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“I hope you like lines”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ike's Place

Ike's Place
Ranked #8 of 20 Restaurants in Stanford
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Atherton, California
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I hope you like lines”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

The key with Ike's is being prepared and knowing that you are going to have to wait a while. The lines are outrageously long, and it can take an hour just to order. Then, you have to wait about another half-hour. Of course, everyone is there for a reason; the sandwiches are awesome. The menu is full of unique sandwiches; personal favorites include the Pastrami-Charmed Life and the Jim Rome (anything with red pesto is a winner). The best thing to do is call ahead and order; it still might take a while for them to make your sandwich, but you will definitely save time in the long run and won't have to wait in line. Just make sure you check out a menu online before you call. Definitely five stars based on the food, just have to knock it for the lines.

  • Visited November 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mountain View, California
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763 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
“Ike is like the Pied Piper of deliciousness.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

I have never had a more incredible vegetarian sandwich. I don't know if I've ever had a more mindblowing sandwich, anywhere, ever. The Pilgrim and the vegetarian version of the Jim Rome are both worth committing felony offenses for.

Yes, the lines are always long and the prices are a little high... But I have yet to find a single lunch place in the greater Palo Alto area that I prefer.

I wrote Ike a note to this effect that I casually slipped onto his table while he was doing some work in the Place. I also proposed marriage to his sandwiches. Perhaps this gives some indication of how much you should be craving some avocado, pesto, tofurkey, fake'in, Dutch Crunch, cranberry sauce, and that warm feeling that bubbles up inside you when they call your name and your perfect, masterpiece of a sandwich is ready...

  • Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Amazing sandwiches and a long wait”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

The food was wonderful but it took over 30 minutes to get it and this is a counter sandwich shop. Folks were friendly but a long wait. I would try it again because maybe it was just an off day. Really tasty custom sandwiches.

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Sandwiches- yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

This place has some of the most original sandwiches i've ever seen. I had the spiffy tiffy which I recommend highly. Don't go during the height of lunch hour though- you can expect to wait at least 45 minutes around then.

  • Visited March 2012
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