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American Hero


2011 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 220-9645
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Photo of Becky Bateman Becky Bateman
Feb 4, 2023 5

Cold cuts and cheese sliced when you order so very fresh! Bread is fresh baked and tasty. Staff is very accommodating with toppings. Good quality food!

Photo of Eno Mor Eno Mor
Dec 18, 2022 5

I have been coming here for 20 years. The bread is alway fresh. And I love the #14 (pastrami) Hot with Swiss.

Photo of Cookie Pervis Cookie Pervis
Oct 19, 2022 5

This family has always showed me respect, not one complaint from me on food in close to 25yrs. It was always the #4 for me. Great service, Great food, Great ppl.... Best salads and they know how I like it too....

Photo of Stefan Kowalewski Stefan Kowalewski
Oct 15, 2022 5

UPDATED 15 October 2022: Still a great place to get a great sub! ---------------------------- 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 Shanda McNair Shanda McNair
Oct 1, 2022 3

The quality of the meat is not there. Once you eat Boar’s Head nothing else compares. They make a decent sub but quality meat would make it great.

Photo of Nathaniel Suarez Nathaniel Suarez
Aug 26, 2022 5


Photo of Shelia Edwards Shelia Edwards
Aug 12, 2022 5

I got giant pastrami sandwich, large grape kool-aid drink, pineapple cake, and salt flavored chips. It was very delicious and was two meals in one and very economical. Toppings are fresh and phenomenal. I keep coming back. Salads are large and delicious.

Photo of Russ D (Rusty) Russ D (Rusty)
Jul 28, 2022 3

Not a bad place, but not my thing. The people that run it are friendly. Joking and flirting with customers. It's almost like a little sitcom just waiting in line. I have to give them credit for slicing stuff right as you order it and being pretty fast. What I didn't like; only one vegetarian sandwich on the whole menu and it's just cheese. With AMERICAN CHEESE nonetheless. That stuff only belongs on grilled cheese or burgers! Also, I didn't like that when I said "everything on it" they added in pickles and peppers which they charge extra for but didn't ask or say anything to that effect. So my sub ended up being a little more expensive than what I wanted to spend on lunch. I couldn't exactly ask them to unmake the sub so I bought it. And it was decent enough. Also, this place is not as cheap as it looks. Maybe it's just inflation but I don't like doing $10 for lunch. Probably a solid spot for meat eaters. Also got to give them credit for the video games and pool tables. Along with the over the top christian stuff. I'm not a christian myself, but I appreciate when a place has personality, unlike Panera, Subway JJ's etc. According to the sign, they had a fire and the bible didn't burn, just got a little damaged. (see photos) So they say it was a miracle! Perhaps they should use miracle whip instead of mayonnaise? Maybe a good place for families, since they got video games and pool tables.

Photo of Shanya hayes Shanya hayes
Jul 26, 2022 5

I love this establishment! I’ve been coming for years and literally have never had a bad experience. Staff is always super kind and focused. Food is amazing. I highly recommend. I worked at a corporate deli for 2 years that’s popular and I can still honestly say American Hero is my favorite! I hope this place is in Durham forever! It’s truly a staple for me.

Photo of kelly dahlman kelly dahlman
Jun 8, 2022 5

Stopped by for lunch today and it was amazing! So fresh and I can’t wait to go back

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

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!