Rescuing a kitten from a tree and being an elongated sub sandwich with savory Italian flavors make you a real hero. Nibble on some courage with today's deal: for $8, you get two hero sandwiches, two bags of chips, and two sodas at Uncle Dougie's Heroes (a $17 total value). This New York–style sandwich shop, located in Oakland, operates on hunger's circadian rhythms: lunch crowds dine weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and late-nighters snatch up sandwiches Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Uncle Dougie's serves up a courageous collection of subs. Choose from eggplant parmesan enhanced with the gift of mouth-directed flight, chicken parmesan with the ability to regenerate itself through savory seconds, peppers and sausage blessed with lightning-fast satiating skills, and Italian meatloaf armed with no extraneous superpowers but lots of scrumptious meat. Each meal (normally $8.50) includes a hero, a bag of chips, a soda, and a side of tax, and each Groupon is good for two intrepid appetites.
With a wall-wide graffiti mural and plenty of tables, Uncle Dougie's is a relaxed atmosphere for friends, Italian lovers, or New York natives who have longed for authentic East Coast eats ever since their last egg cream.
- (Founder Douglas) Leong said Uncle Dougie's is a labor of love — "semiretirement." He used to run four Maria Bakery stores in Oakland during the 1990s, then returned to the construction business but never stopped cooking the Italian dishes he grew up with. His food became a favorite among friends of his teenage daughters. – Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune
- The sausage & peppers were a hit with the meatloaf running close behind. Dougie says the secret is his sauce. He missed the NY hero so much that he had to open his own place. – bunnysitter, Chowhound
362 17th St.
Oakland, California 94612Get Directions