Eat & Drink | Restaurants

Sawmilly Sandwich Shoppe

35 East Burlington Street
Riverside, IL 60546

Meet us where the food is served fast but cooked slow


Everything is made from scratch at the Sawmilly Sandwich Shoppe.


The turkey is roasted and the brisket is smoked in-house daily while the pulled-pork shoulder is slow-cooked overnight for eight hours.


Pair that tender pork roast with chimichurri sauce, kale, provolone, dijonnaise, onion, and a side of garlic au jus, and you have a Roast Pork Dip that was voted Chicago’s Best.


The specialty sandwiches here are made fast, but this is far from being fast food. For instance, the chimichurri sauce on the Chicago’s Best Roast Pork Dip is – like everything else here – made from scratch daily with fresh mint, cilantro, parsley, roasted garlic, and spices.


The sandwich is then made right in front of you using the freshest of ingredients.


Other hot, hand-carved sandwiches include an Apple-Wood Smoked Ham with creamy brie or a Corned Beef with sauerkraut and swiss cheese.


There is always a special touch here, like the spicy, garlic pickle that pairs perfectly with the Cubano sandwich. Even the potato chips are hand-cut and served with a special onion dip.


There is also gluten-free bread for no extra charge!

scheduleBest Time to Visitexpand_more

The sandwiches go fast at the Sawmilly! Saddle up to the counter Monday-Saturday from 11am-3pm.


Sandwiches are between $8-$11. The hand-cut potato chips are $2.50. Add the special onion dip for $1.

emoji_peopleMeet Your Guidesexpand_more

The special care that goes into the food here is a hallmark of Chef Scott Zimmer who has 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. If you swing by the Sawmilly for a hot sandwich you might find Chef Zimmer serving up the pork shoulder. If he’s not here, then he’s probably next door at the Sawmilly sister restaurant the Chew Chew.

exploreHow To Get Hereexpand_more

The Sawmilly is located at 35 E Burlington Street in Riverside. It’s just steps from the Riverside stop on the BNSF Railway and next door to its sister restaurant the Chew Chew.


Very close to the Brookfield Zoo, the Sawmilly is a great option for lunch before seeing the animals! There is an extensive “Little Tykes Menu” if you are exploring Riverside with the kids.

You Might Also Be Interested In...

There's More To Discover!