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Ike's Place

3489 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Castro)
(415) 553-6888
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Ranked #10 of 4,923 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Castro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Castro
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Padua, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It wasn't so easy to find it but the combination of ingredients was perfect. Unfortunately there is little place for sitting.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Staying at Becks Motor Lodge which is just 4 minutes walk from Ike's this was a sure bet having read the reviews. Great service, fantastic food, freshly made and great value. Between us we had Dutch crunch bread as well as the SF sourdough, both wonderful. Took us around 25 minutes in total just before 7pm to get our order... More

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Rancho Cordova
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great selection of sandwiches, very convenient. Disliked that there is not a location closer to my house.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I found out about Ike's when researching places to eat that had been on the Food Network. Our first day in San Francisco we headed there for lunch. It has a very hippie vibe about it. Really only seating for you while waiting on food to be prepared. The sandwiches are incredible! I had the Lincecum. I did not get... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Recently spent a week in San Fran, Monterey, Napa, and of all the places I ate Ike's Place stands out the most. As previously mentioned, it's a hole in the wall and the area can be a little sketchy. However, I haven't been able to stop craving their sandwiches. I'll be back in San Fran this September and Ike's Place... More

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Orlando FL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Its a hole in the wall place-but the sandwiches with their funny names are incredible. Served on Dutch crunch rolls!

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Melbourne
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195 reviews 195 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

In the Castro district of San Francisco, Ike's is an institution. There are a handful of seats (although eating in isn't actively encouraged) but most people use them to wait patiently for the made-to-order sandwiches they've already queued up to order. You can try to beat the first wait by phoning ahead but that's only when the flat out cashiers... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stopped by here to get sandwiches for a picnic. Fantastic. My daughter & I loved the "Sometimes I'm a vegetarian" I added avocado to mine. All unique names of the sandwiches. Wish we had one of these in Atlanta! For meat lovers & vegetarians. Lots to choose from. Highly recommend.

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There has been a lot of great reviews written about this restaurant and they are all well deserved. Since many have already hit on the great sauce, the perfect bread and the nearly unlimited topping/meat combinations, I just want to provide a few quick notes. First off, do not plan to sit in the restaurant, there is virtually no seating.... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I made my way all the way over from Fisherman's Wharf on the MUNI only to find that this restaurant is carry-out only. They will gladly let you sit in a chair and eat from your lap, but understand that your very sloppy sandwich will get all over your belongings. BUT - if that's okay with you, then you will... More

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