Previously known as Paul's Submarine Sandwiches now owned by Bob but still offers quality sandwiches at everyday prices. Try their signature steak and salami sandwich.
The girlfriend and I meandered here for a late day fill. Cravings for something greasy felt right for a quiet Monday afternoon.
This restaurant is basic. They take your order and you find a place to sit a la cafeteria style. Takeout patrons like to loiter around the counter. There's a booth for flatware, condiments and the help yourself fridges for your drinks. The space isn't much to look at, with uncleared tables around and cases of beverages stacked in view.
There's a variety of hot and cold subs to choose from, we ordered the footlong Super Sub to share, fries and a soda. Wait time was about 10 minutes so we soaked in our surroundings. When our order was called over, from afar it looked typical, but by the time it was in our hands it was staggering in size! Warm, soft hoagie good to soak up all the greasy juices held together the double steak, capicollo, pepperoni, double mozzarella, grilled mushrooms and onions along with the token tomatoes, shreaded lettuce and light dressing. What a mess, but it hit the spot with a wallop! The steak sliced thin made for easy consumption and had good body. The capicollo and pepperoni was unusually mild tasting and the capicollo had a texture and taste more aligned to bologna than a cross between ham and salami. Don't look at these as gourmet subs. It's homestyle greatness served on the street. The fries came unseasoned and were fairly vanilla. There are breakfast sandwiches, burgers even fried chicken combos for other choices.
The staff are friendly especially the owner couple. They are pleasant and run the shop like a mom and pop would, smiles included.
The definition of street food is here. Come once, come twice, come again!
Usually, when I go to Richmond, I usually go out for asian food (i.e. dim sum). I knew this place existed, but never had a chance to tried it til now. Boy! Had I known how yummy their subs are, I would of come here more often.
I love their steak and salami sub and their pepperoni and salami sub. It reminds me of the sub sandwiches I grew up with in Montreal. I have yet try out their super sub as I could barely finish my regular 6" sub. My friend had their fried chicken combo. 3 pieces of chicken, fries and pop for $6 is a good deal. Their fried chicken is good, way better than KFC. Oh, whenever I ordered their subs, I always tell them --- no dressing, I find that italian dressings in the sub ruins the overall taste.
What can I say about the ambiance. Its a greasy spoon diner, their washroom are clean. Its clean overall, what more do you want? The owner are really friendly. I come here for the food, not fine dining. Next time, I will try their breakfast.
This is the best sub place. The subs are huge, service is great. They have hot and cold subs. They fry the meat and onions (mushrooms) and melt the cheese, then put lettuce and tomatoes and italian dressing inside, so good. And they have home made nanaimo bars which are soo good too. I live an hour away, but still have to find time to make it to Bob's.
This restaurant beside Staples offers breakfast menu and superb sandwiches. It always puts a smile on my face when I watch them stack piles of meat on my toasted bread topped off with sauteed onions, melted cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. The prices on their menu are tax included; you can get a hefty 12 inch steak and salami sandwich for 9.60 and its well worth every penny. There is a little wait time involved since they prepare the toppings only when you order them. The ambiance of the places is a bit outdated but that will not stop me from going. I can picture myself visiting this restaurant every time I need my fix of meaty sandwiches. I strongly recommend everyone to try this place out instead of the usual Subway/Quiznos and enjoy a sandwich experience like no other.
Steak and Salami Sub
Breakfast combo #3
The past few times I have been here I have been cheaped out on toppings. The past two times I have paid extra for extra meat and still only got two slices of capicollo... they charged me an extra 3 dollars, almost theifing.
The quality has gone down, seems like a new bun as it falls apart before I finish. the beef is stringier and chewier.
The service, the owner always seems put off by having to work, unless it is during the lunch rush. When asked how her day is she just runts and walks to the back of the shop.
Any way I'll be back in hopes it regains its past perch.
Typical mom/pop dated decor nothing fancy a bit cluttered.
Ordered the supersub. This thing was large lots of meat pre-flat top grilled with some kind of dressing. The result wasa bit greasy but ok. It would the perfect late night on a bender need food place to eat mid day not soo much.
steady line of customers coming so there is probally other good things to try.
Service was good but $2,50 for a bottle of pop was a bit steep.
I decided to check this place out. I ordered a large turkey club sub for take out. Price $11.80
The sub was very heavy and loaded with onions, lettuce, bacon turkey tomato & cheese. The bacon was good, thick cut and properly cooked but the turkey was the cheapest kind, and it tasted like. The bread was white and not very dense so it couldn't handle everything that was piled onto it. By the time I got to eat it the whole thing was one big sloppy mess. Once I decided to dig into it the taste was ok but the whole thing just wasn't good. The quality of the ingredients was evident as it left a really bad aftertaste.
$12 is pretty close to the most expensive sub I've bought and this was one of the worst. For the price I expect much better quality. I'd rather eat at Quiznos for that price and I don't like that place either.
Have been going here off and on for the better part of 25+ yrs, really? Am I getting that old, anyway back to the subs. Don't know when but there was a change in the size of the buns, still taste the same. I love the piles of grilled onions bound up with the melted mozzarella, have often thought of ordering just a plate of this mix. The meat, especially the steak, can be tough and gristly at times, but with the mound of melty toppings and tangy dressing I can look past this indiscretion. The place always look as though a packed lunch crowd abruptly left at once leaving everything in its place, from dirty forks to last months newspaper. The cooks look as equally rumpled, looking like they haven't had a day off in 25+ yrs. But with all the warts and rough edges still a bargain and institution for cheap eats. Don't change a thing!
I went to Bob's because of the reviews here. I was really looking forward to a great sub. I ordered a cold cut sub to go. When I opened the sandwich I was shocked by amount of cold cuts on it...actually a bit too much salami for me but I see why meat lovers are pleased. I always taste the meat separately on my subs and was annoyed to find the ham was spoiled. If I was still in Richmond I would have taken it back. I was so disappointed as I was really looking forward to a great sub. Hopefully it was just a one off..though it totally turned me off the sandwich. I will continue my search for a great sub.
I do enjoy a good subway sub..but for the best subs go to to Bob's, they way they pack on the meat and create your sub is great, they dont pull the meat out of little containers and then heat them up for you they actually have a kitchen on display where you see everything getting cooked up. Very fresh very delicious. My department at work has Bob's sub days where someone goes out and gets everyone subs.
Prices are very reasonable for what you get and you leave with the feeling that you didnt just get a sub off of an assembly line.
Ambiance is good, it has a very 70's feeling which i never really got an appreciation for since they ended when I was one years old.
Whenever I am in the area or at the mall I always stop by Bob's
WARNING -- Only order the foot long Super Sub if you haven't had anything to eat for a week! -- WARNING
You will never go to those other sub places once you've tried a Bob's Super Sub. Double steak, capicolla, pepperonni, carmellized onions, double motza, & OMG HUGE, lettuce tomato grilled to perfection.
Give me a diet coke in a can and I'm in heaven here.
I have been coming here for years on/off when I have been out with the boys the night before, or when I want a Tim The Tool Man type of lunch.
The Korean couple that own the joint are allways nice and happy to see me. The decor is very 70's ish, and reminds me of a greasy spoon, but thats OK cause I won't bring my wife or have a financial/legal meeting here because I'm here to eat my favorite Sub Sandwitch!
I ordered the turkey sub. Not good at all. The turkey meat was of a cheap variety and the bread was stale. Pretty gross for $8. My friend ordered a hot sub that looked better than mine. The only redeeming quality was the ambiance which featured a grafittid wall across from our table which featured a huge mural of random musings from people over the years and an array of various penises. Stay classy Bob.
I was brought to this place by a friend almost 7 years ago and every time I'm in Richmond I make sure I go to Bob's Subs.
Their hot subs (agree with the first reviewer on the top choices) are to die for, just make sure you eat them in, don't take them out.
The prices are good, they also have a great selection of pop and juices available, the interior is OK for what it is, do not expect an upscale restaurant ambiance tho.
I can't believe this is only the second review for this place, if you ever have cravings for sandwiches, do yourself a favor, go to Bob's Subs and get a super sub.