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820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
+1 415-564-1455
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:30
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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1,643 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

To be honest, I think these subs are basically Subway quality with way higher prices. A sentimental favorite with area college students.

Thank Alzor S
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My friends and I have been eating here since we were kids. Started by a great Armenian family back in the day, their sandwiches are now known all over the city. Everything is fresh and delicious. Toasted to perfection, you can't go wrong with any of the choices. When my friend was home after just having a baby, I asked... More 

Thank Adrineh G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

You might not find yourself in this part of San Francisco for any other reason than these sandwiches, but it's worth the trek. Toasty, cheesy and delicious on a typical fog SF day. Enjoy!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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289 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I had the Atomic Sub w Avocado last night. There was no line. The sandwich was filling, felt fresh w Pastrami (8.47). It is quite normal for you to wait for 10-15 minutes when they warm up the sandwich. But it is worth the wait! There are many eateries near the neighbourhood; but dinning here is the cheapest!

Thank Enhan
Daly City
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Was looking for a deli in West Portal to get a couple of turkey and avocado sandwiches when I happened upon Submarine Center. It's a little hole in the wall place, but at 11AM there was already a line so I figured it was worth a try. The line moved very quickly as did the men who were making the... More 

Thank NancySF
san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Long time locals know well the quick rhythm of Sub Center and their crazy good subs. I highly recommend the Italiano with everything on it. If you like avocado they'll quite litterally but a whole one on your sandwhich on request. They are very busy around lunch time so if you go then it's best to call your sandwhich in... More 

Thank someguyinsf
New Jersey
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246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Went there to get a sandwich for lunch about 1:30/1:45 PM on a Saturday. Had to wait about 10 minutes to place order and another 10 to 15 minutes to get sandwich. Seating area is extremely small and crowded as people are waiting to get sandwiches right next to you. Sandwiches are very good, prices are reasonable. Not necessarily worth... More 

Thank ams44
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I finally made it back to the Sub Center at West Portal after over a decade of living elsewhere. I was relieved to find that nothing had changed and the same guys that has served me amazing subs in college were still serving those amazing subs. I've had sandwiches around the world and this is the place I dream about.... More 

Thank K_McKim
San Francisco, California
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679 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

My friend at work, having learned that I moved to the neighborhood, told me that the Submarine Center had the very best sandwiches in San Francisco. He grew up here and is otherwise a person of sound judgement, so I was excited to try the place. After two visits, I would say they put very average ingredients - a limited... More 

Thank Yog-Sothoth
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

Needed a sandwich for lunch when I went to watch my granddaughter's swim lesson. Stopped here to get a quick sandwich to go. They seem to have a long-term loyal clientele since the manager/preparers seemed to know lots of customers by name. Sandwiches were very good and nice sized (but don't get the small, get the middle or "center" size... More 

Thank ams44

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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
Fast food, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Ulloa St, San Francisco, CA 94127-1117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-564-1455

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