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Viola's Submarine House

1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
(716) 282-7094
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Ranked #46 of 245 restaurants in Niagara Falls
Most recent review
- Mar 24, 2014
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English first
Niagara Falls, New York
1 review
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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53 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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New York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for the famed steak and cheese and was not disappointed! The wait was long and hot but well worth it. Definitely get the house sandwich oil. Will return to try the bologna. Another Niagara gem!

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Amherst, New York, United States
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50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband grew up near by and introduced me to Viola's steak and cheese sub 25 years ago. It is the first stop for family from out of town. We go to the location on Military Rd across from the Outlet Mall. There is always a line but each sub is made to order. I always order the steak and... More

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