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Pastrami Joe's

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80 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3665
+1 269-963-8800
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stopped for lunch since I saw they had GF buns available. What a great sandwich! Good balance of filling/meat with the bread. Very friendly service. Laid back atmosphere. Liked it so much I came back the next day as well!

Thank Waddzie
Augusta, Michigan
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

PJs has delicious, fresh-made sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Great place to grab a picnic lunch as well!

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This place is good, but definitely over priced. Sometimes the bread can be really hard too. Overall you won't be disappointed. Just be prepared for the price.

Thank Bradbrandi
Battle Creek, Michigan
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I went to this small downtown restaurant with friends on a lunch hour where we had a short amount of time available. It was my first visit and I was pleasantly surprised. I thought parking would be difficult, but it was easily available. They had a lot of sandwich and soul items that were creative and flavorful. Many bread options,... More 

Thank BJSimmons
Wichita, Kansas
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This place is popular and often standing room only at high noon what with the proximity to the local hospital environs. There are some tables which seat 4 yet have only one diner as this is a seat yourself setup. There is a lunch counter which runs along the front window and in season, some tables on the sidewalk. Parking... More 

Thank Sue E
United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome sandwich spot- the grilled cheese is my favorite. I also like the salads. They have a good variety of fresh baked good too. PJs is a favorite among local employees in downtown battle creek.

Thank Melanie G
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269 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this place is so expensive. Our food was tasty, but didn't warrant the hefty price tag. Unless they are using local or organic ingredients, the price is not worth it.

Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Marshall, MIchigan
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230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is not a cheap sandwich joint, but you'll always get good ingredients carefully prepared. Their daily soups are very good too, and I enjoy the salads too. My favorite is the Greek salad, and the chicken you can get with it is moist and flavorful.

Thank ChristiB50
Brandon, Mississippi
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We went here for lunch. The service was polite and fast. I really love Jed the location and that the inside was not stuffy and you had room to eat. This was my first time and definitely not my last time before I leave town. My sandwich was so fresh along with the vegetables on it.

Thank Anthony R
Battle Creek, Michigan
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314 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

About six of us went here for lunch on a weekday and enjoyed our choices. The sandwiches were fresh and tasted great! Service was good, as it did not take long to get our food even though the place was packed! Would definitely return to this location!

Thank Bob W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Michigan Ave W, Battle Creek, MI 49017-3665
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 269-963-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?