546 S Highland St
Memphis, TN 38111
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Juicy Jim's

Neighborhoods: University Area Neighborhood Association
Cuisine: Subs, Catering, Lunch

Juicy Jim's is a Subs, Catering, and Lunch restaurant where most Menuism users came for a meal on the go and paid between $10 and $25.

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Overall
75%
Food
75%
Service
75%
Ambiance
75%
  • 1/02/2015

    A diner from San Jose, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 12/09/2014

    A dining patron from Dallas, TX tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 10/12/2014

    A Subs food lover from Atlanta, GA tried it.

  • 5/29/2014

    A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 6/29/2013

    A Subs chowhound from Southaven, MS tried it and didn't like it. They didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and didn't like the ambiance.

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 Chuckey, TN
 

Great steak sub sandwiches, though a bit pricey and slow.

Juicy Jim’s is a nice independent business located nearish the southwestern side of the University of Memphis. There are two Juicy Jim’s restaurants, one right across the street from the other. The small shop on 546 S Highland Street sells subs and calzones, whereas Juicy Jim’s Pizzeria across the street at 551 S Highland sells pizzas and beer.

Yes, there’s a reason for the same business being located on both sides of the same street! Apparently the Domino’s Pizza adjacent to 546 put something in the lease where no other restaurant could sell pizzas out of the same shopping center, and Juicy Jim’s didn’t realize that, had to stop selling pizzas at that location, and then rented a new location across the street so they could do pizzas anyway. (I’m sure this would make a textbook “how not to run a business” example in an MBA/business class. I’m also betting that the old location at 546 eventually gets closed so as to minimize expenses/rent/salaries.)

But… on to the sandwiches. To sum it up, they’re tasty but a bit expensive. Foot long sandwiches tend to run in the $10-14 range. The menu is a bit daunting for newcomers: it’s lengthy and doesn’t feel well organized, so you’re going to end up ordering whatever or you’re going to spend several minutes reading over all the options/combos. I’ve had two sandwiches so far. I can’t remember the names of them (one was steak and peppers and cheese and marinara sauce whilst the other one was a “garbage” type sandwich with everything on it. Both were so filling that I could barely eat them and then I didn’t (couldn’t?) eat anything else for the rest of the day.

The restaurant itself was relatively clean, although I did spy a roach climbing the walls in the dining area. (But seriously, what restaurant/house in Memphis DOESN’T have at least one roach in it?) The staff…. looked stoned, although they were friendly. However long you think it takes to make your sandwich, add an extra 5-10 minutes, and that’s about when you’ll get your sandwich.

As I mentioned before, I suspect everything is going to be consolidated in the new business location across the street—and some apathy and ennui may have set in at the old/original location.

If you want something faster and cheaper, try the Super Submarine Sandwich Shop just across the railroad tracks on Highland.

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