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Feb 25, 2013 07:44 AM

Whitehouse Subs - Trump Taj Mahal

We are heading down to AC on Thursday for the Tenacious D concert and staying at 1 night at Showboat.

I'm sort of ashamed to say I've never eaten at Whitehouse subs, either the timing was not correct, we were full from other places, or my companion(s) didn't want subs. This time, I hope it's going to happen.

I was informed that they have a second location at the Taj, and since we are saying right there, it seems like it would be a home-run to just walk over and get a sub.

Is there any difference between the two locations? Is the Nostalgia of Sinatra's towel worth the drive/finding parking, etc?

And, do you guys have recommendations for what I should order? From the menu, I'd probably go with a half a Whitehouse Special and half a cheese steak.

Here's the rest of my greasy spoon low-class eating adventure plan if you were interested:

Bills Gyro (How could you be present in AC and not show up here?)
Roy Rodgers in Bay ville on the Trip back up North.
Possibly Tony Baloney's if the timing doesn't work out.

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  1. I've only been to the original location, but the Italian, Cheesesteak, and meatball with provolone were all delicious.

    It's not too far of a walk to go to the original---it you are at the outlets (which are pretty much behind the Showboat/Bally's) then it's only another 2-3 blocks. Added bonus---besides being a little cheaper than the Taj location, Formica Bros bakery is across the street from it and they have very good cookies.

    1. DEFINITELY forget about the Taj and go to the original - the ambience is part of the experience, reading all of the autographed pics, etc.

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      1. re: newfie29

        I had heard that the original suffered some damage during the hurricane. Does anyone know for certain that is open/has re opened?

        1. re: jracpa

          According to their website, they are open.

          1. re: jracpa

            They have definitely reopened. They had to replace most of their appliances (fridges etc). Parking is not too bad around there and it really is a much better experience. It really is a takeaway place so you can go get it and take it back to your hotel.

        2. My wife and I are from Florida.....and when we visited AC....we made our way to Whitehouse it's a landmark eatery in the area.....We enjoyed the subs there....liked them very much....Not the very best we've ever had....but far from the worst......Crazy expensive....And I mean crazy expensive....but good and glad we went....Don't know if would go again....but it's a landmark.......

          We also liked the little bakery and shop across the street.....

          Ft. Pierce, FL

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          1. re: LargeLife

            I would not call White House crazy expensive... half subs are $6-8, and they can easily feed 2 people. The whole subs are enormous, and can be enough for 4.
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            1. re: iluvcookies

              There's a sub place near me in Marlboro, NJ, where the whole subs are $20.00. I would call THAT crazy expensive.

              1. re: MarlboroMan

                Pretty cheap for the nuclear variety.

          2. When we go to AC we stop at Whitehouse Subs on our way into town and also get one to go when we leave. It makes a nice lunch when returning home after our trip.

            Recommend that you view the menu online and call in your order. The pickup line for telephone orders is much quicker than ordering in person.

            1. Actually, how could you NOT do Tony Baloney's when in AC? ;-)

              I'm rarely in the city - cept' for the upcoming NJSIAA wrestling championships as I do each March. I haven't heard of Bill's - as good as Gyro II?

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              1. re: JustJake

                I actually don't like Gyro II all that much.. sauce is too sweet, and the paprika on top just sorta ruins it for me.

                Bill's is pretty much the definition of a greasy spoon. (I'm pretty sure all their silverware is plastic anyways). So maybe it's the ambiance, maybe its the novelty of the $10,000 taped to the walls, maybe its the infrequency that I get to go there, or maybe its the fact that I'm usually a few drinks into the weekend when I show up. But man.. does that place make me happy.

                I've never been to Tony's Baloney's brick and mortar. I only had their stuff from the Mustache Mobile at Monmouth Park last year.

                1. re: coldsolderjoint

                  That sweetness is ok by me, and what's not to live about paprika? Other than Gyro II, (which I always ask for extra sauce and makes it deliciously sloppy) - if I'm elsewhere in the city, any street vendor doling out that a gyro works for me, especially if I'm carrying a half a load. ;-)