My husband and I decided to try this place. We weren't really into firehouse subs before. However this place was good. I got the kalifornian and my husband got the meatball. I felt like the veggies and bread were really fresh, and that's what I look for. However, this place is a little on the more expensive side. The cashier seemed a little quiet or shy but was helpful and showed us what "all the way" meant. If this is your first time, look for the "free add ons" I missed this and noticed it as I was leaving.
I was originally sad when I heard Firehouse was closed in Santee, but was pleasantly surprised during our first visit this past weekend. Took the family there and we ordered an assortment of sandwiches, tots and açaí bowl. Staff was extremely friend and more than eager to accommodate all of our special requests. All Food was served quickly and was both fresh and delicious. Nice job Grower team. We'll be back very soon!
I enjoyed a very nice sandwich from this sub shack. The sandwich in question was the Kalifornian which came loaded with tender thinly shaved flavorful turkey, freshly sliced avocado, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onions, provolone cheese, and I had it with a high grain mustard for my sauce on wheat bread. I made it a combo with some BBQ chips and an unsweetened iced tea.
The sandwich was quite good. The combination of the savory fresh turkey and avocados were great. I loved the way the piled the turkey into little bunches of goodness. I also like that the steam the sandwich with the turkey and provolone on the bread before adding the rest of the ingredients.
As a result, the provolone was melted and the turkey warm, but I would like for them to find a way to warm the bread all the way through, because the outside portion was warm and soft, but the inside was still at room temp and a little drier. If they can find a way to heat the bread all the way through, that would be just grand.
Service was very welcoming and the young ladies working the day I visited all had a great sense of humor. Good crew. Oh yes, if you do not want chips with your sandwich, they offer tater tots!
Jack M. (God Father of Yelp)
No Complaints here. Terrific sandwiches, many to choose from, clean and friendly, cost-effective and easy parking. Went in on a 2 for 1 coupon from the Armed Forces Dispatch Newspaper. Will certainly return.
Dear Sir, Good afternoon! I hope that this letter finds you well. My name is Joshua Callaway, my wife and I just stopped by your shop in Santee for lunch today, around noon Tuesday 10/2/18. I offered to take my wife to lunch and she requested your establishment, as it is her favorite sub shop around. On this subject, I would have to agree with her. I don't believe you have an equal anywhere in East County, perhaps all of San Diego. Your Subs are top notch and although we did not partake any today my kids love your tots! The reason for my contacting you today is not so much about your food, although we were more than pleased with our lunches. The reason that I write to you today is in regards to your employees and their service they are providing. I am not in a habit of leaving reviews or contacting owners directly, but I felt that today's service warranted me doing so. I was/ am beyond impressed with the group of kids you had working today. they are friendly, polite, quick, and extremely professional. you should be proud of the team that you have working for you. my order was, perhaps a bit more complexed than they were used to (I'm on a diet and fairly particular about what I can eat). but they were so courteous and accommodating. I have been to you establishment of several occasions and have always been struck by how professional your young staff is. especially your manager she is (I apologize for not knowing her name) absolutely on top of her game and is a great credit to your store. Very Respectfully,
Joshua P. Callaway
Dear Mr. Larkin, My name is Drake Murphy and I just wanted to take time to let you know how wonderful your food and staff are. I have been coming to this location since you originally opened as a Firehouse Subs and must admit I was shocked when you changed the name. I have to say that I believe your changes are spot on and sandwiches are greatly improved over what was a goof Firehouse product. Your sandwiches are even better and the tater tot choices are amazing. Too often we take time to write negative criticisms but I am letting you know that you have some of the best food and customer service in Santee and I wish you and your staff the best of luck!