On my way to grab some kolaches at the Texas-based Shipley’s Donuts, which has an outpost in Jacksonville, I drove past Lubi’s Hot Subs. After securing the kolaches, I circled back to find out what Lubi’s was all about.
Lulu Wallace founded Lubi’s in 1969 and, at one point, had multiple locations around town. But, as I was about to find out, they’re known for their steamed subs.
When checking out the menu, the Mean Machine called my name until I realized it had lettuce & tomato, a total non-starter for me!
The Famous Lubi was chosen until my wandering eye could not take my eyes off the Jumbo Hot Dogs section of the menu. Next thing I know, I’m in for a Famous Lubi and dog with chili.
I’m a non-bean chili kind of fellow, but setting aside my bias, this was a damn fine chili dog. It may have been a little much for breakfast, actually too much, so I set it aside for later after one bite.
My fundamental mistake was overlooking the meatball sub. It could have been a contender.
The Famous Lubi
So I unwrap the Famous Lubi, and I’m looking at this beauty thinking, how do I pick it up without making a mess of myself?
It’s impossible, so a fork and knife are included in the container.
I was speechless after eating their signature sub. The Famous Lubi has fresh ground sirloin, which is steamed, and then the American cheese, chopped onions, hot peppers, mayo & yellow mustard is added.
What a freakin’ combo 🤤 Ain’t no doubt about it, Lubi’s Hot Subs is now Burger Beast Approved.
One last look at Lubi’s Hot Subs before I head back to my hotel, where Marcela never finds out what I ate…until now.
Lubi’s Hot Subs
11633 Beach Boulevard
Website – https://www.lubis.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/lubishotsubs
Monday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm