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Behind the Bread

Snarf’s Sandwiches opened its first location in Boulder, Colorado in 1996 in what is affectionately referred to as "The Shack." Since then, the family-owned business founded by Jimmy "Snarf" Seidel has grown to more than 20 restaurants in Boulder, Denver, St. Louis and Austin, Texas. Famous for its hearty, oven-toasted subs, Snarf’s is a frequent "Best Sandwich" winner and has an unprecedented following in its local communities.

Snarf’s is a destination for those looking for a fun atmosphere, down-to-earth people and an obsession with finding, and devouring, the perfect sandwich. Each oven-toasted sandwich is carefully made using exceptional ingredients, including generous portions of premium, handsliced meats and cheeses, Snarf’s own blend of giardiniera peppers, and fresh, perfectly-crusty bread.

The menu features favorites such as The Italian, Prime Rib, French Dip and NY Steak. Snarf’s also offers fresh salads with homemade dressings, rotating soups, kid-sized subs, vegetarian and gluten-free options, and a full catering menu.

From the building, to the furniture, to the incredible custom mosaics and artwork created by Colorado artist Jen Haley, each Snarf’s restaurant is unique to that community. In many cases Snarf’s takes an existing building and restores it, as opposed to starting from scratch. Jimmy doesn’t like anything to be "cookie cutter" so each location is infused with custom, eclectic décor and design that creates the hip vibe Snarf’s is known for, along with the craveable food.

Recent News!

Once upon a Snarf: A toast to one man’s obsession with warm buns, griddled meats, and selling food he wants to eat

BOULDER, CO. (Sept 23, 2021) - Snarf’s was a different kind of Boulder sandwich place from the moment it opened in 1995. The odd restaurant shack on quiet east Pearl Street was painted with colorful, whimsical characters, a visual standout.

Boulder already had too many sub shops, but Snarf’s attracted attention immediately because it served real “grinders,” the big East Coast subs crafted on toasted bread with warm fillings. Layered with baked eggplant, marinara sauce, and three melted cheeses, Snarf’s righteous eggplant parmesan sandwich was my instant favorite.

Jimmy Seidel had exactly zero restaurant experience when he opened Snarf’s. “My family was just obsessed with food and dining. The favorite sandwich my Mom made when I was growing up in St. Louis was brisket, on toasted Wonder bread with mayo and sweet relish,” Seidel says as he sits at a table at Snarf’s in the Table Mesa Shopping Center...

Bragging Rights



  • "Best of Boulder, Best Sandwich, Take Out & Food Delivery"

    – Boulder Weekly

  • "Reader’s Choice, Best Sandwich Shop"

    – Denver Westword

  • "Reader’s Choice, Best Sandwich & Best Cheap Eats"

    – Yellow Scene Magazine

  • "Best of East County, Best Catering"

    – Boulder Weekly


Media Inquiries

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Helen Wood | Director of Marketing