A Sandwich a Day: The Pilgrim at Uncle Sammy's Sandwich Classics

A Sandwich a Day

Reviews of Chicago sandwiches.


[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

It's doubtful the actual Pilgrims ever ate anything quite like the The Pilgrim ($5.95) from Lincoln Park's Uncle Sammy's Sandwich Classics, but they probably would have appreciated the convenience. Much like Jimmy John's, Uncle Sammy's operation is built for speed. From the moment you order, the sandwich is constructed and dished out to you at a blistering pace. So even though you didn't have to slave in the kitchen for hours to make a feast, you can get a Thanksgiving-style leftover sandwich in approximately a minute.

And while it's unclear what exactly was eaten at the first Thanksgiving, the contents of this sandwich should be familiar to most. Thick and juicy slices of turkey are layered in a roll, along with raisin herb stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mayonnaise. It's not the best example of this kind of sandwich in town, but it's well balanced, meaning you can sample one more than once a year and not feel guilty about it.

Uncle Sammy's Sandwich Classics

1231 West Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614 (map)

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