Nick's Original Roast Beef
After hearing about this place for years, I stopped by last Saturday to give their roast beef sandwich a try. In a word, fabulous!
Located in S Philly at 20th and Jackson (1 block north of Passyunk), I got very lucky with parking on the corner in the neighborhood, I doubt that will not happen again. Walked in and
ordered a carryout from the bartender. Roast Beef combo (with cheese) was $6.15 plus tax.
The roast beef was simply awesome, served a little bit of au jus and the melted cheese made this a perfect combination. A side of horseradish and pepper rings were optional.
Next time, I plan on eating inside, drinking beer and ordering more than just the beef. Is anything else recommended at Nick's? Or maybe I'll just order 2 sandwiches, they are that good!
i think they would die a thousand deaths if they heard someone called the roast beef fabulous. :) the pork and ham are both good too (some friends swoon over the pork), and you can bring a vegetarian since they do a rabe and cheese samwich (and you can do a rabe topper on any sammie). the gravy fries are awesome too....but you are not at all in the wrong if you just ordered two beefs and called it a day. i like my combo overboard and operated with lots of banana hots. and with a birch beer.
and ps - this is a favie place of mine to take out-of-towners. i have never met anyone who didn't fall in love at first bite.
and beware, nick's is closed on sundays.