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282 Highland Ave, Malden, MA 02148-6407
+1 781-321-9365
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We were looking for a place for lunch today after visiting a specialty shop in the area. We found this sub shop and it was a gem. Many sandwiches, salads, and subs to choose from - great variety.Each item is made to order and very fresh. Good size portions , quick service and clean . When in the area again,... More 

Thank 1Jannie
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Have been eating here for many years. The food is always very good , some of the many things to order are the chicken parm sub. the steak and cheese, eggplant parm, and the steak and egg. also make a good cheeseburger plate with fries or salad. if your in the area give it a try ! i highly recommend... More 

Thank twodogs81
Malden, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Been coming here for over 10 years and the food is great with good prices. Never had an issue except maybe the fries came out later then usual but fantastic service. I've tried their pizza, subs, calzones, wraps, salads and anything else they have to offer and I liked them all.

Thank Ricky C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I ordered from them tonight. It took an hour and a half to get delivered. When I called to see where my order was I got we're too busy the guy hasn't even left yet and the girl hung up on me. When the food finally arrived it was cold and you could tell it had been sitting there for... More 

Thank Jennifer K
boston, Ma
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Malden has a couple of great sub shops, and Big A is one of them! They use a braided roll for large subs, fantastic! The meats are always fresh and the subs are a great size. They also have great calzones!

Thank cdeen
Malden, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Huge calzones for a party large square tray. Aways get the ck parm and italian cold cut always a hit!

Thank Progolfa
Manchester, NH
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Small place with tight seating. Very quick and friendly service. When I walked in, and it was obvious I was a first timer, the manager or owner said, "try the steak and cheese, it's the best around." The sandwich was very good, with a fresh roll. Maybe not the best around, but pretty good. Would return if in the area.

Thank NCHS80
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

I love the food here! From pizza to subs to salad you can't go wrong. The quality and freshness is exceptional. The food is just amazing. I've been a customer since the Girls Catholic High School days and the quality has never changed. Always friendly service. I highly recommend the Bid A it's the best sub shop in town!!! (BY... More 

Thank Ana H
Boston, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

I'm obsessed with the tuna salad here. I don't know what they put in it, but I've loved it for years. I used to order it at least once a week when I lived in Medford. It's probably the one thing I miss most since I moved to Stoneham. I will try to find a reason to drive down Highland... More 

Thank LeaMotts
Billerica, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

I didn't realize how much I loved the Big A until I moved away from the Malden area. I miss being able to just run in after work and bring home some delicious subs. Their deli meat is thinly sliced, flavorful and always fresh. If you're really hungry, try one of the dinner plates (Chicken Bob is my favorite). They... More 

Thank robyn76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Highland Ave, Malden, MA 02148-6407
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Malden
  • Phone Number: +1 781-321-9365

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?