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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I love cheap food. If you look at my profile that's the one thing I really look for is good, cheap eats. Icebox is great. The sandwiches are extremely fresh and they have a great variety of things to add. They are super great about...substitutions and creating your own unique sandwich that isn't on the menu. With that said I just can't bring myself to pay for a sandwich that is that expensive and only getting something on regular sized bread in return. I would rather go to subway down the street and pay the same price for lower quality but at least a foot long sandwich. I know some people wouldn't so this is a great place for me. I love the food, and we go often for work (so I'm not paying for myself) and I love it everytime, but this would never be a place I would go on my own. They have great food, just be weary of the pricing and how much food you get!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Vista's Icebox is located in an industrial park behind The Home Depot off Melrose North of Palomar Airport Road. The place is popular with the people that work in the area and they do a lot of take out business. There are a few tables...inside and a few more on the outside patio. They have a nice selection of sandwiches and other items but no beer or wine only soft drinks. You order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. I had hot pastrami on rye and it was very good.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

These folks know their sandwiches as just about everyone who lives or work near this complex as it was very busy when we walked in. Located in a light industrial park in back of the Home Depot off Melrose, this small restaurant has great salads...and sandwiches with for the lunch time crowd. Prices very reasonable and the service was both quick and courteous. New addition to our lunchtime choices. Well done!More

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Tucked away in a Vista business park, Vista’s Icebox is a popular casual spot for all things sandwich. The Ruben was a perfect balance of sauerkraut, pastrami and swiss while the CA Split Add Turk was a tasty blend of creamy avocado, crunchy bacon and...turkey on sourdough. There’s also a nice selection of salads. And, the deli delivers and caters.More

Date of visit: February 2016
Reviewed February 18, 2015

I regularly ordered sandwich platters for delivery to our office and tipped well. On a particular day, we needed sandwiches in a hurry for a meeting, I placed our order to pick it up. I was so rushed, I neglected to write in the tip...when I signed for our order. In the middle of a large lunch crowd, the owner (female) very loudly scolded me for not tipping for a large order and, with all heads turned toward me, essentially extorted the tip from me by pulling the receipt and placing it in front of me. I was mortified and I will NEVER be back. And - neither will my family. Too bad - their sandwiches are pretty good.More

Date of visit: May 2014
Reviewed January 21, 2013

The service here is very friendly and the prices are reasonable. It's always busy, even though it's somewhat tucked away in the middle of an office park. Great sandwiches for any diet including veggie options. Their website shows the full menu and items can be...delivered to the local area. Try the Shrimply Delicious and their flavored iced teas.More

Date of visit: January 2013
Reviewed June 13, 2012

I come here at least twice a month. I always get the California split, with turkey. The bread is always so soft and moist. If you get a drink and chips with your sandwich, you can get a fountain drink or one of the many...bottled drinks in their fridge. They have a large selection of chips. They also have soups and chili. I love that they have sprouts as an option. I always go there with every intention to try a new sandwich, but I always get my regular. :)More

Date of visit: June 2012
Reviewed January 20, 2011

The food was excellent. The owner was very nice and energetic. I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: January 2011
Reviewed January 3, 2010

great lunch spot. I love their breakfast burritos.

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