San Luis Obispo

Originally called Ben Franklin’s Electric House, this local favorite has been serving the biggest and best sandwiches in San Luis Obispo since 1969! We invite you to become part of this SLO tradition, where you’ll appreciate the fresh ingredients, local products, friendly staff and unique atmosphere!

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OPEN M-F 11am-3pm

We are going to give it another try this week! The menu will be limited to increase efficiency and reduce waste.

We’ll be offering numbered sandwiches 1-12, along with several of our Specialty Sandwiches on French or wheat bread. Side salads, treats, chips, and drinks, and more will all be available too! Just give us a call at 805-544-4948 if you have any questions.

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Get the Grub

We serve traditional submarine-style deli sandwiches with a wide selection of high-quality meats and cheeses on fresh, locally-baked French, whole wheat, sourdough or marble rye rolls. We also offer a variety of specialty sandwiches, salads, soups, plus our house-made chili!

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Where to Find Us

We are located at the entrance to downtown San Luis Obispo, just off of Hwy 101 at the Marsh Street exit. With free parking, we are a convenient stop for a quick breakfast or lunch whether you live in SLO, or are just visiting the area. If you can’t make it in, you can get sandwiches delivered with Grubhub!

Open Mon-Sat 9a.m. – 6p.m., Closed Sundays


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Take Us With You

We’re happy to offer sandwich catering in San Luis Obispo for small and large groups in a variety of ways. Whether you need to feed the office with trays of sandwiches, have boxed lunches prepared for your group outing, or get an impressive and affordable 6-foot long sandwich for your team – we can help!

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