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Head West

1124 W Jefferson St, Springfield, IL 62702-4802
217-793-9101
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Ranked #63 of 433 restaurants in Springfield
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Most recent review
- May 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
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English first
Eagan, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Was visiting the Lincoln exhibit and had some time to kill before our tour time. Walked down the street toward the capital and found this place (about 2 blocks away). Toasted sub was good, with plenty of meat (had a club #F). Wife needs gluten free, but there were no GF bread options. Limited seating hassles. Other than that, solid... More

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Quincy, IL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stopped at the Denver Drive loction about 30 minutes ago for a cold chicken salad sandwich to go. Weather bad, snow falling; went home, opened it up, and the bottom was burnt. When I called to complain, I was told I had to bring the "whole sandwich" in before he could replace it. I am 70 years old, I am... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Honestly, anything you get from Head West will be good if you get it on sweet bread, served hot with the basics (which includes their awesome bread and butter pickles and Italian dressing). My go to is the tuna and provolone, but when I was a vegetarian, I thought their veggie sub was the best around. Head West has had... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Love the sweet bread!! This is a great sandwich shop and they are usually busy so be prepared to wait for a little while.

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Springfield, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This place has been the best sandwich shop in Spfld. Since they opened with one shop. Plus they deliver! DO NOT miss the sweet-bread. Some of the nicest people you could want to make your food and,... wait for it.... they deliver Ben & Jerry's too!! Can't get any better here in Springpatch.

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Springfield, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Their motto is "If you want a great sub, you gotta Head West" and they aren't kidding. The subs are MASSIVE and reasonably priced. They have a pretty big variety of meat and toppings options. You can have the subs hot or cold. I highly recommend the sweet bread; it makes the sandwich. A word of advice: they have limited... More

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I like their food and thought at first maybe it was just everyone at the Jefferson store were having a bad day, but third time is not a charm. Dark never smiles sandwich maker acts like he is doing heart surgery, obviously despises his job and his co-workers. Finished up a sandwich order for me and I had specified cold... More

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Firstly, you HAVE to get sweet bread and the basics (give or take a few) or it isn't a Head West sandwhich. The service is okay; they are always busy and more concentrated on making your sub than talking to you. They are a little more expensive for a sandwhich ($8-10) but it's worth it! If you've never been, you... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Not only do you get a great sandwich, the ambiance at any of the seven locations is so much fun! They are doing something right and it is yummy! I have a favorite but I'm sure the one you pick or customize will fill you up with a smile!

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Springfield, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you like people who put meat on their subs, this is the place for you. Seriously no other sub shop matches up. So good I really won't do it justice by describing it, just skip the subway this time and go to HEADWEST it is so much better and just as fast and has more hippies.

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