Earl of Sandwich is a chain of restaurants that specializes in freshly made hot sandwiches. They have locations all over the place, but we visited the one in Downtown Disney in Orlando. My family is addicted to Earl of Sandwich because it is delicious and very affordable, so this post is a compilation of many visits we made while on vacation.
All of their sandwiches are made on their freshly baked bread. The bread comes out warm and toasted and the outside crust is almost like a flakey biscuit. The bread here is what makes the sandwiches so special.
My favourite sandwich is the holiday turkey ($5.99). It is filled with turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberries. If you have never had stuffing or gravy on a sandwich, you are missing out! I always do this at home after a turkey dinner.
The sandwich isn’t swimming in gravy. They add just enough to give it some moisture without making it soggy and heavy. The stuffing makes the sandwich more hearty and it adds a nice seasoned flavour. To top it all off, the cranberries add a hint of tartness and sweetness.
The cuban sandwich was one of their monthly specials. It has pork tenderloin, ham, swiss, and pickles. This sandwich tasted good, but I was a bit disappointed to see that the pork tenderloin was just in a shaved deli meat style because I was expecting it to be more meaty. Overall, not a bad sandwich, but I probably wouldn’t get it again.
They also have pretty decent salads here (although I’d never get one over a sandwich). I had a bite of my Mom’s baja salad ($6.50) and it was pretty good. It tasted fresh and it was made with romaine, grilled chicken, cheddar, cilantro, avocado, tomato, roasted corn, black beans, tortilla strips, and red wine vinaigrette.
The original sandwich ($6.50) is made with roast beef, sharp cheddar, and horseradish sauce. If a sandwich is called the original, you have to try it.
This is a hearty, meaty, sandwich, but it is very good. The roast beef is flavourful and tender and served with a touch of pink. The sharp cheddar adds a rich element to the dish and the horseradish sauce is very creamy. I don’t like very strong horseradish, but I don’t find this sauce too overpowering.
The Hawaiian ($6.50) is made with grilled chicken, ham, swiss, pineapple, and Hawaiian BBQ sauce. I liked all of the ingredients inside of the sandwich and the combination of both chicken and ham. The pineapple also gives it a hint of sweetness. The Hawaiian BBQ sauce I only felt so-so about. If you have ever had the tropical Hawaiian pizza from panago, it tastes just like that. I found it a bit over powering and they put a bit too much on the sandwich.
My favourite drink here that I ordered on multiple visits is the earl grey lemonade ($1.99). It is the perfect balance of sweet and tart and there is a nice hint of earl grey flavour in there. This is a much tastier option than regular fountain pop.
Earl of Sandwich is a great place to get a hot filling sandwich for an affordable price. You can get a drink and a sandwich for under $10, you just can’t go wrong with that. They have so many different sandwich fillings, and while I definitely have favourites, they are all pretty decent choices. Now all I need is for one to come to the west coast so I can visit more often!
Yes, for a great and affordable sandwich.