A thread on the reopening of Ike’s Place, the Yelp darling that was tossed out of its original Castro location because of permit problems, took an interesting turn when someone dared to ask if the sandwich emporium with the snaking lines is actually any good.

To the question “What sandwiches do you recommend?” pauliface jumped in with enviable comedic timing: “The ones they sell at Courtney’s up on Castro and 14th.” (I see a career in the Borscht Belt for you, pauliface.)

Thomas Nash recommends Ike’s “sinful” Ex Boyfriend sandwich with avocado, bacon, and salami; Windy counters that the sandwiches are “huge, messy grease bombs with faux clever names.”

If you agree and the recommendation for Courtney’s sandwiches (and watermelon juice!) doesn’t grab you, Rhea’s Deli gets the nod from Atomica and mariacarmen.

Ike’s Place [Castro]
3489 Castro Street, San Francisco

Courtney’s Produce [Castro]
101 Castro Street, San Francisco

Rhea’s Deli [Mission District]
800 Valencia Street, San Francisco

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