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Ike's Place

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The Castro
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3489 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 553-6888
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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Freshly Made Deliciousness!!

Just wow! Ridiculously tasty and freshly made sandwiches. Superb choice of fillings and bread types at a great price Love love love

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wow! Ridiculously tasty and freshly made sandwiches. Superb choice of fillings and bread types at a great price Love love love

Thank Hairycub81
San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to place for our sandwiches. Every one is perfect - no lie. Not the fastest place and there is no seating but it's all about the food.

Thank nanimoe
Janesville, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

In the Mission neighborhood near a school, Ike's really looks like a hole-in-the-wall place. However our sandwiches were fantastic, counter staff very friendly and helpful, and with a wide open kitchen, it was nice to see staff working hard putting together huge trays for lunch orders. That explained our 20 min wait for 3 sandwiches at 10:30 am. The sandwiches... More 

Thank Ryansma33
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281 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

The sandwiches. Nothing special. Cheap meats. Lifeless bread. Way too many condiments. Not enough pork products on the menu. Sandwich places need pork.

1 Thank Scrappleking
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nice and original sandwiches. Messy room with no place for sitting. Crowded. It'd be nice eat such a great meal on a nice place not in the sidewalk.

Thank Iri00
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't believe the hipe. Stale bread and old Meat. I'd move on to greener pastures. Careful with this rotten meat joint and 2 hour wait.

1 Thank danielakunz
Ngatea Nz
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

We watched an episode of man v food in NZ and wanted to try this place while we were in San Fran. We walked out along market road and saw all sorts of people along the way! There was a farmers market, city hall, Christmas tree shop etc. enough to keep us amused. Finally arrived at Ikes - well lucky... More 

1 Thank mccrangi
Scottsdale, Arizona
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244 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This place doesn't look too great by appearance, but the food was delicious. We got our sandwiches on sourdough bread. There is a special crunch bread I heard they are famous for, but they were out of it the day we went. The guy taking the order was very friendly. The sandwiches were a nice size and the place was... More 

1 Thank RSW
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Like so many other reviewers, i always wanted to try an Ike's sandwich, due to that great episode of Man vs Food, so when i got to S.F. i already knew i wanted to try the 'menage a trois'. Upon arriving i was surprised how basic the place was and how casually dressed the staff were, however the girl at... More 

1 Thank pdg4whu
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We came here after seeing the fantastic Man vs. Food episode that featured Ike's place. However we were somewhat disappointed and didn't feel it was as good as a few years ago! Don't get me wrong the sandwiches were great and were tasty but nothing that special!

Thank Tomlaw2

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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: Delicatessen, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Staying in The Castro

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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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