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Big John's Submarines

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699 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
+1 519-578-7900
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10:30 - 21:00
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Kitchener, Canada
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I took my son in law here for lunch last week,as always a great sub,made quickly and it tasted awesome,prices are very reasonable,and it tatses like a sub should!..give em a try ,cheers

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Thank daniel f
Kitchener, Canada
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

this was one of my late night food fav's when a teen,and as an adult the subs are still as good as they ever were,good prices great taste ,and made the way you like them and made quickly,do try them out! cheers

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2 Thank daniel f
Kitchener, Canada
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I get their subs delivered every other month or so when some younger folks visit. There is a large variety of offerings. The bread is very fresh, fillings fresh, tasty and many. Kids combo has drink and candy along with the sub. Good service, good prices.

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Thank Lyn M
Kitchener, Canada
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163 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

this sub shop has been in the same spot for over 30 years..I used to frequent this place when I was younger late at night..so I have decided to retry it..wow.great subs anytime ,only draw back is that the salami is way too thickly sliced and for such a heavy tasting meat it over powers the sub,other than that, great... More 

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5 Thank daniel f
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139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

So disappointed with my sub today. They changed the meats in the assorted sub. It tasted soft and mushy like I imagine cat food would be like. Never want to go back again and I have been a loyal customer since the 70's! I remember Big John an he's be rolling over in his grave if he knew how much... More 

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1 Thank Kate K
Brampton, Canada
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

I've been going here for 20+ years, since I attended KCI, which isn't too far away. Better subs than the "chain places", and, like previous posters have said, it's kind of like going into a "by-gone era" when you go in here (not in a bad way, either). Yes, the prices for the "large" subs -- especially their "specialty items"... More 

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Thank BramptonMark
Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2014

the subs are fantastic. on weekends we go to stock car racing and on the way home we stop in to et a sub as we wat a change from burgers.

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Thank Liz F
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

It isn't very often that I throw food away but the chicken caesar pita I ordered yesterday was very unappetizing. Too much bread, not tasty, warm chicken and chopped up romaine with non descript dressing. Should have bought the wrap at Sobey's down the road. This place make their food in the back room which is unlike the chain sandwich... More 

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Canada
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Do not walk by this hole in the wall unless you want to take a pass on a legendary local place. More sub combos than you can imagine. I always get'em toasted - yum! Decent price point - excellent value for your dough. Miles ahead of the typical chain sub shops!

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Thank Jack D
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

I generally get large Club Sub and toasted. He has very good sandwiches, full of cold cuts, sauce and vegetables. Much better than the Subway or Quiznos sub.

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Thank Vandidaad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 699 Belmont Ave W, Kitchener, Ontario N2M 1P1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-578-7900

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