There are some things you can expect from Jersey Mike’s and that’s typically fluffy Jersey bread and big, tasty fillings.
With over 2,000 franchise locations in the US, the menu should be relatively consistent across each one.
That includes classic sandwiches like the BLT and the Club Supreme but also a few cheese steaks are thrown in too.
From humble beginnings in 1956 in New Jersey, Jersey Mike’s still delivers big flavors in big sub sandwiches (see also ‘15 Delicious Subs And Other Menu Items From Firehouse Subs‘).
In this guide, we will detail their hot and cold sub sandwiches then detail 19 of the best menu items you should consider from Jersey Mike’s.
The Hot Sub Sandwiches
If there is one thing to know about Jersey Mike’s is that this is one of the best places to get a cheese steak, even if you are in one of their Philadelphia franchises.
There are several to choose from including the Big Kahuna Cheese Steak and the California Chicken Cheese Steak.
You can also try the Grilled Pastrami Reuben which is an upgrade on the New York Deli Pastrami Sandwich with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and sauerkraut.
Then there is Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly which can transport you all the way to Philadelphia with a classic combination of grilled steak, peppers, onions, smothered in white American cheese.
You can also find Mike’s Chicken Philly which includes chicken instead of steak with grilled onions, melted white American cheese, and peppers.
Their #19 order is BBQ Beef which includes top round sliced beef (not pulled pork) which is smothered in savory BBQ sauce.
This is a Jersey take on a Southern classic but you may not be able to find it in every location.
There is also the Meatball and Cheese sandwich which may seem familiar but comes with melted provolone cheese and a sprinkling of Parmesan.
Few sandwiches come close to the Bacon Ranch Chicken Cheese Steak which includes slices of Applewood smoked bacon served with shredded lettuce, tomato slices, then covered with ranch dressing.
For another Jersey take on what could be seen as a Southern classic, try the Chipotle Cheese Steak.
This is a decidedly spicy and salty sandwich and involves grilled onions, white American cheese, peppers, and chicken covered in chipotle mayonnaise.
The Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak uses Frank’s Red Hot Sauce with its chicken while shredded lettuce and tomato slices are included then covered in blue cheese dressing.
If you prefer grilled mushrooms to slices of grilled meat then try the Portabella Cheese Steak.
Alongside the grilled portabella mushrooms you can expect Swiss cheese, grilled onions, and peppers which really help create a formidable sandwich.
Those grilled vegetables provide a sweetness to go alongside the umami taste from the grilled mushrooms and the Swiss cheese just adds a delicious salty creaminess.
The Cold Sub Sandwiches
For a filling cold sub sandwich, there are plenty of options too including the Club Sub for turkey, ham, provolone cheese, Applewood smoked bacon strips, and mayonnaise.
There is even a cold sub sandwich for those who decide against meat in The Veggie.
The Original Italian is a substantial sandwich, as is The Number Four, and Jersey Shore’s Favorite.
Then there are sandwiches which are a certain type of meat served with provolone cheese such as the Roast Beef And Provolone, Ham And Provolone, as well as the Turkey And Provolone.
There are also some more classic sandwiches included in the range of Jersey Mike’s cold sub sandwiches.
You can grab a BLT which sounds simple enough compared to The Super Sub which involves prosciuttini, cappacuolo, ham, and provolone cheese.
The Stickball Special is another effective sandwich that includes provolone cheese joined by ham and salami.
Of course, you cannot forget the Tuna Fish sandwich which is great for protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
One sandwich you may not see advertised but can still order on the secret menu is the Cancro Special.
This sandwich is a somewhat strange combination of roast beef slices, provolone cheese, and pepperoni.
Then there is The Club Supreme which is their #9 order and includes roast beef with Swiss cheese, Applewood smoked bacon slices, turkey, and mayonnaise.
1. Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly
Let’s start with one of the most popular items on the menu at Jersey Mike’s.
The Famous Philly does not have to be ordered in Philadelphia as it should be available in every one of over 2,000 franchise locations across the US.
The sandwich includes peppers, onions, and tender grilled steak covered in melted white American cheese.
Part of the appeal of the sandwich is how the meat juices create a soft inside for the bread while it maintains its crunchy exterior.
The appeal of Jersey Mike’s Famous Philly is largely down to the intrinsic nature of a cheese steak.
From the comforting warm bread to the way you are taking part in the sandwich-eating tradition that has spanned generations.
If you did want to change up the sandwich then stick with the steak and just change up the cheese from white American cheese to another variety such as provolone.
2. Tuna Fish
Ok, so a Tuna Fish sandwich may not seem like a standout menu item but, like a lot of sandwiches, if it is done well then it should excel.
Try not to be put off by the prospect of a soggy fish sandwich as the tuna is prepared fresh, just like the rest of the ingredients.
The #10 sandwich also includes a freshly chopped celery mix and a peppery mayonnaise while the bread holds it all together.
Throw in all those vegetables from having your sandwich prepared ‘Mike’s Way’ and this is a stunning tuna sandwich.
3. Meatball And Cheese
Sure, another sub sandwich establishment may have their own take on this classic serving but this is well worth trying.
Jersey Mike’s Meatball And Cheese sandwich is simple yet so effective.
A base of meatballs that are simmered in tomato sauce and smothered in melted mozzarella cheese with some Parmesan cheese for good measure.
This is a comforting sandwich that should make you feel like you have gone home so go ahead and order #15.
4. Club Sub
Not to be confused with the Club Supreme, the Club Sub is known as the #8.
Imagine the turkey club sandwich and add a twist for this delicious sandwich.
That twist involves strips of Applewood smoked bacon but many of the similarities remain such as ham, turkey (obviously), and provolone cheese topped off with mayonnaise.
Then again, you can always ramp it up by asking to have it Mike’s Way which involves shredded lettuce, tomato slices, onions, olive oil, spices, and red wine vinaigrette.
5. Turkey And Provolone
A Turkey And Provolone sandwich may not seem like the most exciting of combinations but sometimes simple works best.
This humble sandwich remains one of Jersey Mike’s highest rated sub sandwiches as it is so effective.
With more protein than the Ham and Provolone, the lean turkey breast slices come with tasty provolone cheese.
Throw in all those veggies and you need little else in a sandwich.
6. Ham And Provolone
For the American sandwich purists out there, the Ham and Provolone keeps it simple and oh so tasty.
Savory, salty ham is balanced out with provolone cheese on soft Jersey bread and it just works.
There is enough flavor with those two ingredients alone yet having those toppings ‘Mike’s Way’ brings in some bite when the red wine vinaigrette makes its way into the bread.
7. Roast Beef And Provolone
Perhaps you want something close to a cheese steak but do not want it grilled.
In that case, go for a Roast Beef and Provolone sandwich which still includes oven-roasted beef slices and provolone cheese but comes without the grilling.
This is also known as a Jersey Mike’s #6 which you can also order as a wrap yet a whole sub should suffice.
Just those two ingredients alone work incredibly well together so this is one sandwich where you may not need any salad toppings.
One of the great features of this sandwich is the quality of the roast beef.
Sliced thinly, you can expect to find no chewy pieces of meat and certainly no gristle.
While it may not seem that exciting, a lot of people simply want a bit of roast beef with their cheese, and some veggies thrown in too.
It is rather similar to the Ham and Provolone sandwich though but concentrate on the quality of the roast beef.
8. The BLT
For some sandwich aficionados, you cannot beat a BLT sandwich and it should be #1 on the Jersey Mike’s menu.
Again, with the simple ingredients prepared fresh, you are in for a treat.
That means crisp shredded lettuce with juicy tomato slices on top and Applewood smoked bacon which is prepared on a grill. Add some mayonnaise and you have a masterpiece of a meal.
9. The Original Italian
Italians know how to create a meat-tastic sandwich and The Original Italian is packed full of it.
There are five different slices of meat in there which include salami, prosciuttini, pepperoni, ham, and cappacuolo.
That’s right, you can imagine ordering the sandwich in a fancy deli yet you can get it in Jersey Mike’s.
That’s not even the most meat-tastic sandwich on the menu (there is one with all eight meats) yet the combination of these five works really well. Add in some salad vegetables and you have a meal all of its own. While the dessert options and chips are available, this is one sandwich where you may want to forgo the extras.
10. Jersey Shore’s Favorite
Of course, Jersey Shore has its own favorite sandwich and it can be called the #2 on the menu.
This is effectively an Italian combo sandwich with a Jersey Mike twist.
You can expect slices of ham, cappacuolo, all piled high with layers of provolone cheese.
Try to evoke The Sopranos with this sandwich, even if you are not from New Jersey as it’s ‘gabagool’ you want, preferably with some traditional Italian hand movements too.
The sandwich actually has a long history as it was there at the start in the Fifties.
If you want a long-standing sandwich for a long day in Jersey, or wherever you may be, then Jersey Shore’s Favorite hits the spot.
Granted, there have been more variations on sandwiches since the Fifties yet why mess with a classic?
11. The Number Four
For a sandwich that marks Jersey Mike’s as a step away from other sub sandwich establishments, there is The Number Four.
Prosciuttini and cappacuolo are two slices of meat that you will struggle to find elsewhere and are both versions of cured ham.
That does mean a lot of salt but just those two slices of meat used well help create a phenomenal sandwich.
Even without any fillings, the meats work well together to create a rich base.
On top of that, you can find provolone cheese, lettuce, and tomato to finish it off.
If you want a sandwich to make you feel like you are in Italy, then order The Number Four.
12. Big Kahuna Cheese Steak
Yes, that is certainly a blatant reference to the film, Pulp Fiction, so you may want to order a cold beverage to wash it all down.
The main difference between this sub sandwich and the other cheese steaks is its use of jalapeño peppers for serious heat.
Alongside those jalapeño peppers, you will find tender grilled steak strips, white American cheese, mushrooms, onions, and peppers.
Those with a sensitive stomach should likely beware but for those who like a bit of heat with their steak and cheese then this is the sandwich for you.
13. Bacon Ranch Chicken Cheese Steak
Should you like your sandwich to be savory then opt for the Bacon Ranch Chicken Cheese Steak.
Not only will you find deliciously salty strips of smoked Applewood bacon but then also grilled chicken that lies underneath.
Those ingredients are covered with shredded lettuce and tomato slices with white American cheese.
What tops it all off is the signature ranch dressing which creates a truly mouthwatering sub sandwich.
14. Portabella Cheese Steak
Mushrooms do go really well with cheese steaks so it is perhaps no surprise that Jersey Mike’s has a dedicated sandwich.
Here, the juicy, tender steak strips are accompanied by grilled portabella mushrooms.
That creates a meaty sandwich with a decidedly savory flavor and you can add white American cheese, onions, and peppers. The whole thing is grilled though a whole sub sandwich may be too much.
This is a relatively new menu item so it should not be that tough to find.
In fact, the Portabella Cheese Steak is fast becoming a classic so it should become a fixture on the menu for quite a while.
Little more can be expected from a sandwich with so much steak, mushrooms, and white American cheese.
The combinations are also worth checking out as the creamy cheese works so well with the velvety grilled mushrooms.
15. California Chicken Cheese Steak
With so much focus on the East Coast of America, it is perhaps a surprise to see the West Coast represented in a sandwich.
Then there is the California Chicken Cheese Steak which is far removed from the typical cheese steak.
Here, the steak is replaced with grilled chicken yet white American cheese remains.
You will also find gooey mayonnaise and, however popular this sandwich should be, it is not available in all of Jersey Mike’s locations.
For a sandwich from California, you would expect it to be lighter.
However, the American cheese and chicken does feel a little heavy.
Mix in a whole load of veggies and this is more than filling.
16. Stickball Special
For a lot of pork meat, try the Stickball Special which includes a lot of salami and ham.
Then there is the provolone which goes so well with the deep, intense, and rich flavor of the salami.
This is another cold sub sandwich that comes with tomato slices and shredded lettuce.
The Stickball Special really needs the vegetables to balance out the heavy meat but if you do like the taste of salami then this is the sandwich for you.
17. The Veggie
Meat is not for everyone and even meat lovers may need a break from time to time.
To keep everyone happy, Jersey Mike’s has included The Veggie on their menu.
The sandwich begins with green pepper slices with a layer of provolone cheese, and then Swiss cheese.
That’s right, two slices of cheese, not just the one which may make up for the lack of meat-based protein.
However, if you want the most veggies for your buck then ask to have it Mike’s Way which is #14.
With just that order you will have onions, shredded lettuce, tomato slices, spices, and topped off with vinaigrette.
Without the meat to hold it all together, the sandwich may be tricky to devour yet it does still satisfy an appetite.
18. Club Supreme
Club sandwiches are a classic order on their own but if you want even more meat then try the Club Supreme.
The #9 sandwich on the menu is a favorite amongst meat lovers and starts with some roast beef slices from Choice Top Round then some turkey slices and some delicious Applewood smoked bacon.
Add on some mayonnaise with melted Swiss cheese and you have a winning sub sandwich right there. If you want to elevate the sandwich even further then add some red wine vinaigrette for some tartness to the savory meat flavors.
This is certainly a filling sandwich so if you need one to get you through the afternoon, order it for lunch.
There may be more exciting combinations of meats on offer but if you enjoy roast beef, turkey and bacon then this is the one for you.
Our final menu item that you simply have to order from Jersey Mike’s is not even a sandwich.
That’s right, when a sub sandwich has not quite hit the spot there are some other menu items to consider.
One of those is the chocolate brownie which can wonderfully round off a big savory meal and fill that sugary void.
There should always be room for a brownie and, thankfully, Jersey Mike’s have included one on their menu.
This is a decadently sweet brownie that may even be considered as too rich.
You should expect a healthy dose of chocolatey goodness to go with it.
If you want a sweet treat after your sandwich then you cannot beat a brownie, especially one from Jersey Mike’s.
Introducing Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s should need little introduction, they do have over 2,000 locations across the US.
In a marketplace that is somewhat crowded with the likes of Subway, KFC, Burger King, and McDonald’s, it’s nice to have a local success story that hasn’t become a global multibillion dollar restaurant.
Not yet anyway but there is still time.
All of those restaurants started from humble beginnings and Jersey Mike’s began in New Jersey as Mike’s Subs back in 1956.
That’s a full decade before the first Subway franchise and just two years after the founding of Burger King for those wondering.
Back then it really was a family shop to sell the newest food item of the time, the submarine sandwich.
The business initially struggled until a youngster by the name of Peter Cranco paid $150,000 to buy the shop.
After that, Cranco was joined by his wife, Linda, and the shop began to expand into other locations.
This gradually built up their customer base and in 1987, Jersey Mike’s was franchised across America.
Across the Jersey Shore, 35 shops were built yet a recession almost crippled the business.
Thankfully, the business continued and now Jersey Mike’s can boast over 2,000 locations and a huge income in annual sales.
When you step into a Jersey Mike’s, you should realize that the menu has been honed over decades.
There are some classic offerings like the BLT and The Club Supreme.
However, if you are famished then you may be left with little option than to go with a cheese steak and there are several options.
From the Big Kahuna Cheese Steak to the Big Kahuna Chicken Cheese Steak, the Chipotle Cheese Steak, and the Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak.
Not to mention the California Chicken Cheese Steak, the Chipotle Chicken Cheese Steak, and the Bacon Ranch Chicken Cheese Steak. Whichever one you choose, you are biting into tradition and a filling, tasty sandwich.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered to be the largest sandwich you can order at Jersey Mike’s?
There are some sizable sandwiches on the menu at Jersey Mike’s and one of the largest is a cheese steak sandwich.
It should come as no surprise that the largest sandwich has the word ‘big’ in its title.
That’s right, the Big Kahuna Cheese Steak takes the plaudits for the largest sandwich you can order at Jersey Mike’s,
This is the #56 order and may be one to consider if you are really hungry.
However, it is so filling that you may have to share it to ensure you are not taking half of it home with you.
The sandwich comes with the sandwich shop’s signature pillowy Jersey bread, jalapeño peppers to bring in some heat alongside tender grilled steak strips, mushrooms, onions, and then covered with melted white American cheese.
What are the sandwich sizes at Jersey Mike’s?
These are three sandwiches sizes at Jersey Mike’s so choose wisely and also consider your appetite.
The smallest size is the 5-inch mini which is ideal for snacks or a light lunch.
The next size up only adds a couple of inches and is the 7-inch regular size sandwich.
The largest-sized sandwich is a 14-15 inch giant which is considered a meal on its own.
Jersey Mike’s also has an array of desserts, wraps, and chips if you fancy something alongside your sandwich.