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Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! According to NationalDayCalendar.com, this day is celebrated on April 12th each year and spotlights a favorite comfort food for many! How could you possibly go wrong with bread and delicious, melty cheese? So, now we need to know where to get the best grilled cheese in Augusta!

The History Of A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

It seems the love for a combination of bread and cheese has been around for a while, according to food historians.  They say it’s been enjoyed since ancient times! As for what we think of when it comes to a grilled cheese sandwich in the United States, that version originated in the 1920s.

During the 1920s, Americans had sliced bread and American cheese more easily available.  They actually made open-faced grilled cheese sandwiches. Also, in US government cookbooks, Navy cooks broiled “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II.

According to a survey from YouGov, 97% of Americans have heard of a grilled cheese, and 83% like them.  The grilled cheese also comes in at number 5 on the list of top American dishes.

Versatility

A grilled cheese sandwich is delicious!  The warm bread with the melted cheese oozing with each bite is perfect on its own.  But people often pair their sandwich with other things.  Soup is a common companion to a grilled cheese.

Then there’s the cheese!  These sandwiches can be made with many different kinds of cheeses.  And some places even mix-and-match, putting 2 or more types of cheese together.  But the sandwiches are most commonly made with American or cheddar cheese.

And of course, you can add to it!  Personally, bacon makes a great addition to the sandwich.  You could also add ham, for a hot ham and cheese sandwich.  Some people also like to add tomato as well.

Where’s The Best Grilled Cheese in Augusta?

Well, as with most food-related things… it all depends on who you ask!  After a quick search, these are some places recommended on TripAdvisor and Yelp! for grilled cheese in Augusta!

  • Farmhaus Burger

    Address: 1204 Broad Street, Augusta or 466 Flowing Wells Road, Martinez

    Of course, they have great burgers… but they also make a great grilled cheese! They actually have few grilled cheese options: The O.G.C., the Boss Hog, the early bird, the BLTC, and the Yankee!

     

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  • Boll Weevil

    Address: 10 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta

    This place is perfect for any great meal… including a “Grown Up” grilled cheese.  This one has homemade pimento cheese and Applewood smoked bacon on house baked sourdough bread.

    You can’t forget the dessert when you’re there though!

  • Arsenal Tap Room + Kitchen

    Address: 1419 Monte Sano Avenue, Augusta

    This place advertises a gourmet grilled cheese, and you can build your own with a variety of options!

     

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  • Knuckle Sandwiches

    Address: 1149 Broad Street, Augusta

    The menu featured an “All The Way” Grilled Cheese.  It’s served with swiss and cheddar cheeses, marinated baby Bella mushroom and tomato on a toasted hoagie with a side of Thai Chili Ranch.

  • Inner Bean Cafe

    Address: 139-C Davis Road, Augusta

    The menu features a “Twisted Grilled Cheese” which lists: sourdough, peach jam, bacon, provolone, white cheddar, and American as the ingredients.  You can even “Fire It Up!” with grilled onions, jalapenos, and sriracha ranch.

     

  • Waffle House

    We’ve got a Waffle House just about every where you turn in the CSRA, and they make a pretty good grilled cheese too!  Any time of day or night, you can get one!

     

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