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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Wish they'd expand to SoCal

I love a good sandwich, so at the recommendation of friend I checked this place out. There's a large menu and every location offers different selections although if you know the item number from one restaurant you can order it at the others. Sandwiches are large and delicious. Place was clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Richard V
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Los Angeles, California
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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this place for lunch because of all the hype on popular travel shows and reviews. While the food was pretty good, it wasn't anything really special. There are a handful of sandwich places in every city making unique wiches and this place really is just another one of those. Some of the ingredients are unique and they are... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I love a good sandwich, so at the recommendation of friend I checked this place out. There's a large menu and every location offers different selections although if you know the item number from one restaurant you can order it at the others. Sandwiches are large and delicious. Place was clean. Staff was friendly.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I should have visited Ike's more than once.. Now I'm craving that juicy chicken and yummy sauce so bad. I had Mark Appel (the name of the sandwich) and it was said to be their favourite sandwich, inside was fried chicken breast for the meat. The portion was good for sharing for two, but I'd recommend to have one for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

They're decent but I'm not sure what all the hype is. Long list of choices. I actually think their food is extremely sodium heavy. Been here a few times because visitors want to try it out. I honk it was featured on TV. and they have locations scattered throughout the Bay Area.

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I'm picky about sandwiches - I like them pretty plain and boring. But this place allowed me to get whatever I wanted with a special twist and I really liked that. I had the secret sauce on it and for someone who hates sauce on sandwiches, I was really happy with it. Great local food!

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San Francisco, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

You can get a cheaper sandwich at Safeway to avoid paying over $11 for an Ike's, but the sandwiches are are pretty good and larger than what Safeway gives you. I recently tried the Matt Cain and it was better than I expected. It's a place frequented a lot by the 20-30 yr olds and lines are horribly long. Even... More 

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Osgood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

HUGE portions and unique, delicious combinations! Ike's Place offers a great selection! As a vegetarian visiting a sandwich shop, I expected to have one or two choices at best, but there were so many options I had trouble deciding! I settled on a Tom Brady and added fried zucchini...I was not disappointed; it was one of the best sandwiches I've... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Saw this on Man Vs Food and decided to take a visit. Now I don't consider myself a sandwich connoisseur by any stretch however Ike's place was hands down the best sandwich I've ever had. I got the going home for thanksgiving and my boyfriend got the Matt Cain. Went in at 6.30pm as our dinner one night and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Having heard great things, my trip over from the UK to find great San Fran culinary experiences had to include a trip to ike's. I opted for a ménage a trois with everything on Dutch crunch. I was not disappointed at all. Out of this world. Staff friendly and helpful and served dry quickly even with the lunch time rush.... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

this was my second time to the famed Ike's Place in SF. The first time was shortly after they were featured on the Travel Channel's Man Vs Food. I didn't review anything back then so here ya go, it was an awesome first experience. We waited in line for over an hour but it was totally worth it. I had... More 

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Additional Information about Ike's Place

Address: 3489 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: (415) 553-6888
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Sandwiches

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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 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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