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Ike's Place

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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

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Saw this place on Man v Food so my son said we have to go.....It is worth the visit. Unfortunately is was raining when we called in so we took the sandwiches back to the car to scoff them. There is a good choice of bread including sour dough or french so you really make the sandwich... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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bournemouth
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Saw this place on Man v Food so my son said we have to go.....It is worth the visit. Unfortunately is was raining when we called in so we took the sandwiches back to the car to scoff them. There is a good choice of bread including sour dough or french so you really make the sandwich bespoke....Downside is there's... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We came to this shop initially as we'd seen it on MVF but a bartender in San Fran also suggested it. It's a bit of a dive to look at but the sandwich was huge and delicious. We both got the Damon Bruce. In total it cost just short of $30 for the two whereas at Tequira la Cumbre we... More 

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Gold coast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Got the doomsday Sandwhich, worth every cent it was the best Sandwhich me and my girlfriend have ever eaten! Highly recommended!

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Oceanside, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place makes the most amazing sandwiches. Off the beaten path (take an uber there it's worth it!) - no place to sit inside except for a ledge so most people take it to go, eat on the street, etc... Sandwiches are amazing (think similar to Queens, NY famed Cherry Valley - only bigger, better and fresher), tons of unique... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

11am on a Sunday while everyone is grabbing brunch in the Castro I decided to pick up some sandwiches. First time here and and I was greeted with a "goooooooooooood morning and welcome to Ike's!" My first thought was "If this place is as good as their welcome greeting I'm in for a treat!" I love the names of their... More 

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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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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
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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71 helpful votes 71 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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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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