Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. A sandwich can cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon. For $7, you get $15 worth of fresh deli fare and drinks at Mudgie's. The Corktown eatery crafts homemade soups and sandwiches made fresh to order from local ingredients daily.
When door-to-door canvassing for the civil liberties of corgis leaves your midday mouth watering, make a pit stop at Mudgie's, where the menu boasts more than 20 specialty sandwich selections filled with hearty portions of house-cooked meats and local products. Stop by for a Madill ($9), the warm, open-face delight of roasted turkey, smoked bacon, veggies, melted pepper jack, and house-made garlic mayo that was crowned one of Detroit Free Press's Top 21 sandwiches of 2008. Or opt for the That's Jared ($8.75), a warm kaiser roll topped with corned beef and swiss cheese buried under a scoop of house-made redskin potato salad. Homemade soups debut fresh flavors daily ($3.75/cup), while fresh salads (starting at $2.50) and an abundance of vegetarian and vegan sandwiches round out the menu.
The breezy eatery's quaint décor boasts pumpkin-orange walls and the building's original hardwood floors and vintage soda cooler, a relic from its former life as a mid-century grocery store. Free WiFi provides dessert-desperate oceanography students with an excuse to spend lengthy afternoons lingering over the Fudgie Mudgie ($5), homemade brownie batter waffle-pressed to order and served warm under Calder's vanilla ice cream, Sander's hot fudge, and whipped cream. Stop into the delicious deli for fresh-made fuel before your next triathlon, and delight in Detroit's local flavors.
The Madill, one of Mudgie's sandwiches, made Detroit Free Press's Top 21 sandwich list in 2008, and its award-winning soup is beloved by more than 200 CityVoters. The Metromix critic's review gives Mudgie's 3.5 stars. Two Hungry Dudes offers a glowing write-up of Mudgie's, and Yelpers give it 4.5 stars:
- The daily made soups at Mudgie's are amazing! They even consider dietary restrictions like gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The unique combination and fresh ingredients make these soups worthy of a trip to downtown regardless of where you are! – red5050, CityVoter
- These are real sandwiches. That means you can eat one, barely. And they taste good, too. – Anthony Minne, Metromix
- One of the most popular sandwiches on the menu, the Madill is Mudgie’s take on the California club. The house roasted turkey, while slightly dry, is flavorful & has a black pepper kick. Nueski bacon is thick cut & cooked perfectly adding a smokiness & salty bite. Creamy avocado, melted/gooey/spicy pepper jack & the garlicky mayo round out a bold reimagining of the classic Cali club. – Two Hungry Dudes