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“Used to be better, go back to how you used to be.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Lunch Box

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The Lunch Box
112 North Court Street, Visalia, CA
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Ranked #53 of 265 Restaurants in Visalia
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Ca
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Used to be better, go back to how you used to be.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I first learned soup, sandwich and salad shop at a Lecture, that served beautiful, big 1/2 sandwiches on croissanto and salad in clear plastic containers. I asked where they came from and was told, The sandwiches were beautifully done, fresh and tasty. We became regulars at the Lunch Box, after that, Over time, they have become rather sloppy in the presentation of their sandwiches and 1/2's are starting to look more like 1/4's. They scrimp on ingredients, like one thin, small ,wisp of a piece of red onion. They tell you because it's a strong onion, not so. They stopped putting a slice of cheese on the Tuna sandwiches. I had to ask. It is slow service, very slow. One time my take out was very old tasting tuna, on a hard croissant, stale, which is usually delicious. Cookies are delicious and fresh sandwiches, neatly made and presented are called for here, like the good old days. Come on kids, you are not the only sandwich place on the block. Get back to where you were.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food, service, and prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is really one of Visalia downtown's gems. Everything is prepared on site and it's all delicious. Nice, casual atmosphere, friendly service and a good value.

    • 5 of 5 stars
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Visalia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot with a friend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

The Lunch Box is a great place to meet a friend for lunch. Fun atmosphere and the food is good. It is a little on the pricey side for what you get. At noon there is lots of chatter going on but overall a fun place to go for a good sandwich or soup.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Simple items with creative flair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I've never written the words "chicken soup" in a review, but The Lunch Box has one that deserves a golden spoon. It has lots of flavor and lots of vegetables. It has a wonderful broth that is a bit spicy--just right for me. The Lunch Box showed their creativity even with the salads that came--the vegetables were wonderfully salty and sweet.

Great place. Will go again when I come back to the area.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Paul M
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