Here's What We Thought of Mythical 'Wich

We tried the sandwiches from Mythical ‘Wich—a personality-packed spot in Branson owned by the crew behind Gettin’ Basted.

By Joy Robertson

Jun 2024

Photo by Brandon AlmsThe Legendary Status Sandwich, Wake and Steak Sandwich, Recession Special Sandwich, Pot O’ Gold Street Corn and the Nanna Puddin’ are a few of our favorite dishes from Mythical ‘Wich. Purchase Photo

Give yourself plenty of time to discover the extensive menu at downtown Branson, Missouri’s newest sandwich shop, Mythical ‘Wich.  The folks who brought us Gettin’ Basted and Downing Street Pour House have done it again, this time with a funky sandwich joint along Main Street, just steps from the Branson Landing. The menu is whimsical and imaginative, living up to their name.

My oldest daughter and I went to check out Mythical ‘Wich and opted for an array of items to get a feel for the place.

Ellen chose the Legendary Status, which featured ham, turkey, salami, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet hot peppers and vinaigrette.

I took the clerk’s suggestion of the Wake & Steak with shaved ribeye grilled with garlic butter, onions and pickled peppers covered with provel cheese topped with two fried eggs.

I couldn’t resist adding a sandwich with a name like Recession Special to our order, which is a pile of thin sliced, grilled bologna with provel, mustard and traditional veggies topped with smashed up Zapp’s Voodoo kettle chips on sliced jalapeno cornbread.

Dude, you had me at jalapeno cornbread.

When the food arrived we knew we had our work cut out for us. Three baskets were chock full of sandwiches big enough for the heartiest appetite, all with a knife and fork at the ready. The Legendary Status was the most pick-up-and-eat style sandwich of the three, chock full of meats, veggies and sliced provel on a soft-as-a-cloud sandwich roll. If you like a more traditional deli sandwich, you’ll like this.

Mythical Which
Photos by Brandon AlmsYou never know what legendary creatures you’ll fine at Mythical ‘Wich, but you’re sure to enjoy your meal in their bright, colorful atmosphere. Purchase Photo
Banana Pudding
Photos by Brandon AlmsThe Nanna Puddin’ is the perfect sweet treat to end your meal. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsMythical ‘Wich’s dining room features bigfoot tracks leading your way through the shop. Purchase Photo

My Wake & Steak was another matter altogether, easily filling the basket with the same sandwich roll, this time garlic-buttered with steak, peppers and melted provel peeking out from behind two fried eggs. A knife and fork is almost mandatory here. This breakfast-anytime sandwich was fluffy and savory, just the thing for a chilly day or a morning-after remedy.

The Recession Special drew me in immediately due to the grilled bologna. Those thin, crispy edges were making eyes at me, along with the smashed-up kettle chips.

The toasty jalapeno cornbread was shaped like typical slices of bread but with a buttery kick that was straight-up delicious. I was told the soups were house-made, so I tried the Tomato Bisque. It was thick and delicious, more tomato-y than creamy, and came with a handful of parmesan crisps and a dash of Italian herbs thrown in, which was an unexpected bonus.

Next trip I’ll surely try the Pot O’ Gold, which is their take on elote made with roasted corn, cotija cheese, jalapeno and a lime/Cholula dressing. On this trip we did manage to leave just enough room for the Nana Puddin’, a creamy-dreamy concoction topped with fresh whipped cream, fresh banana slices and crushed Nilla Wafers.

The décor is colorful fun, filled with images of mythical characters from the front window to the back self-service drink area. Each table had a salt and pepper grinder, which I appreciated; not that the food needed seasoning necessarily, but I’m a sucker for both the taste and texture of fresh ground seasonings. If I wished for anything, it was a real knife and fork with which to attack those monster sandwiches. By the way, they serve breakfast all day.

So whether you’re in the mood for a massive breakfast sandwich, biscuits and sausage gravy with fried egg and hot sauce (The White Walker) or French Toast with nut butter, jam and hot honey (the OK, Beth), you can experience these self-proclaimed ‘lore-worthy sandwiches’ any time of day.