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2805 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627-3739
319-372-5001
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Ranked #24 of 34 Restaurants in Fort Madison
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I have lived in the area for a few years but somehow only discovered Sub Arena a few months ago. The meat and cheese are thinly sliced, veggies plentiful and the bread...it's all about the bread, it's delicious! You can have a quarter, half or whole sandwich, hot or cold. They have a nice selection of chips,... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This is a 'Mom and Pop' sub shop. The food is average, the parking could be a little better, but if you want something other than Subway, you can't go wrong going here!

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Farmington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I've been eating there since I was a kid, and I'm here to tell you, no matter where I go I will always make time to come back to Fort Madison and get a Whole #1 Cold on White. With a Vanilla Mountain Dew no less. By far the best, quality sandwiches you'll find around. Real Cheese, real meat, real... More 

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Burlington, IA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Sub Arena is a local sub shop that has really fresh soft bread for the subs. There is a lot of subs to choose from when you eat here. It is so much better than Subway. It is a little more expensive than Subway but tastes so much better.

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Fort Madison, IA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Some of my old friends and I met here to have lunch and catch up. It was wonderful, food was great and the service was wonderful!

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Fort Madison, Iowa
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012 via mobile

Good food... Wish it served Coke products............

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Canton, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

It is a sub shop, but they offer alot more options and than Subway. Just a nice small town sandwhich shop

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Sub Arena is a locally-owned Sub shop that's not too bad. I prefer Jimmie Johns but since there isn't one nearby, the choices are: Sub Arena or Subway.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010 via mobile

Great subs, nice change of pace from the big chain shops

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Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2006

This is the best sub sandwich restaurant ever!!! If you like subs you will love this place. They also have great soups, wraps & desserts!!!!

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Address: 2805 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627-3739
Phone Number: 319-372-5001
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Madison
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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