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donny Oct 31, 2001 02:15 PM

Anybody know of a spot with good meatball subs in SF?

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    Jupiter Oct 31, 2001 03:17 PM

    Yellow Submarine Sub shop
    503 Irving, at Seventh Ave., S.F. 415-681-5652

    Direct import form the Charles Street in Boston, truly authentic east coast sub smothered in red suace and provolone. Yum....

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    1. re: Jupiter
      augie's pal Oct 31, 2001 05:01 PM

      I'm pretty sure that they have a meatball sandwich at Emmy's Spaghetti Shack (on Virginia at Mission). I haven't had one, but if it's anything like the spaghetti and meatballs, it rocks.

      Also, check out the meatball sandwich at the Saigon Sandwich Cafe on Larkin. It's unlike any meatball sub you've ever had, but it's one of the best sandwiches on the planet.

      1. re: augie's pal
        chowhoundX Nov 1, 2001 10:32 AM

        Saigon Sandwich is at Larkin and what?

        1. re: chowhoundX
          Random1 Nov 1, 2001 10:44 AM

          It's on Larkin (@ Eddy). And the meatball sandwich is only $2 (they raised it last month from $1.75).

          As the previous poster stated, it's not your typical Italian-style meatball sandwich. But for $2, hell, give it a try.

        2. re: augie's pal
          Melanie Wong Nov 3, 2001 03:09 AM

          Is Saigon's meatball more like a pork siu mai?

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        Shep aka 2 Cheap Hungry Guys Nov 1, 2001 09:50 AM

        2CHG have had killer meatball sammies at Toto's in San Bruno. Also the best sausage sub that Shep, anyway, has had in the Bay (although others say Quizno's, and there's a vote in here for Nini's in San Mateo).

        See link for Toto's locations.

        Link: http://www.totos.com

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          Nancy Berry Nov 1, 2001 12:57 PM

          Park Chow on 9th Ave between Lincoln and Irving in San Francisco serves a really good meatball sandwich.

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          1. re: Nancy Berry
            PRSMDave Nov 1, 2001 02:50 PM

            I've tried them and they're OK, but for a real surprise (Zaga-tsetses would say 'a sleeper'), try Portico's in the PG&E building, on Beale St. just down from Market St., on Thursdays.

            Great meatballs. I just had them. Mmm...

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            Zach Georgopoulos Nov 1, 2001 02:48 PM

            Not sure what makes the difference between a MB sandwich and an MB Sub, but I've always loved the meatball sandwiches at US Restaurant on Columbus. As I posted here a while back, however, they seem to be lacking something since the restaurant re-opened, but still pretty good.

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