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Carl's Steak Subs

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55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
+1 781-893-9313
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up loving TC Landos in Maynard. years later they were in Acton and Hudson. I have been enjoying these subs for many years, and finally tried Carls in Waltham. I knew they were connected with TC Landos but didn't expect them to all be wearing TC Landos shirts!! Either way, my steak, onion, pepper & cheese was delicious.... More 

Thank Scott B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The place is fantastic with massive steak & cheese subs. Very inexpensive. I consider this one of the best sub shops in Waltham without a doubt

1 Thank Jamison C
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have been going here for 20 years and recently moved to Waltham which finally makes it convenient! Really the best steak subs in the area without a doubt. Quality and quantity both make it worth a trip here and even justifies the parking which can be a challenge. Other items are great too as is the service.

Thank Sam G
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

What a great place for a burrito or a steak sandwich. A typical 'been around for a while' sandwich shop with a surprisingly pleasant offering of nachos, quesadillas, and burritos. Now, let's get our heads right about Carl's. Is it five star dining? Nope. Do they offer vegan and gluten free options? No. But, umm, corn chips are gluten free... More 

1 Thank juliamudloff
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The steak and cheese sub here is the best I've ever had. Lean meat, anything you want on it, I had onions, peppers and cheese. I was told to get the large and ended up eating the whole thing. Can't wait for next time.

1 Thank 22pepper2
Natick, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you want a steak and cheese this is the place to go anywhere in Massachusetts. They do steak and cheese right! Lots of options if you want to jazz the sub up, but I like it best simple. I've done the chipotle one with the bacon and that was very good as well. Its tiny inside- but they do... More 

Thank bjuniorb
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

It was great! Neighborhood sucked but it was fast and delicious! Sucked that there was no seating but how good it was made up for it.

Thank Anonymous0205
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I used to live around the corner from this place, have been here countless times and tried nearly everything on their menu. This hole in the wall-type place is absolutely amazing. The portions are huge. The meat is soulful, plentiful, and amazing. After I left Waltham and moved to downtown Boston I began biking along the Charles. Oftentimes I would... More 

Thank Eugene G
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Small take-out place for subs and burritos. I've been visiting since 2005 and their food and portions have not changed!! I like spice and heat and love their Mexican steak and cheese. A hearty sub overflowing with the steak filling -- makes my carnivore soul very happy! The Chipotle chicken burrito is very good as well!

1 Thank ShaliniSR
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I was in the area and decided to try this place since I have heard so much about it. The shop is little and it was good that we called ahead. The employees were very nice and courteous. Though, I know peolerave about the steak and cheese and it really didnt suit me. The subs were huge and packed. THough... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-893-9313

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