Ike's Place in San Francisco is a local sandwich place that has a bread called Dutch Crunch. Dutch Crunch is a type of sourdough that a bit crunchy, yet not too hard, that is only found in SF. I really wish we had it here in LA.
The Menage a Trois - Halal Chicken Breast, Real Honey, Honey Mustard, BBQ, PepperJack, Swiss, Smoked Gouda.
When we first got to Ike's Place, at 11:30am, there was already a line outside the door - 10 deep. By the time we got our food, the line extended even longer. This hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop draws all types, far and near, to this part of the town. The parking situation stinks - had to park almost two blocks away. The seating is few, with vultures waiting around for people to leave. With all of this, one might ask - Would I come back? . . . Yes, I would.
With its 100+ item sandwich menu, I settled on a chicken sandwich - Menage a Trois with Halal Chicken Breast, Real Honey, Honey Mustard, BBQ, PepperJack, Swiss, Smoked Gouda. The chicken breast, the honey, and the bbq is a nice combination. But the dutch crunch bread is what made the sandwich special. They also have a sauce called the dirty sauce, which I fail to remember and was recommended. All I remember was the crunchy and softness of the bread.
I think San Francisco is lucky to have a sandwich place like Ike's.
Look for this sign when in the Castro District of San Francisco.
Check out the crowds at Ike's.
Another sandwich at Ike's. Look at the bread - not too thick or thin. Perfect size for a sandwich.
Paul Reubens - Sliced Corned Beef, Home Made Poppy Seed Coleslaw, French Dressing, Swiss
Just before consumption.
3506 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94114