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Roast Pork Sandwiches in Philly

barryg Jun 16, 2009 07:04 AM

Hi all,

I'm looking to try and compare a few different roast pork places around town. I plan on hitting up these spots so far:

John's Roast Pork
Georges (Italian Market)
Tony Lukes

Anyone know any other worthwhile spots? Ciity, suburbs and Jersey are all welcome.


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    TT2 Jun 16, 2009 07:13 AM

    I hear Mr. V's in Franklin Mills is good, but everytime I try to get one, I'm too late and they're sold out. Let me know how it is if you can get one.

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      susan1353 Jun 16, 2009 07:29 AM

      In the 'burbs, try Olde Philadelphia Sandwich Shop on Old York Road in Jenkintown (same shopping center as Abners Barbeque).

      1. bucksguy14 Jun 16, 2009 07:31 PM

        Having tried most of those you listed, I'd suggest you go to DiNic's first and use them as the comparison.

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          Philly Ray Jun 18, 2009 09:05 AM

          Maybe Porky's Point in North Philly?

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          1. re: Philly Ray
            barryg Jun 21, 2009 10:32 PM

            What is this place? I looked it up and it looks like a South American joint. What's the roast pork sandwich like here?

          2. Bossa_Nova Jun 21, 2009 04:36 PM

            Be aware that there are two Georges in the Italian Market, they both have roast pork but the original is the one with the serving window open to the street thats at the northern end of the market on the west side of the street.

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            1. re: Bossa_Nova
              barryg Jun 21, 2009 10:33 PM

              I was aware of this and assumed they were the same operation. Is this true? Any opinions on which one is better?

              1. re: barryg
                Bigley9 Jun 22, 2009 06:23 AM

                They are NOT related. Stick with the one one storefront down from Christian St

                1. re: Bigley9
                  barryg Jun 22, 2009 08:51 PM

                  Thanks, Bigley. Do you mean the window service shop on the corner, next to Lorenzo's, or the real storefront South of Christian?

                  1. re: barryg
                    Bigley9 Jun 23, 2009 06:01 AM

                    Lorenzo's is on the corner and has a window for pizza, next to that is George's which has a window and inside seating at a counter.

                    1. re: Bigley9
                      artgary Jun 23, 2009 11:40 PM

                      Are you recommending the place just south of Washington Ave.; or the one just south of Christian St? Thanks.

                      1. re: artgary
                        Bigley9 Jun 24, 2009 07:09 AM

                        Just south of Christian

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              mazza3 Jun 22, 2009 07:36 AM

              i would also include nick's roast beef in your quest. their roast pork is not the typical one you'd get at some of those other places but it is also delicious! it's at 20th and jackson (don't confuse it with the one in old city).

              and if you want to try somethign truly special, order a roast beef too. :) i like an overboard, operated combo myself. sometimes with a rabes topper. :D

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                berbadeerface Jun 24, 2009 06:03 AM

                That's a good list, but you should make sure you try Paesano's last, because anything you try after will be a letdown.

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