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Clubhouse Sandwich Shop

num nums Jun 12, 2013 08:45 PM

Passed by on Spadina streetcar and noticed they are open. It's on Spadina just north of College on east side.

Menu on website looks promising. But surprising they don't actually have a club sandwich. Maybe the smoked chicken sandwich is their take?

Has anyone tried it yet?

http://www.clubhousesandwichshop.com

  1. mnajji Jun 13, 2013 08:52 AM

    Hmm, oyster po' boy!

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      disgusti Jun 13, 2013 09:13 AM

      the words 'oyster po boy' have a special place in my heart but something tells me this place probably puts it on a baguette or something. i hope someone can tell me this isn't true

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        Dr. No Jun 13, 2013 02:56 PM

        The smoked chicken sandwich is probably better described as a barbecue chicken sandwich (here's a picture http://instagram.com/p/aZngXZoeK8/). The one i had was pretty good, although the crackling was more chewy than crispy. Fries were excellent.

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          mnajji Jun 14, 2013 10:56 AM

          Actually does look tasty. U of T students are even more privileged now.

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            kwass Jun 23, 2013 12:56 PM

            This place wasn't really calling out to me, but after looking @ your picture of the smoked chicken sandwich, I might have to give it a try :)

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              kwass Jun 23, 2013 12:56 PM

              And those fries do look pretty darn good!!

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              jimboheelo Jun 23, 2013 12:03 PM

              I just went to this new sandwich joint for lunch and the owner, Duan, suggested I try their signature grilled pork sandwich. It was off-the-wall good!!! The pork was succulent, juicy, and marinated to perfection. The caramelized onions were sauteed extremely well. The sandwich also came with Duan's own special twist to freshly hand cut fries, which was slightly seasoned with various spices. Most people still don't know this place, but I believe it will do really well if it keeps up with its quality of fresh ingredients. Highly recommended!!! Give them a try next time you are around the Spadina/College area. Duan, the owner, is also a super nice guy. He spent time getting to know my wife and I and also gave us some tips on what to try next time. Next time round, we will try their Battered Fish sandwich. Heard it was pretty good...and Duan's putting it on special soon.

               
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                Shimso Jun 23, 2013 07:36 PM

                The Chicken sandwich was really good; the dark meat was moist and the chimmichurri went well with it.

                What I really like was the fries. Something about the potato itself tasted a lot better than normal; it reminded me potato wedges I used to get in Fort Erie as a kid.

                I'll definitely be back to try the seafood.

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                  kwass Jun 23, 2013 07:45 PM

                  The fries in the picture looked really good!

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                    abigllama Sep 16, 2013 02:58 AM

                    I've had the chicken sandwich and the pork so far and both were fantastic. The chicken is delish but has a strong garlic flaviur to the sauce so beware if heading back to work. I really enjoyed it but felt like I was sweating out garlic that afternoon.

                    The fries are fantastic and some of the best I've had in the city. They mysteriously stay crispy even with take out orders! A friend had the vegetarian sandwich and she loved it.

                    It's a really great addition to a fast food hell intersection in the city.

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                      mnajji Sep 17, 2013 09:05 PM

                      I've only had the porkchop with the side mustard-citrus salad... I immediately thought it was criminal that Bahn Mi Boys (though great in it's own respect) probably had a line up and this place was empty.

                      I keep meaning to go back for the oyster po' boy... but yeah, that intersection is a bit of a no-go without a good reason. Like pork chop sandwiches.

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                        abigllama Sep 17, 2013 11:11 PM

                        We learned about it from the bartender at the GSU Pub just off of Spadina Circle up the street. Brought take out back to the bar to enjoy with a some beers.

                        Another small group said it looked good and asked where we got it. Then they went and got some and brought it back.. The fries are infectious!

                  2. Davwud Jun 24, 2013 05:10 AM

                    Looks promising. I love sandwiches

                    DT

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                      Shimso Feb 1, 2014 08:16 PM

                      Had the buttermilk fried turkey today (I think its a new addition to the menu); it was really, really good. To be honest, it tasted like buttermilk fried chicken (not like that's a bad thing!).
                      And the fries are still awesome.

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                        mnajji Feb 2, 2014 07:41 AM

                        Oh yeah, has he made it a permanent addition to the menu?

                        I think I had "one of the last ones" when it was the special of the week in late Dec/early Jan.

                        I agree that it was delicious. I think my favourite is still the oyster Po' Boy. I think he does a better job with frying those Fanny Bays than even Diana's (he says he gets them from Diana's though). Worth the $11, no question.

                        Also, is it weird that I like his salads?

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                          Klafouti Feb 2, 2014 08:23 AM

                          Yes, the turkey was such a hit over Christmas that he has kept it. I just tried it last week - I was really impressed. I don't think I've had deep-fried turkey before and thought it was pretty amazing (and to me, not really that much like chicken). He said something about carefully slicing the deep fried meat and placing the crisp parts beside each other so it doesn't absorb too much of the sauce and get damp. Works for me - I've found his fried things really crunchy, and the dark turkey meat was so tasty and chewy on the inside. The turkey comes with a nice sharp slaw punctuated by a few cranberries (I would have liked more of those personally).

                          For me the turkey sandwich now competes with the fried tomato sandwich, which I keep going back for. That combo of goat cheese, avocado and garlicky eggplant just kills me.

                          I tried the oyster "po'boy" a while back (it's nothing like a real po'boy, by the way) and didn't love it as much - I found it too salty and low on actual oyster flavour. Perhaps since it was called a "po'boy" I ended up comparing it too closely to Mother's in New Orleans...

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                            Deelicious45 Feb 2, 2014 02:16 PM

                            I must agree about the po'boy. I found it so disappointing that I haven't been back.

                            The pieces of oyster were very small with such a thick breading. They were between 2 pieces of bread, which made the oyster flavour disappear even more.

                            You guys are inspiring me to go back and try some of the other sandwiches though...

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                              justsayn Feb 2, 2014 02:30 PM

                              This is because people don't care that it uses the name po'boy when it is actually nothing like a po'boy. On day soon you may be lucky to get a "po'boy" comprised of fish sticks wrapped in a pita with coleslaw at Tim Hortons

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                                petek Feb 2, 2014 02:35 PM

                                One can only hope.... :D

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                                  kwass Feb 2, 2014 02:40 PM

                                  You're on a roll justsayn :)

                                  I can't speak for clubhouse sandwich shop, but for sandwich lovers out there, you have to try brock sandwich....it's a must!!!!

                                  brocksandwich.ca

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                                    justsayn Feb 2, 2014 02:48 PM

                                    : )

                                    And yea, Brock makes great food at honest prices!

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                          dubchild 1 day ago

                          Not much new to add. I finally tried it and had the chicken sandwich. I wish it was in my neighbourhood, as I would be a regular.

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                            Klafouti 1 day ago

                            Glad you liked it! Hope you can go back and try the turkey or the fried tomato!
                            He came out with a grilled cheese, chicken and kimchee recently which I just tried - fun! (especially the thick slabs of buttery egg bread) - but my faves are still the turkey and the tomato.

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                              dubchild about 21 hours ago

                              I'll hit it up next pedestrian sunday.

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