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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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  • 13
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is one place for persons looking for a quick bite of healthy sandwiches. Hot breads of different varieties and a wide choice of fillings of salad , meats and sauces . Must go once

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bournemouth
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27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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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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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 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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