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The Most Popular Jimmy John’s Sandwiches

Jimmy John’s is known for its “freaky fast” service and “freaky fresh” ingredients. Since the opening of its first location in Charleston, Illinois, in 1983, Jimmy John’s has been serving some amazing sandwiches.

When it comes to Jimmy John’s sandwiches, there are a few things you should know before placing your order.

There are three options to choose from regarding your sandwich’s vessel: an 8” French roll, sliced wheat, or “Unwich” style.

The French roll is a classic sub, while sliced wheat bread is a classic sandwich shape.

The Unwich features your chosen sandwich ingredients, but instead of being held together by bread, it’s wrapped in lettuce.

If you’re extra hungry, you can opt for a “giant” sub served on a colossal 16” French roll.

Or, if you just want a little sub to tide you over, order a “Little John” sub served on a 6” French roll.

When scanning the Jimmy John’s menu, you might notice that some subs are described as “gutted.”

If you’re wondering what that means, a gutted sub has the inside bread on its top half scooped out to allow for extra room for meat, veggies, and other toppings.

If a sandwich comes gutted, but you want to keep the French roll, just order your sub “LBI,” which stands for “leave bread in.”

If your sandwich doesn’t come gutted, you can request it to be gutted when you order.

After going over the basics, let’s get into the best Jimmy John’s sandwiches.

Read on for our ranking of the most popular Jimmy John’s subs, from forgettable to most delicious!

19. Big John

The Big John features hand-sliced roast beef, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.

You can have it served on fresh-baked 8″ French bread, 16″ French bread, wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

The Big John is simple and done fairly well. However, guests’ biggest complaint is with the star of the sandwich: the roast beef.

Some claim that the roast beef used at Jimmy John’s is bland and lacks any of the meaty, savory flavors we’ve come to expect from this deli staple.

Even the fresh lettuce and tomato can’t save this sandwich from mediocrity.

It isn’t bad, but with so many other outstanding options on the Jimmy John’s menu, the Big John is skippable.

An 8” Big John contains 500 calories, 20g fat, 17g protein, and 60mg cholesterol.

18. Totally Tuna

The Totally Tuna features house-made tuna salad, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber.

Like the Big John, the Totally Tuna can be served on 8″ French bread, 16″ French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

Tuna salad can be polarizing, but we need to give props to Jimmy John’s for their take on the classic sandwich topper.

The secret ingredient to Jimmy John’s beloved tuna salad is soy sauce. It’s creamy and refreshing.

Tomatoes and cucumber also add a nice crunch to the sub.

While there’s nothing wrong with this sandwich, it lacks flavor and feels a bit uninspired.

An 8” Totally Tuna sub contains 500 calories, 21g fat, 12g protein, and 30mg cholesterol.

17. The Veggie

The Veggie is the only vegetarian sandwich offered at Jimmy John’s.

It is made with cucumbers, avocado spread, and double cheese.

Like many other sandwiches offered, this one comes with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

The Veggie works in a pinch, but it lacks creativity.

Provolone, avocado, and cucumber are all fairly subtle flavors, and none are strong enough to be the star of the sandwich.

The flavors don’t blend together, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but there’s too much cheese on this sandwich!

You can order the Veggie sandwich on 8” or 16” French bread, wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Veggie contains 670 calories, 38g fat, 18g protein, and 65mg cholesterol.

16. Hunter’s Club

Hunter’s Club is made with a double serving of roast beef, provolone cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomato.

As mentioned before, the Hunter’s Club’s main ingredient, roast beef, falls short of being memorable.

The cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomato certainly amp up the flavors of this Jimmy John’s sandwich, but overall, it’s a bit lackluster.

You can order your Hunter’s Club on 8″ French bread, 16″ French bread, wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Hunter’s Club contains 830 calories, 32g fat, 42g protein, and 130mg cholesterol.

15. Ultimate Porker

If you’re a pork lover, look no further.

The Ultimate Porker is loved by guests for its addition of not one but two types of pork.

Hand-sliced smoked ham and crispy applewood smoked bacon make for a salty, smokey bite.

The sandwich comes with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. If you’re a BLT lover, this sandwich will be right up your alley.

It’s not for everyone, though – some think the double-helping of pork makes for an overly-salty sandwich.

The Ultimate Porker can be ordered in four ways: on 8″ French bread, 16″ French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Ultimate Porker sub contains 690 calories, 25g fat, 20g protein, and 60mg cholesterol.

14. The Pepe

The Pepe is the beloved ham and cheese sandwich from Jimmy John’s.

This sub features hand-sliced smoked ham, provolone cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomato.

The salty ham and buttery provolone mixed with fresh lettuce and tomato make for a simple sandwich that doesn’t try to be too fancy.

You can order the Pepe sandwich on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Pepe sub contains 600 calories, 28g fat, 21g protein, and 70mg cholesterol.

13. Bootlegger Club

The Bootlegger Club features two types of sliced deli meat – roast beef and turkey breast.

It also comes with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. The turkey and roast beef combination works well with the fresh lettuce and tomato.

The combination makes for a classic sandwich that’s slightly elevated because of its double meat status.

You can get the Bootlegger Club on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Bootlegger Club contains 680 calories, 20g fat, 31g protein, and 90mg cholesterol.

12. Club Lulu

With sliced turkey and applewood smoked bacon, the Club Lulu is Jimmy John’s take on a classic turkey club.

It also features fresh tomato, lettuce, and bacon.

This sandwich has a little bit of everything – salty bacon, refreshing veggies, hearty turkey, and creamy mayo.

The Club Lulu can be ordered on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Club Lulu contains 690 calories, 24g fat, 22g protein, and 65mg cholesterol.

11. The J.J. Gargantuan

The J.J. Gargantuan is in a class of its own. Meat-wise, it’s packed with salami, capocollo, turkey, roast beef, and ham.

Also featured are fresh onion, lettuce, tomato, and provolone. All that’s topped with mayo, oil, vinegar, and an oregano-basil blend.

There’s no shortage of flavors in this colossal sandwich, but bigger doesn’t always mean better.

Some guests complain the sandwich has too much going on, and all the flavors end up muddled together instead of having their moment to shine.

The J.J. Gargantuan can be served on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” J.J. Gargantuan contains 1100 calories, 50g fat, 78g protein, and 200mg cholesterol.

10. J.J.B.L.T.

The J.J.B.L.T is the classic BLT sandwich from Jimmy John’s.

It’s made with a generous portion of applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Jimmy John’s prides itself on its fresh ingredients, which really shine through in its BLT.

The lettuce and tomato are sliced in-house daily, as are the deli meats.

Crispy bacon and fresh, juicy tomatoes make this simple, classic sandwich a fan favorite.

The J.J.B.L.T. can be ordered on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” J.J.B.L.T. contains 590 calories, 31g fat, 15g protein, and 45mg cholesterol.

9. Turkey Tom

The Turkey Tom features hand-sliced turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

This classic sandwich has no frills but is satisfying in its simplicity.

You can order the Turkey Tom on 8″ French bread, 16″ French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Turkey Tom contains 480 calories, 17g fat, 15g protein, and 50mg cholesterol.

8. Club Tuna

The Club Tuna is made with tuna salad, double cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

The Jimmy John’s tuna salad has a bit of a cult following thanks to its unusual addition of soy sauce into each batch.

This sandwich is light, flavorful, and refreshing.

The addition of provolone gives it an extra element of creaminess, and cucumbers add a unique crunch that isn’t found in most Jimmy John’s subs.

You can order the Club Tuna in four styles: on 8″ French bread, 16″ French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8’ Club Tuna contains 850 calories, 40g fat, 39g protein, and 75mg cholesterol.

7. Billy Club

The Billy Club has a lot going on, but not in a bad way.

It’s made with roasted beef, ham, provolone, mayo, Dijon mustard, lettuce, and tomato.

The salty ham, creamy provolone, and fresh veggies serve as supporting flavors for the real stars of the sandwich: the roast beef and tangy, sharp Dijon mustard.

You can order the Billy Club on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8’ Billy Club contains 810 calories, 31g fat, 37g protein, and 110mg cholesterol.

6. Country Club

The Country Club is a sandwich that will appeal to almost everyone.

Made with sliced turkey, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, this sandwich features all the classics.

The Country Club is the way to go when you’re looking for a simple sandwich and craving a little extra deli meat variety.

It can be ordered on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce. An 8’ Country Club contains 780 calories, 28g fat, 35g protein, and 100mg cholesterol.

5. Vito

If you’re looking for a classic Italian sandwich, this is it.

The Vito features salami, capocollo, provolone, onions, oil, vinegar, and a sprinkling of oregano-basil.

The salty deli meat, tangy vinegar, crunchy onion, and earthy oregano basil make an exciting sandwich full of different flavors.

You can order the Vito sandwich on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Vito contains 580 calories, 25g fat, 23g protein, and 85mg cholesterol.

4. Jimmy Cubano

The Jimmy Cubano is Jimmy John’s take on the classic Cuban.

This sandwich doubles down on pork with applewood smoked bacon, and smoked ham.

It’s then topped with sliced pickles and Dijon mustard.

The tart pickles and Dijon amp up the smoky, salty pork featured throughout the sandwich.

The Jimmy Cubano is for you if you love tangy, bold flavors.

You can order it on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Jimmy Cubano contains 720 calories, 37g fat, 30g protein, and 90mg cholesterol.

3. Beach Club

The Beach Club is light, fresh, and reminiscent of a summer’s day.

It features turkey, double provolone, avocado spread, and cucumber.

Like most Jimmy John’s sandwiches, this one is topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

This is the type of meal you’d want to pack before heading to the beach on a hot day.

Cucumber, lettuce, and avocado give this sandwich a refreshing feel, while the double cheese and sliced turkey breast keep it hearty.

You can order this sandwich on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Beach Club contains 860 calories, 38g fat, 32g protein, and 95mg cholesterol.

2. Italian Night Club 

The Italian Night Club has no shortage of pork.

With salami, capocollo, and ham, you’re guaranteed to get your salty fix with this sandwich!

Like all good Italian subs, it features provolone, onion, oil & vinegar, and oregano-basil.

It’s then finished off with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

Jimmy John’s uses high-quality deli meat, and this sandwich allows its quality to shine through.

The oil & vinegar add a slight tang, while mayo and provolone bring some much-appreciated creaminess into the equation.

You can order this sub on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

One 8” Italian Night Club contains 930 calories, 44g fat, 35g protein, and 130mg cholesterol.

1. Spicy East Coast Italian

Finally, the best sandwich at Jimmy John’s is the Spicy East Coast Italian.

This sandwich comes with double salami, double capocollo, and provolone – off to a strong start!

Tomato, lettuce, and onion add freshness and crunch to each bite.

It’s then finished with house-made oil & vinegar, mayo, and a sprinkle of oregano-basil.

The real star of this sandwich is the hot Jimmy Peppers. These sliced cherry peppers are tangy, sweet, and spicy all at once.

They add just the right amount of spice and bring out the natural heat of salami and capocollo.

All that spice is slightly cooled down by creamy mayo and provolone.

This sandwich is a favorite because it’s one of the unique offerings on the Jimmy John’s menu.

If you’re looking for that classic Italian sub with a twist, the Spicy East Coast Italian is the way to go

It comes on 8” French bread, 16” French bread, thick-sliced wheat bread, or wrapped in lettuce.

An 8” Spicy East Coast Italian contains 850 calories, 57g fat, 45g protein, and 180mg cholesterol.

Conclusion

As one of the best sandwich chains, there’s a sandwich for everyone at Jimmy John’s.

From Italian classics to Cuban to tuna sub, the Jimmy John’s sandwich menu offers a wide variety of options.

Even if you don’t see one that strikes your fancy on the menu, you can easily make your dream sandwich by adding toppings like avocado spread, bacon, hot peppers, or pickles.

What will you order on your next Jimmy John’s run? Oh, and don’t forget to order one of their jumbo pickles with your sandwich!

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Last Updated: January 10, 2023

About the Author

Samantha Jenkins is a food writer and digital marketing manager with a passion for storytelling, reading menus, and eating really good food.

In her free time, she enjoys baking, performing in musicals, and cohosting the East Coast Haunts podcast.