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Nov 24, 2009 07:06 AM

What sandwich to order at Tony Luke's?

I haven't had a Philadelphia hoagie in ages, and I will be making a pit stop tonight on my way from NYC to DC. I typically would opt for a cheesesteak hoagie at Leo's in Darby or Folcroft or wherever the heck it is, but I think it will be too late in the evening (and that might be a bit out of the way). So the question is: what to order at Tony Luke's? The chicken cutlet with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone? The roast pork? The cheeseteak hoagie? I haven't been there in YEARS.
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  1. Cutlet with rabe and sharp prov is great. Roast Pork Italian (also rabe + sharp prov) is great). These are their two signature sandwiches. The cheesesteak is very good too, but if you get a cheesesteak I don't recommend a hoagie, just a regular one with onions and your choice of cheese. But, some people like cheesesteak hoagies. Though they usually aren't from Philly.

    BTW these hot sandwiches are not actually hoagies. Hoagies are cold sandwiches. Tony Luke makes hoagies, too. They are pretty good but their hot sandwiches are better.

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    1. re: barryg

      Ah, thanks for the nomenclature tip!

      1. re: bennyt

        I think a cheesesteak hoagie is the sole exception (by definition) but that is an anomaly. A hot hoagie is a GRINDER (formerly known as an oven grinder, or in less politically correct circles a Guinea Grinder.

    2. The only sandwich I get at Tony's Luke's is their roast pork /w broccoli rabe and provolone, it is better than the chessesteaks and the best in the city as far as I'm concerned!

      1. Both the roast pork Italian and the chicken cutlet Italian are excellent. The cutlet is battered and fried, the pork is sliced, juicy and a little spicy. It really just depends on what grabs you.

        If you really want a cheesesteak instead, Tony Luke's is really good. If it was me, I'd go for the pork.

        1. roast pork with sharp provolone

          1. Leo's is in Folcroft. Worth stopping if you are hungry and they are open.