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Ben Franklin's Sandwich Co

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313 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4214
+1 805-544-4948
09:00 - 18:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I used to live near here and would drive by all the time but today is the first time I stopped to try it. I was very happy with the quality and taste of the food! I can't believe I've been missing out on a good sandwich spot for so many years!

Thank Jennifer C
Escondido, California
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366 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

was hoping for better, but wasn't that good. maybe a good Subway, but no more. try another place, the girls were nice though

Thank mike m
Los Osos, California
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48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The lettuce smells like last week's, and the bread is really limp and tasteless. Much better sandwiches elsewhere in SLO, not far away.

Thank Picky-daughter-n-law
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235 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Assuming you are on Highway 101 you will have to make a slight detour to find this attractive and worthwhile stop. There are soups and salads as well as sandwiches. Beer, too. I had a nice, large egg-salad sandwich, with a 409. What can I say? It was served quickly and wth no fuss at all. I recommend this place.

Thank OnParleFrancais
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick bite before tasting wine. The sandwiches are HUGE and delicious. The staff is helpful and pleasant. I will defiantly return to try the hot Italian.

Thank Suzanne W
Irvine, California, United States
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Our car broke down and the service place recommended Ben Franklin's while we waited. The staff was super friendly and provided a bowl of water for our dog. The sandwiches were delicious and inexpensive. House blend coffee was good too. Glad we were pointed here. Thanks.

Thank MDF_U2
San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I eat here at least twice per week. This is another classic SLO sandwich joint that has its own character of sub sandwich. I recommend the Letter B on French with the works. Ask to have it cut in half as that is not the standard procedure.

Thank david h
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Driving through SLO looking for Jersey Mike's sandwich shop on Yelp. Only Jersey Mike's was behind us in Arroyo Grande. Ben Franklin's was listed with a great review. So like why not give it a try? Our sandwiches were great. Definitely will let friends in on a great sandwich spot in SLO!

1 Thank Dayna H
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Fresh bread and toppings. Above average meats and cheeses. Friendly attentive service. Not a kosher NY deli, but for a sandwich shop it won't disappoint.

Thank Jim P
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

I've been going here for years. My wife usually gets the extreme Ortega (hot version of the Ortega with Chipotle mayo) and usually get the combo B. They are consistent and they are usually busy. The service is nice to us because we are familiar and we aren't in a hurry.

Thank Belgian79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-544-4948

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?