North Street Station – Grilled Chicken Panini

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North Street Station is serving up different styles of Paninis, Wraps, and Sandwiches. If you are not hungry enough for a full meal, this could still be your place to stop because they serve up a variety of desserts and coffee and espressos as well. I’ve heard a lot about this place and been seeing lots of posts about their Chicken Salad lately on Facebook so I couldn’t wait to try it for myself! The problem though.. sold out.. So I guess I will be waiting another day. Maybe just maybe this was secretly done to get me to HAVE to make a return trip here? If so, well played North Street Station… well played!

Instead, I tried for you the Grilled Chicken Panini which is paired with chips and a pickle spear. When we walked in to order, they were in a little bit of a rush so there was a little bit longer of a wait than what I expected. It’s a small shop with a small kitchen so I know they can only do so many orders at one time, but I expected a little quicker from a sandwich joint. After about a fifteen minute wait though we were served our meal. The menu didn’t give a description of the item, but it looked like the grilled chicken was served on a rye bread with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and dijon.

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The sandwich had a good flavor to it and the dijon mustard really came though. There was also a good amount of grilled chicken on the sandwich and was sliced fairly thick. I’m glad they didn’t skimp on the amount of chicken. If I’m paying for grilled chicken, then I want grilled chicken and they came through! If anything negative with the sandwich, I think it could have used a little more of the secondary ingredients as you mainly got chicken and cheese.A little thicker layer of lettuce and another tomato slice and I would have been set.

As far as the sides, there was nothing to choose from. You got a handful of a regular Lays type potato chips and a pickle spear so there really wasn’t much special for the sides. After just being a few days removed from Fiddlestiks homemade potato chips, it really made me wish these were homemade and something a little more than an “out of the bag” version. I know that it takes a lot of work and a lot of extra things go into having a fryer for only making house made potato chips but to me adds so much more to the dine in experience if you are having a sandwich. It could also be nice to see additional flavors of chip or another side option available at some point so we’ll see if anything changes down the road.

Service wise, the guy running the register was nice and the lady the brought our food was very nice as well. It was also good to see the owner/chef make an appearance and walk though from table to table asking if everything was okay as it really shows they care enough for the owner to follow through with the little things. It’s great to see another locally grown business popping up in the Hannibal area and hopefully they are around for while!

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