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Al's State Street Cafe

114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
+1 617-720-5555
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“lunch” (25 reviews)
“subs” (34 reviews)
“meatball sub” (6 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a take out shop near the Harbor front end of State Street. The submarine sandwiches are very good, the menu is varied, and the prices are low. Service is fast, and the lady who works the register is a very nice person.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh crusty bread rolls with delicious fillings all made to order. Very large sandwiches. Hot and cold options. All at a very good price. We'll worth a visit.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Sometimes, when I want to treat myself, like tomorrow, I’ll go in early & treat myself to one of Big Al’s subs. The problem is which one! Too many good ones! I probably get a steak & cheese. It’s the best & a treat I...More

Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Al's has some of the best lunches in the Financial District. They have excellent subs, both hot and cold. For hot, try the meatball parm. For cold, try the italian cold cuts. They also have a terrific antipasto salad. The service is quick. This restaurant...More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Working in Downtown Boston, you will quickly come to realize that Als is a frequented spot for the locals. This place is packed on a typical day around lunch time although the service is very fast and efficient. As other reviewers have stated, the subs...More

Thank Connor L
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my sub! All the ingredients were very fresh. It's a very loud and boisterous place, but also very friendly and homey. The price was really good to! I was told by who I think must have been the owner that they were...More

Thank Cole S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Al's State Street Cafe gets it right with traditional, hearty, old-school deli style sandwiches. Immensely popular with several locations. Buy one hero and share with a friend; it's more than enough. Food is fresh and tasty. No frills, counter dining. If you like atmosphere, order...More

Thank TeeCee_NYC
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We go to Al's every one in a while when is nice out to get great hot subs. Meatball & Chicken Paris are fantastic and the bag lunch is a great deal!!! Favorite of the locals for sure.

Thank Jared W
Reviewed 18 October 2016

To be honest, I haven't tried many of their sandwiches, maybe three different ones. That's because I always crave the South Street, a cold sandwich with basil, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinagre and prosciutto. Never fails. I often buy the large one and share, half of...More

Thank Julio César H
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Al's makes fantastic sandwiches in the style of "subs" (submarine sandwiches) I grew up on from a Boston area Italian grocery store. This place is one block from Fanieul Hall and two from the Aquarium making it a reasonably priced place to pick up a...More

Thank MegLark289
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 16:00
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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