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Viola's Submarine House

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1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1303
+1 716-282-7094
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Poland, Ohio
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way to the falls. This by far is the best steak and pastrami sub I ever ate. Thin ribeye grilled on a seasoned grill with pastrami is amazing. The dressing was salt and oil. I should of bought 2 for the trip home!

Thank Lou A
Niagara Falls,N.Y.
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I started patronizing this shop when it opened in the 1960's. The subs are second to none. There are tables for inside dining. Fast service and reasonable priced. However it closes at 5 P.M., no evening hours.

Thank Michael P
Oneida, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Always plan my trips to Niagara Falls with a stop at Violas, the very best steak subs. The double size is a bit much, better to order two regular size, one for now and one for later

Thank ccleary2016
Waialua, HI
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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 10 June 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 1 June 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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417 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 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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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 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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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 6 October 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Elmwood Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Niagara Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 716-282-7094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?