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Al's State Street Cafe

114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
+1 617-720-5555
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“subs” (38 reviews)
“chicken salad” (10 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Us out of towners were not prepared for this fast-paced, soup nazi type of ordering but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. From the outside it looks like any other generic sub-shop but when you walk into the "Walt Disney-like" queue snaking it's way around the store...More

Thank Jeffrey Y
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

This is my go-to when I want to stuff my face and feel bad about myself. So many tasty options here - my regular is a small (huge) tuna fully loaded) don’t skip the hots!) Other notables are the steak and cheese and roast beef....More

Thank TravelerLoo
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

I just enjoyed another sandwich from here for lunch. It’s a close walk. I appreciate the delicious, fresh sandwiches, friendly counter staff, and quick turnaround time. Al has the system down! I just wish they’d offer another bread choice (wheat) instead of the white.

Thank TheCaptBob
Reviewed January 15, 2018

I thought it is a very normal sandwich place, do not understand why people were in the line for the food. Until I got my Steak Italiano! Smell nice, looked nice, tasted nice! Way better than Subway, definitely a really great place for lunch at...More

Thank Sharon X
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

"This is where we eat!" That's the tag line on Al's advertisements, and it's...appropriate. Why? Because, well, it IS where WE eat, "we" being a company that works nearby, "we" being anyone who wants a bang (and-a-half) for their buck, and "we" being someone who...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years. Today got an eggplant sub that was inedible. Stringy eggplant skin with almost no "meat" good just all stringy skin that flopped out with each bite. Basically ended up with a sauce sandwich. Yuck. Avoid the eggplant unless they revise...More

Thank J-Ro-Boston
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Based on TripAdvisor reviews we walked two blocks from the Quincy Market area to find this gem of a sub shop. It is counter service with limited seating. The large sub is more than enough for two hunngry people. We had a cheese steak and...More

Thank CLTexasTraveler
Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Big variety of hot and cold subs - they are huge. Made fast, fresh and totally delicious. The service was super friendly, the cashier was an utter delight. Highly recommended for a cheap and cheerful lunch

Thank Mishellbo
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Big, bigger, biggest. The small sub is big and the big sub is.... massive. They have hot & cold subs freshly prepared for a reasonable price. Very quick service, so don't panic if you see the queue outside their shop. Great place to grab nice...More

Thank Rob d
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Great subs: hot or cold, freshly and quickly prepared at a reasonable price. The small size is big...the large is huge! Don't let the line going out the door at lunch time discourage you. It moves quickly

Thank Jon H
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Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-5555
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