By far the greatest combination of military weapons and food, submarine sandwiches have succeeded where dijon mustard gas and the ham grenade have failed. Arm your stomach with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of subs and more at Boardwalk Subs. This Groupon is good at either of its two locations in Kentwood and Standale. Family-owned, operated, and occasionally feuded, Boardwalk Subs stacks meats, veggies, and cheeses between freshly baked bread slices, creating a kaleidoscopic menu of 15-inc Jersey-style sub combinations. These sticks of delicatessen dynamite—including the turkey and cheese sub ($7.49), the roast-beef sub ($7.49), and the tuna sub ($5.99)—are each prepared fresh and available toasted, untoasted, or mildly irradiated. Although sub shop classics are popular, Boardwalk also concentrates a lot of its time building Italian-influenced delights, each filled with combinations of salami, cappicola, pepperoni, and its own in-house baked prostitini ham ($6.99–$9.99). The shop also provides the second half to a standard metric lunch with a bevy of salads ($3.99–5.99) and soups ($2.99/cup, $3.99/bowl). Boardwalk caters to patrons of the digital variety with an online ordering option, proving the computer to be the sandwich industry’s biggest innovation since one radical chef combined electricity and mayonnaise to create ketchup. For larger-scale luncheons or backyard space launches, a subs-on-wheels catering program ($50 minimum order) makes sure no one leaves hungry.
- I would reccoment [sic] Bordwalk [sic] Subs to anyone. This would be a wonderful place to meet your friends and have a quick bite before heading back to work. – Restaurant DB user on 12/15/10
- I hadn't realized how much I liked Boardwalk Subs until long after my first visit, when I couldn't stop thinking about them – Dezzy M., Yelp, 5/9/10
Jersey-style subs may be Boardwalk Subs’ food forte, but the staff’s true specialty is its attention to customer service, as showcased by its nomination for the Grand Rapids Celebrated Service award. In between friendly smiles and polite conversations, the kitchen crew at the family owned eatery focuses its attention on handcrafting 25 types of toasted or grilled subs and pairing them with fresh-baked cookies and warm soups. After baking fresh bread each day, cooks slice open each 15-inch roll before stuffing it with savory meats, such as salami, capicola, and roast beef, and seven kinds of colorful vegetables. The sandwich artists then top the savory layers with one of 12 sauces and seasonings such as celery salt and italian spices.