We have been fortunate enough to receive lots of praise for our sandwiches! Check it out!
Neither Popeyes nor Chick-fil-A: Here’s where you can find the best fried-chicken sandwich in Seattle
The Seattle Times - 2019
This is the only variation with cheese that made our top 10 — that’s because other takes were just the lazy kitchen swapping in a poultry piece in what otherwise would have been called a bacon cheeseburger. This Ballard sandwich shop constructed a variation where all the parts complement the poultry better.
Mean Sandwich’s New Owner Has an Oyster Pedigree
SeattleMet - 2019
Since opening its doors on Leary Way in Dec 2016, Mean Sandwich has proved itself one of the most intriguing sandwich shops in the city... though he should also be familiar to anybody who follows chef Renee Erickson’s Instagram; Crookston is her husband.
Two Seattle Hotspots Named Among America's 50 Best New Restaurants by Bon Appetit
Seattle Magazine - 2017
National foodie mag Bon Appétit just released their list of the 50 best new restaurants in America, and guess what? Seattle made the cut. French showstopper Marmite and lunchtime game-changer Mean Sandwich, both spots we reviewed and loved in the last year, are representing our fair city on the list.
The Infatuation - Mean Sandwich
The Infatuation - 2018
Plot twists catch you off-guard for a reason - Just ask M. Night Shyamalan. That’s exactly how we felt when we walked into a seemingly traditional sandwich shop, ordered the corned beef sandwich, and discovered a fistful of fresh mint and maple syrup in between the buns...
EATER's Top Sandwich shops in Seattle
EATER - 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Mean Sandwich may be just a humble counter but its menu is inspired, with options like the steak tartare club or the shop’s eponymous option, featuring thick-cut corned beef, pickled red cabbage, yellow mustard, mint, and maple syrup...The Ballard space is small, but customers can also order from Peddler Brewing next door, which has more seating.
Mean Sandwich Is True to Its Name
Seattle Weekly - 2017
On a Saturday, mid-afternoon, all seats were full, and a line at the counter to order was well on its way. It’s not easy to do something as basic as a handful of sandwiches really well, but the Pemoulies have figured out the calculus to downright mean ones.