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820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
(415) 564-1455
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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery

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  • 8
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Hole in the wall takeout place, but good food and good price

Needed a sandwich for lunch when I went to watch my granddaughter's swim lesson. Stopped here to get a quick sandwich to go. They seem to have a long-term loyal clientele since the manager/preparers seemed to know lots of customers by name. Sandwiches were very good and nice sized (but don't get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
ams44
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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296 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there to get a sandwich for lunch about 1:30/1:45 PM on a Saturday. Had to wait about 10 minutes to place order and another 10 to 15 minutes to get sandwich. Seating area is extremely small and crowded as people are waiting to get sandwiches right next to you. Sandwiches are very good, prices are reasonable. Not necessarily worth... More 

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Thank ams44
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

I finally made it back to the Sub Center at West Portal after over a decade of living elsewhere. I was relieved to find that nothing had changed and the same guys that has served me amazing subs in college were still serving those amazing subs. I've had sandwiches around the world and this is the place I dream about.... More 

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Thank K_McKim
San Francisco, California
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460 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My friend at work, having learned that I moved to the neighborhood, told me that the Submarine Center had the very best sandwiches in San Francisco. He grew up here and is otherwise a person of sound judgement, so I was excited to try the place. After two visits, I would say they put very average ingredients - a limited... More 

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Thank Yog-Sothoth
New Jersey
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296 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Needed a sandwich for lunch when I went to watch my granddaughter's swim lesson. Stopped here to get a quick sandwich to go. They seem to have a long-term loyal clientele since the manager/preparers seemed to know lots of customers by name. Sandwiches were very good and nice sized (but don't get the small, get the middle or "center" size... More 

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Thank ams44
San Francisco, California
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

My friend told our group of friends to try this place and we did. That was almost 20 years ago and we still come here. The best sandwiches ever. Simple but great!! The atomic sub is excellent. With lemonade snapple it's even better. I suggest trying the veggie too. I love meat but they made me a believer.

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Thank GZCS
Roseville, California
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We just happened to going by and were hungry and my wife found it in a search with tons of good reviews. We decided to stop and we are glad we did. Everyone enjoyed their sandwiches thoroughly. The place is tiny and has a line constantly and now we understand why. Excellent!

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Thank JimAtKSF
San Francisco
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

They are at the West Portal Muni rail stop and they is ALWAYS a line from am to pm. Line moves very fast and the subs are excellent. I always have the Pastrami and it is always EXCELLENT. The owner could be the brother from the soup Nazi on Seinfield.Has the same personality and NEVER smiles. But he runs a... More 

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Thank niceguynsf
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

It is like being in a real submarine with bay area sport memrobilia on the walls, it is tiny spot, but the sandwiches that this tiny kitchen create are legendary ! They offer 3 sizes of sandwiches, mini, center, sub depends on how hungry you are. After you pick the type of sandwich you'd like, they pack it generously and... More 

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Thank SFO2SHA
Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I had the turkey sub with avocado! He had his original with the Salami... My lunch was delicious and unforgettable!!!! I will be stopping in this little packed sandwich joint everytime I hit the city from here on out! No wonder this is HIS favorite sub shop!!!

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Thank beahbay823
Las Vegas, Nevada
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172 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

This little hole in the wall does a great business and has been around forever. We have eaten here dozens of times and they hit the mark every time. My only issue lately is I think they have cut back on the amount of meat they are putting in their subs. This last time I get the pastrami and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 564-1455

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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