More About Catering by Bub and Pop's

In Addition to our Regular Catering Menu (see link on the left for our catering menu)
we've just added 3 Pasta Entree's plus 2 vegetable sides, freshly sauteed Broccoli Rabe & freshly sauteed Mushrooms to our Catering Form.  

The Pasta Entrees and Veggie Sides fully described on our Catering Form. 

Our 3 Baked Pasta Entrees, plus our Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Parmesan & Bolognese Parmesan work great for your Sunday get together.  We'll give you instructions on how to finish them at home.  

Try our sides or make your own!

Minimum order on any item is for 10 people
~Beanie's Greenie's Salad or Caesar Salad
Rolls Included
~Desserts:  Cookies,  Ice Cream Sandwiches, Water Ice are also listed on our Regular Catering Menu

~Call us at 202-457-1111 - Ask For Arlene


 D.C.’s most essential dishes of 2016 - as of 2019 Our Italian Hoagie is still our best seller!!!

 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.”

  1815 M St. NW. $10 for a half sandwich; $18 for a whole.

~As teenagers in South Philadelphia, Mae & Irv (Bub and Pop) Wagner fell in love and married in their early 20s. They both loved delicious home-style food, especially the delicacies of the 9th Street Italian Market. When Pop returned from WWII - a decorated hero - they bought a small corner grocery/deli in West Philly (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 Jonathan reinvents these classics.

Welcome to Bub and Pop's


Of course we Cater - Monday thru Saturday!!!

​Ask us what works for YOUR Sunday Dinner!

 Keep reading our announcements on this page for more info on Catering. You can also go to the orange rectangle to the left of this, click on "Daily Menu etc" to print out our Catering Form and our complete Daily Menu.

Observing Lent - we have several sandwich options plus our Beanie's Greenies Salad which comes in 2 sizes;  

Sandwiches....Mixed Cheese Hoagie, Fresh Mozzarella, Vegan, Eggplant Parmesan, The Rich Boy (Shrimp) & Fried Fish Hoagie (Whiting).  Don't forget to check out our soup to see if that fits into your dietary needs during Lent.

Happy Hour is 3:00 pm until closing on Monday thru Friday.  With the purchase of a sandwich, Beer is $3, Bub's Red and Pop's White (Burgundy & Chablis are $4 a glass).  

Daily Menu Update as of 11/5/2018 - FYI - Our Tuna Hoagie & Tuna Melt will now be listed together on our "printable" menu.  Why you may ask?  Two Reasons...They are the same sandwich but 1 is baked and 1 is cold.  The 2nd reason why...We have Officially added The Vegan to our menu and needed to make room for it.  If you miss the Bulgarian Feta, try the Vegan with the Bulgarian Feta as an add on.  You can request some Balsamic Vinaigrette on top of your Bulgarian Feta too! 

Click on the link on the left (Daily Menu, Breakfast Menu and Catering Form)

and you can print your own copy.

Yes, it's true. 

As of October 23, 2018, Handmade Sea Salt & Black Pepper Potato Chips

are back on our menu. 

You might want to call ahead to make sure you get them before they sell out


Can you believe some people still don't know we are making them again!

Catering & Pasta!

We have 3 New Pasta Entrees for Catering with an option for a Side of Sauteed Broccoli Rabe or Sauteed Mushrooms (this is in addition to everything else on our Catering Form).  Our Baked Pasta Entrees, Chicken Parmesan, Eggplant Parmesan & Bolognese are great for your Sunday entertaining.  We'll give you instructions on how to finish them at home.   

Print out our Catering Form (in the orange rectangle to the left,  by clicking on Daily Menu; then scroll down and you'll see the option to print) -

Or take the easy route and call us for more info and some hand holding - 


New Hours Starting Oct 1, 2018 - we will now be open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm 

​Saturday remains 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our Regular Menu - Print a copy of our updated menu by clicking in the orange rectangle (to the left of this) and scrolling down.  Our regular menu has been updated as of Monday, November 5, 2018 -

It will help you plan lunch today


also describes each item on our

Catering Form.

Update:  Our newest flavor Water Ice aka

Philly speak for Italian Ice is 7 Apples.  

 We also have Beets & Berries and Grapefruit & Lavender -

It's all listed on the Yellow Sheet at the restaurant. 

Over 21 years of age - try it Spiked...pairings are on the Yellow Sheet!

Why you may ask are our sandwiches so amazing, how can the baked pasta dishes be so outstanding,

and why are we now an international destination? 

It's all about the food


the Chef that Creates it All!

About our ChefChef Jonathan Taub is a graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He apprenticed at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia under Chefs Kai Lermen, John Hamme and Mark Arnao.  Chef Taub worked with Michelin-starred Chefs Jean Marie Lacroix and Alain Ducasse.  Chef Taub’s staged experiences include Morimoto, and Tru with Tramonto in Chicago. 

He brings his 20 plus years in fine dining to Bub and Pop’s

Career Opportunities

Sous Chef - Because we are a small family owned and operated restaurant with a Master Level Chef, we offer a unique opportunity for you to perfect your art, learn from our Chef  at our Fine Dining offering, and our Sandwich Shop where we cook from scratch, plus, if interested, small enough that you can also learn the business.

We have an immediate opening, please send your resume to

Line Cooks - tired of doing the same old assembly of food day in and day out?  Do you truly want to cook?  We have an immediate opening, please send your resume to 

 Food at Bub and Pop's is available to eat in, take out and for CATERING Monday thru Saturday with some great entrees for your Sunday entertaining that can be finished at home (with Chef's instructions of course) - check out our printable menu and catering form -

you'll find the link on the left side of this page in the orange rectangle. 

​UberEats delivers our food.  We deliver our Catering!

​Fly Eagles Fly - 2018 Super Bowl Champions

The Philadelphia Eagles - ​Yes, we are from Philly!!!!

​Cheese Steaks are now available for Catering

   Roast Pork is back as The Philly Special (the broccoli rabe

is sauteed with hot cherry  peppers,

in fact it's on our menu everyday -

print a copy from website!!!

​​​​​​Catering is available Monday thru Saturday, with great options for your Sunday entree to be finished in your own oven.  Order our sides or make your own. 
Click the link on the left for our Catering Form 
or call us at 202-457-1111​​​​​

Breakfast at Bub and Pop's

Monday thru Friday - 8 am  to 7 pm

Our Breakfast Sandwich is Available All Day

On the left, "Click" on the "Daily Menu, Breakfast Menu & Catering Form" 

for a printable copy of our Breakfast Menu

Saturday Hours - 11 am to 4 pm  

Our Breakfast Sandwich is available on Saturday

We proudly serve Vigilante Coffee

Immediate openings for Sous Chef & 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​

The Best Sandwich Shop in Every State (OK, and D.C.)​
Hey Fans, Check this listing of the best by state.  
Of course we nailed it for DC!

Diner's Drive Ins & Dives
Bub and Pop's - Between the Bread aired on Diner's Drive-ins & Dives  January 2016 - It can be viewed on
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 (Porchetta) now called The Philly Special in honor of Super Bowl Champions the Philadelphia Eagles.​​

                         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

All Fried Foods Are Prepared in the Same Frying Oil (e.g. The Rich Boy),

Please Let Us Know If You Have Food Allergies.


​~Check Our Facebook Page daily to see what Chef Jon has added to our menu for the day.


​​​​​​​​​​Monday thru Friday  -                              8 am to 7 pm

Saturday -  11 am to 4 pm

​Sunday: Closed

 1815 M street NW. Washington  DC, 20036

~Phone # 202-457-1111,

~Fax # 202-457-8111