Located at the corner of Sixth and Ellis Streets, facing one of downtown’s railroad tracks, Hildebrandt’s has been open since 1879. It’s been a grocery, a Christmas tree shop, and in the early part of the 20th century, started being known for its sandwiches, thanks to its enterprising third-generation owner, Louis (pronounced LU-EE) Hildebrandt.

Louis’ name is still on several sandwiches today...

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