Lubi’s Hot Subs in Jacksonville

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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!

Lubi's Hot Subs Menu in Jacksonville, Florida
Lubi’s Hot Subs Menu

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.

Chili Dog from Lubi's Hot Subs in Jacksonville, Florida
Chili Dog

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.

The Famous Lubi from Lubi's Hot Subs in Jacksonville, Florida
The Famous Lubi

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.

Lubi's Hot Subs Wall in Jacksonville, Florida
The side wall where I stopped to snap pics

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 in Jacksonville, Florida
Lubi’s Hot Subs in Jacksonville, Florida

Lubi’s Hot Subs
11633 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 642-3800

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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

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