News came down the pike this summer that Shapiro's would be closing its Carmel location - but, really, the South Meridian storefront has all the charm, with its old-school linoleum and sometimes mouthy line cooks. Yes, we all know they serve giant, heart-stopping corned beef and pastrami sandwiches - and those are acceptable indulgences every once in a while. But those looking for the best food-to-price ratio will opt for the dinners - baked chicken, stuffed peppers or cabbage, meatloaf - which come with a couple sides, a slice of bread, a pickle and should also leave you absolutely stuffed.
808 S. Meridian St., 631-4041, shapiros.com
2nd: Goose the Market
3rd: Ripple Bagel & Deli