We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


1300 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-3433
+1 619-442-8444
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
3 Mar 2017
3 Sep 2016
“Best meatball subs ever!”
Open Now
10:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
1300 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-3433
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great sandwiches great service Clean and comfortable I have tried all the sandwiches can't go wrong. Great selection of drinks

Thank Hank W
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I've been revisiting this little corner sandwich shop every time I'm back in town for over 30 years. All of the subs are great, but the meatball subs are the best! The old Italian family recipe has never changed.

Thank motogeezer2013
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very popular and small lunch spot in El Cajon. Good variety of ingredients and toppings and additions. Very fast and friendly service. Reasonable prices. Exterior appearance is rather plain and parking very limited which may make unknowing folks pass it up.

Thank Flycast47
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The best sandwiches I have ever had anywhere! Once you try them, you will never enjoy the chain stores you .thought were good.

1  Thank Linda F
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The grinder has been around forever and continues to make an excellent sandwich. The services is very quick, even when they are busy. The people are always very nice. Every sandwich is good. You can't make a bad choice here.

1  Thank KMcGrew
Reviewed 24 April 2013 via mobile

How this "deli" stays open is beyond me. Dirty and without any visual appeal whatsoever. Worst sandwich of my life; lowest quality deli meats (similiar to pre-packaged gas station quality), cheap bland bread, flavorless and dry finished product. I cant imagine anyone Ever making a...More

Thank BellaLuca
El Cajon G, Owner at Grinder, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2013

I found your review a bit offensive. I'm sorry you have such a poor impression. Our meat may not be top end, but it is quality. We slice all the sandwich products fresh daily. The bread is delivered daily by Gibaldi's Italian Bakery of Little...More

Nearby Restaurants
Blue Azul
12 reviews
1.06 km away
Izzy's Cafe
93 reviews
.66 km away
33 reviews
.79 km away
Nearby Attractions
Creation and Earth History Museum
40 reviews
4.15 km away
Lindo Lake County Park
26 reviews
5.08 km away
Santee Drive-In
25 reviews
4.42 km away
Hilliker's Ranch Fresh Eggs
20 reviews
5.43 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Grinder staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-3433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-8444
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing