We ate a few times at Wolfies, enjoying it every time. A great place to grab a great sandwich!
593 Faculty Street
Boone, NC 28607
Mon -> Thu 11:00 am -> 4:00 pm
Fri -> Sat 1:30 am ->5:00 pm
(Hours “Subject to Change!”)
Ray: On my first visit, I had the “South of the Border” sub (mesquite turkey, lettuce, tomato, onion, jalapenos, salsa, and pepper jack cheese) along with a bag of chips and a coke.
Tom: And, how did you find your sandwich?
Ray: I ordered it and they brought it out!
The sandwich was excellent! Just the right amount of heat from the salsa and jalapenos, balanced by the turkey and veggies. The veggies were fresh, as was the bread. The chips & coke were, well, chips and a coke. Nothing special there.
Tom: On my first visit I had the Cuban and it was great!.
Ray: On my second visit, I tried the Authentic Italian (tavern ham, genoa salami, capocolla, pepperoni, provolone, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic, parmesan, and oregano on a sub roll). It was likewise excellent, one of the best Italian subs I have ever had.
Tom: I had the Cuban again, with the (1-oz!?!) Bag of chips and pickle spear ($1.00). With a small Coke it was all 9 bucks even. Might as well have skipped the extras since a Cuban (and indeed this one) has slices of pickle in it.
Ray: And, how did you find your sandwich?
Tom: I opened the wrapper and there it was! It was very good and true to the recipe. Pork, ham, swiss, pickle slices and a mustard/may sauce–I guess, I was not positive about the orangeish sauce. It was pressed flat in the grilling, as it should be. Very tasty, considering we are far from the hotbed of Cuban sandwiches–
Florida. I’ve gotten very authentic ones the last two summers at The Floridian Restaurant on Treasure Island, FL–those are the best! Wolfie’s is about as close as you can get. They use Boar’s Head meats for a good quality sandwich.
Ray: As there is no inside dining, the food here is served wrapped in typical sub wrap paper, with styrofoam cups for the drinks.
Tom: Yeah, the Health Department made them get rid of the stools since they have no restroom. The counter is still there if you need to eat inside, and there is a bench outside they provide. However, that was occupied by tourists when we stepped out with our food and they did not get the message from the sign saying it is for Wolfie’s customers, nor from my eye-contact glares I gave them 3 times, while I was obviously holding my Wolfie’s food. Some people. We ate around the corner in the hard-surface park that is sprinkled with In memoriam bricks interspersed with tacky advertising bricks.
Ray: The service was cheerful and fast both times I visited.
Tom: Yes, again, the food was delivered about as fast as made-to-order food can be. Good service.
Ray: Wolfie’s is your typical “hole in the wall”, literally. It reminds me in size (but not cuisine) of the old “Tasty” in Harvard Square. There is a counter at which you order and a bench outside the door for seating. On the first visit there was some minimal inside seating, but this is now gone. Like “The Tasty” in Harvard Square, Wolfie’s is likely the most profitable restaurant per square foot in Boone. Not hard, given that it’s probably less that 200 square feet. Those of us who enjoyed “The Tasty” still mourn its loss, yeah these 12+ years since its untimely closing (after being a landmark for 81 years).
Tom: Well, my sandwich was filling enough, too, that I only ate a little of the second half before you shamed me into taking the rest back to finish another time. I nuked it a day or two later for lunch and it was still very good.
Ray: Wolfie’s is a great sandwich shop. They have dozens of menu sandwiches, in addition to a “choose your own ingredients” option. It is easily the best sandwich shop in the High Country. The accommodations are sparse, but that just gives it character. I hope Wolfie’s is around as long as The Tasty was. I would recommend Wolfie’s to anyone looking for a great sandwich, with no reservations whatsoever.
Tom: Me, too. Especially because I don’t think they take reservations.
Ray: You moron.
Web site — they claim it to be www.wolfiesdeli.com but when you go there you find their domain name has been hijacked and you are at an impostor site. I guess that’s what happens when you fail to renew your domain name in time. Whoops.
Health inspection ratings (click on the date just under the Visits: (Not the Ratings listed under that!)