I was looking on this site under top rated restaurants and this place was ranked #3 so I decided to go in for lunch today since I was working in the area. Driving by it was hard to notice but I found it. It's in an industrial area. On the door I read "do not enter if you don't have a sense of humor" or something like that and also "best sandwich in the city"
When entering.. there is a line up to the door of construction workers. Place is a dump, spider webs in the corners, dirty, there's jars on counters that look very old, gross and expired. The owner is making sandwiches while trying to entertain everyone and tell jokes. At first I was kind of uncomfortable hearing him talk about his genitalia and was thinking gross, he's making our food. Did he wash his hands, etc but he is a nice guy that means well, just trying to have fun with the guys I guess. There is a seating area in there but I would not stay there to eat, just grab my sandwich and leave asap. If I could rate ambiance here I would give it a 1 out of 5 but I can't since I chose take-out. He also got one of the customers, I guess a regular to answer his phone for him. He seems like he's there to just hang with the guys and tell jokes more then make money.
The sandwich that I ordered was the #8 (he chooses what he wants to make you) He stared grabbing slabs and slicing and then just tossing them into the fridge with open meat touching other meat wrappers that have been handled. Just seemed very unsanitary, unorganized and dirty. When it was time to pay it was $8 so I put a ten dollar bill on the counter and he said to grab my own change from the pile.. no thanks so I just gave him the ten and got out of there quick. I was walking to my truck with a ten pound football in my arm. Oh wait, it was my sandwich.
Time to eat -
I open up my HUGE heavy sandwich and the meat is at least 2 inches thick no exaggeration, I measured with my thumbs. Take a bite, tastes like meat... just a ton of meat that over powers the sandwich. It wasn't very good at all. No tasty sauce, no special ingredients, just WAY too much meat. I was thinking about just going to quiznos for a tasty meat, vegetable and vinaigrette sandwich to replace this sandwich but I ate half instead. I tried to give the other half away but nobody wanted it.
I would never return because I think the place is a dive. The sandwich was too big and lacked taste other then meat. For all the foodies on here that see this place's great rating now you know it's not because they have great food. It's just because some locals love eating heavy meat only tasting sandwiches.
If you are a female I would recommend you not enter this place, unless you have very THICK skin.
From reading other reviews it seems they grade this place high because of getting lots for their money, I rate by taste, quality over quantity.
Bigger was not better in this case.
Only good thing about going there was I a had funny stories to tell afterwords. When telling a workmate about my experience he seemed disgusted but then ended our conversation with "I have to go there" haha so that explains this place I hope.