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Best Hoagie on the Main Line?

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Hey folks,

Subject says it all. I've seen threads for the best pizza and sushi etc but not for the big one. Does everyone just go to center city for their hoagie fix?

I live in Wynnewood and work in Villanova so anywhere in between would be perfect but I'm willing to drive out a little bit. I know Dakota Pizza is pretty good, Ithan Market is fine, I keep meaning to try Antonella's.

Which place has the freshest rolls and ingredients? Many thanks for your suggestions and opinions.

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  1. Used to live in Wynnewood. My vote goes to Carlino`s

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    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

      Wow Carlino's looks amazing!! I love the idea of someplace that bakes their own bread and pasta. But they're only open from 9-6 and I'm at work from 9 to 6! I wish they'd open an hour earlier. Anyway, thank you, it's definitely on my list.

      The title of this thread may be misleading, I'm just looking for hoagie suggestions, I don't mind if it's not the best hoagie on the planet. I'd just like to get something fresh for lunch or on a lazy weekend.

      1. re: AgentRed

        I definitely have to vote for Carlino's as well.

        My cousin doesn't think it qualifies as a real Italian hoagie. I think it does, but either way it's a really good sandwich.

    2. My kids used to go an Italian deli on the corner of W Wynnewwod Road and County Line Road for many years, try that, sorry forgot name.

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        The Italian deli at Wynnewood & County Line is J&Gs. They have good hoagies!!

        1. re: kimreese

          Correct, thanks for being my memory.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Hmm, I've never even seen J&G;s, will check it out on googlemaps, thank you! Aiming to hit Carlino's tomorrow...

      2. The Primo's in Ardmore is pretty good.

        1. J&G is our go-to place when we get hoagies for the Phillies games. We often just order "turkey" and then when i pick it up--wish i had looked at all their special combinations --like the "Frank Sinatra hoagies." Their hoagies are great!!

          1. I really miss Lee's Hoagie House, they were the BEST! We get hoagies from Boston Style at Merion, but you could try the location on Manoa Rd. Bread is good, meats are always very fresh.

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            1. re: rocknroll52

              Still a Lee`s on Rock Hill Road, not Wynnewood, but close.

            2. Primo's, Carlino's Dakota pizza are good starters

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              1. re: FISHINC

                Cut above deli in Newtown Square rocks

              2. Primo Hoagie is easliy the best hoagie on the Eastern Main Line. The used a Sarcone's style roll with sesame seeds and all the meats and cheeses are sliced to order for each hoagie. I think there's one in Wayne too.

                1. "A Cut Above" deli in Newtown Square has the best hoagies! We just had their Sicilian hoagie for lunch today. Truly amazing.

                  1. IMO it's worth the extra few miles to go to Lenny's Home Plate on Ridge (Roxboro.) They are ridiculously cheap and I don;t think you could find a better hoagie in South Philly.

                    1. Dakota Pizza rolls are killer ! I usually get cheese steaks there, but get them to "scoop" the roll like John's Roast Pork does, Otherwise the meat all squishes out with the first bite (which can dislocate a jaw if you don't squeeze the sammy..)