Where to find the best sandwiches in Isabella County.

Let your cravings take the wheel and our blog be your guide on this juicy road-trip of local sandwiches! Bring your appetite and some utensils because this might get messy. 

Checklist: Appetite, both hands (can substitute knife and fork), wet wipes, and friends or family! 

Max & Emily’s Eatery

This is the place for sandwiches; offering more than 80 creative combinations of meats, cheeses, veggies and more! If you didn’t know, now you do – Max & Emily’s serves up delicious and uniquely crafted sandwiches all day long. Here are our recommendations:

#63 Fiery Turkinator: Smoked turkey, Applewood smoked bacon, Smoke Gouda, spicy basil mayo, lettuce, tomato, grilled on Ciabatta Flat Bread. This may be #63 but it’s grabbed the #1 fan favorite spot. 

#63 Fiery Turkinator: Smoked turkey, applewood smoked bacon, Smoke Gouda, spicy basil mayo, lettuce, tomato, grilled on Ciabatta Flat Bread. This may be #63 but it’s grabbed the #1 fan favorite spot at Max & Emily's Eatery in Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: #63 Fiery Turkinator, Max & Emily’s Eatery

#13 The Black Bean Fiesta (Vegetarian): Vegetarian Black Bean patty, Smoke Gouda and Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce, spicy basil mayo, sauteed green pepper and red onion, salsa, grilled in a tomato basil tortilla.

#13 The Black Bean Fiesta (Vegetarian): Vegetarian Black Bean patty, Smoke Gouda and Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce, spicy basil mayo, sauteed green pepper and red onion, salsa, grilled in a tomato basil tortilla from Max & Emily's Eatery vegetarian menu in Downtown Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

#13 Black Bean Fiesta (Vegetarian), Max & Emily’s Eatery

All sandwiches are served with a pickle spear and a choice of chips or soup. If you can handle it, get the soup; you won’t regret it.

 

Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market

If you’re looking for Michigan-made products, Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market has the perfect arrangement of treats, meats and sweets. But when it comes to the main course, Mitchell’s sandwich menu will fulfill your flavorful needs:

#4 Surfer Boy: Smoked turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, ranch cream cheese spread on Brioche bun.

#4 Surfer Boy: Smoked turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, ranch cream cheese spread on Brioche bun from Mitchell's Gourmet Deli and Market; with two locations in Shepherd, Michigan and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: #4 Surfer Boy, Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market

#8 The Architect: Classic club with a twist – Ham, turkey, bacon, Muenster, lettuce, tomato and pesto mayo on Ciabatta bun.

#8 The Architect sandwich: Classic club with a twist - Ham, turkey, bacon, Muenster, lettuce, tomato and pesto mayo on Ciabatta bun from Mitchell's Gourmet Deli and Market; two locations in Shepherd, Michigan and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

#8 The Architect, Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market

Ponder Coffee Company

If you enjoy coffee and The Office, you’re going to love this hot spot in Mt. Pleasant – two hot spots, “technically” as there are TWO locations with varying hours in both Downtown Mt. Pleasant and near CMU’s campus. Here’s what we suggest when it comes to sammies:

The Robert California: Pan roasted turkey, avocado mash (a lot), Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, served cold or grilled on multi-grain bread.

The Flenderson: Grilled Cheddar and Swiss cheese, served on multi-grain bread. Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese, am I right?

A sandwich from Ponder Coffee Company in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; this local coffee shop roasts its own coffee and is available for purchase at two locations in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: Ponder Coffee Company

Roz’s Diner

This one-of-a-kind diner offers farm fresh ingredients, generous portions and a great atmosphere. Fun fact: Staff washes dishes in the bank vault! Check out owner Megan Bair’s recommendations:

Reuben: Grilled Corned beef, housemade kraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing on Rye bread.

Reuben: Grilled Corned beef, housemade kraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing on Rye bread at Roz's Diner in Rosebush, Michigan.

Photo: The Reuben, Roz’s Diner

Dewey Dog: Andouille sausage, garlic mayo, grilled green pepper, onion and celery wrapped in flat bread. Wow…

Dewey Dog: Andouille sausage, garlic mayo, grilled green pepper, onion and celery wrapped in flat bread from Roz's Diner's dinner menu in Rosebush, Michigan.

Photo: Dewey Dog, Roz’s Diner

Summit Smokehouse

Not only is this new, American-BBQ restaurant serving up smoke-tacular dishes, it is only home to Mountain Brewing Company’s microbrewery; offering more than 15, handcrafted brews on tap, each day. Check out our top sammy picks:

The Smokin’ J: Smoked brisket piled high with bacon and fried onion straws on an onion bun, slathered with Summit’s smoky cheese sauce. WARNING! You’ll need a fork, knife and bib for this monster of a sandwich.

The Smokin’ J: Smoked brisket piled high with bacon and fried onion straws on an onion bun, slathered with Summit’s smoky cheese sauce. WARNING! You’ll need a fork, knife and bib for this monster of a sandwich from Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: Smokin’ J, Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room

The Mt. Pleasant: A mound of pulled pork, topped with Applewood smoked bacon and coleslaw, stuffed into an onion bun. Represent! #MeetMtP

The Mt. Pleasant sandwich: A mound of pulled pork, topped with applewood smoked bacon and coleslaw, stuffed into an onion bun from Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Photo: The Mt. Pleasant, Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room

Mountain Town Station

Chug-a-chug-a CHEW-CHEW! Alert your stomach, because you’re about to depart on a rumbling ride, featuring new menu items at Mountain Town Station:

Smothered Steak Sandwich: Shaved prime rib grilled with onions, peppers, marinara sauce and melted mozzarella, all served on a hoagie.

Millennial Yardbird: A grilled chicken breast topped with Monterrey jack cheese, bacon, fresh smashed avocado and a balsamic mayo, stuffed into a Ciabatta bun and grilled on a panini press.

A few other suggestions: Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa’s NEW peanut-butter inspired sandwich menu, The Brass Cafe’s lunch-time menu and The Barn Door’s colossal sammy options.

We hope you enjoyed this list of some of the best sandwiches in the Mt. Pleasant area. Share your dining experiences with us, using #MeetMtP.

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Featured photo by Ponder Coffee Company.