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Best Of Patch: Who Makes the Best Subs in Town?

Please vote for your favorite sandwich place by taking our poll and by clicking on the directory link and writing a short review.

Our inaugural Best of Patch contest kicks off this week with food on our minds. 

Do you have a favorite sub shop in town? 

Here are some of places we love, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it:

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined our Patch editors, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey. 

To review a restaurant, click on its name in the list above, and add your rating and review.

If you're a business owner, .

Kings All Day February 28, 2012 at 10:13 PM
why are you getting mad at king's... you should be mad at the people that destroyed the poll...
john February 28, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I have to say that if anyone is pumping up their numbers it's the Hungry Whale. If your place is so good you would be delivering till midnight at a sweet profit.
Liv February 28, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Wow. This is some thread. I'm usually a fan of Kings, though I've never had a sub there. I can't wait to check out The Hungry Whale.
Kings All Day February 28, 2012 at 10:19 PM
i think they're just trying to sell their business on here which isn't a bad idea i suppose, free advertising !
Jo Jacques February 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM
You cannot beat a Stacia's steak, turkey or kielbasa bomb!
Aubry Bracco (Editor) February 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Let's keep this forum polite. We're all adults here. If your comment is vulgar or slanderous, it will be removed, and you may be suspended from this site.
Dr. Thomas Avosticii February 28, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I've been to both hungry whale and Kings I respectfully state that kings is better! There is a larger selection of food at kings also. I have lived in Salem for 25 years and go to kings weekly I quite frankly love kings !
Officer Smith February 28, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Go kings! we order it at the station all the time not a big fan of the hungry whale.
william February 29, 2012 at 02:56 AM
It makes a lot of sense to me as to why a place, which is fairly unknown, like the hungry whale is putting up high numbers. If you forced everyone in town to vote obviously these numbers would be very different. but as someone who recently starting going to the hungry whale its not hard to understand. The owners of this are two young, energetic and honest working guys. They might not have the constant flow such as a place like kings but man its almost like a hangout spot. hell i felt like i had known justin for years the first time we met. people stay there after they finish the sandwich to hangout from what i saw. also they do a ton of social media advertising from what he says. that right their explains the votes. Kings owners are probably old-school and don't even know what facebook and twitter are. THey are an upstart business who are busting their ass to spread the word and its obviously working. A place like kings doesn't need necessarily need or gain much form winning this, where as for a new and upcoming place like the whale this would be huge for them. I don't think they are "rigging" it i think they just understand the value and are doing a great job with social media at spreading the word. sorry for the winded response. as long as a local company wins and not subway ill be happy! im just happy to live in an area with so many great options!
john February 29, 2012 at 06:58 AM
As I have said,if you can pump up the numbers on this poll (and you can) it makes the poll useless. This poll has done nothing but created a small blood bath among Salem businesses. Is this really constructive?
christine February 29, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I guess I missed the comments that were removed. I would like to point out Gene started it by a negative post about the help at Kings. The owner has no idea this has been going on. My guess is they are just young fans of Kings. The owner of Kings is a great guy and is constantly supporting Schools, Fundraisers and Non-profits, The Owner Johnny K is an asset for the city of Salem!
christine February 29, 2012 at 01:42 PM
My secound vote would go to Denas' on canal st. They are not on here. They always seem to be busy.
Aubry Bracco (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by our Patch editors, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey.
KlassySalem February 29, 2012 at 06:30 PM
243 votes on the Marblehead poll, and only 4 comments. Not one of them filled with hate.
William Legault February 29, 2012 at 07:58 PM
I will echo the comment from Christine concerning the owner of King's. He is a supporter of many youth and civic organizations in the city. It is unfair and to judge either him or his business because of a few silly characters. His place makes a great sandwich.
Jenn D February 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM
The Hungry Whale is great! The quality excellent! Alot of healthy choices too. I personally recommend the tom brady. And the Mattera Family are such great people. A must try.
Sarah L February 29, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I voted for The Hungry Whale. I've been to some of the other places on the list and while ive never had a bad experience at the places I have gone to,, I was also never blown overly impressed by anything I've ordered either. I choose the hungry whale because the owners/staff are always nice, the place is always clean and the food is always fresh! I went there this summer , a few times a week, solely for the caprese sanwhich. I liked that they offer fresh and unique vegetarian options. I'm also a bug ice cream fan and I like that I can grab a sanwhich and an ice cream at the same time.
Sarah L February 29, 2012 at 11:25 PM
*That should say " big ice cream fan" not "bug" oops!
gene March 01, 2012 at 02:24 PM
This poll got way out of hand - early. Too bad businesses can't accept criticism and choose to go on the attack. Then again, their comments only back up my original post.
John Andrews March 01, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Thinking the next poll should be offered without comments..Yikes..It's a poll on subs, really ppl?
coco March 01, 2012 at 05:50 PM
What about Georgia's? Near the post office. Really good subs & owned by a super-nice family.
Aubry Bracco (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Thanks Coco. We added. it.
coco March 01, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Also....I love the passion surrounding Roast Beef sandwiches (that is a poll-worthy question all on it's own). And although I find the sandwiches at both Kings & Bill & Bobs to be just fine.....I will happily drive past both of those shops & continue on for another 10-15 minutes just to go to Nicks. :-P
john March 01, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Is this poll ever going to end?
Aubry Bracco (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 06:26 PM
John, you may unsubscribe from the updates if you wish. It ends Friday.
john March 02, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Maybe would could have a poll about why Salem appears to be heading in the wrong direction. Needles are being found every place,house breaks,elderly being mugged, the schools under performing and drug deals all over the city. Salem needs to answer why. We need a means to publicly pressure the administration for a response
Jon Eric Yoffa March 02, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I used to love Marblehead Munchies? can you list that?
john March 02, 2012 at 02:56 AM
As this poll comes to an end I have to ask,does the Hungry Whale sell subs? I don't care who wins because I think like most people I will continue to go to the places I like but questions have been raised about who sells what
Justin Mattera March 02, 2012 at 03:32 AM
John, we are constantly changing our menu to satisfy our customers needs. Currently we offer all of our menu items on either a braided & seeded Italian roll or a wrap. We also offer a standard "sub" roll, however we would much rather you enjoy our selections on a toasted italian roll, it's simply much better. Please feel free to stop down anytime, we would love to have you.
john March 02, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Fair enough you do sell subs. Good luck with your business.


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