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Carl's Steak Subs

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55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
(781) 893-9313
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Just what we wanted!

In town for a soccer tournament and found Carl's. Smelled delicious and Journey was cranking when we walked In...I new this had to be a great place and we were right! Delicious cheese steaks, I had Carl's Special and it did not disappoint. Gooey provolone, tasty onions, peppers and mushrooms. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Adrixray
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

In town for a soccer tournament and found Carl's. Smelled delicious and Journey was cranking when we walked In...I new this had to be a great place and we were right! Delicious cheese steaks, I had Carl's Special and it did not disappoint. Gooey provolone, tasty onions, peppers and mushrooms. It's a great little hole in the way and a... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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61 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is at first sight a hole in a wall. However, that is where it becomes an adventure. Their steak bombs are worth the drive and the eating experience. For a quick inexpensive meal this is a definite venue.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Recently I was given a tip to try Carl's for their steak and cheese subs, so I took the advice and decided to see what all the hype was about. I was warned two things before ordering: 1.it is a takeout spot- so expect little to no parking and seating, 2. Prepare for the a humongous helping of food so... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Carl's USE to be real good when they used shaved steak. Ever since they went to that potato stick like steak, it is just NOT a steak sub any more. I've been so bummed out that I won't even eat there any more. Sure the subs are know to be HUGE, but I want it to taste good, too! It... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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64 reviews 64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a large cheesesteak, but they apparently never learned that there is a thing called seasoning because, other than cheese, this cheesesteak had no taste. The steak was also a little crumbly for my taste, chopped very fine, but that's a small thing. Honestly, I like D'Angelo better...at least there is a flavor.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Simply put, the most amazing steak sub I have ever eaten. Steak and cheese at its core is about the melding of the steak, cheese and toppings into one cohesive unit without being so soggy that it rips the roll. Carl's is able to do that each time I've had the privilege to eat one of their delicious subs. So... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A friend and I were working in the area and decided to stop by Carl's. As others have commented, the portions are very generous. The small sub is huge. I had the Hawaiian and my friend had the Carl's Steak Special (I think that's what is called). Both of our impressions were that they were lacking something. In the case... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I don't really understand all of the 5-star ratings for this place. The three of us shared three different sandwiches (Mistake, Carl's Steak Special, and Firecracker), and the only thing they got going for them is that they are generous in size. We agreed that all three sandwiches were excessively greasy, and that none of them stood out as being... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Always consistently great steak and cheese. The small is huge. The only downside is the parking situation

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Newton, Massachusetts
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37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I got an Italian sub about a year ago and it was awesome. Last week I ordered a mushroom cheesesteak and was disappointed. The steak was an odd texture, not shaved like Philly or Chicago, rather it was in little pellets that were tough and spilled everywhere. The mushrooms were not cooked enough for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: (781) 893-9313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?