Ike Like Some More

by Mar 17, 2014

Isn’t this just another Togo’s or Subway?

You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about…

Ike’s Love and Sandwiches tl;dr

Matt Cain. Adam Richman. Andrew Luck. What do all of these names have in common besides being an assortment of names of celebrities, they’re all Ike’s sandwiches!

Ever since Ike’s opened up in Cupertino a while ago, I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about these “magical” sandwiches. As you may have read in a previous post, we’ve recently started frequenting Iso Beers (a couple of doors down from the San Jose) location a lot. So when we needed to grab a bite to eat one Saturday evening, we thought great, what an awesome time to check out what Ike’s all about.

Sandwich Paradise

When you walk into Ike’s you can turn right and go directly to the counter and place your order.  Quick tip, if you check in on Yelp and show it to the cashier, you can get a free bag of chips!

Cross Section of Ike's Sandwich

After heavily debating the sandwiches and thanks to my lovely other half I technically got to pick two since he ordered the other one, I ended up going with the Bear Hug which had bacon, extra dirty sauce, Mushrooms, Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers, Thinly Sliced Rib Eye Steak on dutch crunch. Since I love a little spice in my food, I also asked to add banana peppers and pickles (both free to add on).

Cross Section of Ike's Other Sandwich

Since I got the rib eye, he went for the The Sabercat filled with:

  • Bacon
  • Cheddar
  • Chicken fried steak
  • Ranch
  • And yellow BBQ sauce!

After ordering you head to the left and wait for your name to be called. One of my favorite things about restaurants is the ability to watch the staff make your food and see the inner workings of the kitchen as you wait. The staff all seemed extremely organized as they masterfully assembled the sandwiches in a row and someone then packs it away in a bag along with a caramel apple lollipop (fun touch!).

After what seemed like an eternity because I was so hungry, I finally got my sandwich and took it over to Iso to enjoy on the patio/sunshine. In opening the bag I saw a beautiful sandwich stuffed with full of meat and extremely saucy (thank goodness for those extra napkins!). In taking the first bite, I loved the crunch of the bread and the textures just melding together in my mouth;

  • Mushrooms
  • Bacon
  • Stuffed jalapeno poppers
  • And rib eye

Normally when I eat sandwiches that I don’t make myself, I usually eat a subway sandwich but this one just blew Subway out of the water. While it is more expensive than a regular sandwich, what you’re paying for is the quality of the ingredients and an overall fantastic sandwich. Looking forward to going back to try more of their tasty concoctions!

If you haven’t been, I highly recommend making a stop sometime soon.

You're going to eat, you might as well eat something tasty.
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