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TOP SUBS in SOUTH FLORIDA (Miami, Ft Lauderdale)



3. SUB CENTER Hollywood

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  1. I love the subs in the first floor of Dominion tower in Miami's Health District. The Eat & Run Submarine Sandwich Shop.

    1. Sonny's Famous Steak Sub's Hollywood, Pickle Barrel Deerfield on Hillsborough, V&S Sub's Boca Raton on Federal Hwy... I know the last 2 are further north but ALL very good.

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      1. re: SaminSFL

        yeeeeeees Pickle Barrel!!! and John Smith subs.... delish!!!

        1. Sublicious in Cooper City (or it might be Pembroke Pines). Also, Doris Market in Hollywood makes a very good sub.

          5968 Coral Ridge Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33076

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          1. re: pilches

            Another vote for Doris Market. Lorenzo's Market in NMB also makes a killer custom Italian sub. Both of these places bake their own rolls.

          2. Mr. Nicks in Ft Lauderdale makes amazing subs. There's nothing like 'em

            1. It's gotta be V & S in Boca. Best Italian sub around and GREAT Italian bread.

              1. Sub Center in Hollywood has been around forever, and lately the food there's been really good. I've gone there for years, mainly out of habit. The service is idiosyncratic, sometimes it's great, but other times they sit down while they're making your sub and it takes forever to get out of there. It's fresh, though.

                I miss that little web cafe sub shop that used to be in the same strip mall as Soyka in midtown Miami. They had cornichon.

                Soyka's Restaurant Cafe & Bar
                5556 NE 4th Ct, Miami, FL 33137

                Sub Center
                5913 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33021

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                1. re: tangelo

                  La Sandwicherie has cornichons. I love those things! Capers too!

                  Matarellos has great Italian sandiwches over on Washington.

                  Also check out the Alibi at the Lost Weekend for a killer Philly Cheesesteak Sub.

                  And when in doubt by some Tuna and a loaf of Fusilli Sour Dough at Epicure and make your own!

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

                  1. re: netmover

                    the spot is also very good
                    macalusos makes great meatball subs

                    1. re: tpigeon

                      I keep forgetting the meatball option. THX TP!

                      The Spot appears to be on life support and I got to try it B4 it flatlines...since both you and Frod seam to swear by it.

                2. I love the Gardner's Market in South Miami for their subs and sammies, but today I made the mistake of getting "El Prado" Jamon Serrano and Manchego along with arugula(all out) and roasted peppers. Sounded good in theory until I realized there was none pre sliced and the clueless attendent had to slice it...it was your basic grizzle panini which was virtually inedible! Their French Ham Sub is awesome, as is every other one I've ever had there. And for a buck 50 more they'll throw in some chips, a cookie and a canned soda or bottle of H2O. Take out or sit at one of their four tables. The also feature a salad bar and soup station.

                  Gardner's Markets
                  7301 SW 57th Ave South, Miami, FL

                  H2O Cafe
                  , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

                  1. Hands down La Spadas. There is a place in Sunrise called Sharpie's which is alright.

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                    1. re: skuzzy

                      Verdi or Michaelangelo Sub at Talia's Tuscan Table. NE corner of Dixie and Spanish River Blvd in NE Boca Raton.

                      For best results, go when a) they are not too busy and b) Chef Andy is cooking.

                      Andy's a CIA chef but it's a small place with a tiny staff, and at lunch when things get hectic, it can get crazy.

                    2. Bigfoot's on Griffin Road.

                      1. Certainly everyone has there favorite places based on where you grew up and what you are conditioned to getting at home. I was born and grew up outside of Philly, so subs and cheese steaks are part of your normal diet. It's almost like it was inbred into your sysem. Anyway, La Spada is fine for Florida but the one time I went and ordered an Italian, I was asked if I wanted mayo or mustard. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. If you want a real Itailan, go to a little place on Orange Drive in Davie, called Crazy Cooks. Open for lunch only, run by a husband and wife from Atlantic City and there you can get a sub. The menu is very simple, mostly daily specials they prepare each day, but I just get the Italian. The best.

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                        1. re: ajunkman

                          For Italian subs, I like Lorenzo's in N. Miami, Doris Bakery in Hollywood and Pasquale's in Tequesta. All of these places bake their own bread, which makes a difference. They also have imported sopressata, proscuitto and other deli goodies. Even some (but not all) of the Publix delis make a damn decent Italian.

                        2. I have had a Sicilian meatball sandwich and a roasted eggplant sandwich from Gusto Fino in Coral Gables, served on toasted ciabatta, big sandwiches that come with a nice Sicilian potato salad and drink for under $10 that I thought were outrageously good.

                          Place is located on LeJeune Road just south of Minorca Ave.

                          1. Las Olas South Beach Pan con Pollo

                            1. Love La Spada's and V&S but has anyone tried what used to be one of my faves and I'm sure they are still churning out their Italian sandwiches on that incredible white flour Ity bun at Four Star Deli & Ravioli on N. State Rd. # 7 in Margate?

                              1. LaSpada is the most overrated sub shop in the country. 620 Subs in Boca and a new place, PrimoHoagies would be my choices.

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                                1. re: BSDGuru

                                  I'll go along with you on 620 but Primos? No chains for me thanks!

                                  1. re: LiveRock

                                    Have you been there? Chains don't get to be big chains unless they're good in the beginning. Subway used to be darn good. Don't knock it till you've tried it.

                                    1. re: BSDGuru

                                      While I still disagree with you about both V&S and LaSpada's I did give Primo Hoagies a try and I loved their spicy Italian sub! It was excellent and, chain or not, I will definitely be back.

                                      1. re: LiveRock

                                        Just cannot overstand what U do not love about V&S and La Spada's? Please explain as they are both exceptional Sub Shops here in South Florida.

                                        There's a Premo's Deli in Downtown Miami, is that the chain U speak of?

                                        1. re: netmover

                                          Netmover, I personally love both V&S and LaSpada's...my reply was directed to BSD.

                                          The Primo's Hoagies I visited was in Fort Lauderdale but I do believe there is one in MIA as well. Here is their website... http://www.primohoagies.com/

                                          1. re: LiveRock

                                            Thanks for that tip! I have been pining for the Primo's hoagies I used to get in Philly. I had no idea a shop was opening up down here. I can't wait to try them!
                                            (And even better news that there's one in Dade, so I don't have to go all the way up to Fort Lauderdale for it!)

                                2. The Sandwicheer in Hallandale. Don't know where they get it but they have real Italian Semilina bread. Can't stand the soft pasty bread @ Sub Center. The breads @ Lorenzo's and Doris are ok but not the real thing! but they are decent.

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                                  1. re: Bigstu99

                                    V&S in boca is by far the best I've found. LaSpada is popular because of the extra layer of meat around the toppings. V&S is just high quality.

                                    1. re: coffeyucf

                                      V&S is the LaSpada of Boca. All hype.

                                      1. re: BSDGuru

                                        I've always loved V&S and have found the staff to be friendly. For me it's by far the best spot around. I guess we'll agree to disagree. Would like to see your blog post on it.

                                        1. re: coffeyucf

                                          V&S is one the best "authentic" Italian delis in all of South Florida. I don't honestly understand why anyone would say otherwise.

                                          1. re: LiveRock

                                            Pasquale's in Tequesta has the best Italian sub in South Florida--hands down.

                                            1. re: LiveRock

                                              I'm a long-time fan of Talia's for subs in the Boca area.

                                              I guess I've unknowingly driven right past V&S many times... on Federal about a mile S of SR.

                                              Time for a taste test I'd say!

                                              1. re: CFByrne

                                                I had a delicious meatball parm sub at V&S yesterday.

                                                Crunch bread, tangy sauce and a ton of very good meatballs. I actually took half home and had the rest basically for dinner, as it was huge.

                                                The place was packed at 1PM with a lunch rush.

                                                So there's one data point.

                                    2. I heard for years how great laspadas was without succumbing, but it was a rare instance of something living up to the hype. The peppers are fantastic as a topping. Also love them throwing meat across the room and catching in the roll.

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                                      1. re: non sequitur

                                        eXactly amigo! LASPADA roX.

                                        My new entry for NUMERO UNO aka #1 = Talia's Tuscan Table in Boca Raton. Best Sammies Ever + GR8 Pasta, Pizza, Salads, Lunch Buffet too! $1drafts self pour (I swear I've yet to imbibe).

                                        V&S is also well worthy of all its accolades, their only fault being too few seats! Love it as well!