Dish Score: 71
Overall Score: 71
- Presentation & Creativity: 11/20
- Portion Size & Nutritional Value: 7/10
- Ingredient Compatibility: 8/10
- Flavor, Taste, Texture, & Doneness: 31/40
- Service: 7/10
- Restaurant Appearance: 3/5
- Cost vs. Value: 4/5
I first became interested in Penny Hill Deli & Subs when I saw their name. As a fan of the local musician, Penny Hill, I was half-hoping this would be a shrine and delicatessen in her honor. Alas, there was not any music memorabilia to be found. Instead, Penny Hill has more of a sports bar appeal to it. Clad in OU sports memorobilia and featuring a flat-screen TV at every booth (presumably so you can watch the big game), the décor was fitting for being only a couple miles from the OU stadium.
The menu is vast and designed horribly. This made figuring out what I was going to order difficult, to say the least. I finally decided on The Cubano, which I was informed would take a bit longer than the other choices. Willing to wait, I sat down and began flipping through the channels at my booth. True to their warning, the sandwich did take quite a while to arrive, but it was worth the wait.
The meats had a wonderful smoky flavor to them and were cooked perfectly. It was a bit greasy, but with a few napkins, I suffered through it. My one major complaint is the bread; not only was the bread rather lackluster in comparison to the meat, it was cut in such a way picking up the sandwich to eat it was near impossible without it completely falling apart. Overall, I was pleased with my meal and, with a little improvement in the customer ease-of-use department, Penny Hill could become a regular stop for me when I’m in the area.