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Viola's Submarine House

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1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
(716) 282-7094
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Needed a reward for myself today because I got a new job

I have been coming here since I could chew. My Mom worked here as a teenager. I live 20 miles from here and make the drive every month or so to get my fix (2 Large steak and cheese). These subs are undeniably the best ever. Even if there is a line out the door (many times there is) it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Michelle L
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have been coming here since I could chew. My Mom worked here as a teenager. I live 20 miles from here and make the drive every month or so to get my fix (2 Large steak and cheese). These subs are undeniably the best ever. Even if there is a line out the door (many times there is) it... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Best steak subs around. But like anything else...if it tastes that good you probably shouldn't eat it very often. Hard to say no though

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Niagara Falls, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

As a resident of Niagara Falls 40+ years Violas WAS one of the best sub places around. Now its just down right DIRTY!! My Violas Famous steak and cheese had more hair then steak! I will never eat here again, haven't you ladies ever heard of a hair net? Just a hair tie doesn't work!

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We went here a month ago when we were on vacation because of the good reviews and because I used to go here many years ago as a kid. It has most definitely gone down hill and if you're concerned about cleanliness, this isn't the place to go. The owner made our subs, at least I'm pretty sure it was... More 

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Jefferson, PA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We only spent one day in Niagara Falls and thanks to Tripadvisor we found and greatly enjoyed this gem. The photo on the TA site must be their second restaurant. The Elmwood Ave. address is the original shop and is small, like a deli with a few tables. I've been to Philly and had cheese steaks in the original shops,... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is a Niagara Falls institution! If you like signature foods associated with geographic areas, like BBQ in Kansas City, Creole in New Orleans, Pat's steaks in Philly......then go to Viola's either the original on LaSalle behind the public market on Pine Ave or the location on Military Road. Order a steak and cheese with everything, sit and eat. Don't... More 

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Niagara Falls, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Good steak sandwiches for a low price. Must get a double double that's double meat and extra chesse. They always have loganberry drinks.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I was a bit nervous trying this restaurant and went strictly on the reviews from Trip Advisor. Be aware that it is very small inside and most of the tables are fixed booths (so might be tight if you are larger like my husband). We ended up taking ours to go, and I think it would be great to mosey... More 

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saudi arabia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

In fact i followed what i read here about this restaurant. I was shocked when i entered it. It wasnt deserve it. I didnt liked it my family refused to eat there. It looked like an old untidy restaurant. Honestly i wont recommend it at all

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

if you get near the Outlet Mall in Niagara Falls, you are so close it would be a shame to miss this place. It is NOT a fancy place, but you can eat in (counter service). Try the steak and cheese sub. My husband and I ate there yesterday while on the way to Canada and it was as delicious... More 

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Address: 1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone Number: (716) 282-7094
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls

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  • Address: 1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: (716) 282-7094

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