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Jan 7, 2011 09:36 AM

Monte Cristo Sandwich [metro Detroit, MI]

The Woody's Cafe thread got me to craving a monte cristo sandwich. Where can I get an excellent monte cristo around here? I haven't had one in years, so I want one that will knock my socks off. Will drive 25-30 minutes away -- I'm near Royal Oak.

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  1. The Lodge Grill & Bar
    2812 Orchard Lake Rd
    Keego Harbor, MI 48320
    (248) 683-5458

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      1. re: JanPrimus

        Just came back from the Lodge. Is the monte cristo supposed to be chocolate brown? MIne was very dark and crispy like fried chicken. In the end I couldn't eat it.

        1. re: goatgolfer

          > chocolate brown?

          Uh, not that I've ever been served.

          1. re: rainsux

            Me either...old frier oil or over fried?

            1. re: JanPrimus

              Must be over-fried as the french fries were normal. I didn't know what "normal" was so I just didn't eat it (couldn't really). I asked the server if this was the usual way and she said yes but they didn't charge me in the end. I will have to try phat sammich now to see what it really is.

              1. re: goatgolfer

                In my experience; the bread in a Monte Cristo is essentially, french toast.

                FWIW; my introduction to the Monte Cristo sandwich was at that dining hall, Down
                along the olde Flint River, where factory whistles blow. Toot! Toot! Stands an ivory
                colored ... oh, nevermind.

                I remember that the kitchen staff declined tremendously while I was serving my
                sentence. The truly low point for me was when they declared popcorn to be a
                "vegetable." Yeah, right.

      2. The Phat Sammich on Woodward has an awesome Monte Cristo sandwich!! You will NOT be disappointed!!!

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          1. re: koest

            Phat Sammich Monte Cristo for lunch today. French toast bread with turkey, ham and provolone with maple dip. Very tasty. And, very filling. Now I understand. For a once in a while it's darn good.

            Still don't know what that lodge thing was but JP will teach me up soon I expect.

            1. re: goatgolfer

              What you were served at The Lodge, is not what I was previously served at The Lodge.

                1. re: JanPrimus

                  Well, I guess I had a new food group. I should be more open to new things ;-))

          2. I'll add Scramber Marie's to list ...

            A new breakfast/lunch place on the NW corner of 12 Mile & Orchard Lake. We had breakfast
            there for the first time today. Overall; a good experience.

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            1. re: rainsux

              We have Scrambler Marie's in Ohio. Not too bad, I was glad to see them when I tried the new Chicken & Ribs by Miles (yes, the one formerly in Royal Oak) in the same strip. That address has seen its share of tenants.

              1. re: Fibber McGee

                Miles is still kicking? Wow.

                Agree, it's nice to see something finally go into that space.