Our History

Family owned and operated since 1954. Gene’s Grinders is a Monrovia landmark located in the heart of the city.

Gene's Grinders is owned and operated by Andreas “Andy” Barmaxis, who brought his love and appreciation of horse racing to the deli counter. Andy has been serving up fresh bread and deli meats for over 40 years. Andy bakes his famous french roll on-site and from scratch every morning. Each roll is accompanied by top quality meats, cheeses, and produce. Andy takes great pride in serving his customers, which is why you can find him behind the deli counter six days a week. Stop by, say hi, and grab a bite! Hot or cold grinder, Andy and the family has got you covered.

Our Promise

At Gene’s, you’re family!

``The Best Grinders in Town`` since 1954. We pride ourselves in using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our bread is baked on-site, from scratch, every morning. Pair our famous french roll with any of our delicious, hand sliced deli meats and cheeses. From hearty pastrami to lean turkey breast, we're committed to serving up the best grinders in town!


Our Ingredients

Our ingredients are a cut above the rest! We only use fresh, locally sourced meats and produce. Come on in and try our made-from-scratch meatballs. Or stay on the light side with our extra lean turkey breast! Whatever you're craving, we guarantee it'll be fresh and made to order.