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Javan's
[closed, no longer in business]

938 Embarcadero Del Norte, Isla Vista
Phone: (805) 968-2180

  • Category: Deli
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm
  • Price: < $10
  • Serving: Lunch & Dinner
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Best Sandwich joint in IV
Reviewer: Fylino from Santa Barbara, CA
I feel like everyone always talks about Sam's To Go in Isla Vista, but Javan's takes the cake as far as food quality and customer service goes. You can grab a pitcher and watch sports, there are even arcade games. The sandwiches are insanely good/fresh, the burgers are delicious, and the fries are awesome. Highly recommend.


I LOVE IT!!
Reviewer: Gladis from Oxnard, CA
I have been going to this place since I was going to UCSB. It's ten years later and my friend and I still make it a point to drive out there just for a sandwich. I cant quite describe what it is exactly that makes their sandwiches sooooo awesome but we must get our fix every once in a while!! I've never tried their burgers but from the other reviews I've read, I think I might. Oh... and although the staff is usually not the friendliest, they're not bad either.


A Hidden Gem in I.V.
Reviewer: Tyler from Santa Barbara, CA
If you judge a book by its cover, it's easy to write of Javan's as just another college town sandwich shop. A closer look shows that it has some real soul. It has been here since 1988 and is run by a very sweet couple who really seem to care. I tried the chicken club. It came out quickly and was delicious. The bread is fresh and not too doughy. The chicken and other toppings tasted very fresh. It was a huge sandwich for under $7. I look forward to going back to try one of their burgers and the chili.


SO GOOD!!!!!
Reviewer: kelset from Santa Barbara, CA
SOOO GOOD! I almost cant remember the last time I ate this much food at once! It was almost embarrassing when I had to unbuckle my pants right there at the table to fit it all in. The boys at the counter are top notch and I'd like to thank them for the 'extra special service', if you know what I mean (wubba wubba!) Anyhow, I'd like to say that there is a homeless man in IV who keeps standing around outside Javan's looking like he wants to abduct my sandwich, which makes me kind of worried that there might be more people out there with similar needs (sandweezie-wize, i mean). WHich is why we need to move on TO THE FUTURE!!! GO OBAMA!!!!!


Sandwich Good, Not Friendliest People
Reviewer: Glenn G from Buellton Ca
Good sandwiches, People in there are not dying to take your order though, kind of like they are just going through the motions and don't care much about you. Sandwich was made quickly though. Recommend it for a try. Parking hard with UCSB crowd if you are in a car.


awesome
Reviewer: Rich from Isla Vista
I had the chicken club sandwich and it was amazing. The fries were really good too. I'm upset that I'm graduating in a few weeks and I just now discovered this place. I'll surely be back though.


great food
Reviewer: james from iv
Great burgers and BBQ beef sandwich. Not many people know about it.


Good food, good price, JUST GO THERE!!!!
Reviewer: N.G. from Santa Barbara
Everyone must try their fries and the awesome Chicken Bacon Avocado Club; serious, good quality boneless chicken breast, bacon, and real (no slivers) avocado. They're burgers are awesome! Two people can eat and get completely full for under $12. In 6 years of going there, I've never been disappointed. It's not gourmet, that's why i gave it 4 stars, but for the 'Im hungry and I just want something good' category, I'd give it a 5.


Best lunch in IV
Reviewer: Jeff from Isla Vista, CA
Javan's is great. I could eat there every day, and not once get bored. The chicken club is outstanding (award-winning, actually), the philly sandwich is deliciously unique, and the burgers are the best in the area (way better than the Habit). If you want a great lunch for under $10, you owe it to yourself to give this place a shot. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.


Great, cheap place with too little recognition...
Reviewer: Reed from Goleta, CA
Screw Deja Vu, come here. Their burgers are just as good and FAR CHEAPER. Other than burgers their chicken sandwiches, both the club and the BBQ, are really great, with huge chunks of chicken breast. Pastrami is also reportedly really good. If you've lived in IV for any period of time and haven't gone in, for shame.


Excellant Place to Eat

Everything on the menu is absolutely delicious. Great service. Fun atmosphere. Wall mural and arcade and pinball machines. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger Chicken and Avocado Sandwich Great Fries and Onion Rings


Best Burgers and Sandwiches in IV, hands down
Reviewer: Ben Kennedy (Bobby Hill) from Los Angeles, CA
A great place to grub after a fun Wed-Sat night in IV or SB, or any other time you´re hungry.


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