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First Bite on the Sandwich Trail: Jersey Mike’s in Bonney Lake

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Sep. 29, 2008 at 6:18 am | No Comments »
November 20, 2013 9:22 am

Here is another dispatch from the land of sandwiches. I’ve been exploring new sandwich shops in Tacoma and Bonney Lake. This is day two of my four-day sandwich inquest. Have a new sandwich shop you want me to scope for you? E-mail tntdiner@thenewstribune.com.

The sched:

Sept. 25: Jimmy John’s in Tacoma

Today: Jersey Mike’s in Bonney Lake

Tuesday: Puccini’s Venetian Subs in Bonney Lake

Thursday: Midtown Deli & Espresso in Tacoma

Now for today’s offering: Jersey Mike’s Subs

The scoop: Clean, friendly chain sandwich shop. It doesn’t appear they are trying too hard, but you get the sense that, yes, indeed, uh huh, you’ve wandered into a chain restaurant. Still, a friendly, clean place is a large improvement over sad and dirty.

Bread choices: White, wheat or wrap it.

MEAT! Man. They love to pile on meat. More meat than I could stomach in one sandwich. If you’re looking for meat value, this is your sandwich spot.

We ate: We ordered a Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly ($6.49; giant is $9.49) sans grilled onions and peppers and a double dose of meat.  Note: you don’t need to order double meat, even if you believe you need double meat.

The  Grilled Reuben ($6.29; giant is $9.29) also came with a fair share of meat. Clearly, this place is doing an admirable job at artery clogging. Swiss cheese, sauerkruat and Thousand Island dressing made it a typical trip down Reuben lane.

The verdict: This is the place to go if you’re a confirmed meatavore. Also, for the ratio of meat to bread, I’d say this sandwich shop is a great bargain. A regular sandwich for around $6 is a big lunch. I stretched my Reuben into lunch the next day.

Menu highlights: Cold subs, hot subs and wraps and a few soups and salads.

Next time: I’d try the Meatball and Cheese ($6.29/$9.29) or the Jersey Shore’s Favorite ($4.19/$5.49/$8.49) with provolone, ham and cappacuolo.

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Where: 21180 SR 410, Bonney Lake; 253-862-5111

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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