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Carl's Steak Subs

55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
(781) 893-9313
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Ranked #26 of 159 Restaurants in Waltham
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Soups
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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130 reviews 130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wow is what both me and my husband said after one bite of the Cajun cheese steak sub from here! You can add whatever you want to it even sausage and bacon for no up charge! Awesome! And the footling sub is only one buck more and trust me you want to get it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dare you to order (and finish) any large Carl's cheese steak sub. Out of this world for decadent delight!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was recommended to check this place out when I moved to the area and I must say I am glad I gave ti a try. The subs are massive and stuffed to the brim with whatever you would like. The chipotle cheese steak is amazing. What is unique is it is not just subs. They have all types of... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The best burrito for miles around. Parking can be a bit tricky but I usually just park in the gas station across the street and quickly duck in and out. Call in advance to have your order ready when you get there.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Best sub in the world - sorry Philly, this place has you beat. Try the cherry bomb or kamakazi subs and you won't be disappointed. Only 20 minutes from Logan Airport - worth the trip. Seating is outside, by the gas station but you can always eat in the car... See you next trip!

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Tomball, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were reluctant at first when we saw the place but we were definitely pleasantly surprised. Great subs, we ended up going back two days later. The 'chipotle steak' is excellent. Be warned, sandwiches are huge, two people can easily share a large.

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