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Only Time for One Philly Hoagie -- Which One?

I'll be passing thru Philly on Saturday and will have time to make exactly one sandwich stop. I don't want a cheesesteak -- I want roast pork or some other sort of hoagie/sandwich/etc. Do I want Tony Luke's? Nick's Bar? Someplace else? Talk to me!

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    1. DiNic's Roast Pork with provolone and greens (spinach or rabe, your choice) at Reading Terminal Market. Add a soft, straight out of the oven pretzel from Fisher's. Yum

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      1. re: PhillyLaura

        I second DiNic's (if you have the time). And there's $3 parking at the garage across the street with validation http://www.readingterminalmarket.org. Admittedly Tony Luke's is closer to 95 though (if you don't have the time).

      2. If you're coming from 95, by far the easiest spot is Tony Luke's. Get the roast pork italioano (the one with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone). I just had one yesterday. It's a fabulous sandwich, and you can't get more Philly. If you want to venture further afield, there are lots of great hoagies to be had.

        1. Sarcones, as well. Best Hoagie anywhere.

          1. Sarcone's - No Question!!

            1. I'm going to go against the grain here and recommend Lombardi's on Ritner St. between 12th and 13th Sts. for a really good hoagie.

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              1. re: Philly Ray

                Lomdardi's is a very good recommendation. So is the roast pork from Tony Luke's.

              2. Going against the grain, I would suggest John's Roast Pork

                (ACROSS FROM SNYDER PLAZA)

                I think its better than Tony Lukes... and their rolls are amazing, and the provolone is extra sharp.