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Ike's Lair

Ike's Lair

Sandwich Place$$$$
Uptown, Oakland
  • Nick F.
    "So many sandwiches to choose from... Matt Cain is my fave"(6 Tips)
    Patrick F.
    "Spiffy tiffy on sourdough"(4 Tips)
    Ryan B.
    "Al Davis is beef with horseradish and Sriracha."(3 Tips)
    Emily W.
    "Great selection of vegetarian / vegan sandwiches"(4 Tips)
68 Tips and reviews
  • sandwiches
  • matt cain
  • vegan food
  • spiffy tiffy
  • meatless mike
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  • Ariel S.
    Ariel SacoteApril 15, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any of the sandwiches. You'll want to come back over and over again and can probably have a new sandwich every time. Download their app so you can pre-order and set a pick-up time.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KimAugust 10, 2014
    Hands down one of the best versions of the BLT I've ever tried here. The dutch crunch was killer and all the ingredients were great. Be prepared for very pushy pigeons in the outdoor seating area.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloJune 12, 2015
    I always go in wanting to try another item from their wide selection of vegetarian sandwiches, but I ALWAYS defer to the Vegan Handsome Owl! Sweet teriyaki, spicy wasabi, yes!
  • Markeda C.
    Markeda CottonhamMarch 30, 2015
    The hotmamahota and the Jami Cyrus are so fulling and tasty! Great variety of sandwiches. Great, fresh taste. Takes them a while to make the sandwiches tho
  • Nemr B.
    Nemr BogariNovember 16, 2014
    2.HOLLYWOOD'S SF CHEESESTEAK is my best choice in there... If you are starving try to stuff your sandwich with mozzarella sticks or beer battered onion rings!!
  • Serena O.
    Serena OlsenAugust 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A total zoo at peak lunch hour, but usually rockin' good tunes and they keep the service great and friendly under pressure! Tasty and creative sammies!
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KochDecember 15, 2015
    Any meaty sandwich here will give u that comfort food feeling. Spiffy Tiffy combines yummy pesto, chicken, avocado on chewy Dutch crunch.
  • Paula W.
    Ike’s Lair offers vegan sandwiches daily and will be offering a special “Oakland Veg Week” vegan sandwich throughout Oakland Veg Week, April 15-21, 2012.
  • Léa H.
    Léa HnrtOctober 12, 2016
    Great vegan/vegetarian sandwiches ! Tried the meatless mike yesterday and it was so good ! You should totally try it.
  • Payton M.
    Payton MillerOctober 18, 2014
    Closes at 7 most nights but the sandwiches are awesome. Lots of vegan options too. The pee wee is my fave
  • Adam F.
    Adam FelensteinOctober 23, 2017
    Followed recommendations and ordered the Matt Cain on sourdough - outstanding! You will not be disappointed.
  • James T.
    James TMay 17, 2017
    Their board doesn't contain all their sandwiches. You gotta check online, but they can make anything they have on the official menu.
  • Juroid "Flash" D.
    Juroid "Flash" DeVaull3October 12, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The sandwiches are the Best! Ya can't beat the level of Service! And this is from Flash aka JD when I order! On my way there Now!
  • Sophia
    SophiaSeptember 16, 2013
    Besides the incredible sandwiches, try their homemade sodas! I like the diet Ike :)
  • James T.
    James TMay 17, 2017
    Ask for the #98 - Jaymee Sirewich: Fried Chicken, Yellow BBQ, Ranch, and Pepper Jack cheese.
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PattersonApril 21, 2012
    Download their app and you can order for pick-up at a specific time and pay in advance. No waiting in line!
  • Khanh-Dan T.
    Khanh-Dan Tran-kiemMarch 30, 2015
    I love the sweet onion chips! Get fried chicken on your sandwich too
  • Camille L.
    Camille LJune 20, 2015
    Creative twist on your traditional American sandwiches! Love reminds me of thanksgiving!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BlockSeptember 6, 2016
    Sandwiches are delicious. Al Davis is beef with horseradish and Sriracha.
  • Rick T.
    Rick TMarch 7, 2012
    Call your order in advance. Less busy during the weekends and easier to find parking. My fave: Matt Cain!
  • Stacey N.
    Stacey NJune 22, 2013
    Captain Kirk is my go to. By far my fave of the veggie sandwiches
  • Dan D.
    Dan DiiulioJune 9, 2013
    Great sandwiches, but be prepared to be accosted by bums on the benches outside.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GraceFebruary 6, 2016
    For a limited time the hella fat bastard good 😍 oh and did I mention that it has mozzarella sticks!
  • Graham G.
    Graham GeiselmanFebruary 27, 2015
    Lots of wild options. Try the Al Davis!
  • Neil B.
    Neil BuckmanJune 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to try the Dutch crunch bread. It's one of their specialties.
  • Bella K.
    Bella KedaOctober 1, 2014
    Try the secret sauce! They'll put it on the side for Ya!
  • Jill B.
    Jill BensonFebruary 22, 2012
    Ménage a tros is a saucy, juicy delicious mess! Love it!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    So many sandwiches to choose from... Matt Cain is my fave
  • Emily W.
    Emily WheelerJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great selection of vegetarian / vegan sandwiches
  • Aniket K.
    Aniket KasliwalAugust 13, 2013
    Womanizer for all you vegetarians, highly recommended.
  • Mauricio C.
    Mauricio CandamilMarch 24, 2016
    Delicious sandwiches. Totally recommended.
  • Michael
    MichaelAugust 5, 2013
    Unlike the real life Al Davis, in his later years, the sandwich was
  • Min L.
    Min LeeJune 20, 2017
    Got a free sandwich for Father's Day! Very pleasant surprise :)
  • Mariya C.
    Mariya CampwalaJanuary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Two out of the three times here the power has gone out. Still delicious!
  • Toya L.
    Toya LevelsJuly 9, 2012
    Home made hoho's are amazing
  • Danny B.
    Danny BooscoJanuary 30, 2012
    Make sure you get the free caramel apple lolly pop with your sandwich.
  • Yosun C.
    Yosun ChangJune 14, 2012
    This Ike's menu looks a lot better than the one at Stanford Huang
  • Cec L.
    Cec LevelFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Add them on Facebook, specials are posted from time to time.
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BattistiNovember 10, 2013
    The ménage a trois is amazing
  • Shabihi Kojo G.
    Quality sandwich
  • Nick P.
    Nick PerryMay 7, 2012
    Get the Matt Cain.The Godfather sauce is so awesome!
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AlexandriaAugust 24, 2015
    Matt cain on dutch crunch with avocado!
  • Tony N.
    Tony NguyenJanuary 9, 2014
    Checkin with yelp to get a free bag of dirty chips!
  • James T.
    James TMay 18, 2017
    Dutch crunch, every time!
  • Robert W.
    Robert WoodsAugust 7, 2014
    A lair off delicious sandwich delight!
  • Ijeoma O.
    Ijeoma OhiriOctober 19, 2014
  • Prathyusha
    PrathyushaOctober 21, 2014
    I really loved the Hot Mama Huda!!
  • Matt T.
    Matt TakimotoMay 28, 2013
    Matt Cain with mozzarella sticks. Do it.
  • skyloader
    skyloaderMay 3, 2012
    Lotta tasty vegan sandwiches! NOM
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WittichMay 16, 2015
    Sandwiches, vegan stuff
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