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TOP SUBS in SOUTH FLORIDA (Miami, Ft Lauderdale)

netmover Mar 22, 2010 07:52 PM



3. SUB CENTER Hollywood

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    mialebven RE: netmover Mar 22, 2010 09:42 PM

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

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      SaminSFL RE: netmover Mar 23, 2010 03:59 AM

      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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        Asumnuthin RE: SaminSFL Mar 23, 2010 05:48 AM

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

      2. OysterHo RE: netmover Mar 23, 2010 06:16 AM

        La Spada's

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          pilches RE: netmover Mar 23, 2010 07:41 AM

          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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            flavrmeistr RE: pilches May 3, 2010 08:51 AM

            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.

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            nmurawsk RE: netmover Mar 27, 2010 02:13 PM

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

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              Alfred G RE: netmover Mar 27, 2010 03:11 PM

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

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                tangelo RE: netmover Mar 28, 2010 09:57 PM

                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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                  netmover RE: tangelo Mar 31, 2010 03:41 PM

                  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

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                    tpigeon RE: netmover Mar 31, 2010 03:46 PM

                    the spot is also very good
                    macalusos makes great meatball subs

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                      netmover RE: tpigeon Mar 31, 2010 03:53 PM

                      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. netmover RE: netmover Apr 7, 2010 08:42 PM

                  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

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                    skuzzy RE: netmover Apr 29, 2010 01:57 PM

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

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                      CFByrne RE: skuzzy Apr 29, 2010 05:05 PM

                      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.

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                      flavrmeistr RE: netmover May 3, 2010 08:53 AM

                      Bigfoot's on Griffin Road.

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                        ajunkman RE: netmover May 11, 2010 08:42 PM

                        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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                          flavrmeistr RE: ajunkman May 12, 2010 12:11 PM

                          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. Frodnesor RE: netmover May 12, 2010 08:17 AM

                          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. netmover RE: netmover Feb 4, 2013 07:16 PM

                            Las Olas South Beach Pan con Pollo

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                              zappacosta RE: netmover Feb 23, 2013 08:49 AM

                              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?

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                                BSDGuru RE: netmover May 1, 2013 06:25 AM

                                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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                                  LiveRock RE: BSDGuru May 2, 2013 08:33 AM

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

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                                    BSDGuru RE: LiveRock May 2, 2013 04:10 PM

                                    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.

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                                      LiveRock RE: BSDGuru May 19, 2013 08:31 AM

                                      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.

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                                        netmover RE: LiveRock May 20, 2013 08:50 AM

                                        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?

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                                          LiveRock RE: netmover May 21, 2013 01:59 PM

                                          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/

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                                            racer x RE: LiveRock Jun 11, 2013 10:48 PM

                                            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!)

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                                  Bigstu99 RE: netmover May 2, 2013 07:56 PM

                                  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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                                    coffeyucf RE: Bigstu99 May 2, 2013 11:06 PM

                                    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.

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                                      BSDGuru RE: coffeyucf May 4, 2013 12:09 PM

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

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                                        coffeyucf RE: BSDGuru May 10, 2013 10:11 AM

                                        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.

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                                          LiveRock RE: coffeyucf May 11, 2013 08:22 PM

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

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                                            flavrmeistr RE: LiveRock May 14, 2013 03:52 PM

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

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                                              CFByrne RE: LiveRock May 20, 2013 08:56 AM

                                              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!

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                                                CFByrne RE: CFByrne May 21, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                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. non sequitur RE: netmover May 4, 2013 12:00 PM

                                      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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                                        netmover RE: non sequitur May 18, 2013 09:49 PM

                                        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!

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