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Apr 4, 2012 01:37 PM

Real, Traditional Club Sandwich in LA?

Ok, where can I find a real, honest to goodness Club Sandwich in LA? Even the diners seem to alter it. Basically, I am looking for:

Turkey (or chicken, if you must), bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayo on three slices of white toast, cut in quarters, on the diagonal. Extra bonus if they're secured with toothpicks with the colored plastic on the ends.

I don't mind having to ask them to hold the cheese, ham, mustard or avocado, but anything other than triple-decker, white toast is a deal-breaker.


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  1. That sounds like the one at Junior's Deli on Westwood Blvd. just north of Pico.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Junior's is closed as of the end of 2012. RIP

    2. A friend ordered one at Bottega Louie when we went for lunch. It may have had avocado, but I can't remember.

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      1. re: alliebear

        WAY too many extemporaneous ingredients: French ham, turkey, smoked bacon, Gruyère, tomato, avocado, hard-boiled egg & watercress.

          1. re: Withnail

            Oh, hahaha. It did not look like it had all of that extra stuff on it. Nevermind. :)

        1. Shutters on the Beach has a chicken club that's pretty nice. Nueske bacon, perfectly cooked chicken. I have spent my life trying to avoid mayo, so I rarely order a club.

          The obvious place to get a traditional club might be at a country club, (that's where I had my first club sandwich with 5 grape juice transfusions) but I haven't been to one West of the Rockies.

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          1. re: AeroDoe

            Funny about mayo. I too used to HATE it. Thought it was the most disgusting thing ever. Now? Not so much! I'll check out Shutter's, thanks!

            1. re: AeroDoe

              I love the one at Shutters - but it is on a chewier bread (sourdough maybe?) rather than white toast. I happen to like that better, but it's not 100% traditional. Love the shoestring fries too.

              1. re: cookie monster

                You know what? You're right about the bread not being white. I had forgotten that detail.

                It's probably because the whole time I am eating one, I am thinking to myself:

                "Thank G-d room service listened to me and didn't put mayo on this glorious club! Praise all order-takers who remember details like how much I loathe mayo! What if it had been slathered with mayo again like last time? Do other people burst into tears when presented with mayo on their club? This club is awesome!"

            2. I would head to Canter's on Fairfax.

              1. Pann's by the airport (LAX). Exactly like you describe.