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Viola's Submarine House

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1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1303
(716) 282-7094
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Waialua, HI
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Every year I return because I love the hoagies and the rolls and authentic Italian meat and cheeses. Just the fragrance walking in the door makes my mouth water!!!!

Thank cindyguerin1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Best steak subs ever. If you never tried their food, do yourself a favor and stop in next time you have the chance. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Tony B
Niagara Falls, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

They slice the beef steak daily and have the prep down to a science. Their steak and cheese is addictive!

Thank Becky D
Rochester, New York
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397 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

This is the original location, been coming here since I was a kid--was a staple in High School in the 80's and still rolling strong! You will not find a better steak and cheese--old school sub shop, cash only, old fashioned cash register--no frills but a great sandwich from a classic location! If you are in the falls, then order... More 

Thank Travelpapi153
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

These are the best steak and cheese subs ever! Been going there for over 30 years. The place is small, the choices and add ons are limited, but that is what makes it awesome. The grill is seasoned and makes it all good. The Military Ave store is the newest of the two and good, but not as good as... More 

Thank Lolotool
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Delicious old school sub shop. Fresh cold cuts, olive oil and seasonings on a real Italian roll. Great flavor and toppings. Check out the steak subs also. Wonderful flavor. Been around for 40 years and favorite of the locals.

Thank jazzlady123
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Traveling with family who used to eat here as a child. Stopped in on a Monday afternoon for lunch. The sausage and cappicola sub with tomato, onion and lettuce was incredible. Best ever!! Reviews below speak to poor experiences, but ours was awesome and everyone enjoyed lunch. A Niagara Falls gem that's been there for generations. I'd recommend trying, for... More 

Thank tammysue17
Springfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

Worst subs we ever ate. The bread was beyond old and stale, cheap and salty cold cuts. Place looks dirty and run down. Disgraceful that they use such old bread to make subs. And the plastic wrapping they use to has got to go! Took forever to unwrap them. Maybe the steak sub is all they have going for them... More 

Thank galleganj1
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank djmssro

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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
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: (716) 282-7094

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