The Sandwich Club is tucked away in the sunlit courtyard of the Merrill Lynch Building.
A little lunch place in the courtyard of the Merrill Lynch Building (Fay at Silverado) is a perfect example of why I started this blog. I want visitors to San Diego’s favorite coastal community to wander off the beaten path and discover places that aren’t touristy.
The Sandwich Club of La Jolla is just such a place. I first heard about it from my friend Christie Dangler (who recommended the BLT), but I got discouraged when I couldn’t find it.
Fast forward about a year and I joined the La Jolla Sports Club – also in the Merrill Lynch Building – and one day in the middle of a Pilates class, I had this great ah-ha moment. The secret spot I’d heard about was right outside the window.
I watched La Jollans pick up their meals and sit at tables in the sunlit patio right outside the studio where I was working my core – and suddenly getting really hungry.
I‘ve since learned from a friend who taught at La Jolla High that The Sandwich Club is a faculty favorite. In fact, it seems to be a favorite of a lot of people. The “in” crowd knows to order ahead of time (858-456-7548 or 456-7549) to avoid standing in line.
Sandwiches include Gina Lolllobrigida (hot pastrami), Shamoo (tuna), and The Godfather (Genoa salami, mortadella, ham and provolone cheese with Italian dressing on a French roll). They also serve wraps, salads, and a soup of the day.
The Club opens at 7am Monday to Friday and closes at 2:45. On Saturday, they are open Saturday from 10:30 to 2.
Tourists flock to the restaurants on Prospect Street and enjoy a pricey lunch with an ocean vista.
The Sandwich Club is for travelers who want good value, flavorful food, and a view of authentic La Jolla.
Photo credit: ADAMS / HANSEN STOCK PHOTOS.
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