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Big Props for Jim's Club Sandwich

piggywiggy Nov 3, 2009 06:34 AM

I've searched the boards but haven't seen any acknowledgement of Jim's awesome club sandwich. (Jim Restaurant, 897 Queen East, Toronto)

There are club sandwich purists out there who will debate me, but this Club is 500+ calories of soul-satisfying goodness.

This has become a weekend fave for my wife and me. It's simply done, nothing fancy, but the big chunks of rotisserie chicken set it apart from the awful, pressed turkey slices that seem to be accepted today (at twice the price). Jim's club is $5-6

I've only been to Jim's for breakfast/brunch at the weekend, so I haven't tried the rest of the menu. The breakfast menu isn't special - standard diner fare.

If you're in the hood, don't forget to stop at Jim's for a Club.

Anyone else in my camp?

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  1. duckdown RE: piggywiggy Nov 3, 2009 09:40 AM

    i love club sandwiches... sounds terrific

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      Everythingtarian RE: piggywiggy Nov 4, 2009 04:03 AM

      Thank you for pointing this out. I love a good, proper club done well.

      1. TorontoJo RE: piggywiggy Nov 4, 2009 04:17 AM

        Another good club sandwich from an unlikely source is Gale's Snack Shop, a tiny little hole in the wall at Queen and Carlaw. They make it with slices of fresh roast turkey (they roast a whole turkey every day or two, as far as I can tell), a few slices of crisp bacon, lettuce and tomato. It sells for a whopping $2.75. Add a dollar for fries. Good, old fashioned milk shakes, too.

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          Dimbulb RE: TorontoJo Nov 4, 2009 04:54 AM

          Eastern & Carlaw.

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            TorontoJo RE: Dimbulb Nov 4, 2009 05:15 AM

            Doh, yes, thanks! Fair warning to anyone who chooses to venture to Gale's -- this is not a "quaint" hole in the wall. It is the real deal. It's clean, but that's about all you can say for the atmosphere. :) The family that runs it is super nice.

        2. Dimbulb RE: piggywiggy Nov 4, 2009 04:54 AM

          aka Jim's Best Western

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            embee RE: piggywiggy Nov 4, 2009 05:50 AM

            Jim's and Gale's are about one block apart, so you can do a side by side comparison. Jim's is open evenings; Gale's isn't.

            1. miketoronto RE: piggywiggy Nov 11, 2009 11:39 AM

              Thanks so much. Club sandwiches are one of God's greatest gifts :)

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                JennaBean RE: piggywiggy Nov 16, 2009 08:43 AM

                So after reading the review about the club at Jim by SO and I decided to try it on Sunday for a late lunch. Overall we were really disappointed.

                While the chicken was tasty and plentiful, the bread wasn't really toasted, the bacon was over cooked to the point of being crumbly, the tomato slices were so thick they had to be removed from the sandwich so that it could be eaten and there was no cheese.

                While it is a cheap and cheerful local option for me, calling it awesome is a huge overstatement.

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                  sumdumgoy RE: JennaBean Nov 16, 2009 01:28 PM

                  I have never been to Jim's (or Gale's) but might try the place because I like real chicken, lots of tomato, crumbly bacon and think that cheese on a Club is a terrible abomination.

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                    JennaBean RE: sumdumgoy Nov 16, 2009 04:29 PM

                    I think I like cheese b/c I don't do mayo and while I like tomato a third of a tomato in a "slice" makes for a rather large club and I couldn't bite it.

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