On the search for the best breakfast sandwich in CT brings us to Ray & Mike’s Deli in Hamden.

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We originally came to Ray & Mike’s Deli to get the “Egg Bomb” Sandwich, a monstrosity of a breakfast sandwich that has an egg, bacon, ham, sausage, and a hash brown on it.

But while there, about to order, we noticed all the signs about “Voted #1 Steak & Cheese in New Haven County“.

So, foregoing the “Egg Bomb” (for now), it seemed only right to try a breakfast sandwich with the steak on it.

A steak, egg, and cheese.

Allow me to paint a picture of what you will experience:


Bread and Steak-ums.

There’s nothing wrong with that, but the dominant taste you get is just the roll.

On a steak, egg, and cheese, that shouldn’t be the case.

But the roll is just so big and doughy.

The steak-um flavor also isn’t powerful enough to stand out.

At this point, the egg becomes an unnecessary addition, the only thing qualifying this as a breakfast sandwich.

The cheese as well is mild, blending in.

Overall, I wish I tried the ‘Egg Bomb”, because with this much bread, you’ll need more than just an egg and cheese.

The Rating:



Address: 3030 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518
Open Everyday 6am-9pm

Phone: (203) 287-8710