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Carl's Steak Subs

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55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
+1 781-893-9313
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Waltham and looking for a good grilled sub this is the place to go, its basically take out only, but the steak subs (and related) are excellent. If you come near lunch or dinner time there will almost always be a wait but they move quickly.

Thank bresnab
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, Was good . My husband and I split it was Hugh .Will try another sub next time . Make sure someone is with you on account No Parking . And a extremely small store. But it was worth the $. Going to bring my son there . Call ahead and have it ready.

Thank three3wildcats
Somerset, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter is at a nearby hospital and we were in need of dinner after a long drive to visit her. I quickly scanned the internet to see what is nearby and this place sounded yummy. I ordered BBQ quesadilla and my husband got a classic steak and cheese with peppers and onions. Delicious is an understatement! The portions are... More 

Thank Karen B
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Watertown for softball games on a Sunday, & had been planning to venture to Carl's, before going home, because of the hype. 1st parking is pretty much non-existent, so good luck finding one. It was crowded with mostly locals on foot, it seemed, I ordered the large Carl's special, was told about 10 minutes, so waited, & waited,... More 

Thank 273ChrisH
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I grew up loving TC Landos in Maynard. years later they were in Acton and Hudson. I have been enjoying these subs for many years, and finally tried Carls in Waltham. I knew they were connected with TC Landos but didn't expect them to all be wearing TC Landos shirts!! Either way, my steak, onion, pepper & cheese was delicious.... More 

Thank Scott B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The place is fantastic with massive steak & cheese subs. Very inexpensive. I consider this one of the best sub shops in Waltham without a doubt

1 Thank Jamison C
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been going here for 20 years and recently moved to Waltham which finally makes it convenient! Really the best steak subs in the area without a doubt. Quality and quantity both make it worth a trip here and even justifies the parking which can be a challenge. Other items are great too as is the service.

Thank Sam G
Level Contributor
55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

What a great place for a burrito or a steak sandwich. A typical 'been around for a while' sandwich shop with a surprisingly pleasant offering of nachos, quesadillas, and burritos. Now, let's get our heads right about Carl's. Is it five star dining? Nope. Do they offer vegan and gluten free options? No. But, umm, corn chips are gluten free... More 

1 Thank juliamudloff
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The steak and cheese sub here is the best I've ever had. Lean meat, anything you want on it, I had onions, peppers and cheese. I was told to get the large and ended up eating the whole thing. Can't wait for next time.

1 Thank 22pepper2
Natick, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you want a steak and cheese this is the place to go anywhere in Massachusetts. They do steak and cheese right! Lots of options if you want to jazz the sub up, but I like it best simple. I've done the chipotle one with the bacon and that was very good as well. Its tiny inside- but they do... More 

Thank bjuniorb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Prospect St, Waltham, MA 02453-8522
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-893-9313

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