Al's South Street Cafe

179 Essex St (at South St.)
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 330-1002
10:30am - 3:00pm
10:30am - 3:00pm
10:30am - 3:00pm
10:30am - 3:00pm
10:30am - 3:00pm



  • Wait til after 1pm for the lunch rush to pass
  • Got a free sub because I waited longer than I should. Amazing service and great food
  • Awesome subs, don't fret about the lines, they move super fast. Keep to the left for hot subs!
  • Listen for the staff cheers when they call #69
  • Huge subs (large = three meals for me!) and quick service means yes, I can get fed 15 minutes before having to be in a meeting. Hooray for Al's!
  • For some reason hot sandwiches have no line if you come in around 11:45. Chicken Pesto fills you up.
  • Eggplant parm / roast beef sub
  • Amazing subs. When they ask you if you want the large one, you really need to be starving or else you'll keep it for dinner
  • Confusing ordering setup but my sandwich was delicious and giant.
  • Chicken Salad...lettuce, tomato, black pepper...delicious! Always my go to quick lunch when in Boston!
  • If you're in a hurry, get a cold sub. That line moves insanely fast.
  • Best subs in Boston
  • Daniel the clerk there had a problem taking my order saying she would have to check with the cook b4 placing my order. She finally rudely takes my order with attitude all over her face
  • Vegetarian hot sub is solid pick.
  • This place is a master at pumping people through the line. If you're in the hot line, order your food and move to the back of the room. They'll call your number when it's ready.
  • Can't beat this bread. Fresh, soft and chewy. Best subs in town
  • The small size sub would be considered a large in a lot of other spots. It's gigantic.
  • The italian
  • Cold sandwich line is faster. Use LevelUp for even faster checkout.
  • Italian sub is to die for. Fresh meats and a killer balsamic

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