Open Year Round for Takeout
Location: Portland, Maine
Parking: Metered parking on Washington Ave
Family Friendly: Yes
Ramonas arrived just when we needed them most. They opened during the peak of the pandemic and as soon as they did, like the bright ray of sunshine that they are, it became almost impossible to get your hands on one of their sandwiches. As soon as they would open online for ordering in any given day, they would sell out almost immediately. I was never quick enough on the draw to get my hands on one in the beginning.
But the day came when I was successful. And then I proceeded to order lunch from them 3 days in that same week. My husband is a sandwich guy - constantly on the hunt for the best of the best - and once we ate one of Ramona's Italian Hoagies, we found it. With a mouth full of meat and cheese, he said: "This is it." The dreamiest of dreamy, nap inducing, totally killer go-to lunch time sammie.
They are massive. We always order one and split it and even then I am deliriously, happily full. The bread is what truly makes these our favorite sandwiches in Portland - but then again, any hoagie connoisseur knows that without killer bread, you really don't have anything at all. I also find their online ordering really seamless - it's quick, easy, efficient and it's also ready exactly when they say it will be. Picking up through their takeout window is a cinch and everyone is always super friendly and upbeat. We also frequent Ramona's for their breakfast sandwiches. Exhibit A:
While they are new to town, they have already made an indelible mark on Portland's food scene. I love them so much, we dedicated a card to them: