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Reviewed 7 August 2021

We came to the cafe twice this week just for eclairs, but ended up getting pizza as well. Good service, eclairs are the best ever in my life!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Been getting food to go for years & tonight’s was the worst & we won’t be back! Sauce on the chicken parm was tasteless and the chicken was rubbery. Mozzarella sticks were cold in the middle & the pizza was ice cold like it was...sitting there awhile.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020

While the Subway is justifiably famous for its unique pizza it also gets high marks for service and delicious food. The menu is not ambitious just concentrates on what they do well. And then there is the pizza-always top rated in any contest-sauce is on...top of the cheese and the crusts are heavenly-plenty of toppings available and very reasonably priced. A bit out of the way but once you find it you will become a regular.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020

Stopped in here for a late dinner during a trip across PA. It didn't matter that we pulled in 20 minutes before closing--our server was super attentive and friendly and our food came out quickly. We got salads and pizzas, and everything was great. I...don't get the people who complain about the thin crust pizza here--they must be used to the gooey junk served by Domino's or Papa John's or something. Extra props to the owner for keeping that awesome neon sign out front workingMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Made my first visit to the Subway Cafe recently. It has been a landmark in Harrisburg, Pa. for approx. 70 years. They serve Italian cuisine and are likely best known for their thin crust pizza's. It's a smaller place with seating for approx. 50 people,...very unique inside. The staff was courteous and professional. I had the pizza which was very good, would recommend it to anyone who likes thin crust pizza.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 5 April 2019

Our daughter and husband came here a lot when they were "courting". Now almost ten years later, we came here and enjoyed the food. The pizza and lasagna, as were the salads, very good and reasonable. Service was great! We'll be back!

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Had lunch today at the Subway cafe. It is not a large establishment but the food is great. Their pizza is really good. It has a thin crust. The special was lasagna and it looked tremendous. That comes with a salad. Someone else had a...sandwich and fries. My favorite item is the pizza because it is so different. It is a great place to eat.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My teammate and I on our way to York Pennsylvania stop at this Subway restaurant on our layover the service was good food was fresh we spent about 2 hours eating talking and relax

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

not sure why the pizza is so popular, its not even pizza. more like a think cracker dough with bland sauce and weird cheese. some of the meals were good for what they are but just a very average place. also, its not very conducive...to large parties of more than 3 or 4 people.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The Subway Cafe has been here as long as I can remember, and I moved here in the summer of 1975. My wife and I come here for lunch often and went, again, two days ago. I have been here for dinner many times, as...well. It’s an old bar that shows the water levels during both the 1932 and 1972 floods. It’s not a dump, but it is old. Who really cares if the kitchen and staff perform - and they do. There are only about 16 tables and booths combined with more seating for 10 - 15 at the bar. They still serve the big fishbowls of beer for those who aren’t strictly into the craft beer craze. Their pizza is excellent most of the time, but not two days ago - it was still above average, but it wasn’t the “best,” then. I always get pepperoni, Italian sausage, onions, and fresh garlic - always the fresh garlic and onions, regardless of the meat combination. At the Subway, the sauce goes on top of the cheese which they first introduced to this area even though other places try to take the credit for that. The problem this time was the garlic, which makes the taste difference to me, and even though I could see the chopped garlic all over the pizza, I could not smell or taste it, which, usually, means it is not fresh, but, rather, comes out of a jar. I’m not saying this was the case, but the garlic flavor was not there as it always had been. My wife got the white pizza, and she felt that it lacked taste and needed some oregano or other Italian spice, and she could not taste the garlic, either, even though we could see it. So they had one bad day out of 100+, we’ll still go back. If you like thin crust, this is the place for you because the crust is not as thick as a Saltine cracker and is very crisp. If you like garlic, then the fresh garlic is a must (as long as it’s fresh). The sauce is great as is the cheese and extra cheese is also great. The only other pizza that I have found to be as good, but not better, is The Wild Tomato, Italian Delight, and Brother’s - all in the Harrisburg area. It’s been several years since I have had Wild Tomato pizza, and their menu has changed since then so they may not be the same, but the other two are also excellent. Of course, this all deals with each persons’ likes, flavors, toppings, etc. The only other food I have had at the Subway is the veal parmigiana dinner with spaghetti and the antipasto salad. The veal is very tasty as is the pasta and sauce, and the portions are huge compared to the price, and the house Italian dressing was also great. Don’t be turned off by the outside of the building, and don’t expect to get a seat for lunch unless you get there by 11:30AM or after 2:00PM, and the same goes for dinner. I don’t know if they take reservations or not, but you shouldn’t be disappointed after eating there. Also, the servers are friendly and very attentive, but not overbearing in any way.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Subway Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4