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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/11 11:59:42 (permalink)
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a regular or, better yet, a special.

Cool...I do indeed see those two items on the menu

So what is the difference between a regular and a special?  It isn't size, as two sizes are listed for each item.  (Dear Lord - 14 bucks for a sandwich?)

Yeah, yeah - don't tell me the special is more special :-)
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/11 15:28:54 (permalink)
Can anyone tell me how White House hoagies compare to Sack O Subs?  I understand that the owner of Sack O's was once a partner at White House. 
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/11 15:47:22 (permalink)
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Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle
a regular or, better yet, a special.

Cool...I do indeed see those two items on the menu

So what is the difference between a regular and a special?  It isn't size, as two sizes are listed for each item.  (Dear Lord - 14 bucks for a sandwich?)

Yeah, yeah - don't tell me the special is more special :-)


But it IS more special!
 
Actually, the two sizes listed refer to length.  The difference between a regular and special is girth.  Think of it as an extra-meat-and-cheese regular.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/15 19:26:29 (permalink)
the famous sub-hoagie at white house is the Original- regular- its a very good mixed Italian. My wife's family grew up in Philly/Cherry Hill and said in the day thats what white house was known for, The tuna was better at other places and having tried it and the cheesesteak @White House i agree- the italian shines the rest are OK to good. We like Big Johns in Cherry Hill just off 395 for cheesesteak and also pretty good mixed Italian and other good alternatives- also a great pickle/pepper condiment bar-good road nosh all the way to NYC.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/15 20:19:04 (permalink)
Where in DE/MD do you get better subs?  We'd love to know...
We are out by Ocean City, MD and always open for a roadtrip for tasty/guilty pleasures!
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/16 12:32:32 (permalink)
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the famous sub-hoagie at white house is the Original- regular- its a very good mixed Italian. My wife's family grew up in Philly/Cherry Hill and said in the day thats what white house was known for, The tuna was better at other places and having tried it and the cheesesteak @White House i agree- the italian shines the rest are OK to good. We like Big Johns in Cherry Hill just off 395 for cheesesteak and also pretty good mixed Italian and other good alternatives- also a great pickle/pepper condiment bar-good road nosh all the way to NYC.


I had the white house italian a few years back and was sorely disappointed.   I had heard so many great things about this place, but then when I ate it I didn't see why it got such rave reviews.  Was it better long ago than it is right now and is living on reputation?
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/16 12:42:16 (permalink)
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I had the white house italian a few years back and was sorely disappointed.   I had heard so many great things about this place, but then when I ate it I didn't see why it got such rave reviews.  Was it better long ago than it is right now and is living on reputation?

No.  If you don't like it today you don't like it.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/17 19:21:53 (permalink)
Would you believe I've never been here? My grandparents lived in A.C., I spent many summers there, with parents and without - and even lived there for 2 years all year 'round. Someone may have brought me a cheesesteak from there (I actually don't eat hoagies if you can believe it). But never ate there, and probably not missing anything. However, we'll probably end up getting steaks from there next time down, since Brian saw this thread. Or maybe we'll end up at Angelo's Fairmount Tavern instead...
 
But I want a good cheesesteak from down there next time, and will probably follow Ellen's suggestions.
 
But you've got to try these places to know, right?
 
 
 
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/17 19:46:43 (permalink)
Been to A/C so so many times, but never went to the White House in all those years.  I'm sort of on the same wave length as Mosca on this one.  I just could not ever pull myself away from the blackjack tables to go to the place..Seriously.  

Could this place be overrated?

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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/17 23:03:21 (permalink)
Hard to say, BB, since you never bothered to actually try it.......
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 00:25:24 (permalink)
Just listening to lots of comments.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 00:50:36 (permalink)
If you don't like it, it's overrated.  If you like it, it's not.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 09:51:39 (permalink)
Bruce and Sue..I'm going to try and see if you guys have done a review on this place already. 

I'm a follower.  I thank our pioneers on this site all the time for that job.  They do it well!  I don't have to try every place myself.  There is nothing wrong with asking if a place is overrated when you see so many differences of opinion.  There are too many places to try and not enough time..or money.  

This site is great for me.  I take the opinions of people who I have come to respect.  I make my dining decisions with them in mind whenever possible.  

It's one thing to take a shot on a debated place, if you live in that town.  But, when you are traveling or have limited time (realistic or otherwise) then I'll stick with consensus choices.  

I try to do my part with follow ups when I've visited a previously recommended place.  Perhaps adding something if I can. 

I'm finally going to get to the City of Brotherly Love" and my trip is based 100% on the recommendations I've gotten on this site and a few other sites I respect.  And, with a lot of help from CheeseWit...Works for me.



    
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 11:33:59 (permalink)
The thing about asking if a place is overrated is that the people who like it will say no and the people who don't like it will say yes.  I guess if you are looking for an answer from specific people whose taste you tend to agree with then you'll get an answer that's meaningful to you.  I just wouldn't want people who are just reading along to get the idea that White House has gone downhill.  It hasn't.

That doesn't mean everyone's going to like it.  Tastes vary.  Most people do seem to like it, a lot: of the 57 people that rated it on the formal review, 56 said they would go back.  And that includes the Sterns, who wrote the review, and us, who have written a bunch of Logbooks.  But just because a lot of people like it doesn't mean we think something's wrong with the ones that don't.  Their opinions and tastes are perfectly valid too.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 11:53:21 (permalink)
long ago when we went, we would tip the guy who started to make our sub. it made all the difference in the world.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 15:33:15 (permalink)
Xannie ..Sounds like the same routine they do at Katz's! 
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 17:04:51 (permalink)
I wonder what the tipping is supposed to do.  I mean, the sandwich is so overstuffed without the tip, I can't imagine wanting them to use even more meat and cheese.  Maybe it turns the regular into a special.  We might give it a try next time just to see what happens.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 19:14:31 (permalink)
I think that their regular  or  special subs are terrific. I cannot imagine anyone not liking them.  As far as tipping,  I cannot see how it makes a difference.  The last time we had one there was three years ago and we raved about it for hours after we ate it.  I just wish it was a lot closer to us.
 
We cannot get subs like that around here.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 19:34:30 (permalink)
Baah Ben

Bruce and Sue..I'm going to try and see if you guys have done a review on this place already. 

I'm a follower.  I thank our pioneers on this site all the time for that job.  They do it well!  I don't have to try every place myself.  There is nothing wrong with asking if a place is overrated when you see so many differences of opinion.  There are too many places to try and not enough time..or money.  

This site is great for me.  I take the opinions of people who I have come to respect.  I make my dining decisions with them in mind whenever possible.  

It's one thing to take a shot on a debated place, if you live in that town.  But, when you are traveling or have limited time (realistic or otherwise) then I'll stick with consensus choices.  

I try to do my part with follow ups when I've visited a previously recommended place.  Perhaps adding something if I can. 

I'm finally going to get to the City of Brotherly Love" and my trip is based 100% on the recommendations I've gotten on this site and a few other sites I respect.  And, with a lot of help from CheeseWit...Works for me.



    


When are you coming to Philly? Do you know your schedule?
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 20:32:54 (permalink)
Yeah, Ben..let us know.....maybe we'll make it into a mini meat and greet!
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 21:15:24 (permalink)
I'll e-mail it to you.....
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/18 21:32:01 (permalink)
Fried Clam - Harriet -  CheeseWit - What about meeting at the Reading Terminal for lunch on 4/29 at noon?  I was planning on going to Dinic's (roast pork and provolone with greens) and taking my wife over to the turkey sandwich place (non meat eater).  That would be really nice.. 
 
We are taking some sort of hop on and hop off bus tour to see the city that one day so we would not be able to spend more than a hour or an hour and a half with you guys. Don't want to appear rude.  

But, if that makes sense..Hey maybe there is a whole group of RF'ers and you guys can spend the entire afternoon there.  I heard it is fantastic!  I'd love to eat there all day, too.  But, this is our only day to really see everything. 

One caveat, I told Harriet that if the weather is not going to be good, we aren't going to be able to make it.  If this is good, we can exchange cell numbers, etc.   
post edited by Baah Ben - 2009/03/18 21:34:43
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 02:12:43 (permalink)
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The thing about asking if a place is overrated is that the people who like it will say no and the people who don't like it will say yes.  I guess if you are looking for an answer from specific people whose taste you tend to agree with then you'll get an answer that's meaningful to you.  I just wouldn't want people who are just reading along to get the idea that White House has gone downhill.  It hasn't.

That doesn't mean everyone's going to like it.  Tastes vary.  Most people do seem to like it, a lot: of the 57 people that rated it on the formal review, 56 said they would go back.  And that includes the Sterns, who wrote the review, and us, who have written a bunch of Logbooks.  But just because a lot of people like it doesn't mean we think something's wrong with the ones that don't.  Their opinions and tastes are perfectly valid too.

Very well said, BRUCE !!!  It's nice the way you believe in showing respect for everyone; that all opinions and taste buds are valid...
 
Hey , HARRIET, about the best cheesesteak I EVER had was a few weeks back at CHICK'S DELI in Cherry Hill, right in your neck of the woods.... I know you've been to it, Harriet...
 
The White House Cheesesteak just does'nt do much for me, but of course, that's my own personal tastes..

And as far as White House tuna subs go, I like Dino's in Margate and Vic's Subs in Absecon way better...
But I can't speak for the White House Italian Sub, as I don't do that kind of sandwich ....
many people feel that's their signature sandwich...
then you've got the "Sack 'O Subs" places, that are owned by relatives of the White House people...
I pass the White House  on my way to work at the casino...
post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/03/20 21:09:11
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 05:00:52 (permalink)
Baah Ben

Fried Clam - Harriet -  CheeseWit - What about meeting at the Reading Terminal for lunch on 4/29 at noon?  I was planning on going to Dinic's (roast pork and provolone with greens) and taking my wife over to the turkey sandwich place (non meat eater).  That would be really nice.. 
 
We are taking some sort of hop on and hop off bus tour to see the city that one day so we would not be able to spend more than a hour or an hour and a half with you guys. Don't want to appear rude.  

But, if that makes sense..Hey maybe there is a whole group of RF'ers and you guys can spend the entire afternoon there.  I heard it is fantastic!  I'd love to eat there all day, too.  But, this is our only day to really see everything. 

One caveat, I told Harriet that if the weather is not going to be good, we aren't going to be able to make it.  If this is good, we can exchange cell numbers, etc.   


BB: Sorry, I won't be able to make it. I'll be at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods for a trade show that day.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 06:02:48 (permalink)
ellen4641:

Have you ever eaten at any of the places recommended in wanderingjew's Philadelphia cheesesteak report?

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=389918

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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 08:24:11 (permalink)
Cheese..Sorry you can't make what isn't an actual meat up just yet.  Hey, thanks again for all of your help.

MD - I do remember WJ's report now.  It was terrific.  I guess I'm going to one of the more commercial versions; Tony' Luke's.  Hey, I look at it this way.  I have never had an actual Philly cheesesteak so how bad could any of them be.  I'm jsu tthrilled I am finally going to try one.  Tony Luke's also offers chicken parm and since my wife does not eat red meat, it's better for us.  CheeseWit said it's a good choice.  Plus they have parking and it's close to I-95 as we come into the city.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 08:44:40 (permalink)
<<Tony Luke's also offers chicken parm and since my wife does not eat red meat, it's better for us.  CheeseWit said it's a good choice.  Plus they have parking and it's close to I-95 as we come into the city.>>

Tony Luke's also has a very good Roast Pork w/Provolone (as you probably know, Pork is "The Other White Meat" according to the Pork Board or something..) so that may be another option. I don't know of anyone who has ever had a comment one way or the other about the Chicken Parm. About the parking...it ain't easy, you need to be a real agressive City Parker to squeeze your way into the "under the I95 overpass" parking lot.

This seems to have turned into a discussion of Philly Cheesesteaks. My daughter went to Philly U for 2 years back in the early '00's and did not have a car, so I made a project of trying out as many places as I could during the many trips back and forth. FWIW my favorite (and unanimous in our family of 4) is Mama's in Suburban Bala Cynwyd. The Sterns have always liked it too:

http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=5248

And finally, my opinion of The White House is about the same as a lot of you, good, not great, i.e. overrated.
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 08:59:00 (permalink)
Ellen,

Where in Cherry Hill is Chick's Deli?
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 09:57:40 (permalink)
Chick's Deli
906 Township Lane...
Cherry Hill, NJ
 
but it's located in an alley, so you should "google map" it , and print out the directions...
or use a GPS
 
it's in an alley that's parallel to Route 70
just past Virginia Ave...
 
I did a report on yelp.com, complete with pics...  check out the juicy looking cheesesteak..
 
MIAMI DON:  I need to get to more of the places that WJ put in his Trip Report...
 
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Re:White House Subs - Atlantic City, NJ 2009/03/19 16:00:40 (permalink)
Baah Ben

Fried Clam - Harriet -  CheeseWit - What about meeting at the Reading Terminal for lunch on 4/29 at noon?  I was planning on going to Dinic's (roast pork and provolone with greens) and taking my wife over to the turkey sandwich place (non meat eater).  That would be really nice.. 
 
We are taking some sort of hop on and hop off bus tour to see the city that one day so we would not be able to spend more than a hour or an hour and a half with you guys. Don't want to appear rude.  

But, if that makes sense..Hey maybe there is a whole group of RF'ers and you guys can spend the entire afternoon there.  I heard it is fantastic!  I'd love to eat there all day, too.  But, this is our only day to really see everything. 

One caveat, I told Harriet that if the weather is not going to be good, we aren't going to be able to make it.  If this is good, we can exchange cell numbers, etc.   


Ah Shoot........I"ll be in Northern Ca at that time.  Oh well, enjoy..........and if my schedule changes, I"ll let you know
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