Its name might sound like some kind of nautical stunt-driving maneuver, but Chase the Submarine is actually a gourmet deli, butcher shop, wine store, and food market in the Halstead Square area. Husband and wife team Tim Ma and Joey Hernandez named the shop after their young son, Chase, and their staple menu item, the submarine sandwich, creating a family-friendly atmosphere that Vienna residents love.
The counter-service dining room seats about thirty, and it is decorated with minimalist, modern touches; it’s the kind of place where you stop for a quick bite, rather than settle in for a multi-course meal. While the menu mostly features gourmet sandwiches ranging from cheesesteaks to pastrami, Yelp reviewers also recommend trying the creme fraiche chicken wings and the veggie curry platter. On your way out, don’t forget to stop by the butcher counter to pick up some ground beef or bacon, and then head over to the shop’s market section for some bread and a six pack of craft beer.