Birthplace of the Sloppy Joe


OK if you think I'm going to talk about a sandwich made with chopped meat and ketchup served on a sad roll... you are very very wrong. I'm here to talk about the ORIGINAL, the TRUE, South Orange New Jersey Town Hall Deli Sloppy Joe!!! This is a MUST have whenever I visit home, no exceptions (except for those 5 or so years they were closed and relocating... saddest years of my life...)


They slice the rye bread on a meat slicer to get it super thin. Layer of rye bread, turkey, cole slaw, russian dressing, swiss cheese, another slice of rye, corned beef, cole slaw, russian dressing, swiss, and top it off with another thin slice of rye bread. Seriously heaven... one of my favorite things to eat EVER. Then they slice it into 8 little squares.

They come in all type of meat combinations... all include the slaw and russian dressing, totally mandatory, and totally delicious. One sandwich can feed 2 normal people... if I'm around you might want to order me my own though... or loose a finger... your choice ;)

This is a ham and roast beef combo. *drool*


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24 chews:

Yum! This is a sloppy Joe I would eat in a second!

Anne said...

Haha, that definitely isn't what I expected as a "sloppy joe" opening this post. It looks so much better! Yum

Wow, that's a mouthful ... of delicious! I'll have to make a stop there next time I'm through So. Jersey. Thanks for the tip, Steph!

Jeanne said...

Wow. It looks so good, but not like any sloppy joe I've ever had.
But then again, it doesn't look that sloppy. Is it?

tam said...

Wowzas! That looks like a gooooooood sandwich! x x

Doesn't look like a typical sloppy joe, but it does look GOOD!

Megan said...

That sandwich looks really good and sounds more like a reuben. I had no idea that was the original sloppy joe.

As much as I love cooking and making things from scratch, I'm a sucker for a can of Manwich. I don't know what it is about it... I just love sloppy joes made with it! Ha ha.

Mags said...

I'm a huge fan of the "regular" sloppy joes made with ground beef but these look fantastic too.

This looks delicious! I love my sandwich meat sliced real thin.

Pam said...

This sandwich looks amazing - I love the thin slices of rye. Truly mouth watering.

Hal B said...

I want to eat here. Now.

wow this looks great, look at those layers!

Katie said...

I am so stoked about the cookie exchange! I love sending and getting packages, and I finally found the perfect shipping cookie recipe.

ok you've definitely opened my eyes to something new! do you have any background on why they are the original and how what we all know as a sloppy joe morphed into something totally different? or is there no connection to the two and this one just happens to be called a sloppy joe? i'm really interested...

plus it's from south jersey and i'm a philly girl originally so i'm even more interested to know the history. thanks!

i meant south orange - sorry...read it wrong. but still - it's localish to us in nyc.

Iva said...

I've been there! {we lived in Short Hills a few years}....but obviously I missed ordering THIS!! wow, it looks amazing!!

Yum! That's an awesome looking sloppy joe there!

stephchows said...

we are never full... i was going to go copy paste their story from their website... but it's missing now!! so weird, I wonder why it's down :(

Julia said...

That looks so awesome; I want it now! South Orange, huh? I think I might be able to manage it one day. Sigh.

Whenever I go home for the holidays we get sloppy joes from the millburn deli.

Absolutely addicting and awesome. Craving some now - thanks. :-P

Best post on stephchows yet!!!! YEAH town hall deli!

ok you've definitely opened my eyes to something new! do you have any background on why they are the original and how what we all know as a sloppy joe morphed into something totally different? or is there no connection to the two and this one just happens to be called a sloppy joe? i'm really interested...

plus it's from south jersey and i'm a philly girl originally so i'm even more interested to know the history. thanks!

wow this looks great, look at those layers!

Jeanne said...

Wow. It looks so good, but not like any sloppy joe I've ever had.
But then again, it doesn't look that sloppy. Is it?

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