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Jan 27, 2009 10:26 AM

Where can I find a 6 foot sub sandwich in SF?

My husband really wants to continue his East Coast tradition of ringing in Super Bowl Sunday with a "big sandwich" this case, a 6 foot (or other long, multi-foot) sub. Are there any delis in the city that sell such a thing?

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  1. I can't vouch for their them, but Lucca Delicatessen has up to 7 foot subs available for order.

    Lucca Delicatessen
    2120 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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      1. re: amascia

        Lucca has some good stuff, but the sandwiches are not all that great, pretty stale bread to my tastes, Molinaris are marginally better (in my opinion).

        If I were in your shoes though I'd seriously consider just making my own. Grab a few baguettes or even better make your own and pick whatever filling you and he prefer. There's no end of great delis here to get fillings and it's guaranteed to taste better than anything you can buy readymade.

        1. re: asides

          They have two sets of bread, and the Acme bread is always really fresh and crunchy. The other bread (not sure who the supplier is) sometimes leaves a bit to be desired.

          That said, the sandwiches there are consistently above average. Their meat selection for sandwiches is the best in the marina, imho.

          I've seen them working on one of the big ones, but never tried it.

    1. You can also get them at Togo's (a chain) They do 3 to 8 foot sandwiches

      2300 16TH ST SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103 USAPhone: 415-558-8646
      301 HOWARD ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105 USA Phone: 415-278-9665
      570 BATTERY ST SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111 USA Phone: 415-788-6467

      1. Molinari's does 6' subs

        1. You could also check with King Foot Subs on Divis at Haight, Ike's Place in the Castro, AK Subs at 8th and Harrison, and Submarine Center which I haven't tried but have heard good things about. The Submarine Center website says they are home of the 5 Foot sub.

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          1. re: Candice

            if you go to sub center, get an Atomic Sub with everything. hot pastrami, roast beef and jalepenos and their "secret" sauce which im pretty sure is just cheap italian dressing. tastes like ditching high school. delicious ditching high school.

            as others have said before (in different threads on sub center) the amazing thing about the sub center is the synergistic combination of merely ok ingredients. you wont find anything fance or extravagent here, but somehow it all comes together to make a really tasty sandwich.

            how do they get the 5 foot subs into the tiny pizza ovens they use to heat the sandwich? if you get your big sub from here, do let us know.

          2. This is all such great stuff. Thank you. If we do go the Sub Center route, I'll report back, if I can, on how they fit the sub in the pizza oven. I like an investigative mission.

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            1. re: amascia

              So, what did you choose and how was it?

              1. re: rworange

                I'm almost embarrassed to admit that after all the great suggestions and doing my own calling around as a result, my husband decided against the big sandwich and we did "build your own" sandwiches instead. Truly lame, I know.