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4.5 miles from Naval Station Norfolk
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Best Italian Sub in Hampton Roads!!!! Friendly service, food made fresh to order, and good lunch atmosphere. Been 3 times in 2019 and looking forward to many more visits going forward. Five stars!!!

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Great for vegetarians or meat eaters. My sub was the best vegetarian sandwich I've ever had. The owners are wonderful!

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Great sub shop with hole in the wall/homey feel. Great subs, sides and options to pick from. Definitely will become a regular stop for eating out.

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Lived here for 9 yrs and never knew this place was here. Stopped for lunch and it was awesome. Best sandwhich shop in Hampton roads as far as I am concerned. Very large and over stuffed subs. Some great options with meats like brisket on...the menu. Also have some more traditional sandwhich fare. Beats the hell out of any of the chains. Great hot sauce selection too.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed April 19, 2017

While on vacation, went to Sam's due to all the great reviews. Two of us had the meatball subs and they were great. Great atmosphere. You can dine inside or outside at picnic tables. I would return if I am ever in this area again.

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Sam's is just one of those great finds. The kind that you just stubble on to. You could blink and miss it! When you find it, you will come back time and time again. A Mom and Pop restaurant that makes plain and simple great...subs. I am partial to the black ad blue brisket. Portions are large- I tell myself every time I go not to eat the whole sub but once I begin I just can’t stop! While I’m complaining to myself on the way back to work at how stuffed I am, I realize, i’ll probably not be able to stop myself next time either!More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

It says Texas in the name so perhaps you expect a saddle as a chair option, country music as background and constant Fox News. This small sub shop is next to a large pizza enterprise Cogans North and across from several eateries. It has outside...and inside dining. I had a half chicken sub called the Southwest. It came on a small toasted roll with chipotle sauce and the meal included a medium drink and choice of sides. I chose pasta salad. The service was friendly. The food was okay, really no complaints and the chicken was cubed breast meat. The chipotle sauce was mild and pleasant. Despite not having been overly impressed, it was nice to have a local variant on the chain sub shops. I wish them well and perhaps those who appreciate brisket will have louder applause. It does not appear to have off street parking. But it does have 4 or 5 outside tables with umbrellas and nice colorful flowers.More

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Lunch with the guys from work. We all got subs, several of us had the special of the day, the Three Amigos combo. The sub was great, though I should have asked for a half instead of the full 12-inch sub. Got mine with sea...salt and vinegar chips. One of the guys had a problem with his order, the small bowl of chili that he asked for didn't make it onto the ticket. Great staff work here resolved the issue in his favor and goes a long way toward making all of us repeat customers. It was a great day to sit outside with our sandwiches, so if the weather is good, consider the tables outside.More

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Besides being within walking distance from my home, the subs on the menu are varied and include hot and cold subs. The sides, potato salad and coleslaw are good as well. Although I usually have iced tea, there is a nice selection of craft beers...to enjoy with your subMore

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Is it cheating to give a rave review if you live within walking distance to the shop you are reviewing and the owners let you bring your dog and then provide your pet with a saucer of meatballs?! No! The couple that owns this place...consistently provides a personable and delicious experience. Not only are the subs fantastic, but the owners make you feel welcome and part of the biz. We have not had a bad sandwich here, and the potato salad should be your side....it is a special treat.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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