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Ike's Place

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San Diego
Sandwich Place
Ike's Place

1010 University Ave, Ste C101

San Diego, CA 92103

This popular chain, known for its "Dirty Sauce" (garlic aioli and different spices), specializes in stacked, Italian-style sandwiches. The seemingly endless menu of both standard deli offerings and fusion-style sandwiches have quirky names chock full of pop culture reference like Steph #Curryone, Sally Ride, and Tony Stark (there are two sandwiches named after Pee Wee Herman alone). In addition to offering standard deli meats, Ike's also supplies vegetarian options like vegan meatball sub, dubbed the Meatless Mike and The Murph, which has a wheat-based meat substitute and artichoke hearts.