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Sub Arena Sandwich Shop

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2805 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627
319-372-5001
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10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Skip the Chains! Best Sandwich Shop in Area

Better than any of the chains. Fresh bread, awesome variety of sandwiches, flavored sodas, yummy desserts, good soup. Great staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Christina H
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Fort Madison, Iowa, United States
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Fort Madison, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Better than any of the chains. Fresh bread, awesome variety of sandwiches, flavored sodas, yummy desserts, good soup. Great staff.

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Thank Christina H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Decent subs. Kind of like subway, but better service, not the "Subway smell" and quick service. Hours are good for lunch and easy to take out. Seating inside can be an issue as the place is always crowded. Also, sandwiches are made to order with no substituting of ingredients, as there is a set list of subs they make. Good... More 

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Thank Ian C
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

This is another must visit place for me when I visit my home town. It isn't fancy, but the subs are good and the service is good.

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Thank Molly E W
Fort Madison, Iowa
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Thank Letha A
Illinois
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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Thank gingertoo
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank WeLuvCollegeFootball
Farmington, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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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Thank Barry C
Burlington, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Thank Carrie4785
Fort Madison, IA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank TravelTravel1988
Fort Madison, Iowa
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2805 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627
  • 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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