Williams Sub Shop: For All Your Sandwich Cravings Open Since 1958

Williams Sub Shop: For All Your Sandwich Cravings Open Since 1958

On your lunch break? Need a quick bite to eat? The next time the craving strikes, plan a visit to Williams Sub Shop to indulge in some of the best sandwiches and salads in St. Petersburg.

Williams Sub Shop has been serving iconic sandwiches since 1958 and if you’ve never been, you must go. Ask anyone that’s been in St. Pete that long and they’ll tell you to go. Williams Sub Shop is located on the corner of Tyrone Blvd and 38th Ave N. You can’t miss it. Once you walk through the doors, you’ll instantly feel like a regular. The vibe gives off a major family-friendly atmosphere and the staff makes sure everyone leaves satisfied.

Williams Sub Shop Front Door
Williams Sub Shop Front Door

They don’t just serve regular ole sandwiches at Williams Sub Shop, nope, they serve juicy, meaty, fresh, jam-packed 10-inch sandwiches. You can order any sandwich as a salad too. So now you have no excuse even if you’re kicking off the new year low-carb. If you’re like me though, you make exceptions and you’ll order all of the sides because the salads here are all homemade and how can you say no to fresh potato salad and coleslaw? 

Williams Sub Shop Order
Williams Sub Shop Order

As I walked in I knew I would most likely be ordering an Italian sub, it’s my go-to, favorite sub. I heard that the Yum Yum Sub was iconic and something special. There was one other person in the shop who chimed in to tell me he’s been coming here for years and always orders the Yum Yum Sub served “All the Way”. He said there was no other way to order at Williams Sub Shop. The staff at the counter also encouraged me to order it. Bonus: It’s kind of fun to say “I’ll have the Yum Yum Sub served All the Way”.

Williams Sub Shop Yum Yum Sub 5in
Yum Yum Sub 5 Inches

The Yum Yum Sub is roast beef, turkey breast, ham, bacon, provolone cheese, and mayo. You can order it hot or cold with shredded mozzarella cheese on top. “All the Way” style means you’ll be elevating your sandwich with pickle relish, onions, tomatoes, oil, spices and hot pepper relish. I ordered the full sandwich but pictured is the 5 inch cut in half since I was sharing it with Aunty Karen. The other half was just as good when I demolished it on the beach the next day. Given the hype surrounding this sub, I’m pleased to say that it blew me away. It was delicious, filling, and very flavorful. There’s not a thing I’d change about it.

As stated, I love an Italian sub and the one at Williams Sub Shop was delightful. This “Old Fashioned” Sub comes with ham, cooked salami, capicola, pepperoni and provolone cheese. I ordered it “All the Way” as well. This well-known classic sub is perfect for any other sandwich aficionado out there for a savory bite. A side of ranch is the perfect pairing here. It’s homemade and I literally could have drank it, it was that good. I love condiments, especially ranch, and if you like a little pizazz then you should dunk your sandwich in it too.

Williams Sub Shop Italian Sub 5 inches
Italian Sub 5 inches

Chow down on their tuna in the form of a salad for a crisp and refreshing meal. Their tuna was astounding. It’s served on a bed of lettuce and topped with your choice of add-ons, we went with the hot pepper relish and oil and vinegar dressing. Choose a size and enjoy. This is the medium, a good size if you’re really hungry or want to share. The tuna salad is a hot seller and for obvious reasons, it was well seasoned and perfectly creamy. 

Williams Sub Shop Tuna Salad
Tuna Salad

Their sides burst with flavor and are the perfect addition to your sandwich or salad. Choose between their Redskin Potato Salad, Greek Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Tuna Macaroni Salad. You can order it as a side, ½ pint or regular size pint. All of the salads are homemade and yes, they are dreamy and creamy. 

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The staff was so kind to us and they brought us every side to try. The Redskin Potato Salad was good, a safe order that will be comforting and filling. The Greek Potato Salad, however, is my favorite of the two because of the additional zesty bite you get. There’s a little tang that had me basically licking the bowl clean. The Coleslaw was the runner up as its cold and crisp texture was light and semi sweet. I don’t usually like coleslaw because sometimes the texture gets to me, but I’d have to define the one at Williams Sub Shop as perfection. The Tuna Macaroni Salad was also very tasty. It’s a classic side and doesn’t leave you feeling overly full since it’s served cold and even though there’s macaroni, it’s still a light refreshing bite. 

Williams Sub Shop Tuna Macaroni Salad and Coleslaw
Tuna Macaroni Salad (left) and Coleslaw (right)
Williams Sub Shop Greek Potato Salad and Redskin Potato Salad
Greek Potato Salad (left) and Redskin Potato Salad (right)

They offered to take our picture, how cute! I love going on lunch dates/food reviews with Aunty Karen.

Williams Sub Shop Haley and Aunty Karen
Haley and Aunty Karen

The majority of the people that stopped in requested their orders to-go.

Williams Sub Shop Interior

The staff is pretty quick to get orders out and even during their afternoon rush they kept a steady flow and positive attitude.

Williams Sub Shop Order Line
Williams Sub Shop Order Line

After devouring all the sides, half of the Yum Yum Sub, half of the Italian Sub, and a few big forkfuls of the Tuna Salad, I was completely floored. Williams Sub Shop is that familiar sandwich shop that’s been around for years and years and you wonder why you didn’t come across it sooner. It’s a hole in the wall gem that I look forward to visiting every time I’m passing by. 

Williams Sub Shop
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  • Williams Sub Shop
  • (727)347-9497
  • Sandwiches, Salads, Lunch
    • Mon - Mon 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue - Fri 10:00am - 8:00pm
    • Sat - Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • Sun - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • 3801 Tyrone Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709, US

Williams Sub Shop serves sandwiches and salads since 1958 in St. Petersburg.

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