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A hot sandwich and a cold beer
Just off U.S. Highway 441 is a well-known place to get a good sandwich and enjoy a beer. Lilly’s Super Subs & Suds is a Leesburg icon and a favorite among locals. Just step up to the counter, order your favorite sandwich—hot or cold—and take a seat in back for a delightful meal.
My friends and I went at the lunchtime, but our orders came quickly and were fixed precisely as we ordered them.
I had a hot ham and provolone cheese sandwich on wheat bread (white bread is the other option) with everything but onion. That means lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, and nice, big hamburger pickle slices. There’s a great selection of tasty sides that include french fries, potato salad, onion rings, or spicy Cajun fries, but I had crispy sweet potato fries dipped in a brown sugar glaze that was scrumptious.
The Philly cheesesteak on wheat bread with provolone was my friend’s choice along with the sweet potato fries. This sandwich comes with homemade tomato sauce or American cheese, which my friend opted not to have on her sandwich. It’s made with flanked beef grilled with just the right amount of onions.
My youngest friend ordered the Bimbo Burger. This quarter-pound beef patty comes topped with American cheese, grilled ham, and anything on the “everything” list you choose.
Lilly’s is a delightful place to enjoy a meal, with its beer can-lined walls and ceiling and a bar that has a small portable TV playing soap operas or a daytime TV show at lunchtime. Under the beer cans lining the wall is an array of bar trays. The beer cans appear to be from all over the world and are often studied intently by customers.
There’s draft and bottled beer available along with iced tea and Coke products. Hot sandwiches include the Monti-Cristo, Lilly’s Gizmo, and chicken cordon bleu while cold subs feature an Italian special, genoa, Lilly’s Combo, and Lilly’s Ultimate Hoagie. Phone ahead and your order will be ready when you get there.
If you’re wanting to feed a group, just give Lilly’s three-days notice and they’ll fix you up with your favorite sub in three- to six-feet lengths with all the fixings. This includes a choice of two sides, a tablecloth, napkins, and even a trash bag to clean up the mess.
Lilly’s Super Subs & Suds
32339 County Road 473 Leesburg, FL 34788