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Ike's Place

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Neighborhood:
The Castro
Sandwiches
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3489 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 553-6888
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth travelling 17 hours for

A big shout out to Ike and his main man Alex. Being a Aussie from downunder i had every intentions of visiting Ikes place 16th street ( Castro). I made sure i was there early 10:30 am. Of all the reveiws i have read there has been mention of long Waiting times to get your order. Fortunatley... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Concman
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

A big shout out to Ike and his main man Alex. Being a Aussie from downunder i had every intentions of visiting Ikes place 16th street ( Castro). I made sure i was there early 10:30 am. Of all the reveiws i have read there has been mention of long Waiting times to get your order. Fortunatley getting there early... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A friend suggested I stop here for lunch and was not disappointed. HUGE sandwich, took it to Dolores Park to eat only to find out park was under construction! Back to Ike's and sat in the chairs there. Fantastic find!

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London, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Wow that's all I can say. I went for the spiffy tiffy and it was an explosion in my mouth of taste and delight. I would recommend this place and the best thing is that it has a halal option.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visited San Francisco on our honeymoon. Having seen Ike's Place on Man v Food, we had to go in search of it. Best sandwich ever!! Wish we'd had chance to go back for a second!! Well worth the walk!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Go to San Francisco, find Ike's place in the Castro and eat any sandwich on the menu and you will LOVE it! I certainly thought it was of the best tasting sandwiches I have ever had! Great spot!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the Jessica Rabbit on Dutch Crunch which was spicy vegetarian deliciousness. Also ordered The Change for another. Both sandwiches were very messy but tasty. Get extra napkins. The park up the street is being renovated so if you plan to go soon, don't go there to eat.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

OK let talk about the bread fresh crunchy makes my mouth water just thinking about it! seriously good fresh ingredients must try if your in San Francisco! I would recommend chairs and tables so it gives to the option to eat there but to be honest getting it to go and enjoying it in Alamo square or at any park... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love Sandwiches but unfortunately, I don't know many places which get the concept right. For me a good Sandwich should have different delicious components like any other food, not just a piece of meat and some veggies. We were 4 and got 6 different sandwiches and tried all together. I loved them all. Though this is no place you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was probably the best sandwich I've ever tried. I first heard about this place in the TV... The size of the sandwich is perfect, the vegetables are fresh, the sauces are unique. Highly recommended!

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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We have to wait in line 1 1/2 hours and the options for vegetarian are very limited. I wanted a caprese sandwich the shop had not mozzarella, I order a mushroom and marinated artichoke heart with provolone. The sandwich was bland and it was not very appealing although the bread was great. The staff was was average at best. After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3489 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: (415) 553-6888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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

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Neighborhood Profile
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart, the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in the United States and currently its largest, it remains one of the epicenters of activism in the nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete with bars and fashionable eateries for attention, drawing visitors from around the world to the bright rainbow flag acting as its beacon.
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