We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Al's State Street Cafe

114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
+1 617-720-5555
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (25 reviews)
“subs” (35 reviews)
“meatball sub” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (108)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great sandwiches at reasonable prices, made quickly! We were visiting the aquarium and needed a quick lunch which worked for the whole family. Yelp lead us to Al's and the previous reviews were spot on. It is a place for the locals and it operates...More

Thank xxxadixxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy, very busy, all locals. Wait wasn't long from order to getting food. Subs were all good and everything fresh. We went at 1pm to avoid the long lines (line still moves fast) but still many people there. I thought subs were good, not the...More

Thank walt42
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This is a take out shop near the Harbor front end of State Street. The submarine sandwiches are very good, the menu is varied, and the prices are low. Service is fast, and the lady who works the register is a very nice person.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fresh crusty bread rolls with delicious fillings all made to order. Very large sandwiches. Hot and cold options. All at a very good price. We'll worth a visit.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Sometimes, when I want to treat myself, like tomorrow, I’ll go in early & treat myself to one of Big Al’s subs. The problem is which one! Too many good ones! I probably get a steak & cheese. It’s the best & a treat I...More

Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Al's has some of the best lunches in the Financial District. They have excellent subs, both hot and cold. For hot, try the meatball parm. For cold, try the italian cold cuts. They also have a terrific antipasto salad. The service is quick. This restaurant...More

Thank mrsiss
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Working in Downtown Boston, you will quickly come to realize that Als is a frequented spot for the locals. This place is packed on a typical day around lunch time although the service is very fast and efficient. As other reviewers have stated, the subs...More

Thank Connor L
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my sub! All the ingredients were very fresh. It's a very loud and boisterous place, but also very friendly and homey. The price was really good to! I was told by who I think must have been the owner that they were...More

Thank Cole S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Al's State Street Cafe gets it right with traditional, hearty, old-school deli style sandwiches. Immensely popular with several locations. Buy one hero and share with a friend; it's more than enough. Food is fresh and tasty. No frills, counter dining. If you like atmosphere, order...More

Thank TeeCee_NYC
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We go to Al's every one in a while when is nice out to get great hot subs. Meatball & Chicken Paris are fantastic and the bag lunch is a great deal!!! Favorite of the locals for sure.

Thank Jared W
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
Nearby Restaurants
Bostonia Public House
523 reviews
.04 km away
Anthem Kitchen & Bar
420 reviews
.09 km away
Crush Pizza
75 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
5,052 reviews
.11 km away
Quincy Market
2,200 reviews
.10 km away
Faneuil Hall Historic Site
486 reviews
.16 km away
Marriott's Custom House
76 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Al's State Street Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 State St, Boston, MA 02109-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-720-5555
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing