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Best sub shop in Miami?

keysrat Jul 24, 2007 04:55 AM

Is there such a thing? Nothing stands out in my mind. Let me hear your suggestions.

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    loca4food May 30, 2009 04:40 PM

    Hungry Bear
    10521 SW 109TH Ct
    Miami, FL 33176

    Amazing subs

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      MTyler Apr 3, 2009 03:08 PM

      Footballs in Miami Shores - hands down the best sub shop in Miami. It has been there for years and serves a quality product at a great prize. Probably the closest thing to a real sub shop in Miami.

      1. BurgerBeast Mar 11, 2009 04:54 AM

        Super Subs Etc. at 6380 Bird Road is really good.


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          pilches Mar 13, 2009 08:16 AM

          We tried Sublicious out on Stirling Road last week and thought it was better than La Spada. Very similar, but better bread.

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          swoll50 Mar 10, 2009 08:16 PM

          La Spada in Broward.

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            racer x Mar 10, 2009 02:57 PM

            Any new contenders for great submarine sandwiches / heroes / hoagies in the Miami area?

            Anybody like Casola's?

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              racer x Mar 13, 2009 05:18 AM

              Decided to try Casola's myself the other day.
              Probably won't be going back for a sub there.
              Also tried one of their steak sandwiches -- very bland. (Bland by comparison to a Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich, or a Philly-style steak sandwich without the cheese.)

              1. re: racer x
                The Chowfather Mar 13, 2009 06:22 AM

                racer, if you are willing to head north and like cheesesteaks, you have to go to Sonny's as mentioned up thread. Burgers are great too. They also have great garlic rolls after 4

                Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies
                1857 NW 66th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33024

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              MiamiSarah Oct 10, 2007 05:21 PM

              Where is the Hungry bear sub shop in Kendall?

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              1. re: MiamiSarah
                lorilaw Nov 3, 2007 11:12 AM

                10521 SW 109TH Ct
                Miami, FL 33176-3308

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                lorilaw Oct 5, 2007 07:37 AM

                If you haven't been to Hungry Bear Sub Shop you are missing out. There are multiple locations, but I have only been to the one in Kendall. This is one of the best sub shops I have EVER been too. It even beat Carl's in NYC!!!! When you go you will see how popular it is...it is always busy!

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                  Miami Danny Oct 6, 2007 10:14 AM

                  Football...8484 NE 2nd Av....'Home of the Zonker' C'mon! Look at this 'Triple Play'...Grilled Kosher Beef Salami, Pastrami, Corned Beef, Swiss, Tomato, and 1000 Island. Plus a half-sour.

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                  mikek Oct 3, 2007 11:13 AM

                  While not necessarily a traditional sub shop, the sandwiches at Gardner's Markets are always phenomenal. Great ingedients, tons of options, huge sandwiches and a relative steal at $6.50.

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                    advisor_Girl Oct 5, 2007 06:04 AM

                    Hiya Keys>

                    If yo do not mind driving a bit north of "Miami" on 441 and taking a left on Taft - hit Sonny's Famous Steak Hogies, 1857 Nw 66th Ave in a completely non-descript strip mall.

                    It's the real Philly deal...


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                      Blind Mind Oct 5, 2007 03:07 PM

                      Sorry AG, but the Philly cheesesteak is way overrated in my opinion. Im in Philly now actually. Tried Pats and Ginos and both are disgusting. Those are the tourist traps though, so Im gonna try some others on Sat/Sun to check out the cheesesteaks that locals go for.

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                        Sobe Oct 5, 2007 06:13 PM

                        Don't like cheesesteaks?? That should result in instant revocation of your chowhound ID...

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                          Miami Danny Oct 6, 2007 10:28 AM

                          When you call Pat's and Geno's disgusting, are you referring to the food you ate there? Or was it the atmosphere? Or something else?

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                            Blind Mind Oct 6, 2007 03:44 PM

                            The food. I LOVE cheesesteaks, but the ones Ive had at Pats and Genos are way overrated. The meat is gross, cold, and has no flavor. Thank god they had plenty of hot sauce. Honestly, I bet 5 years ago they were great. Now, the prices are insane and they just slop the crap on a bun and throw it at you. It sucks IMO. I had a cheesesteak at Jim's Steaks today that was 100x better than Pats or Genos.

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                            travlnmike Mar 10, 2009 10:13 PM

                            blind mind-try john's roast pork in south philly nearby the ikea store.Only open for breakfast and lunch.Great cheesteaks,and even better roast pork sandwich.I'm from philly originally and grew up on lee's hoagies at 19th and cheltenham.

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                            netmover Oct 6, 2007 11:10 AM

                            AG glad to hear you made it! Sonny's is the best I've ever had...

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                              advisor_Girl Oct 7, 2007 10:12 AM


                              Made it?!

                              My MOM used to take us to Sonny's... I am a chip off the hound block 3 or 4 generations over. Real hounds are BORN this way.

                              : )


                              Note to Blind Mind (who's CRaaAzY):

                              Best Cheese Steaks in the PA Zone are Leo's 1403 Chester Pike (worth the drive) or Campos on Market Street or Dalessandro's or Tony Luke's... Steve's on Bustleton, Pudge's in BlueBell

                              You may be getting freaked out by the Cheez-whiz they ladle on in Philly but you CAN ask for provolone and it's all good. On South Street, try Jim's. The IDEA you think cheesesteaks are "disgusting" makes this shoe bee cry a little...

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                                Blind Mind Oct 9, 2007 06:37 PM


                                See above... I hit up Jims and their cheesesteak was the bomb diggity. Oh, and I get it provolone "wit out" as you would be forced to say at Pats.

                                I dont get why people think that because I said the cheesesteaks at Pats/Genos were disgusting that that somehow translates into me thinking all cheesesteaks are disgusting, because that couldnt be further from the truth. Thinking such is reverse foodcism haha. I love cheesesteaks. I ate at least 2/week in college (steak, provolone, mushrooms, bbq, and mayo is the bomb) and I also love the chicken cheesesteak as well.

                                So, get off my case already!!!! Hahaha ;)

                                1. re: Blind Mind
                                  advisor_Girl Oct 10, 2007 04:57 AM


                                  BCause you said, "Sorry AG, but the Philly cheesesteak is way overrated in my opinion..."


                                  You dissed the whole cheese steak nation when I guess you only meant the last 2 belly bombs you ate. Grilled beef bigotry indeed! I, for one, forgave you until I read that you put bbq and mayo on your's.

                                  CRaaAzY indeed!

                                  : )


                                  Try Sonny's...

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                                    Blind Mind Oct 11, 2007 03:59 PM

                                    I guess I did blanket the cheesesteak community with that statement...

                                    Youre CRaAzY....CRaAzY haha :)

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                              Semprini Oct 9, 2007 08:34 PM

                              As long as we're creeping north, has anyone been to Famous Phil's on the NW corner of Broward and 441? Looks like a cheesesteak joint; I just noticed it today as I was doing a quick inventory of businesses in that plaza.

                          4. JonasBrand Jul 25, 2007 12:38 PM

                            Prosciutto & Fresh Mozz at Le Sandwicherie.

                            Does anyone miss the UM sub shop with all the memorabilia that used to be on US-1? The subs were not fantastic by any stretch, but I miss it for some reason. Did they re-open somewhere?

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                              anikahangel Jul 25, 2007 04:11 PM

                              Do you remember the name of the place? I used to go to UM and I vaguely remember a sub shop, but I can't think of the name for the life of me!

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                                Marsjt Mar 10, 2009 06:18 PM

                                Subrageous is what I think you were talking about. used to be next to a comic book store where the new whole foods building is now on red road. They have another location down by fiu thats still serving subs- in a strip mall on 16 street and 107 ave.

                            2. netmover Jul 24, 2007 06:32 PM

                              La Sandwicherie
                              Best Time Wine
                              Frankie's Big City
                              Enriquetas Pollo Especial
                              La Spada (Broward)

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                                herbage Oct 3, 2007 09:37 AM

                                Does anyone know what is up with Frankie's? I drove by last night around 8:30 and it was closed with the lights off. There is a sign on the building stating, "full restaurant for lease."

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                                  netmover Oct 3, 2007 07:12 PM

                                  ole Frankie can be found managing Andiamo these days. The BB construction put him out of biz. 5k/month triple net lease and the place is yours lock stock and barrel!

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                                    herbage Oct 4, 2007 07:46 AM

                                    Darn, guess I will never get to try their recommended cheese steak.

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                                      netmover Oct 9, 2007 09:47 PM

                                      Herbage, Frankie's Philly was so-so at best...you want a Top Notch Philly head to Sonny's in Hollywood. Well worth the trip from the MIA...stop for a frozen custard at Sicilianos afterwards and before catching the FLA Pike South to the muthaland.

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                                  otkari Oct 6, 2007 12:43 PM

                                  La Spada's has the best subs in broward county in my opinion. Even the dolphin player's eat there. Subs are fresh and huge cant be beat

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                                  mialebven Jul 24, 2007 03:43 PM

                                  I'm no expert on subs, but a friend of mine is - and he's extremely picky about it. And he has told me that the best Subs place he has had so far in Miami was on the first floor of the Dominion tower in the medical center.

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                                    keysrat Jul 25, 2007 04:05 PM

                                    I used to go to the sub shop in the Dominion Tower when I had to go to recertification school at JMH. The hot subs quite good, with a large variety available. I liked to jerk chicken sub a lot.

                                    La Sandwicherie was always mobbed at lunchtime and my time limited, so I rarely ate there. When I did it was quite good, but with San Loco so close by....
                                    I refuse to go to Miami Beach unless absolutely necessary. After working on the Beach for 27 years, it is one of the last places on Earth I want to be.

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                                      Blind Mind Oct 4, 2007 07:59 AM

                                      "I liked to jerk chicken sub a lot."

                                      Uh, that sounds like a personal issue haha.

                                      I think Sandwicherie is overhyped. Sure, their subs are pretty good but they dont "wow" me.

                                      The best sub shop in my opinion is Sub Serious in the Gables. The bread is awesome and the subs are stacked and not too expensive either. Best steak n' cheese or chicken n' cheese outside of the Northeast US, hands down.

                                      Sub Serious
                                      262 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL. 33134

                                      1. re: Blind Mind
                                        Frodnesor Oct 4, 2007 09:16 AM

                                        Bit of an oversell on Sub Serious IMO - I get from there every so often b/c it's convenient to my office, and it's good, but I don't think I'd ever go out of my way for it (i.e. get in a car and drive there, or walk more than, say, 4 blocks unless it's a particularly nice day). My fave is the steak "bomb" w/ peppers, mushrooms, onions, bacon & cheese.

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                                          2top Oct 4, 2007 09:42 AM

                                          I agree. I used to work across the street from SS. I would easily put Blimpie before them. At least the Blimpie on Alton.

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                                    Sobe Jul 24, 2007 06:00 AM

                                    I'm a fan of the Salami Provolone at Le Sandwicherie. Don't forget the toppings and their sauce.

                                    Not a sub place but the fancy albacore tuna at Epicure (Miami Beach) is a must.

                                    Meatball Parm at Macaluso's Market too(MBeach)

                                    La Sandwicherie
                                    229 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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                                      LesleyEats Jul 24, 2007 08:19 AM

                                      Salami provolone is my favorite there too. I just found a new sandwich gem---Fresh on Fifth--the corner of Fifth and Ocean...you get a check list and check off whatever you want..they use Boars Head products and have very very fresh ingredients, thus deserving of their name...

                                      1. re: Sobe
                                        j is hungry Oct 9, 2007 05:57 PM

                                        I second La Sandwicherie - their Turkey & Brie sub is to die for at any time of the day / night

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