Tucson, Arizona has a number of sub and sandwich shops, from chain establishments like Subway and Quiznos to small, locally-owned shops. These establishments offer different kinds of breads as well as hot and cold sandwiches. Restaurant patrons may other items on the menu or use catering services provides at these restaurants. As with any dining establishment, whether or not individuals like sub shops depends on personal taste.
3360 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Eegee’s, a locally-owned sub and sandwich shop, has served Tucson since 1971, when Ed Irving and Bob Greenberg started selling their lemon ice drinks from a vending truck. The restaurant has 21 Tucson locations. It serves turkey, roast beef, tuna, pizza and meatball subs as well as lighter versions of its sandwiches. Even if I’m not eating a tuna sub, I love the French fries. Once I ate Eegee’s fries, I never ate another McDonald’s fry again. In addition to its classic lemon ice drink, the shop features a different flavor each month. The fresh-baked cookies are twice as big as Subway’s cookies. The smallest sub, five inches, start at $2.59.
Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas
4726 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
Since 1989, Mr. Goodcents has served sub sandwiches and pasta dishes. Cold sandwiches meats include ham, bologna, salami, pepperoni, turkey, roast beef and tuna. If you like deli-style sandwiches, you will enjoy this restaurant; you can mix the kinds of meats you want on cold sandwiches. Hot sandwiches include Philly Jack Cheese Steak, chicken bacon ranch, chicken parmesan and meatball. The restaurant features menu items less than 200 calories on multi-grain breads. You may purchase salads, soups or pasta dishes. Dessert items include baked brownies and giant chocolate and peanut butter cookies. Goodcents also delivers food to your home or office. Small subs start and $4.59.
Silver Mine Subs
760 N. Tyndall Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Silver Mine Subs opened its first restaurant in 1996 in Northern Colorado. It has two locations in Tucson, including one only two blocks from the University of Arizona. Silver Mine Subs offers five-, eight- or 11-inch subs as well as tortilla wraps. Sandwich names evoke visions of the 18th century, such as Tombstone, Dodge City, Miners Choice, California Gulch and Virginia City. While I like basic subs with tuna or turkey breast, my husband enjoys Mother Lodge, a large sub piled with meat. The restaurant offers barbecue sauce as one of its condiments. Silver Mine Subs have deluxe fudge brownies for dessert. It delivers meals to home or office until 3 a.m. Buffalo chicken combos start at $6.99.
These are a few of the best sub shops in Tucson. While they feature similar menu options, these shops offer menu items specific to their locations. Several deliver to your home or office, helping guests avoid long lines at their establishments. Even kids and people watching their figures can find something at these shops.