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Jun 16, 2009 09:31 AM

Any Philadelphia-Style Roast Beef Heros in Northern NJ?

Hey gang,

Some of my favorite roast beef heros are from Ioannoni's in New Castle, DE and Nick's Old Original Roast Beef in Philly. Do any of you know of a comparable roast beef joint in northern NJ that offers the same hero with hearty brown gravy, provolone and maybe some arugula?


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  1. If you want it to be like Philadelphia, you need to call it a HOAGIE, not a hero!

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    1. re: hungrykids

      Thanks HungryKids. Now that we have that piece of nickle knowledge out of the way, can anyone help me find a roast beef/gravy/provolone hoagie closer to home in Northern NJ? I don't feel like driving the 100 miles to Philly when I get a hankering for one....

    2. Fiore's in Hoboken, on saturday's they have Roast beef, gravy and fresh mutz... it's out of this world.

      Also in Hoboken, Vitos Deli has london broil sandwich which is also terrific

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        1. re: maddog5150

          What's a "Philly Roast Beef?" I know about the Philly Cheese Steaks, and the Chicago Beef sandwiches. But I had no idea that Philly had a special roast beef??

          1. re: menton1

            It's not terribly far off the Chicago Beef Sandwich. It can be served on a Kaiser Roll or a hoagie roll. They also have a roast pork sandwich that is sliced, dunked into the cooking liquid, and put into a hoagie roll on top of sharp provolone and either broccoli rabe or spinach (that tastes O garlic). So damn good.

            1. re: jcmods

              Now we just need some recommendations on where to find these delectable yummies in northern NJ!