Editor’s Note: This past July, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!
A mid-week, mid-day break sometimes calls for that most classic of American luncheons – a sandwich (or in this case, a hoagie). I ventured down to the southwest corner of the Valley and stopped in Campbelltown for a place I continually see touted as having the best sub in the mid-state area.
Hauz ’O Hoagies, located on Route 322 in the village, is in the end unit of a single-story commercial building.
Hauz ‘O Hoagies
2838 Horseshoe Pike
Campbelltown, PA 17010
Phone: (717) 473-5350
Tue: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thu: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
They provide an online menu listing their 16 mob-themed sandwiches, each with the name of a reputed mobster. The online menu does not have prices for the sandwiches listed, but the are shown within the sandwich shop.
Since I was coming from about 10 miles away and needed to run an errand first, I called in my order. The first time I called, the line was busy. I called back a minute later and I was immediately put on hold. Nine minutes and 36 seconds later, I was still on hold, but I could hear the conversations in the background as if I had been forgotten about.
Normally I would have hung up, went with another lunch option, or given up all together. But I knew I had time and I was committed to the review.
Eventually, they realized they forgot about me and hung up the phone. So, I called back a third time and we shared a laugh about the snafu.
My order for the day was the Cousin Eddie ($11.95), named for Eddie Garafola. This sandwich comes with hot soppressata, capocollo, pepperoni, and pepper jack cheese on soft or hard roll.
For the selection of meat, they utilize Dietz & Wasson meats, and it makes a difference in the taste of the sandwich.
The sandwich itself was put together beautifully and does not try to overdo itself. It’s easy for sub sandwiches to be overloaded, which makes for a mess while eating. This roll didn’t break apart and provided an enjoyable lunch.
Our take: Hauz ’O Hoagies provides an exceptional sandwich and with high quality ingredients. While my phone ordering experience today wasn’t the best, I am going to assume that this is not the norm. The online menu only lists the sandwiches. The menu posted within the shop has more listed including sides and drinks. There is a small area inside for table eating. The sandwiches are on the pricier side, I would prefer that they be listed on their online menu.
We give this place .