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Question re: White House Subs

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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  1. 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

    1. 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.

      1. 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

          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

            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.

          1. re: wench31

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

            1. re: wizard2

              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

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

            2. 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

                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

                  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

                    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.

              2. 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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                1. re: HillJ

                  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.

                  http://simplysable.blogspot.com/2008/...

                   
                  1. re: shorefire

                    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.

                    1. re: shorefire

                      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

                      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

                        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

                        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

                          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.

                          1. re: dani0622

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

                            1. re: bakersma

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

                      3. 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

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

                          1. re: Tapas52

                            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

                              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

                                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.

                                http://www.formicabrosbakery.com/

                            2. re: joonjoon

                              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.