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171 7th St. and Hwy 1, Montara, CA
(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

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  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best sandwich ever

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW 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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Montara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

These sandwiches are significant and delicious. Strongly recommend calling in your order if you can as the lines can get long and try to schedule just a bit out of meal times if you can as their parking lot can be daunting for first time visitors since the entrance it is on a small slope and on a street that's... More 

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Rocklin, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Love the sandwiches here, prices are good. Small quaint place and the service is good. Right off of Hwy 1.

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Menlo Park, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We usually head right past this on the way back from hiking out around Montara but stopped in - huge selection of sandwiches and we loved the substitutions they offered for vegetarians. Ate outside - agree with others that they're not quick to clean tables but pretty quick with the food service. Sandwiches were quite large, pleasantly so, and delicious.... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Tables unwiped. Staff in dirty food stained polo shirts and unappetising food. Apart from that it was great!

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Pacifica, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Came here because of friends who had actually driven down from SF to this little place. Now I know why. Fabulous sandwiches.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 171 7th St. and Hwy 1, Montara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
  • Phone Number: (650) 728-2211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?