HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >

Discussion

Has anyone tried the Lobster Sub at Subway?

  • 8

I haven't eaten at a Subway even ten times in the last 25 years, but am curious to try the lobster sub that is currently available. Is it worth a visit? It looks pretty good in this picture:

http://www.foodbeast.com/2014/06/28/s...

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. The BK Big King in this picture looks good too:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101171915#.

    I will not be running out to get one.

    1 Reply
    1. re: jpc8015

      Full marks to BK's food sylist. Tim Horton's on the other hand...

    2. I have not myself.. and would have no urge to do so....However I have several friends that have tried it on a whim and said it was awful. Though we come from the east coast and know our lobsters so maybe I'm just being a lobster snob :)

      Personally I would spend the extra $ and get a lobster roll at a restaurant that specializes in seafood and lobster.

      1. I tried it. It's not horrible. It looks nothing like that picture, obviously. It's about 60 percent textureless lobster shreds and 40 percent actual chunks, but the chunks taste okay and aren't too overcooked. It's a bit better than the McLobster, though that obviously isn't saying much.

        4 Replies
        1. re: Michael N

          A few of you said that food often does not look like the pictures posted. That is actually why I made my original post. If the Subway Lobster Sub looked even close to that picture, I'd try it at least once. A few weeks ago I saw this video where someone orders a burger from various places and then asks to have it "look like the pic" when it is served. I'm thinking of doing the same at Subway to see what happens. After all, if you bought a car and it looked substantially different from what you saw in the showroom, almost everyone would complain.

          http://sneakhype.com/videos/2014/06/d...

          Here is a picture of the Lobster Sub from the Subway website. http://subway.ca/en-CA/MenuNutrition/... I am really tempted to order this and ask them to make one that looks like the picture if it does not look as advertised.

          1. re: foodyDudey

            This is what mine looked like, FYI. Just a bit of a difference there...

             
            1. re: Michael N

              What is that? A lettuce sandwich? If they served me that I would be telling them it's not as advertised!

              1. re: Michael N

                LOL. To be fair, you should open the sandwich up and take a picture since Subway always adds the meat, toasts and then heaps all your toppings after. The meat's always covered when you buy a sub.