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Bearss Sandwiches

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14022 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33613-3233
+1 813-961-9486
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I've been going to Bearss Sandwich Shop for years. It's a great little sandwich shop that's hidden away. My favorite -- the Cuban Special. Berta, the owner, has a loyal following because you get a great sandwich at a good price. Her deviled crab is one of the best I've ever had.

Thank Martin S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, If you are local and come here often, this review is not for you. Second, if you are not local and are looking for a great place to get a special sandwich, this review is for you. Bearss Sandwiches is a quirky shop that doesn't seem to do anything that warrants you going out of your way to find... More 

Thank afbrian2002
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I drive by here all of the time. I was not sure what I was expecting but they have seating inside. Maybe I was thinking it was a take away place, like a Bakery. It is bigger inside than it appeared outside. It appears older style interior, but clean. There were several people ahead of me, but they got thru... More 

Thank Paula R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I have never had a bad meal here. The owners take great pride in their food. The portions are big and the prices are reasonable. If there is one item on the menu you should try it is the meatloaf sandwich. Not your momma's take on it. If I had to guess, he takes the bits of lunch meat and... More 

Thank Eric B
Tampa, Florida
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305 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Visited Bearss Sandwiches for the first time in quite a while. Ordered 2 Cuban sandwiches to go but they were big enough that they were shared by three. I brought them home, reheated them some more, although they had already been pressed. They were delicious. Glad I reconnected with this establishment. Will be back again soon.

Thank RJR411
Tampa, Florida
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100 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Just moved back to Tampa after ten years. Missed a good Cuban sandwich!!! After reading the reviews and realizing this was in my neck of the woods, I decided to give it a try. Cute place, lots of locals, but easy to miss...in other words, Perfect! The Cuban was fantastic!!! Although, I don't remember Cuban sandwiches to include a slice... More 

Thank kewood99
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280 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We ordered three different sandwiches and potato salad. For one thing, they were smaller than they use to be. The bread use to be big, round and fresh sliced. The Cubans use to be meatier than they are now. They hardly press them, like they are in a hurry. The meats and the bread don't taste fresh, more like processed.... More 

Thank luv2travel33549
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

A great little local sandwich shop. The Cuban was delicious, as was the Chicken Salad. Great service. Make sure to read the "Store Rules" on the counter, very funny.

Thank Don C
Tampa, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Alas, Jerry, the always-joking co-owner of the shop passed away suddenly and unexpectedly recently. This has not damaged the quality of the sandwiches, which are still outstanding, especially the Cubans. The joking tradition has not disappeared either, with ongoing banter with the customers continuing. Always a good place for a quick joke and excellent sandwiches.

Thank Carl S
St. Cloud
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Well worth traveling north on Florida Ave. for. Have been buying Cubans there since 1985. The only sad note is that Jerry one of the owners passed recently.

Thank Donna O

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Restaurant Details

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Cuban, Caribbean, Soups
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  • Address: 14022 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33613-3233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-961-9486

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?