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Best cheesesteak near the airport?

HeatherL Jun 30, 2008 10:04 AM

My sister's flight has been delayed and she will be spending the night in Philadelphia. So of course I had on thought: Cheesesteak! She probably won't want to travel far since she has to fly out the next morning.

I know Pat's and Geno's are the "famous" ones, but they seem a bit far. Plus, being from Los Angeles, she will not do public transportation. Anything decent closer to the airport, maybe a short cab ride away?

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    ndelson Aug 1, 2008 03:28 PM

    Tony Luke's. No-contest in my opinion.

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      DDR4040 Aug 1, 2008 07:02 PM

      "Tony Luke's. No-contest in my opinion."

      Agreed. Unless, of course, you happen to be in the area during the 23 minutes a day that John's Roast Pork is open and still has rolls left. Then it's a coin flip:)

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      DrZibbs Jul 30, 2008 08:16 AM

      Warning: Don't eat a cheeseteak and fly within 6 hours. Trust me.

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        crazyspice Aug 1, 2008 07:35 PM

        That's funny!

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        Buckethead Jun 30, 2008 10:43 AM

        South Philly is like a 5-10 minute cab ride from the airport, so she can basically go anywhere. My personal opinion is that cheesesteaks kind of suck and she should get a roast pork sandwich instead, Tony Luke's is good and as Bigley9 said, it's fairly convenient to the airport.

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          HeatherL Jun 30, 2008 10:59 AM

          Cool thanks!

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            Ruth Lafler Jul 9, 2008 04:38 PM

            A NY hound told me the Italian roast pork sandwich at Tony Luke's was the best food in Philly, so I stopped in for one (in the sit-down sports bar place) on the way to the airport. I don't know if it's the best food in Philly, but it was darn good (and big enough that I wrapped half of it to eat on the plane). Furthermore, the onion rings (with a delicious horseradish sauce) and the fries were among the best I've ever had. I'd go back just for those. And yeah, it's just off I-95 a couple of exits from the airport.

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            Bigley9 Jun 30, 2008 10:17 AM

            They aren't actually that far and neither is Tony Luke's at Front and Oregon, plus is she wanted Tony Lukes has a sit down place across the street

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