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2805 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627-3739
319-372-5001
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place to eat!

If you like subs and want something aside from Subway, try here! Not fancy, just a comfortable, quiet place to eat some good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Letha A
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like subs and want something aside from Subway, try here! Not fancy, just a comfortable, quiet place to eat some good food.

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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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2805 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627-3739
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Madison
  • Phone Number: 319-372-5001
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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