(credit: Frances G./Yelp)

(credit: Frances G./Yelp)


Have a craving for something deliciously gooey, with flavorful sauce and a strong meaty kick? That’s a Sloppy Joe, and here are some top spots in the O.C. to enjoy the ultimate in American sandwiches.

(credit: The Burnt Truck)

(credit: The Burnt Truck)


The Burnt Truck
Roving Locations in Orange County
(see website for daily spots)
www.theburnttruck.com

The Burnt Truck is a foodie’s food truck. Among its stellar, hand-crafted lunch and dinner treats is a perfectly balanced Sloppy Joe. Available as a slider with cheese sauce and mild chiles on top, this is a taste treat that will have diners coming back for more – or even chasing the truck around town.

(credit: Andy N./Yelp)

(credit: Andy N./Yelp)


Eat At Joes
7120 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-9440
www.Eajhb.com

At Eat at Joes, which boasts several locations across the Southland, you can have your Sloppy Joe as a side, as a sandwich, or over fries. Classic, sweet, and meaty, eating a Sloppy Joe at Eat at Joes in Huntington Beach is a must do for anyone who loves something tasty and delicious.

(credit: Adya)

(credit: Adya)


ADYA
ADYA
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., #201
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 533-2392
adyaoc.com
www.shorebreakhotel.com

Looking for something completely different in a Sloppy Joe? Try the Pav Bhaji, at Adya. What’s that? It’s a Bombay-style spiced veggie sloppy joe and it’s amazingly delicious. Other Pav’s, including lamb and chicken, are also available. A great take on Indian cuisine with a little American style.

(credit: Remie M./Yelp)

(credit: Remie M./Yelp)


Side Street Cafe
1799 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-1986
www.facebook.com

Side Street Cafe in Costa Mesa is a homey spot offering lunch and dinner options for OC patrons. Serving up a tasty and traditional Sloppy Joe, the dish consists of grilled ground beef, a tangy tomato sauce, onion and bell pepper – all on a crispy bun.

(credit: Wild Goose Tavern)

(credit: Wild Goose Tavern)


Wild Goose Tavern
436 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 722-9453
www.goosebar.com

This classic, dark and cozy tavern features an equally classic Sloppy Joe. At Costa Mesa’s Wild Goose Tavern, their sloppy joe comes topped with tasty cheddar cheese and a fragrant, rich garlic aoli. They also serve the Sloppy Joe mix on crispy fries, giving it that extra kick above the other sloppy joes to choose from around town. Make sure to come at happy hour though, and enjoy discounted brews and drinks along with your sandwich.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | DiversionsLA | Twitter.

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