Mile-High Deliciousness at Dino’s Fresh Food Deli

For 35 years and counting Dino’s Fresh Food Deli has been a major draw to downtown Midland’s King Street. Patrons come from far and wide to get their hands on Dino’s mile high corned beef sandwich and when I say “mile high” – you may need to dislocate your jaw to bite into the sandwich, but it is definitely worth the effort.

Mile-high corned beef

The signature corned beef is sliced razor thin and stacked on a lite rye bread with mustard and a slice of dill. Other mile high sandwiches include Black Forest ham, Cajun chicken, New York Salami, and smoked turkey – these come with your choice of light rye bread or a Kaiser bun with a slice of mild cheddar, romaine lettuce, tomato and either mayo or mustard. Gluten free option is a lettuce wrap. Kid’s want a hot dog? No worries, Dino’s gourmet steamed hot dogs are a fan favorite and come loaded with cheese and your favorite toppings.

But wait, by far the most popular item on the menu, is known near and far, has taken the most road trips out of town, and has even reportedly been flown across the country, from coast to coast – have you tried Dino’s famous pasta salad? It is creamy and tangy and frankly quite addictive, especially when you load it with the optional cheese and bacon. Also, on offer are Greek, Caesar, garden and potato salads and in Dino’s signature style, the portions are huge. One of the greatest options is the ability to mix your salads, ½, ¼, or a scoop of one salad with any of the others is a possibility ordering in person or online through their website.

Mile-high Veggie sandwich

For those of you eating plant based or vegetarian, Dino’s has launched a few sandwiches especially for you. My go to is the crunchy and satisfying mile high veggie it is topped with hummus, bell pepper, shredded red cabbage, shredded carrot, red onion, cucumber, tomato and romaine lettuce on light rye or a Kaiser bun. The second option is a veggie/vegan delight which includes mild cheddar/vegan cheddar, cucumber, tomato, romaine, mayo/vegan mayo and served on a light rye or Kaiser bun. Make it a combo with a side garden salad with house Greek dressing or a plant based soup.

Homemade soups round out the menu, you can find a meat and plant based soup daily. Customers rave of the cabbage roll, Italian sausage and beef vegetable soups and a few of my plant based favorites include the tomato lentil kale, broccoli potato and Mediterranean white bean soup.

Tomato Lentil Kale Soup

Got a sweet tooth? Dino’s mile high butter tarts come in plain, raisin and pecan. Or, give their chocolate walnut banana bread a try – so moist and delicious you won’t even know its plant based.

You can order from the sidewalk takeout window or order online for curbside pickup at the back of the restaurant. Combo your mile high sandwich or hot dog with a soup or salad for best value for money; and use their loyalty program at the window or online for 10% back.

Currently Dino’s is open for takeout service Monday-Thursday & Saturday 11-6 Friday 11-6:30 closed on Sunday. Located at 319 King Street in Midland and expected to be open 7 days and have a patio this summer. Facebook & Instagram @dinosfreshfooddeli


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Steven Wright resides in Penetanguishene, a passionate plant based foodie, photographer and creator searching out the best Georgian Bay has to offer. Follow his plant based life through his Instagram and Facebook channels.

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