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Best Hoagie in Conshohocken?

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malkazanie Nov 4, 2010 10:55 AM

I know the dinner places in Conshy get a lot of discussion (trying Blackfish tomorrow night - very excited) but I work in the Tower Bridge complex and I'd love to know the best place to grab a good hoagie. The area seems to be chock full of little Italian delis - so which is your favorite?

Also has anyone tried the new Taqueria on Fayette, El Limon?

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  1. Sloth Nov 4, 2010 11:06 AM

    When I lived in Conshy 3 years ago, my go to hoagie shop was Ted's Place. Not a fan of their pizza, but the hoagies and steaks are (were?) mighty good.
    I wish there had been a tacqueria on Fayette when I was there.

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      jcmods Nov 6, 2010 08:34 AM

      I second Ted's place for hoagies. For Roast Pork Sandwich try Pepperoncini. Both walking distance from Tower Bridge.

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        mkertello Apr 22, 2011 05:33 PM

        I give a resounding +1 to Ted's. There is not a better tuna hoagie in the area.

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          Sloth Apr 23, 2011 08:42 AM

          You had to remind me. Now I'm going to want to drive the 90 miles to Ted's. Too bad I'm traveling in the opposite direction this week-end. As a consolation I am headed towards a pretty decent lobster roll. More expensive and not as good as Ted's, but it will have to do for now.

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        wisey22 Dec 14, 2010 12:55 AM

        I'm surprised no one mentioned Lenny's Italian Deli! On the corner of 9th and Fayette, it's an awesome deli/takeout joint with a mom & pop feel. Their signature dish I hear is the roast pork sandwich, but I'm not the hugest fan of that so I've never tried it. But I've had enough of their other stuff to say it's the real deal! Large sandwiches, everything homemade, nice and helpful if not 'quirky' employees.

        Also, I haven't been to it yet, but my roommate swears by the Deli on 4th. She talks about their great sandwiches and soups all the time.

      3. thehungrything Nov 4, 2010 07:27 PM

        For cheesesteaks, chicken cutlet sandwiches and hot chicken breast sandwiches I recommend Pete's deli. I have never had their Italian hoagie, but they do have great rolls from Conshy bakery.

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          curly girl Nov 4, 2010 10:28 PM

          I also work in Tower Bridge. Have never been to Pete's Deli, but for the money, I think Lenny's Deli has the best daily lunch special - Italian Hoagie, Chips & a can of soda for $5.95. You can't beat that and they're great. Would also recommend their pork sandwich and Spinach Omelette sandwich too

          1. vicarious Nov 5, 2010 06:20 AM

            I can't answer the "best" question, but wanted to mention that when we last ordered pizza from Tony and Joe's, we also ordered an Italian hoagie. I didn't try it but was told that it was really good. Another option is to drive up to Ridge Pike to Primo. (I'll be at Blackfish tonight as well. If the meat-filled pasta is on the menu, order it!)

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              curly girl Nov 5, 2010 09:34 AM

              We order from Tony & Joe's often. Their pizza and cheese steaks are always good. Also order Primo fairly often. Their Italian hoagie is DA BEST. It's just a little further out from the Tower Bridge complexes, so I was trying to keep it closer for driving and/or walking at lunchtime. Enjoy Blackfish - I'll get there one of these days.

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                paychecktoday Nov 5, 2010 11:16 AM

                One place NOT to get a hoagie is Jimmy John's. I was brought in by the hype from their ads left on my car and from all the drunks that tell me its amazing (I dj at the Great American Pub on the weekends) and was told to go down there for some good late night hoagies (open till 230 am?)

                I went the following day, and was thoroughly unimpressed. They charged for certain condiments that would be free anywhere else, and they didn't have alot of condiments most places would have (eg. sweet peppers). The kosher dill pickle was nice though.

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                  barryg Nov 6, 2010 08:39 AM

                  I never understood how Jimmy John's and Subway make a go of it in the Phila area, where finding a good sandwich is so easy. But something about these places appeal to people...

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              wisey22 Dec 14, 2010 12:57 AM

              Oops, forgot to mention that I've been to the tacqueria as well. I fell in love as soon as I walked in. I highly recommend to anyone who doesn't need nice decor, or a huge menu. Just good food, really tasty, and what stands out most to me is that it all seems to be made by people who just genuinely enjoy what they do.

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                TT2 Apr 23, 2011 07:54 PM

                Pete's deli is my go-to place. If I can't get their roast pork sandwich (sells out quick), then I get their hoagies.
                El Limon is fantastic.

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                  jcmods Apr 25, 2011 11:41 AM

                  I wasn't so crazy about Pete's Roast pork. DiNics is the best, but Pepperoncini is pretty good.

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