We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Submarine Center

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
(415) 564-1455
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
My all-time favorite sandwich since 1999

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
K_McKim
,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
402 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Level Contributor
253 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseville, California
Level Contributor
86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Level Contributor
66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
NJ, USA
Level Contributor
122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Sandwiches here are quite good - a really nice change from your average sandwich shop/deli. Try the submarine sandwich, it's good! One thing to note - parking can be a challenge.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Submarine Center also viewed

 

Been to Submarine Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Submarine Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?