Copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille

We both really enjoyed this copycat Applebee’s Clubhouse Grille sandwich. I had plenty of smoked turkey on hand after smoking a few turkey breasts. The light smoke flavor of the very tender turkey, along with gooey cheese and the best part, a bit of smoky BBQ sauce, really made for a great sandwich. It’s like a grownup take on a grilled cheese.
Copycat Applebee's Clubhouse Grille SandwichAny ‘plain’ sandwich can have that little extra something just by adding a bit of BBQ sauce to it. Not a lot, you’re not making a pulled pork sandwich. But just enough so you know it is there. You’ll remember it more than just a sandwich just say, mayonnaise.

Also try my copycat of Applebee’s classic patty melt.

Copycat Applebee's Clubhouse Grille

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 2 slices thick sliced bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 2 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue sauce I used Weber's Hickory Smoke sauce
  • 3 slices ham
  • 3 slices turkey
  • 1 slice extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice Jack cheese
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 thin slices tomato
  • Shredded or pieces of iceberg lettuce
  • A few thin slices of avocado optional


  • Warm a skillet over medium-high heat or fire up a griddle on your grill.
  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of toast.
  • Place butter side down onto the skillet and cook until the butter is melted and the bread is golden brown.
  • Remove to a plate, butter sides down. Slather one bread slice's un-buttered side with mayonnaise and the other slice's with the BBQ sauce.
  • Add ham, turkey and cheeses to skillet all in a pile.
  • Heat until the cheeses start to melt.
  • Remove and place on top of a bread slice.
  • Top with bacon, tomato and lettuce and serve.
  • Optional: Add a few thin slices of avocado!

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