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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Steak sub! YUM

The steak and cheese sub here is the best I've ever had. Lean meat, anything you want on it, I had onions, peppers and cheese. I was told to get the large and ended up eating the whole thing. Can't wait for next time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steak and cheese sub here is the best I've ever had. Lean meat, anything you want on it, I had onions, peppers and cheese. I was told to get the large and ended up eating the whole thing. Can't wait for next time.

Thank 22pepper2
Natick, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a steak and cheese this is the place to go anywhere in Massachusetts. They do steak and cheese right! Lots of options if you want to jazz the sub up, but I like it best simple. I've done the chipotle one with the bacon and that was very good as well. Its tiny inside- but they do... More 

Thank bjuniorb
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

It was great! Neighborhood sucked but it was fast and delicious! Sucked that there was no seating but how good it was made up for it.

Thank Anonymous0205
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I used to live around the corner from this place, have been here countless times and tried nearly everything on their menu. This hole in the wall-type place is absolutely amazing. The portions are huge. The meat is soulful, plentiful, and amazing. After I left Waltham and moved to downtown Boston I began biking along the Charles. Oftentimes I would... More 

Thank Eugene G
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Small take-out place for subs and burritos. I've been visiting since 2005 and their food and portions have not changed!! I like spice and heat and love their Mexican steak and cheese. A hearty sub overflowing with the steak filling -- makes my carnivore soul very happy! The Chipotle chicken burrito is very good as well!

Thank ShaliniSR
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I was in the area and decided to try this place since I have heard so much about it. The shop is little and it was good that we called ahead. The employees were very nice and courteous. Though, I know peolerave about the steak and cheese and it really didnt suit me. The subs were huge and packed. THough... More 

Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Adrixray
Waltham, Massachusetts
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

Thank Harvey G
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Lefter
Waltham, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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