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Feb 16, 2011 12:35 PM

Roast Pork, Subs & Cheesesteaks - Plymouth Meeting/Conshy/Norristown

Just started working in the area and will be on the lookout for the best Italian Subs, Roast Pork, and Cheesesteaks for occasional lunch, and would love any suggestions within this 5 mile or so area.

So far, I've tried Lenny's Italian Deli and Lee's Hoagie House - can't complain about either, but not all that I'm hoping for.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions - particularly on the roast pork.

Lee's Hoagie House
230 N Maple Ave, Marlton, NJ 08053

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  1. Brother Paul's in Eagleville does an italian pulled pork with roasted peppers and sharp provolone that isnt bad.

    Capone's pork is good.. get some hot peppers on the side (come out of a jar). They dont use sharp provolone. Nice and juicy with some au jus on the side.

    You need to try Zep's at both Eve's and Lou's if you want to eat a local delicacy.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      A "Zep" is a Norristown institution. Eve's has the original, IMHO. Get there early for lunch, i.e 11:30. There is usually a line out the door toward noon.

    2. Go to Sessano's in Norristown for roast pork. Try the cheesesteaks at Main Street Pizzeria & Grille Eagleville location.

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      1. re: cheesewit

        Sessano's roast pork is top notch.
        I'm a Lou's guy over Eve's. Small zep with hots.

        For a bit of a car trip, try the pork at Giovanni's Italian Market ontop of mile hill on Ridge right before Collegeville. Or better yet, get the cutlet, long hots and sharp prov.

        You should definately get familiar with Corrpolease bakery as well.

        And please, Hoagie.

        I also suggest the roast beef sandwich (not a hoagie) at Ye Ole Ale House on Germantown in Lafayette Hill.

        1. re: VTRP

          must go to Pudge's for cheesesteak. Consistently great, huge. Their hoagies are quite good, too.
          Primo's on ridge an obvious (chain) choice for hoagies. T'dori's also makes a good sandwich.
          Phil's tavern is not far away (15 minutes) for a good sitdown lunch. decent cheesesteaks of the massive variety.
          I love roast pork, but can't think of a better choice than Lennys' in the immediate area. Not the best I ever had, but they used to be quite tasty.

          1. re: knappy123

            +1 on Pudges and Phils. Pudges also has a GREAT meatball sub. (OMG.)

      2. The Collegeville Italian Bakery on Ridge Pike has an outstanding roast pork with provolone and broccoli rabe. Also Talutto's has a good one. I like Brother Pauls as a pleasant place to get a drink but their food is pretty awful.

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        1. re: Kater

          i second the comment that Bro Paul's food is worth skipping.

          1. re: VTRP

            Have you ever had the roast pork? It is made fresh daily, and with sharp provolone makes a decent sandwich. It is the only thing I would even consider eating there.

            If you haven't eaten something you shouldnt diss it.

            1. re: cwdonald

              I have not had the roast pork there. Have had other things; its just unimpressive. They do have a delicious beer selection. More of a watering hole than an eatery, for me though. Maybe ill give the roast pork a shot next time.

        2. If it's within your range, try a cheesesteak hoagie or cheesesteak at Cisco's on Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown.

          Give Fat Daddy's on Plymouth Road in Plymouth Meeting a shot as well.

          I agree with the others about trying zeps. In all the years I've been going to Eve's Lunch, I've never tried Lou's. However, when I do go to Eve's I almost always get a meatball with provolone.

          1. Talluto's in Norristown has a pretty good hoagie (not a sub) - it's a great little italian market that smells divine....if you were willing to venture out further Sonny's Deli in Limerick is excellent. If you are looking for a more 'sub' par hoagie ( ha ha ha ) try WaWa.