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Submarine Tender

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200 Des Plaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130-1202
+1 708-366-4690
10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Been going here for a while, good sub sandwiches, gyro's and a variety of burgers, hot dogs, salads, chicken sandwiches, known also for the Butter Garlic fries. Reasonably priced and good portions. I like the Depth Charge Sandwich myself, Roast Beef Turkey and Ham, can't go wrong, something for everyone!

Thank Mark D
Oak Park, Illinois
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I Love the BG (butter garlic) fries. That's my favorite thing on the menu. However, a month or so ago, I went there with my daughter and 7 year old grandson. I didn't want a lot, really I just wanted the fried, but I had a taste for meat. You can order just a little gyros meat. I can't remember... More 

Thank Yogini109
Watertown, Minnesota
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Butter and Garlic, BG, Fries are the best!! the Gyros are great too. Quick service and a lot of food for a good price. I miss this place, I go every time I am back in town!!

Thank TSully1810
Brenham, Tx
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

Good subs and hamburgers. Fries were crispy. Service is very fast and friendly. Hard to find good subs.

Thank Gary L
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

That's all you need to know...gyros and BG fries! When we're back in the area this is one of the first stops we have to make. It doesn't look like much and the parking sucks but it's totally worth it!

Thank Julie D
Cuernavaca, Mexico
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138 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

These subs are the best around. Fresh ingredients piled by heavy-handed staff. The pastrami is delicious. You can choose a few sizes, and the subs range in price (about $5-7). I've ordered a few super subs to slice up for parties, and they're always a big hit. I really like the buttery garlic fries. One heaping portion is enough for... More 

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Auburn, United States
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2014

The subs and salads were great. Make sure you try their Cheesy/Garlic fries! They are fantastic right out of the fryer. Fast and efficient service.

Thank Leon J
Bolingbrook, IL
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

Heard about these guys on Chicago's Best a few years ago. Everybody was raving about their fries, so I had to try them. Keep in mind they do have a lot of other items like the typical fast food place (burgers, chicken sandwiches, beef sandwiches, and of course Sub sandwiches. Was only in the mood to try the BG (Butter... More 

Thank Mike60490
Kingston, New York
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Could not get food anywhere one night because we did not have a car, so no drive thoughs. Finally ended up here. Service was...okay. The food was good though and the prices were very agreeable. Open til 4am on the weekend. Would definitely keep this in mind for late night food runs...

Thank TDD00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2008

There is no scene... But there is "THE WORLD"S BEST CHEESE FRIES!" Open till 3:00-4:00 good sub sandwiches served hot or cold, and a great gyros.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Des Plaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130-1202
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-366-4690

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?