Some people think a Zilly's sub has too much bread and can't be any good because it's on the Ave, but I disagree.
I love the bread. It's never too hard and it has cool little seeds or something on it. Anyone who knows me knows I don't have a complicated pallet. I like basic foods & I despise frills.
At Zilly's, I am set free of the frills. You can get a 12-inch sub with ham, turkey and cheese, along with a big chocolate chip cookie for $6.50. It's filling and exactly what I need for a simple lunch.
Most everyone else in line orders subs with all kinds of strange sauces that are spicy and usually put on noodle dishes, but since I never order them and am horrified of accidentally biting into one, I have no idea what they are called and if they are good. But I do know that every time I go to Zilly's I see a lot of the same people as I did all the days before, so something keeps people coming back.
Oh, and the women that own and run the place are some of the warmest and friendliest in Seattle.