An evening in Andersonville is one of my favorite ways to spend a night in the city. After seeing a Christmas show at Mary’s Attic, we wanted to find a bite to eat. We stopped in at Jerry’s Sandwiches. The atmosphere is so inviting- there are gorgeous wine bottle chandeliers, dark wood tables, and a huge seating area. We came in at 10 on a Friday night and were seated right away. The menu is huge- there are so many delicious options to choose from! I love appetizers and I was intrigued by a few of their options. The Fried Chicken Poppers sounded awesome, served with buffalo ranch dressing or Korean mayo. I also wanted to try the Fried Green Tomato Bruschetta, topped with basil, pimento cheese, hot sauce, and a Southwest mayo drizzle. Ultimately, I decided to go with a lighter option. I chose the Cobb salad. Served on a huge bed of house romaine and frisee mix, the salad was topped with blackened chicken, bacon, cucumber, avocado, radish, red onion, tomato, Danish blue cheese, croutons, and ranch. I asked to take off the cheese, bacon, and croutons. I was so pleased with this salad! The blackened chicken was delicious. Sometimes blackening spices are so heavy, but this was the perfect mix. The veggies were fresh and crunchy and they served the dressing on the side, which I love. My best friend ordered the Ansel A Sandwich: fried chicken, buffalo sauce, American cheese, avocado, house pickles, cilantro, southwest mayo, and lettuce on challah bread. Each sandwich comes with two “taster” sides, smaller versions of their side dishes. She chose the pickled veggies and the macaroni and cheese. She said her sandwich was very tasty, but felt like the chicken was more thinly sliced than she would have liked for a fried chicken sandwich. The macaroni and cheese looked awesome, and since I didn’t try it myself, I’ll have to come back for it!
Jerry’s has a location in Lincoln Square as well, located at 4739 N. Lincoln Ave. Both the Andersonville Jerry’s and the Lincoln Square Jerry’s open at 11 am every day and stay open late. Sundays through Mondays, closing is between midnight and 1 am, and 2 am Thursdays to Saturdays. Last call for the kitchen is at 10 pm Sundays through Thursdays and 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays. Jerry’s takes limited reservations for parties of 6 to 14 people. Find more information about this great spot on their website and plan your visit today!
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