Bob Haag 10 months ago on Google

Brings back the memories of your mom and dad.Love this place. Great sandwiches. Best in McHenry.


Aaron Rider 4 monts ago on Google

I stopped in today to get me and my Honey a couple of Launcher sandwiches. OH my god do these guys know how to do sub s. This sandwich has the perfect blend of meat onion s and that horizontal sliced pickle. Don s sub s has lived up to the much anticipated and revered hype that people remember from back in the day. This place has brought back many fond memories for my girlfriend and the town of Mchenry Illinois. We will be going back to Don s Sub s for more of the finest subs in town. WAY TO GO DON s AWESOME JOB. I am a fan for life!!!!


Sarah Carnie 1 years ago on Google

I grew up in McHenry eating the original dons subs!! This place has brought back so many memories!! The food is just as fresh and yummy as I remember!


Jeremy Brz 2 months ago on Google

Went here for the first time today, to grab food for Me, My Wife and our son. We all found the food to be amazing!! Normally with sandwich shops you have to wonder if you are actually gonna get enough meat, well that is not a worry here. Our sandwiches where stuffed with meat, and the quality of the meat was top notch. I had the Admiral, Wife had the Pastrami and my son (3yo) had a PBJ. Come here hungry, leave here stuffed! Staff was also super nice and made you feel very welcome. Support local small businesses.


Angie Tibbs 3 months ago on Google

Excellent little old-school Deli shop. Sandwiches are awesome and they are very delicious and generous portions. Highly recommend the clam chowder.

The Who's and the Why's: Don's has been a staple in the McHenry Community for generations due to the wonderful support of our local families , businesses and sports teams, we look forward to feeding many generations to come! Thank you for your support!

The Kern Family. (Cary Kern & Lisa Brown)


Don’s Submarine in the early 1970s in a 600-square-foot storefront in downtown McHenry. 

Cary Kern and Lisa Brown, are in the process of renovating a 1,300-square-foot unit at 323 Front St. in The Fountains shopping center. Now open!

Don’s Subs will feature a menu brimming with classic recipes from the original Don’s Submarine, including specialties such as the Torpedo, Gondola and Launcher subs which all feature a variety of meats such as ham, bologna and different kinds of salamis with fresh vegetables and an original blend of spices.

“We will be bringing back some memories,” 

Kern was born and raised in McHenry and used to ride his bike to the sub shop from his parents’ Marathon gas station three times a week for lunch.

“All I knew was Don’s Submarine growing up,” Kern said.

The original restaurant drew in a following, from nearby businesspeople who stopped by daily for lunch to McHenry District 156 high schoolers, who used to come by the shop to catch an afternoon soap opera.

“The main thing we want to keep. It’s a family restaurant.”

We look forward to carrying the great "Don's Subs" traditions forward to our friends, family and many more generations!