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1300 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-3433
+1 619-442-8444
10:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Great sandwiches great service Clean and comfortable I have tried all the sandwiches can't go wrong. Great selection of drinks

Thank Hank W
Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I've been revisiting this little corner sandwich shop every time I'm back in town for over 30 years. All of the subs are great, but the meatball subs are the best! The old Italian family recipe has never changed.

Thank motogeezer2013
Aledo, TX
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Very popular and small lunch spot in El Cajon. Good variety of ingredients and toppings and additions. Very fast and friendly service. Reasonable prices. Exterior appearance is rather plain and parking very limited which may make unknowing folks pass it up.

Thank Flycast47
El Cajon, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The best sandwiches I have ever had anywhere! Once you try them, you will never enjoy the chain stores you .thought were good.

1 Thank Linda F
El Cajon
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The grinder has been around forever and continues to make an excellent sandwich. The services is very quick, even when they are busy. The people are always very nice. Every sandwich is good. You can't make a bad choice here.

1 Thank KMcGrew
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

How this "deli" stays open is beyond me. Dirty and without any visual appeal whatsoever. Worst sandwich of my life; lowest quality deli meats (similiar to pre-packaged gas station quality), cheap bland bread, flavorless and dry finished product. I cant imagine anyone Ever making a second visit to this establishment.

Thank BellaLuca
El Cajon G, Owner at Grinder, responded to this review

I found your review a bit offensive. I'm sorry you have such a poor impression. Our meat may not be top end, but it is quality. We slice all the sandwich products fresh daily. The bread is delivered daily by Gibaldi's Italian Bakery of Little Italy. As far as the 'dirty'....we are told by our County of San Diego, Department... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    1 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-3433
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-8444

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?