I have had multiple meals from Jason’s Deli in the past, but I recently visited the new location in Cincinnati and decided to give it a review. This is the chains first location in Cincinnati and fourth in Ohio. Today, Jason’s Deli boasts more than 240 locations across 28 states.
The Cincinnati location is in the newly opened Rookwood Exchange, in the same strip as Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Ambiance Nail Salon & Spa, and Fraise Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies.
The ordering counter is at the other end of the restaurant space from the main entry doors. Printed menus are available near the counter so you can make a decision before stepping up to a register. The menu is very lengthy with tons of sandwiches, muffalettas, soups, pastas, and a massive salad bar.
After your order is placed, a number is handed to you, and you can take a seat at any available table. The food is brought out to you in a few minutes along with napkins and a fork. If you choose to eat from the salad bar, a plate is given to you right away for your convenience.
On this visit I ordered the Santa Fé chicken sandwich served with potato chips ($6.99). Grilled chicken breast is combined with bacon, Swiss, guacamole, tomato, and Russian dressing, served on grilled whole grain wheat bread. I really enjoyed the sweet flavor of the dressing combined with the smokey bacon and always tasty guacamole. It was a great sandwich. The handful of chips were average salty potato chips, definitely the low point of the meal. I wish there were more options for a side dish.
For dessert I had a small cup of complimentary ice cream from the soft serve machine. No toppings are available (other than a dark chocolate sauce) but it is free and tasty! It was a great finish to an overall good meal. I’ll be sure to add Jason’s Deli to my rotating list of quick sandwich spots.