We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Big John Steak & Onion

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3490 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-3984
+1 517-381-2465
Website
Today
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 20: English reviews
Comstock Park, Michigan
Level Contributor
107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped for lunch on a weekday. Easy access from I-96. I ordered a steak and cheese sandwich and mac n cheese. The sandwich was great. Served hot. The meat had a real good flavor and there was plenty of meat and cheese on the sandwich. Mac n cheese I got as my side was made with the normal cheap cheese... More 

Helpful?
Thank PapaBaar
Level Contributor
67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This locally owned franchise was started in Michigan and spread out from Flint, Michigan by a "Big John." You can see your steak being grilled and your sandwich assembled. It is good value for money and the taste is worth the detour on Okemos Road. As others have said, it is tasty and quick.

Helpful?
1 Thank Richard H
Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

You can order several different subs with many different combinations of meats, cheeses and other toppings. The food is made to order, but your order is done very quickly. Service is good and the employees do make helpful suggestions when you want to venture away from your normal lunch.

Helpful?
1 Thank mgcdriver
Level Contributor
143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to try one of these sandwiches and finally did. The sandwich was excellent . Quickly cooked to order by a very friendly and helpful staff.

Helpful?
1 Thank Craig E
Aurora, Illinois
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

I like to watch them grill the meat and make the sandwich. quality is always good and staff is very nice and take the time to explain the menu.

Helpful?
1 Thank Richard J
Aurora, Illinois
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Food is cooked when you order and as you watch. A lot of good choices for hot sandwiches. Only drawback was drink machine was not working when I was there.

Helpful?
1 Thank Richard J
Ohio
Level Contributor
232 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Very good sandwiches. Not fancy and not much on the menu but good. Young lady taking orders was very nice and helpful explaining what they offered. Other young lady cooking knew what she was doing and was very quick and accurate.

Helpful?
1 Thank Snickerdoddle
Jackson, Michigan
Level Contributor
126 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

We planned a day of shopping, followed by a nice relaxed dinner at Dusty's Cellar. Well the dinner was a disaster. My husband did not eat and was still hungry. We headed back toward the highway to go home and there was Big John's Steak and Onion. We have never stopped before, and I said that now was his chance... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hope W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
830 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Finally decided to stop in and see how good their steak and cheese subs are. I was not disappointed. They use fresh steak, not frozen and cook on a flat top stove. The roll is a bit soft but otherwise they make a great sandwich. Will DEFINITELY stop here again as it was yummy and the portions generous.

Helpful?
1 Thank EDELAN
Avon Lake, Ohio
Level Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Recommend the classic steak and onion, great flavor. Typical old school grilled steak sandwich at a good price.

Helpful?
1 Thank beachhead54

Travellers who viewed Big John Steak & Onion also viewed

Okemos, Ingham County
Okemos, Ingham County
 
Okemos, Ingham County
Okemos, Ingham County
 

Been to Big John Steak & Onion? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3490 Okemos Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-3984
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Okemos
  • Phone Number: +1 517-381-2465

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Big John Steak & Onion staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?