Hitting the Road: Ike’s Place Success

As promised, I hit up Ike’s Place in San Francisco today.  I decided to be sly and call in my order and avoid the super long lines.  Well I called at 3pm and the guy on the other line says… “It’ll be ready at 5pm”…. yikes…2 hour wait.  I forged ahead and said “No problem, I’ll take the #85 Super Mario (All Beef Meatballs, Mozzarella Sticks, Marinara)”.  I took the 2 hour wait as an opportunity to check out a couple places I had planned on seeing.  I’ll give you my full impressions on my sandwich and Ike’s Place in an upcoming post.  Teaser:  Believe the Hype.

Ike's Place

2 comments on “Hitting the Road: Ike’s Place Success

  1. Raiders757 says:

    Wow, a two hour wait on a call in order!? That does say a lot about the place, and that seems like the way to do it.

    I’m not one to deal well with waiting in long lines, no matter what awaits me on the other end. My time is worth more to me than anything someone can cook. Every second that I waste in line, is a second closer to death. Calling in ahead of time, and being told two hours, would be no big deal to me if I wasn’t hungry right then and there. This option is awesome!! Waiting in line just seems stupid, once you know that option is available.

    I truly can’t understand those who are willing to wait in a long line, or wait an hour to get into Outback and such. When I pull up to places, and the line’s out the door, I’m not even going to bother with it. I can do much better myself, and there are always better options among the local mom & pop places. THe people who are willing to wait so long, make me feel sad for them. It’s rather pathetic.

  2. Raiders757 says:

    Back on topic.

    I’m a huge Man vs. Food fan, so I can’t wait to hear your opinion of this place. It’s rather obvious that it’s damn good, or the lines wouldn’t be out the door.

    It kind of reminds of a couple of places where I live. They’re so good, that they don’t even stay open for the diner rush, other than Fridays. That’s just nuts! Still, it says a lot.

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