Dining Guide: Hobby’s Hoagies

Family-owned and operated, Hobby’s Hoagies is “a place where you can get the best hoagies, Philly cheesesteaks and pizzas in Oklahoma,” says co-owner Kim Nixon. “We can make it anyway you like it.”

Nestled in the Oakbrook Shopping Center at Santa Fe & Edmond Road, the restaurant is owned by Nixon, her dad, George Hobson and her son, Christopher Nixon.

Originally from Delaware, George and his family moved to Edmond over 20 years ago, but he missed the food from back east. So he started making hoagies for himself, his family and his friends. “Everyone loved them,” said Kim. The popularity of George’s sandwiches led him to open Hobby’s Hoagies in 1991.

Kim says people now come from hours away just for a taste of Hobby’s Hoagies’ authentic Philly cheesestakes because everything is handmade and fresh-to-order. “Each day, we bake our Italian rolls from scratch,” she says. “We also use the freshest meats, cheeses and vegetables… But what really makes the hoagies, are the crushed hot cherry peppers and sweet peppers that we have shipped in from Delaware.”

Their shop also caters sandwich and dessert trays as well as 6-foot party subs. For the holidays, Hobby’s Hoagies even sells freshly baked pies and bread that rival any secret recipe your grandma once made.

“We usually have at least one family member at work and we have the best employees,” says Nixon. “Everyone cares about the food they are preparing and everyone wants the customer to have the best.”

It’s these friendships and long-term relationships with both employees and customers that are the most rewarding to Nixon. We have formed a lot of friendships with our regular customers and we have become a place that they can’t live without,” she says, adding that even “employees that worked for us in high school come in with their children now.”

Hobby’s Hoagies of Edmond is open seven days a week, from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. They also have a location in downtown Oklahoma City at 325 N. Walker.

To check out their menu, visit their website at www.hobbyshoagies.com.

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