Jim's Deli is all over the place. Their flagship location of sorts is right on the border between East Greenwich and North Kingstown R.I. I think there are more than the two listed, but no one seems to know. There's really very little to say about the place. It's a deli and a sandwich shop. It's decor is simple. Its chairs are supportive enough. The staff is friendly and service is quick. It can get pretty hairy around the lunch rush, but they usually handle it.
Now for the only part that matters, the food. The sandwiches, almost all of them are AMAZING. Jim's Deli is, easily, the best sandwich shop in Rhode Island. The food is all high quality. The combinations are, for the most part, delicious. This is what lunchtime in the office is all about. Classics such as the Reuben and the Monte Cristo are done flawlessly and, if you order a large, they will likely be the biggest examples of both that you have ever seen.
Other creations are equally delicious, with the spicy Ranchero and Bronx at the top of my list. Oh, and a thing about the names. The signs at the West Bay location were a total pooch-screw. The guy who made them mis-spelled just about everything. The Ranchero is called The Rancho. 'Sandwich Board' is called 'Sandwhich Bord.' These are not complex typos. This guy was barely verbal. Luckily, I think it adds an undeniable charm to the place.
As far as selection goes, you have an absolutely enormous range of choices for sandwiches and calzones, but that's about it. You can get salads, but, c'mon. A salad? This is LUNCH and you're not an Italian supermodel. Eat a sandwich. You can get a selection of sides, including some potato chips and maybe a crappy cookie, but this is obviously not the point to being there. There are sixteen calzones available, plus a make-your-own option, and an eye-poping eighty-six sandwiches, plus make-your-own. The selection is unmatched.
For what you get, I would call the prices a steal. A large sandwich, which would easily constitute two meals, costs nine dollars. They're practically giving their food away. Jim's Deli is the ultimate lunch location. If you are anywhere in the area, I would recommend a pilgrimage to the temple of sandwich very soon.
There is now, officially, only one Jim's Deli, the West Bay location. The Middletown location was recently sold to a friend of the owner, and the other locations, such as J's, were at one time associated with the owner but no longer are. So this review now only applies to the Jim's Deli in North Kingstown.
Jim's Deli: ****
Price range for two: $10-$25
Jim's Deli West Bay
5949 Post Road
North Kingstown, RI. 02852
Jim's Aquidneck Deli
957 West Main Road
Middletown, RI. 02842
Monday through Saturday 8:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm