Not-so-secret secret menus: Snarf’s, Torchy’s, Chipotle and more

Not-so-secret menus have become pretty standard for short-order restaurants looking to have a little fun.

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Snarf's at 11th and Ogden. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  snarfs; food; capitol hill; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite;

Snarf's at 11th and Ogden. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Pssst.

Did you know you can order a Reuben at Snarf’s?

Some people have been in on this for a while, but as Eater reports, it’s now out in the open: Snarf’s has a secret menu of seven sandwiches.

Here’s a look at the Not On The Menu menu:

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. Frank’s buffalo hot sauce, rotisserie chicken, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and blue cheese dressing.

Snarf’s Cheesesteak. Roast beef, American and provolone cheeses, sautéed mushrooms and onions and Snarf’s giardiniera peppers.

The Reuben. Corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing.

Super Club. Turkey, ham, double bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo.

Snarf’s Supreme. Marinara saue, crumbled meatballs, pepperoni, salami, provolone and swiss cheeses, onions, mushrooms, hot peppers and parmesan.

German Dog. Hebrew National all-beef frank, bacon, swiss, mayo, mustard, horseradish, sauerkraut, onion, tomato and hot peppers.

Big Fat Snarf. Double pastrami and corned beef, swiss cheese, mayo, mustard, lettuce and pickle.


Not-so-secret menus have become pretty standard for short-order restaurants looking to have a little fun.

Torchy’s seven-item “secret” menu went public long before the Texas taco chain came to Denver, and they’ll hand you a copy of it if you ask. (We recommend the mighty Missionary-Style Green Chili taco. Just look at that thing.)

Torchy's Tacos Missionary-Style Green Chili Pork. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  torchy's tacos; food; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

Torchy's Tacos Missionary-Style Green Chili Pork. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Chipotle has a something of a “secret” menu that is mostly comprised of extras — tortillas, toppings, etc. The highlight is the Quesarito, which you probably already know is a burrito made with a cheese quesadilla.

Starbucks has an extremely sweet “secret” menu of drinks, and Five Guys has a deadly looking double grilled-cheese burger. Five Guys’ “secret” menu also includes well-done fries, because some people just can’t be helped.

Pro tip: When you order off a secret menu at any restaurant, it’s important to maintain the standard of etiquette. Look around you shiftily before ordering, then whisper your order to the cashier, nod knowingly and back away slowly. It’s your little secret.

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