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Gherkin's Sandwich Shop

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171 7th Street, Montara, CA 94037
(650) 728-2211
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our favorite sandwich shop

Gherkins makes the best sandwiches some of our favorites are the Nikko and the West Coaster. Be careful though--the sandwiches are huge, my husband and I share one and quite often make two meals out of one sandwich. Before you order your sandwich with everything be sure to reads what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Montara, California
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Montara, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Gherkins makes the best sandwiches some of our favorites are the Nikko and the West Coaster. Be careful though--the sandwiches are huge, my husband and I share one and quite often make two meals out of one sandwich. Before you order your sandwich with everything be sure to reads what "everything" is it includes far more than the traditional items.... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I love coming here for a sandwich after a day of surfing or exploring. Every sandwich is good and I usually ask the staff what they prefer, and they give me something loaded with avocado, my favorite.

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Thank kayla530
Holiday, Florida
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

OMG!! Heaven on the water!! Worth the drive from anywhere. We had oysters at several places and this was a great spot for a sandwich of any kind...local brew and a spot on the water...dog friendly.

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Thank judiadunn
Moss Beach, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

i've never been disappointed. it's great to go to a shop where the "workers" go. that means the locals know this place is good. it's clean, the sandwiches are good sized. you can't go wrong with anything you order.

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Thank Dusk_Treader
Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the NorCal (chicken teriyaki) and my husband had the CalFire (chicken and avocado). We agreed they're the best sandwiches we'd ever had; we'd give them six stars if possible. Great location, fast service.

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Thank Gringuilla
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My bother-in-law billed this place as serving the best sandwich he has ever tasted and implored us to stop by for lunch on the way to Grand Sur. It didn't disappoint, the Cal Fire was recommended by the friendly bloke behind the counter and it was sensational. Although I didn't finish it all there and then much to my embarrassment,... More 

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Thank AFScales
Montara, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is right on Highway 1 in Montara. Good sandwiches both hot and cold, it has a small outdoor seating area and some ocean view.

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Thank Granny61
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This place is awesome! I got the Elvis and the bacon was huge! We'll definitely be back before we leave this area!!

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Lanzhou
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We were driving and the playoffs were on in the 4th quarter. This was the first place we found with a TV! The Philly was great and the fries are good

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Indialantic, Florida
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way from San Francisco to Monterey based on tripadvisor ratings. Sandwiches are large and the fries are very crisp and good. I shared a turkey and cranberry sandwich w some fries and was glad I shared. Big servings! Located in a quiet area across the street from the ocean. Indoor and outdoor seating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 7th Street, Montara, CA 94037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
  • Phone Number: (650) 728-2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?