Jersey Giant Subs – Grand Ledge
Road trips to Lansing happen kind of often when I’m at work. Sometimes it’s nice just to get away from the office for a while, but the drive can be a bit boring. The good news about these trips is that my dinner is on the company, so I do, in a way look forward to them knowing I’m going to get a decent meal for once.
My most recent trip to Lansing took me to the Dimondale area. There’s not much to eat out that way, so on my way back to Grand Rapids, I decided to skip getting on I-96 and take Lansing Road back towards something that would eventually lead me to Saginaw Highway. I wasn’t finding anything that I wanted to eat and I just wasn’t paying attention when I drove by the on ramp back on to I-96. I figured, screw it. I had some time. I’d just go back to Grand Ledge and get on the highway there.
I was just about to turn around and go back to a Mancino’s on Saginaw Highway, but something told me to keep going. Once I turned on to Clinton Street, I was glad I did. I found something even better.
The Grand Ledge location of Jersey Giant Subs is in a small strip mall on Clinton Street just north of Saginaw Highway. I had a hard time finding information for it on the Google which seems odd. It wasn’t listed on their website either, but the menu I picked up from the store has the same website as all the others listed on it.
This Jersey Giant isn’t much different from any of the other Jersey Giants. They do have a pretty large dining room which had several teenagers from nearby Grand Ledge High school, but other than that, it’s the same set up.
There is a long deli style counter in the back corner of the space with the menu board hanging over it. I hadn’t eaten lunch yet and I didn’t figure I would get much more of a dinner so I went big. I ordered the #79 Jersey Devil. This is their big sandwich with all of the meats and cheese. I thought I had asked for white bread, but the kid working grabbed wheat. Not a big deal. I kind of go back and forth on bread each time I’m there and I like both, so I didn’t say anything and let him fill that huge loaf of wheat bread with ham, roast beef, turkey, cheese, capicola, salami, prostini, and pepperoni. Once he was done with that, the sandwich was slid down to the vegetable station. I did the usual for me. Lettuce, banana peppers and the oh, so amazingly good Jersey Juice (Italian vinaigrette). I’m still disappointed and I keep forgetting to ask what happened to the giardiniera. They used to have and I haven’t seen it in quite a while. I love that stuff…I could eat it on almost anything.
Once all the veggies were on, the sandwich was cut in to four pieces and bagged up. I wasn’t even going to attempt to eat this while I was driving and the hour road trip would give that vinaigrette time to just soak through all the layers. The cost for the sandwich was right around $15.
Usually when we go to Jersey Giant, I try to only eat half and save half for later. No matter what you get, it’s a huge sandwich. This time, I was hungry so I made no bones about downing the whole thing in one sitting. My normal sandwich is the #8 The Boss which is close to the same as the Jersey Devil but without the roast beef or turkey. In all honesty, I think I like that better. The turkey and roast beef were kind of the overpowering meat flavors. It was still a super delicious sandwich, but the Italian meats kind of got lost in the meat pile. As with any trip to Jersey Giant, I loved the sandwich and had a hard time putting it down.
Another successful lunch trip at my favorite Michigan sandwich shop.