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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 good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“subs” (39 reviews)
“chicken salad” (10 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
10:30 - 16:00All hours
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 6 January 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 20 November 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 4 October 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 8 September 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 28 July 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 11 July 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
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Great sandwiches at reasonable prices, made quickly! We were visiting the aquarium and needed a quick lunch which worked for the whole family. Yelp lead us to Al's and the previous reviews were spot on. It is a place for the locals and it operates...More

Thank xxxadixxx
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Busy, very busy, all locals. Wait wasn't long from order to getting food. Subs were all good and everything fresh. We went at 1pm to avoid the long lines (line still moves fast) but still many people there. I thought subs were good, not the...More

Thank walt42
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Restaurant features
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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