, 2019 4

Subs are really big and taste good. Also pickles, a few boxed precut desserts (like cake slices), and, IIRC, chips. Some video games and an air hockey game. Plenty of parking and space inside. Dunno why I don't go here more often, especially since it's better than the chains.

Photo of Cynthia Davis Cynthia Davis
Apr 26, 2019 5

My favorite place for a real pastrami hero. The family that owns this place are very friendly and sweet. I love this place.

Photo of Judith Rendon Judith Rendon
May 28, 2019 5

The friendliest place! Our family loves all the staff. Such a kid friendly place!

Photo of Braeburn Hilliard's Channel Braeburn Hilliard's Channel
Apr 7, 2019 4

I stopped in here for lunch Saturday afternoon on the way home. The restaurant is older style but there's lots of space in the floor area and they had several arcade games along the wall that people could play and many of them were old school. It was neat to watch them cut the bread and make my sub and the bread was quite delicious. This is a very simple restaurant, but great for a quick bite to eat and a delicious sandwich. The prices are comparable with Subway, the staff was quick and friendly to deal with and the restaurant seemed fairly clean. Arabic

Photo of Horatio Fox Horatio Fox
May 21, 2022 5

I always enjoy American Hero! The sandwich, pineapple cake, and red Kool-aid was delicious! They're a staple of the community. They survived a fire years ago by the grace of God!

Photo of 1jimboss 1jimboss
Jun 1, 2022 4

It was okay I can't give it five stars because there's nothing special about the sub everything was very basic but it didn't taste bad it just wasn't special