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Submarine Center

820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
(415) 564-1455
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Ranked #940 of 5,004 Restaurants in San Francisco
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Soups
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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New Jersey
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148 reviews 148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Roseville, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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San Francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

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Shanghai, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2008

Gets busy at lunch, a little expensive , but well worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2008

don't expect no fancy schmancy stuff...it's just a sandwich done right.

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Additional Information about Submarine Center

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

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