4130 East 82nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46250
Jason’s is still relatively new to the capital city and I was slow to try it. The menu online was kind of boring, so I decided to wait for a while. I was going to the Nordstrom Rack to find some sweet threads for cheap and I can’t shop for anything on an empty stomach, so I had to make a pit stop. Plus, they have free ice cream. The only thing better than free ice cream is free love. Depending on who’s giving the love, I might even take ice cream.
What I Ate: Half New York Yankee and salad bar. Cost, with a soda was around $9.00
Anytime that I want a salad bar, my body is begging for some greens. The salad bar was pretty decent looking. I didn’t get the all you can eat option, so I loaded it up with the one trip that I had. The bread was horrible and quickly discarded. The produce was relatively fresh, but the ingredients seemed pretty cheap. Bacon and cheese were definitely lacking in quality and I didn’t like the Italian dressing. I didn’t hate it, but I would never come here for the salad bar alone.
I had to get past the idea that the sandwich is called the New York Yankee, as it is named after the most BS baseball team ever. I see my Google stats and I don’t think that I am losing any fans saying that. The New York Yankee is made up of hot corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese and mustard or mayonnaise, all served on rye bread. The rye and the meat were the quality that I would expect from a chain. It didn’t offend me, but definitely not the real good stuff. I prefer for the cheese to be a little melty, but that was not the case here. The good news about this sandwich is…huge! This was a half sandwich and I could barely knock it down after my salad.
After my meal, I decided to gorge myself and make a kick ass root beer float with the free ice cream. Well played and it hit the spot.
Would I Buy It Again? Sure, why not? I didn’t love what I had, but I didn’t hate it. Considering that I had a salad, huge sandwich, chips, pickle and a root beer float for under $10, I thought it was a good value. I like to think about what I would compare it to and if you like McAlister’s, Paradise or Panera, you will probably be fond of Jason’s. However, at Paradise, you get an awesome cookie and here you get ice cream. Kind of a toss up.