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Publix Subs - What's so Great?

christy1122 Jan 27, 2012 09:30 AM

I just recently moved to Atlanta and we have Publix here. Everyone talks about their subs.

What's so great and what do you get on your sub?

Boar's Head meats? Toppings?

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    aynrandgirl RE: christy1122 Jan 27, 2012 02:20 PM

    I usually get the Italian sub, with Boar's Head, mayo and a dash of oil, black pepper and oregano. I'd get jalapeno too, but they never have fresh ones, only pickled.

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      Clams047 RE: christy1122 Jan 27, 2012 06:40 PM

      When traveling in the FL/GA area, Publix is a great place to have / pick up a sub - substantially better than Subway & similar sub chains, although they'll never compare with a typical CT grinder.

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        beachmouse RE: christy1122 Jan 28, 2012 08:32 AM

        It's pretty much a standard sub done acceptably well and with fresh ingredients that comes in at a good price point compared to the standalone shops. We'll split a whole turkey & swiss or turkey & provolone and then add spicy mustard, oregano, Parmesan, onion, tomato, green pepper, and black olive.

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          Robert R RE: christy1122 Jan 28, 2012 09:46 AM

          Very fresh bread, really like the multi-grain bread. The toppings are also very good. My big pet peeve, though, is that there is never a lot of meat on it. Seriously, very little meat, otherwise, it is a really good sub.

          1. Veggo RE: christy1122 Jan 28, 2012 09:50 AM

            Their cuban is pretty good. As others have mentioned, the fresh bread is good. The Boars Head meat subs are usually a buck more.

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              Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: christy1122 Jan 28, 2012 10:02 PM

              I think Publix subs are good, but expensive for what you get. Also, whenever there's a line at the Publix sub counter or deli, there are invariably multiple employees hanging out back there, not working or helping but just chatting. On the rare times I feel like a Publix sub, I usually get too frustrated waiting in the long lines and watching the inefficient use of manpower, and leave empty-handed.

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                smartie RE: christy1122 Jan 29, 2012 06:44 AM

                the bread is good, I like to make up what I like rather than order from their list. They will cut any meat or cheese you want so ask for something not already pre-sliced and they go and do it fresh for you. I'm a boring sub person, sliced cheddar, tomato and mayo is my favorite.

                1. mattstolz RE: christy1122 Jan 29, 2012 06:45 AM

                  When all you're used to is the subway five dollar footlong, anything done decently well will seem awesome by comparison.

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                    riffjamer RE: mattstolz Jan 29, 2012 06:33 PM

                    the best thing about Publix subs is they are1000 % better than any one of those sh#@%ole chain places and you don't get that smell.
                    last week they had a special, buy a half or whole Boars Head roast beef & get a free soda & chips. a half was like $5.69.decent amount of meat for the price.

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                      smartie RE: mattstolz Jan 29, 2012 07:12 PM

                      I refuse to eat at Subway

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