Sandwich of the Week: John O’ Groat’s Club Sandwich

This Los Angeles restaurant does the club sandwich right

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

John O' Groat's take on the classic club sandwich.

"Nothing but the best, for the best,” is the motto of John O’ Groats, a legendary breakfast joint in Los Angeles. Owners Anglica and Robert Jacoby opened the first John O’ Groats in early 1982, and within five months L.A Reader named John O’ Groats one of the best breakfast restaurants in Los Angeles.

Anglica and Robert continued to expand their locations by opening a second location in Encino, California. Their original location serves only breakfast and lunch because Anglica and Robert always wanted to be home for dinner with their sons, Paul and Tyler.

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From the classics such as a B.L.T., to  more creative dishes like the Scibelli Belly Buster, with turkey chili, diced onions, and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun, they are known for creativity and use of only fresh ingredients. The club sandwich ($11.95) is essentially perfect. With crispy thick sliced bacon, roasted turkey breast, Jarlsberg Swiss cheese, perfectly sliced iceberg lettuce, and dewy tomatoes, the sandwich is made with two slices of perfectly softened white bread and a generous slab of mayonnaise on each side. The bread is made from a local bakery and the sandwich toppings are locally grown. Served with French fries, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better club sandwich elsewhere.