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White House Sub Shop

2301 Arctic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ - (609) 345-1564
Posted By Danielle Barnabei-Bright on 5/12/2008 6:00:00 PM
If you're ever in Atlantic City, I suggest you eat at White House Sub Shop on Arctic Avenue. My family is originally from Jersey and I had never been there. It is such a fantastic place to go, and not only for the food; the atmosphere is key. There's nothing like watching the guys behind the counter cooking the cheesesteaks and making the hoagies. The walls are covered with pictures of famous actors and singers who have all had the White House Special.

While waiting at the counter for over an hour just to place an order, we sampled top-notch salami and cheeses. I loved watching the guys make the food; they have such a way about presenting the meat and cheese. It is all laid out in fresh bread in a special order. You can tell there is some kind of detailed training involved.

The White House is worth the wait and I would stand in line five hours to eat there and enjoy the photos. It's a small place with maybe five booths; eat in the street if you have to. Just eat there. It will be worth it.

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A cross-sectional view emphasizes the enormous quantity of cold cuts on a White House Special.
"A cross-sectional view emphasizes the enormous quantity of cold cuts on a White House Special."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





This is HALF a Special (two quarters), fully dressed with tomatoes, onions, and chopped hot peppers.
"This is HALF a Special (two quarters), fully dressed with tomatoes, onions, and chopped hot peppers. "
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


White House tuna subs are well-oiled, but there's no mayo.  These are fantastic!
"White House tuna subs are well-oiled, but there's no mayo. These are fantastic!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Just capicola and provolone, for a change.
"Just capicola and provolone, for a change."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The White House Special. These two lengths are only HALF a full-size sandwich!
"The White House Special. These two lengths are only HALF a full-size sandwich!"
Michael Stern


We always get a White House Special when we visit.  But the Special is a special version of what?  Well, this sub, a
"We always get a White House Special when we visit. But the Special is a special version of what? Well, this sub, a "regular". Same ingredients, less meat. Even this one is more than you can probably eat, but we'd give the nod to the Special anyway. It just seems more... special."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


This is a full tuna sub.  You sometimes hear the full-size subs are over a foot long, but in fact they must be about a yard in length.
"This is a full tuna sub. You sometimes hear the full-size subs are over a foot long, but in fact they must be about a yard in length."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The unique thing about a White House tuna sub is that the tuna doesn't seem to be mixed with mayo.  We're not really sure how it's prepared; kind of seems like it's dressed with oil.  Anyway, this is one of the world's great tuna sandwiches.
"The unique thing about a White House tuna sub is that the tuna doesn't seem to be mixed with mayo. We're not really sure how it's prepared; kind of seems like it's dressed with oil. Anyway, this is one of the world's great tuna sandwiches."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Of all the celebrities honored on the White House walls, none is more revered than The Chairman of the Board.  Sinatra, after all, was a New Jersey boy himself.
"Of all the celebrities honored on the White House walls, none is more revered than The Chairman of the Board. Sinatra, after all, was a New Jersey boy himself."
Michael Stern


The White House has not franchised, proliferated, or otherwise watered-down its formula for excellence.  And if you doubt that, read this notice posted behind the counter!
"The White House has not franchised, proliferated, or otherwise watered-down its formula for excellence. And if you doubt that, read this notice posted behind the counter!"
Michael Stern


Formica Brothers Italian Bakery is a major reason for the legend of White House.  The bread is impeccably fresh.
"Formica Brothers Italian Bakery is a major reason for the legend of White House. The bread is impeccably fresh."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Since 1946, submarine excellence has been defined here.
"Since 1946, submarine excellence has been defined here."
Michael Stern


At lunch time, the line for a seat leads out the door onto Arctic Avenue.
"At lunch time, the line for a seat leads out the door onto Arctic Avenue."
Michael Stern


That's a full-sized chef's knife, not a paring knife.  A whole sub is A LOT of sub.
"That's a full-sized chef's knife, not a paring knife. A whole sub is A LOT of sub."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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