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Jersey Mikes
7034 Marketplace Dr, Goleta
Phone: (805) 685-1122


Reviews by the General Public

Overpriced for bad food., 12/4/2014
Reviewer: Sam from Santa Barbara, CA
I've been to Jersey Mikes two times this past month thinking I was about to get one of the best sandwiches of my life and I left EXTREMELY disappointed. I honestly believe I could have went to Subway and got a meatball hoagie for a third of the prices. My sandwich was solo bad I gave half to my roommate who said "it tasted like the inside of old mans asshole". Also while paying they pretty much force you to give a tip, making the whole experience pretty fucking awkward. But the two ladies who worked there were very nice and welcoming so I applaud you two.


Surprised!!, 4/3/2014
Reviewer: Foodie Dan from Santa Barbara, CA
We went for the Axxess deal. Great sandwiches.. Ordered "Mikes way"...


Don't be so quick to judge
Reviewer: Don from Santa Barbara, CA
The selection here is actually quite good. They have a nice selection of cold cuts and hot sandwiches. Try the Chipotle Cheese-steak. Also, for those who said the large is 'expensive.' There are THREE sizes, mini, regular and giant. The giant is just that, giant and completely sharable between two or three people therefore making it $12 bucks well spent.


Subs are ok, but overall it doesn't live up to the hype
Reviewer: Ben from Santa Barbara, CA
The sandwiches here really are not all that different from what you would get at a Subway. Making a big show of freshly sliced meat strikes me as odd when the meat itself is just loaves of pressed, processed meat product. You're not getting any sort gourmet quality here. The roast beef is the exception. It actually looks like freshly roasted beef and tastes good too. In the end, the sandwiches are fine, but nothing special. The service is friendly and reasonably quick.


the only thing I miss about Joisey
Reviewer: Nancy from Santa Barbara, CA
Used to live in South Jersey and I miss "real" Philly cheese steaks...but no more! I love Jersey Mike's #17 cheese steak sandwich - the cooked onions, peppers and melted cheese blend together beautifully. A half sandwich is more than ample size (and calories) for a meal. Their soft Italian bread is outstanding. No more driving all the way to Ventura!


In and Out
Reviewer: Eric from Santa Barbara, CA
That describes my visit... I went in, looked at their menu (prices) and went out. $12 for a large cheese steak sandwich? No thank you.


FINALLY there's a DECENT sandwich place in SB!!
Reviewer: Chris from Santa Barbara, CA
Having grown up in Philly and lived in SB for the past 16 years, I can attest to the fact that in the average California town you can usually count the number of good sub sandwich (or hoagie) joints on one hand and have plenty of fingers left over. Thankfully, Jersey Mikes takes away one of those leftover fingers. As all east coasters know, if you start with the wrong bread you might as well not even make the sandwich. Jersey Mikes uses a tasty, fresh, not-too-thick Italian bread that's pefect for subs. Then they don't skimp on the meat (if you want to see meat skimping eat at Subway). The oil/vinegar and spices are perfect. At $7.50 the regular-sized #13 Italian was a little pricey but worth it. Never again will I go to Subway or South Coast Deli or Three Pickles or Sam's-to-Go. No one else comes close to an authentic east coast sub.


Subway with Fewer Choices
Reviewer: Don from Santa Barbara, CA
I don't understand all the buzz over this place, it's really just a more expensive Subway with fewer choices. The service is excellent, the food is average at best.


I don't really get it
Reviewer: David from Santa Barbara, CA
I had never heard of Jersey Mike's until there was news that it was opening in the Camino Real Marketplace. I have a friend in Ventura who was singing its praises then I saw more excitement on this site for the restaurant. Their claim to fame, apparently, was "they cut the meat right in front of you!" That's what everyone proclaimed. When I read this, I was picturing a giant ham getting sliced or a roasted turkey getting cut up. I stood in very long line on opening week and because it was so slow, I was next to the deli fridge for a long time. I peeked in and they have all their meats proudly displayed. There were giant (I mean absolutely huge) cryopacked balls of pressformed meats, packed "with juices." Now how does it taste? Pretty decent actually. I liked that they drenched it in oil and vinegar. I think that made it softer and moister and easier to eat. Otherwise, it would be too dry. I am not saying that McDonald's or Quiznos or other companies aren't using processed meats or less than savory ingredients but at least they aren't showing it off. I don't know who would stand at that counter and see the meat and cheese balls and be impressed with it. I'd actually put the quality of the pre-sliced meats/cheeses from other sub shops up against Jersey Mike's. I might come back once a month but this was extremely disappointing to me given all the hype.


Pretty Good Food, Very Good Customer Service
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Not many places instruct their employees to be so friendly to their customers, this place is one. You will hear your name mentioned three times by the time you get your food. I felt like saying "Yo thanks!" back to them. I tried the Chick Parm and it was pretty good. You are not going to have all the pick your menu items like a subway or Quiznos as much but they do have some to add. The meat and cheese they slice as needed so you are theorectically getting fresher stuff than other places. Worth a try. They are in So Cal exclusively to Ca and there are more stores in No Carolina apparently then Ca! No Carolina(88) Ca(70)!. Started in New Jersey in 1956, you feel like you are in a jersey neighborhood or somethin' Woh!


Fast food sandwiches a bit better the usual
Reviewer: Hugh from Santa Barbara, CA
My friend and I were keen to try it so we went on Saturday. Line out the door but it moved quickly. Only 20 chairs inside. They had about 10 people behind the counter, I am sure that is not the usual but I'll give it a high service rating for now. The meats are displayed in a glass cooler with their name on the wrappers. Chopped, pressed and formed like Subways but the bread is much better and "Mike's Way" includes onions, herbs, and oil & vinegar. Cheese is sliced ultra thin and is included but not mentioned on the menu. Overall it was not bad. The meats were tasty, real bacon used on my Club. My friend had the pastrami. He's from NY and said it was ok, not dry or stingy but had a funny taste. I'll be back to try the Chicken Parm or Meatball eventually. Only chips as sides, does no one but me really miss macaroni or potato salad sides? 99 cent chips is all. Fountain and bottled sodas, the usual. This in no way compares to Mama's Bakery or So Coast Deli (or Norton's pastrami) but it's not terrible either and I'll give it another try I suppose. Beat's Subway IMHO. Gina's next door shouldn't lose much business to this however but it's nice to have another choice there. Anna's Bakery next door is also better overall quality but much smaller menu. Didn't suck.


Jersey Mike's
Reviewer: John Dickson from Santa Barbara, CA
Jersey Mike's opens March 14th, 2012


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