The Sandwich Spot, located in Roseville, CA, is a restaurant that serves ... you guessed it ... sandwiches, and when it comes to food, besides bags of chips and a few cookies, sandwiches are what the restaurant serves, so you know you're dining at a restaurant who's heart and soul is embraced in their name.
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's just past high noon on Saturday, October 09, 2021, and I've arrived at The Sandwich Spot for my first culinary adventure, to enjoy a fine sandwich, along with a beer.
The Sandwich Spot is actually a small chain of 30 restaurants, located in California, with the exception of a lone store located in Reno, Nevada. All the restaurants are franchises, and are locally owned and operated. All restaurants feature 24 common sandwiches, but each location features a section of sandwiches and other offerings, unique to the individual restaurant. Even though the Roseville location of The Sandwich Spot is a link in a small chain, it's not a "cookie cutter" restaurant, as all locations are different.
Due to staffing issues at the time of this writing, the patio was closed to dining on this beautiful Saturday afternoon in early October.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll notice the counter, and the menu, posted on the wall behind the counter. "Corporate" listings are on the menu, along with "local" listings from the Roseville location, along with daily specials, and "Happy Hour" specials. There are a few printed menus, and the menu is posted on the restaurant's web site, but for all current offerings, you should consult the menu behind the counter, as it's updated daily.
The restaurant operates on a typical "sandwich" format in that you make your selection from the menu, place your order, pay for it, and you seat yourself. When your order is ready, one of the staff will call your order, and you pick it up at the "pick up" section of the counter. The restaurant provides catering, and phone orders and online orders seemed to be very popular during my visit.
Photo: The dining room is furnished with a mixture of tables and booths, and has a patriotic, "sports" feel, as there are several American flags hung on the walls, along with many sports posters. At the rear of the restaurant is a grab-and-eat rack of various bagged chips, a soda fountain, along with a grab-yourself cooler containing canned and bottled soft drinks. A small selection of beer is available behind the order counter.
Photo: "Love All - Feed All" seems to be the slogan of the restaurant, and the menu. Selections available at all locations are to the left, and "House Specials," only available only at the Roseville location are to the right. The menu also advertises catering.
Photo: This plaque is located on the order counter, which lists your bread, cheese, veggie options, along with condiment selections. All bread is baked in the restaurant, and it's super delicious and amazingly fresh. My "The Hail Mary" sandwich included "Bomb Sauce" and I noted the sauce was slightly tangy, with a slight sweetness.
Photo: It's major league baseball payoff time, Division Series playoffs in particular, and West Coast rivals, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are playing for the National League West title in Game 2 this evening.
Roseville, along with all of Northern California is definitely "Giants Country" and this poster pretty much says it all... There are many sports posters of mostly Northern California professional sports teams, including football, baseball, basketball and soccer.
Photo: Michael along with the two other friendly staff, make your sandwich the way you request it to be made, while you watch them demonstrate their skills. After placing my order, my "Hail Mary" was custom made and delivered to me in less than 10 minutes.
Photo: Meet super friendly Michael, who made my fantastic sandwich, and delivered it to me with a smile. This guy knows how to make an amazing sandwich!
Photo: Thanks, Michael, for snapping my photo, as I pick up my "The Hail Mary" sandwich, along with an ice-cold Corona beer, for my lunch enjoyment.
Photo: My "The Hail Mary" arrived cut in two pieces, on a sheet of butcher paper, in a plastic basket. Optional sides included a modest selection of bagged chips, and cookies which I passed on. The presentation is pretty, but like the restaurant, there's nothing fancy about it.
Photo: From the "Specialty Sandos" section of the menu, I went with a #24, "The Hail Mary," which sounded great, considering tomorrow will be the fourth week of the 2021 pro football season. "Hail Mary" includes marinated chicken, pepper jack cheese, cranberry and "Bomb Sauce." For bread, I chose sourdough, and for veggies, and garnishes, I chose EVERYTHING!
The foundation of any sandwich is the bread, and my choice of bread was sourdough, and like all bread the restaurant serves, it's baked in-house, delicious and super fresh. Since I requested "everything," I was rewarded with mayonnaise, mustard and "Bomb Sauce" on my sourdough roll. A generous portion of tender, juicy and marinated chicken was placed on the bread, and this chicken was "the bomb" as it simply melted in my mouth; it was SO tender! Melted pepper jack cheese covered the chicken. Oh yes!
"Bomb Sauce" was slightly sweet and tangy, and I really couldn't figure out the dynamics of it, as I enjoyed my sandwich. That's way too much to think about as you're enjoying a delicious sandwich!
My choice of veggies included "everything" which was sliced tomato, shredded lettuce, sliced red onion, dill pickle slices and small, mildly spicy peppers that may have been peperoncini. The vegetables were fresh, skillfully placed on the sandwich, and added a fresh, "cool" touch to the warm chicken, cheese and roll.
My "Hail Mary" was well-balanced, as it included the right meat/cheese-to-bun ratio, with condiments to enhance, but not overpower the amazing marinated chicken and cheese, along with just the right amount of fresh vegetables to add a nice, cool topping to the sandwich. Dear readers, The Sandwich Spot serves a mighty fine sandwich!
There are no shortage of fine sandwich shops in Roseville, and the greater Sacramento area, and The Sandwich Spot definitely stands out from the pack, as their sandwiches are delicious, innovative, and unique to each location. The dining room offers a "sports lounge" feel and it's always nice to be able to enjoy your favorite beer as you feast on a delicious sandwich. The staff is super friendly, and it's obvious they take pride in the amazing sandwiches they create, as the finished product will put a smile on "foodies" who enjoy a superior sandwich.
The "price of admission" isn't cheap - most sandwiches are priced at $10.49 - but you get what you pay for, and compared to the bland, corporate "sub stuff" you can purchase for a couple dollars less, there isn't really much of a comparison. I prefer to pay a couple dollars more and enjoy a creation that's local, fresh, and prepared by skilled, friendly staff.
When you're in the mood for a "something different" sandwich, with a local twist, visit The Sandwich Spot, located on Pleasant Grove Blvd. in west Roseville, CA.
The Sandwich Spot
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