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Question re: White House Subs

dani0622 Feb 4, 2009 07:01 AM

So I've been craving a sub from there and was going to hit up the place on Saturday. Now my friend coming is on a strict diet so she is saying subs are out. Since I've only eaten subs there, I don't know the answer to my question. But do they have salads? Because I need a sub :) and am determined go there (ok, might have to be take-out then...).

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    mjbarb Feb 4, 2009 07:06 AM

    No salads....sorry, but if you cross Artic Avenue, go to Formicas bakery...they may have salads.....just get your hoagie "to go" and eat it over there

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      newfie29 Feb 4, 2009 09:32 AM

      Just a few (maybe three?) blocks south of White House, on the same side, is Little Saigon, an excellent Vietnamese place - they're casual, inexpensive and have tons of vegetarian/low cal options - everything on the menu may be ordered to go, as well.

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        nickdanger Feb 5, 2009 10:36 AM

        1. Get Sub. 2. Take out whatever filing. 3. Don't eat bread. 4. See Five Easy Pieces, circa 1970.

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        1. re: nickdanger
          dani0622 Feb 6, 2009 06:00 AM

          haha, nick, I made that suggestion and was shot down.

          I'll report back because no matter what i am getting a sub!!!

          1. re: dani0622
            nickdanger Feb 6, 2009 06:43 AM

            As well you should. WH is sui generis ("like no other"). And, just the experience of being there, even if one does not eat, is Chowish.

        2. wench31 Feb 6, 2009 04:08 PM

          Where is this place?

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          1. re: wench31
            wizard2 Feb 6, 2009 04:26 PM

            White House Sub Shop
            2301 Arctic Ave
            Atlantic City, NJ 08401
            (609) 345-1564

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              IndigoOnTheGo Feb 9, 2009 04:52 AM

              OK, at the risk of being shot by fellow Chowsers, I just don't all the raves for this place. Yeah, the hoagies are good but...they could use a little more oomph and meat, in my opinion. If there is a line of people out the door and down the street and after an hour of waiting on your feet, you want to sit and enjoy your meal, you'll get rushed practically out of your seat. Our family has owned property in AC for 30 years and every few years or so, I'll go back and try it again and always leave a touch underwhelmed. Ok, putting on my body armour now...

              1. re: IndigoOnTheGo
                Rocket88 Feb 9, 2009 06:29 AM


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                  BBCaprice Mar 7, 2009 04:44 PM

                  I agree. Not a fan of the White House either. Don't know what all the fuss is about.

            2. dani0622 Feb 9, 2009 07:45 AM

              Well I made an attempt to get a cheesesteak Saturday evening. I didn't think the line was that bad. The take out counter called 77 as I walked in and got 85. After waiting a half hour (by that point they had just called 80) I had to leave as I needed to check into my hotel and get ready for a show. So sadly I didn't get to try a cheesesteak from White House. Maybe next time.

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              1. re: dani0622
                jsfein Feb 9, 2009 08:14 AM

                While I really enjoy the subs at Whitehouse (the Italian in particular), the cheesesteak, at least to me, is nothing special. I don't think you missed much (other than your 30 minute time investment).

                1. re: jsfein
                  foodislove1958 Feb 9, 2009 08:55 AM

                  For the classic NJ "sub" I have always been a faithful to Mikes in Keyport on Front Street. Family owned for 50 years..heres the scoop...fresh thin sliced meats...(no not Boars Head) cheese, FRESH baked sub bread..light crust..moist absorbant middle. And heres the finish...SALT...yeah I know its bad for us, Garlic, Oregano frsh shredded iceberg and onions. There are a lot of places that give "more" in the meat department, but the true submarine shouldnt be a TMJ jam breaker. Try them you wont be sorry. I always indulge in a side bag of Onion Garlic WISE chips and a Stewarts Root Beer too when Im there. As far as subs..Im addicted to the pepperoni and provolone...the actually slice the stick into thin ribbons. Yup...nothin like it!

                  1. re: foodislove1958
                    dani0622 Feb 10, 2009 11:19 AM

                    as much as i frequent all of the other establishments in keyport, i've yet to try mike's, despite hearing numerous reviews. i guess i just forget about that place all the time since i don't always drive past the post office. i'll have to try mike's soon.

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                HillJ Feb 10, 2009 12:19 PM

                Another fan of Mike's subs. Their cold salads are wonderful too. When we docked our small boat in Keyport Mike's was a regular stop on weekends but whenever I'm in the mood for a sub, I hit Mike's too.

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                  shorefire Feb 12, 2009 12:00 PM

                  The bread at Whitehouse is much better than the bread at Mike's. Here is a link to a story all you need to know about the Whitehouse subs and photos.


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                    dani0622 Feb 13, 2009 04:39 AM

                    Haha! That's my friend's blog, I was with her on that trip to White House. She didn't get a pic of my turkey sub though.

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                      bnemes3343 Mar 10, 2009 01:29 PM

                      We were in AC this past weekend and I had been looking forward to my first trip to WHite House. My luck, there was a NJ State High School wrestling tournament going on. When we got there Sunday at 12:30, the place was a mob scene of teenagers. To add insult to injury, we opted to drive back to Belmar and get a burger at Boom, only to find out that it was 'restaurant tour' day and they weren't serving from their menu. White House will have to wait for our next trip to AC, probably in the fall.

                    2. re: HillJ
                      fershore Mar 5, 2009 12:01 PM

                      HillJ, At the dock you mention, can we dock our boat for a short while to stop and get subs at Mike's?

                      1. re: fershore
                        HillJ Mar 8, 2009 01:22 PM

                        fershore, no you can't unfortunately. When I said docked, I meant long term.

                        But I recently read a woman in keyport is looking to start a boat biz in that town, so if that's approved a dock-side dining might follow. I'm sure it would be very popular!

                        Mike's subs serves a large boater crowd as you can imagine.

                      2. re: HillJ
                        bakersma Mar 5, 2009 04:41 PM

                        Where is Mike's with respect to Keyport Fishery ? I've been down there a few times to go to KF, and I think I even remember the Post Office across the street, but I don't recall seeing Mike's. Thanks !

                        1. re: bakersma
                          dani0622 Mar 5, 2009 04:53 PM

                          Mike's is on the corner next to post office, diagonally across from the fishery. if you walk out of fishery and look to your right you'll see it.

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                            bakersma Mar 6, 2009 04:38 PM

                            OK, thanks....I will make sure to check it out next time I am in Keyport :-)

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                              HillJ Mar 8, 2009 01:21 PM

                              My apologies, I just saw this thread today.
                              Thanks dani, for filling in the blanks...hate to keep a CH hanging!

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                        joonjoon Mar 3, 2009 11:35 PM

                        I've only eaten there once, but I just didn't 'get' White house subs. Just tasted like an average sub to me... what am i missing?

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                        1. re: joonjoon
                          Tapas52 Mar 4, 2009 03:17 AM

                          Does Whitehouse Subs use top quality imported Italian style cold cuts?.....or is it more a Nostalgic sub shop.

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                            chefMD Mar 4, 2009 04:27 AM

                            HA! good one tapas, top quality imported meats.... is there ANYWHERE that uses what you speak of? if so, i will go. in 3 years, all i have seen is thummans, boar's head(which is decent), molini, colombus, and other "italian" american-canadian brands.

                            i thought whitehouse was about the experience and the 8lb sangwich you got, the decor. it was decent, good value, and plenty to eat.

                            1. re: Tapas52
                              SusieQQ Mar 4, 2009 06:27 AM

                              I don't know about the quality of the cold cuts, but IMHO what makes it different than other sub shops is the bread.

                              1. re: SusieQQ
                                Rocket88 Mar 5, 2009 05:05 AM

                                Whitehouse uses Formica Bros. bread, which is good for sure, but certainly not unique in the area, so do many other sub shops, including AC Sub shops & Sack o's.

                                There retail locations have very nice cafes BTW, or at least the EHT one does.


                            2. re: joonjoon
                              Barbarella Mar 5, 2009 11:36 AM

                              We had subs about a year ago at WH. I was somewhat disappointed. Just your run of the mill sub shop. I would rather go to Sack o subs.

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