Hopkins’ Eatery is Blake Approved

Walking into Hopkins’ Eatery on Market Street I realized two things.  First, I should have called in my order because the line stretched around the counter.  Second, I discovered the place on the northeast side of Tallahassee favored by ladies who lunch.

While waiting in line behind two women discussing how best to tone their triceps I looked through the menu.  There were numerous salads and sandwiches and I settled on the Ultimate Turkey.  As I made my way towards the cashier I watched her furiously takes order and scribble them on a paper pad.  She was a highly trained professional and I was impressed how she managed the long line.  When it was my turn I placed my order and grabbed a seat.

The two guys behind the counter called out names as orders streamed out of the kitchen.  I waited. And waited. And waited some more.  I asked if they had anything for Mike and they told me it would be up in a minute or two.  More time passed and one of the guys asked if I had ordered an Ultimate Turkey.  He handed me my sandwich and told me the cashier had taken down my name as Blake.

I grabbed the bag and headed for my office.  I unwrapped the sandwich.  The Ultimate Turkey consisted of turkey breast, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, mushrooms, tomato, onion, lettuce, mayonnaise, topped with parmesan dressing and served hot.  The bread was a little soggy but I assume that was because of the amount of time it sat on the counter waiting for Blake.

The meat and cheese were piled high.  The mushroom added a nice bit of earthiness to the sandwich.  The parmesan dressing and cheese added another layer of flavor to the sandwich which made it more than a normal turkey sub.  The sandwich was a little messy to eat, but by the time I was done there was nothing left but a few stray pieces of lettuce. Thankfully I still had enough room to polish off one of Hopkins’ delicious Congo bars.

Sweet Tea & Bourbon’s Rating:
Atmosphere: B
Taste: B
Presentation: C
Service: B-
Cleanliness: A
Price: $

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2 thoughts on “Hopkins’ Eatery is Blake Approved

  1. It’s funny to me that Hopkins has 3 locations now. They were always hit or miss for me at the Lake Ella one. I’ve had good subs but usually something is just off about them. Have you been to the other locations?

    • I have been to the Lake Ella location but not the third one. The ultimate turkey sub I had at their Market Street location was by far the best I’ve had at Hopkins’. I tried their Italian in the past (Lake Ella location a few years ago) and was not impressed.

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