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“World's Best Tri Tip Sandwich”
Review of Firestone Grill

Firestone Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Hands' down the world's best tri tip sandwich and you can eat outside on a balmy day. The tri tip is juicy, charred on the outside, tender, seasoned lightly and cooked to perfection - medium rare, and there's lots of it on the standard sandwich. It's served on a French roll that's been toasted on the grill so holds up to the juice from the meat. Fries come with bbq salt, onion rings made fresh - one side order of both is plenty to share between 2-4 people depending on how hungry you are. There are larger sizes of both. If you like, you can get extra bbq sauce from the grill. Noticed other diners chowing down on salads, sandwiches of all sorts. Order at the counter and find a table until they call your number. You can eat inside or out at tables that are continuously cleaned. Bathrooms are clean too - you'll need to wash your hands after your meal.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I'm sad to admit, I am not a huge fan on the tri-tip sandwich. The meat was tough and really fatty. The sandwich was dry - definitely needed more BBQ sauce. My husband loved his ABC burger (avocado, bacon, cheese). The fries were good - lightly seasoned and crispy.

The line is usually long but it goes pretty quickly. Everyone was friendly. Plenty of seating and table the turn-over is fast. I'll probably come back and try the veggie avocado sandwich because that sounds delicious.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Don't miss this place. The wait is sometime a little long but worth it. Great food and great prices.

Thank S R
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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband would probably order 2 tri tip sandwiches if it was 'allowed'. The meat is tender and sauce is sweet. Just right. The Firestone salad with chicken is perfect and big enough for a meal- just add the ranch and BBQ sauce and it's almost as good as a tri tip sandwich. It's a bit noisy so we opted to sit outside. During prime lunch and dinner hours during the school year it gets too crowded for us. Highly recommended!

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Thank Mama G
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Good BBQ sandwich at a reasonable price, in very informal surroundings: order at the counter, go sit at a table, wait for your number to be announced over a very loud speaker system. A much better choice than fast food chains, but not a sit-down restaurant. We still cannot understand how a fish taco can be served on a flour tortilla, and they seemed surprised that my gluten-intolerant wife wanted the toppings scraped off so she could eat them - without the corn tortilla, which they could not provide. The fish was good, though, so I have given a very good rating since it is what it is, and we knew that when we saw it.

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