As teenagers in South Philadelphia, Mae & Irv (Bub and Pop} Wagner fell in love and married in their early 20's. They both loved delicious home-style food, especially the delicacies of the 9th Street Italian Market. When Pop returned from WWII - a decorated hero earning 2 Medals of Valor - they bought a small corner grocery/deli in West Philly (a photo now hangs in the restaurant) and created their own style Italian Hoagie and Braised Beef Brisket Sandwiches. Almost 60 years later these sandwiches are the inspiration for our menu as their grandson, Chef Jon Taub reinvents these classics.
Bub and Pop's will be closed for Thanksgiving including Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Order ahead if you want any of our hot entrees for your family. They can be frozen and we will provide directions to either bake the same or next day or from frozen.
Bub and Pop's Turkey Gravy!!!
Chef Jon's secret recipe of slow simmered bones and aromatics is available for your Thanksgiving Dinner. That's right, you can have his gravy at your dinner table on Thanksgiving.
Orders must be placed the day before you want to pick it up; it cannot be ordered and picked up on the same day.
Order your quart of Turkey Gravy by either emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling in your order, again, the day before - 202-457-1111. The cost is $24 a quart. Specify your choice of either gluten free (thickened with cornstarch) or a traditional roux (which is not gluten free). All quarts will be in a vacuum sealed bag so it will be easier to re-heat. It can also be frozen, so you may want to order and pick-up yours yo asap as the supply will be limited.
New Menu - September 14. 2022
Some of your favorites are back full time! Print your own copy, click on "menus and catering form" above, then scroll to the bottom of the page. That's where you'll find out printable pdf.
We now have 2 services windows at the front of the restaurant to serve you:
1) On the far right (next to the steps) is for PICK UP ORDERS ONLY, (customer phone in orders, DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub).
2) In the middle - for Placing Orders Only
We recommend you call ahead to order 202-457-1111.
Seating is outside and also on Ozio's Patio. No indoor seating.
The best way to find out what's happening at Bub and Pop's is to be on our email list. If you are not on our email list - email us at email@example.com and we will add you. Have a question, email us firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice mail 202-457-1111.
Hours of Operations: Tuesday thru Saturday - 11:00 am to 3 pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Best Sandwich Shop 2021 - voted by the Readers of the Washington City Paper!!!
Tim Carman, The Washington Post Food Critic has published the 25 Best Sandwiches in D.C. and Bub and Pop's is on that list!!!
Career Opportunities - Immediate openings for Line Cooks - FYI - Our Line Cooks Really Cook,
There is so much more to making our delicious sandwiches, you will work under the instruction of a Master Level Chef who cooks from scratch.
Send your resume to email@example.com
Best Sandwich Shops in the United States - Bub and Pop's is #1 in D.C. https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/recipes/the-top-sandwich-joint-in-every-state-and-dc/ss-BB1ddEkO#image=10
April 2021 - checkout our new menu as of April 14, 2021 - we've added two more veggies to our South Philly Ratatouille Sandwich - a printable copy of our menu is available under the heading "menu and catering form" - just scroll to the very bottom of that page.
March 2021 - Exciting News!!! Lovefood.com did a list of the best sandwich shops in every state and D.C. Bub and Pop's is the best in D.C. https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/recipes/the-top-sandwich-joint-in-every-state-and-dc/ss-BB1ddEkO#image=10
3 Delivery Platforms Deliver Our Food - UberEats, GrubHub, & DoorDash.
Check this out: Bub and Pop's has been listed in Washington on a Budget -
Saturday, April 18, 2020. As you know life changes daily. We are doing our best to keep the website updated, but recommend that you stay in touch for up to the minute information on our Bub and Pop's Facebook page, and also be added to our email list. You can request you be added by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beer - Thank you to Mayor Bowser and ABRA for allowing us to sell Beer, Wine & Liquor (in closed containers) for take out and delivery. You must also purchase a prepared food item with your alcohol purchase.
Supper at Bub's - Our Fine Dining Experience will soon be accepting reservations. Click on the above link at the very top for full details. We will be checking your emails to email@example.com We will get back to you to take your reservation for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Click on the link for details on late reservations.
#FoodNetwork - Bub and Pop's was re-visited by Guy Fieri of Diner's Drive Ins & Dives and it aired on Friday, January 24. 2016. It was terrific. They liked us so much, they came back for a 2nd visit and more of Chef Jon Taub's creations. Check the foodnetwork.com for listings. Look for Triple D Nation: Between the Bread - Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: Season 24, Episode 7
October 2019 - Best Sandwich Shop in D.C. says M.S.N. Read all about it: https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/the-best-sandwich-shop-in-every-us-state-and-dc/ss-AAIShm6?ocid=spartandhp&fbclid=IwAR0dXOlxsuD3-TC_kw2_DjVa8iDO8-cL2OuG8NlHNTMQtgxC-1Bltm9-jfE#image=10
VERY EXCITING NEWS! - Chef Jonathan Taub appeared on the NEW Food Network Show - Carnivorous with Courtney Rada. The Carnivorous crew filmed at Bub and Pop's in the Fall 2018. The segment with Chef Jon aired on July 28. This was Chef Jonathan Taub's 3rd appearance on the Food Network - He has appeared on Diner's Drive-In's & Dives which aired for the first time in January 2016, he has been on Guy's Grocery Games and now Carnivorous with Courtney Rada - And you all have him right here in Washington, D.C.!!!
BBQ Competition!!! - Chef Jon won 1st Place for Comb Ribs & Chicken at the Southern Maryland Pork in the Park Competition, Sat, May 18, 2019
Why you may ask are our sandwiches so amazing, why is everything on our menu outstanding and why are we an international destination?
The Best Sandwich Shop in Every State
Hey Fans, Check this listing of the best by state.
Of course we nailed it for DC! 2021 and 2022
Diner's Drive Ins & Dives
Bub and Pop's - Between the Bread aired on Diner's Drive-ins & Dives January 2016
The sandwiches Guy choose to have Chef Jon prepare for him were The Jewish Hoagie (now called The Hebrew Hammer for our son and brother Peter W. Taub) and The Roast Pork now renamed The Philly Special for the Eagles trick play during their Super Bowl LII win 2018.
Wonder how the Li'l Petey Food Challenge got its name...
Chef Jon created the Li'l Petey when we opened in 2013. He named it for his brother Peter. Staff Sargent Peter W. Taub, Special Agent U.S. Air Force
November 2, 1985 - December 21, 2015
ALWAYS AND FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS
Bub’s Italian Hoagie at Bub and Pop’s. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)
Bub’s Italian Hoagie at Bub and Pop’s
Selected by Kyle Bailey, executive chef of Birch & Barley and the Arsenal
For Bailey, there is no better sandwich in the District than the Italian hoagie at Bub and Pop’s. The bread makes the difference, he wrote: It holds its own in a sandwich stacked with prosciutto, capicola, pepperoni, salami and provolone. And there are cheffy touches, too: house-made mayo; a relish made with hot pepper, sweet pepper and onion; a top-secret vinaigrette; and a hearty but non-traditional shaving of Pecorino Romano. “The meat-cheese-fixins’ ratio,” Bailey wrote, “is always on point.”
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