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Our Deli Story

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In 1968, a young Brad Fuller decided to leave his small Connecticut town to explore what was quickly emerging as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States - Southern California. Manhattan Beach, to be precise.  As a young manufacturing designer, Brad thrived in the youthful and idealistic environment which characterized sunny Los Angeles County. From Tommy's Burger joint in downtown LA to beach volleyball on the shores of the famous South Bay, Brad had found his home.  But something was missing...

Although he was an integral cog in a new electronics company with recognizable potential, Brad decided to follow his heart.  Since he had been in the South Bay, he had not been able to find a good sandwich. Nothing that even came close to what he had proudly lived on for many of his 24 years past.  So he made a decision; one that would change his life.  He bid farewell to the warm and familiar beaches of Southern California and drove all the way back across country to pursue his dream.

In 1969, Brad moved back to Hartford, Connecticut to learn a trade - the trade of making the perfect deli     grinder. For six months he studied and learned the business from a mentor in his hometown.  While many people may think of a sandwich as two pieces of bread, some meat, cheese, and an occasional veggie or two, Brad knew it was actually an art form - and he treated the process as such.  Only the finest deli meats and cheeses, the freshest vegetables and herbs, always 100% extra virgin olive oil, and of course, the perfect roll, were to be used when constructing one of these grinders.  And oh yes, let's not forget the "secret" ingredient.

As promised, Brad returned to Southern California six months later.  But instead of a drafting table, some paper and pencils, this time he was equipped with a business partner, a business plan, and a new craft.  Not long thereafter, the first Original Giant Grinder was born.

East Coast Flavor on The West Coast! Today, the Giant Grinder Deli maintains the same high standards that have always been the foundation of the dream. The freshest local ingredients are used; local whenever possible.  And the business is still truly "family owned and operated."  Brad's son Eric runs their popular Long Beach store of 25 years, while Brad and his wife Sherri, proudly operate their newest location in San Luis Obispo.  You might even see their daughter Jamie and her beau, Jay, behind the counter now and then. The Giant Grinder (or the "G-shop" as the family has come to call it) has found a home here on the Central Coast, and welcomes the community in for a bite!

...instead of a drafting table, some paper and pencils, this time he was equipped with a business partner, a business plan, and a new craft. Not long thereafter, the first Original Giant Grinder Deli was born

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Hot Roast Beef Grinder Sandwich

Hot Roast Beef Grinder Sandwich

With pepper, tomato, and provolone.

$9.50 | $16.50

Half Meatball, Half Sausage Grinder Sandwich

Half Meatball, Half Sausage Grinder Sandwich


rated 4.5/5 from 52 customers!

With peppers and cheese.

$9.50 | $16.50

East Coast Grinder Sandwich Combo

East Coast Grinder Sandwich Combo

With mortadella, Italian salami, and capicolla, includes lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, provolone cheese, oregano, salt and pepper, and 100% olive oil.

$9.50 | $16.50

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The Broad Street Giant Grinder is rated 4.4/5 from 52 customers!


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david h
San Luis Obispo, CA

I regularly eat at all of the sandwich shops in SLO and enjoy every one of them. What makes the Giant Grinder Shop different is their more traditional feel on italian style subs. I have never had a sandwich in Italy, nor have a I had a New York/New ...

Dec 15, 2015
david h
San Luis Obispo, CA

I regularly eat at all of the sandwich shops in SLO and enjoy every one of them. What makes the Giant Grinder Shop different is their more traditional feel on italian style subs. I have never had a sandwich in Italy, nor have a I had a New York/New ...

Dec 15, 2015
John Galbreath Rewards Member
San Luis Obispo, CA

Very good thx have a great day

Dec 13, 2015
Isaac Wollman Rewards Member

Excellent food and friendly staff.

Dec 3, 2015
Brian P Rewards Member
San Luis Obispo, CA

I LOVE this place! Fresh ingredients on fresh baked bread....from a great staff!

Nov 30, 2015
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Luke W.

I've eaten here twice, and one time it was good and the other it was great. That's not bad at all and a solid track record in my opinion. Both times I had the Italian, that's THE sandwich to get if you want to test out a ...

Nov 29, 2015
RoseAnn an Jimmy Martin Rewards Member
San Luis Obispo, CA

Outstanding. Best sandwich shop in SLO. Everyone so happy that works there! I love visiting for those two reasons

Nov 8, 2015
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Brian K.
Fort Collins, CO

I've visited here multiple times over the years (since it opened I guess).  I'm still not sure what to think!  Probably it's just my taste in sandwiches - my advice would be to try their sandwiches as they are on the menu.  If that doesn't suit ...

Nov 5, 2015
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Adam B.
Salt Lake City, UT

Just moved to SLO - and am starting to eat my way through the town.  Picked up a load of sandwiches for the team at work today and overall these were met with great reviews.  The pastrami was my sandwich of choice and it definitely did the trick, even after ...

Nov 4, 2015
Tom Rewards Member
Morro Bay, CA

Great sandwich, I know it's going to be great, every time I go thete

Nov 3, 2015
Ryan Nicole
San Luis Obispo, CA

Just a block from my house I can't get enough of this great deli. We often have it catered for work lunches as well. Even if I didn't live close is still visit this delicious deli regularly. Great service too!

Nov 1, 2015
Ken L.
Ventura, CA

Love this place! Subs are big and fresh and yummy!! Friendly staff too.

Oct 20, 2015
Jamie
San Luis Obispo, CA

Delicious sandwiches with great flavor and friendly staff. What more could you ask for, an awesome experience every time.

Oct 15, 2015
Kelly P. Rewards Member
Hayward, CA

My favorite sandwich spot in San Luis Obispo! The Italian meats are always on point and owner really has an awesome background story. Everything tastes amazing every single time and their staff is always super helpful in recommendations and so courteous. 5 millions stars, Giant Grinder!

Oct 6, 2015
Jr Rewards Member

Huge, delicious as always!

Oct 6, 2015

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1901 Broad St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4406
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