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Loose Caboose

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934 Park Row, Salinas, CA 93901-2407
+1 831-422-7169
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Modesto, California
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loose Caboose was cute. My friend and I needed a place to eat as we were passing through. It's a small, almost hole in the wall sandwich shop that can be easily missed. The food, while tasting good, left something to be desired. I think it's the prices that got me. The sandwiches ranged from 6-9 dollars. I ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Amazing hidden gem! This little spot is located in an odd parking lot and is lost amongst the surrounding small shops. My husband and I were looking for a spot to eat before we left town. We wanted a good sandwich and there aren't many sandwich spots around Salinas that aren't Togo's, Subway etc. We ended up at the Loose... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

I had a great business lunch. The restaurant was simple in décor. It got very busy around noon thankfully we were in a few minutes before. I enjoyed the sandwich that I ordered- the soup smelled great but it was just too hot to order.

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Thank Karlina C
Pioneer, California, Usa
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Small sandwich shop, loaded with train photos, posters and memorabilia. There is always a line at noon.

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Thank Wade P
Monterey, California
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2008

Really old sandwich shop, I think my grandparents even remember it. The do make some good sandwiches so they must be doing something right. Last time I had the Gondola, 2 layers of egg and tuna salad, pretty tasty change.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 934 Park Row, Salinas, CA 93901-2407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-422-7169

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?