I've been trying to visit Bob's Subs in Richmond for the last 5 years with no success. Hey, it's not because of accessibility, cost or anything to do with the food. Rather, every time I make my way there, I opt for something Asian instead. Yes, with the significant selection of Asian eats, I succumb to the enticement. But I finally made it a goal of mine and enlisted the help of Peppermint, Swim and Bubbleberry. Why the help for some sammies? Let's just say that these are no ordinary subs found at places like Subway and Quizno's.
So let's get right to it then... Bob's subs can be had either cold or hot where the amount of meat is equivalent to 2 or 3 subs from Subway. On that note, Swim had the 12" Super Sub consisting of double steak, double cheese, mushrooms, salami and capicollo. Suffice to say, this was enough food for more than 2 people. But give the guy credit as he struggled to dust it off (he really did finish it!). The thin rib-eye was sufficiently tender while the rest of the ingredients were well-prepared. One caveat though, considering the amount of meat, the sammie was not all that flavourful. Peppermint went for a 6" Club featuring turkey and bacon with lettuce and tomato. This was more than enough for her as she barely finished it. She found the bun to be soft and nicely toasted while the turkey was moist and the bacon was crispy.
Bubbleberry decided on the 12" Steak which was only slightly smaller than Swim's Super Sub. Consisting completely of thinly sliced fresh rib-eye steak and caramelized onions, this was a heavy plate of food. As much as it was rib-eye, the meat was a touch chewy while still tender enough. He was not as successful as Swim and only ate a quarter of it. There was enough leftovers for 3 more lunches! For myself, I had only the 6" Super Sub because I wanted to have some Fried Chicken (I ate half of it before I snapped the photo... doh!). It was actually decent in a Church's-type way. The skin was rendered and crunchy while the brined meat was juicy and flavourful. The generic fries were quite crispy. At the end, we had to pack our leftovers (except for Swim) which was enough for dinner. That pretty much sums up Bob's as the food is both plentiful and cheap.
- Big portions
- Decent eats
- Super busy, food might take awhile
- Despite decent, the sammies are actually kinda bland