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820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
(415) 564-1455
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Daly City
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185 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Was looking for a deli in West Portal to get a couple of turkey and avocado sandwiches when I happened upon Submarine Center. It's a little hole in the wall place, but at 11AM there was already a line so I figured it was worth a try. The line moved very quickly as did the men who were making the... More 

Thank NancySF
san francisco
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Long time locals know well the quick rhythm of Sub Center and their crazy good subs. I highly recommend the Italiano with everything on it. If you like avocado they'll quite litterally but a whole one on your sandwhich on request. They are very busy around lunch time so if you go then it's best to call your sandwhich in... More 

Thank someguyinsf
New Jersey
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357 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there to get a sandwich for lunch about 1:30/1:45 PM on a Saturday. Had to wait about 10 minutes to place order and another 10 to 15 minutes to get sandwich. Seating area is extremely small and crowded as people are waiting to get sandwiches right next to you. Sandwiches are very good, prices are reasonable. Not necessarily worth... More 

Thank ams44
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

I finally made it back to the Sub Center at West Portal after over a decade of living elsewhere. I was relieved to find that nothing had changed and the same guys that has served me amazing subs in college were still serving those amazing subs. I've had sandwiches around the world and this is the place I dream about.... More 

Thank K_McKim
San Francisco, California
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630 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My friend at work, having learned that I moved to the neighborhood, told me that the Submarine Center had the very best sandwiches in San Francisco. He grew up here and is otherwise a person of sound judgement, so I was excited to try the place. After two visits, I would say they put very average ingredients - a limited... More 

Thank Yog-Sothoth
New Jersey
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200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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 

Thank ams44
San Francisco, California
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187 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank GZCS
Roseville, California
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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!

Thank JimAtKSF
San Francisco, California
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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 

Thank niceguynsf2016
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 564-1455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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