Cheap Eats 2017: Bub and Pop’s

Bub and Pop's. Photo by Scott Suchman

About Bub and Pop's

1815 M St NW
Washington, DC 20036
NW Northwest Dr
Silver Spring, MD

Contact This Restaurant

Hoagies at this mom-and-son joint always pose a conundrum: How the heck do you eat this thing? Even the half portions are so gargantuan you’ll be tempted to fork-and-knife it. But there’s nothing wrong with going for a double-handed grip and letting the juices run down your arm. Particularly worth the mess are Pop’s beef brisket with apple-horseradish cream, five-year-aged Gouda, and veal jus (spring for the optional fried egg), as well as the Bolognese Parmesan. Although it might seem as if you can’t eat anything more, the house-made French onion dip with chips is worth it. Also good: Hong Kong Connection with char siu-style pork; seasonal pickles.

Get Our “Brunches This Weekend” Newsletter

The best breakfasts and brunches to try every weekend, plus our most popular food stories of the week.

Or, see all of our newsletters. By signing up, you agree to our terms.