Our Story

  Richard and his dad building the outdoor patio in 1972

Richard and his dad building the outdoor patio in 1972

Established in 1972



The Sub Station is one of the oldest eateries in the city of Riverside. Founded right here near UCR in 1972 we have a stout reputation for great food, fun and employees. Under the same ownership for 43 years our East coast style subs have remained the same for 4 decades, because of our uncompromising effort and passion for serving great food.

Everything in the restaurant that you see and sit on is original. Every table and bench was built by hand by Richard and his Father.  With a small budget Richard had to rely on all the carpentry experience he gained from his Dad growing up. Today his fathers passion for wood continues to live on through Richard. 

The Sub Station has always been about people.  Our great employees and "you " our loyal old friends and soon to be "new friends".  Come experience the Sub Station...its like coming home!

Meet the Business Owner

Richard M.

Business Owner

Although Richard grew up a "Jersey Boy "  he started college in Colorado and finished by graduating from Chico State up in Northern California. He was immediately drafted and spent 12 months in Vietnam. Upon returning home he grew a bodacious "afro"and shortly thereafter opened The Sub Station along with his college roommate who left the company a year later. Over the last 43 years The Sub Station has become a local favorite and one of the oldest eateries in Riverside.

  Richard 2015

Richard 2015

  RIchard 1972

RIchard 1972



(951) 683-4523



3663 Canyon Crest Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507



Mon-Sat 10:30 am–7:45 pm
Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm