So in conversation, a few friends and I all agreed that we use the tuna hoagie as a good barometer for the overall quality of the sandwiches at either a deli or even pizza joint. For years, I thought I was the only one who used this gauge, but does anyone else use this?
Even if you don't, I'd love to hear where you can find the best tuna hoagies in the western burbs. To date, Ted's Place in Conshy is the best in my book. Light on the mayo, totally packed with provolone and a little bit of the oil/vinegar mix on top. Perfect!
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I like Primo Hoagies' tuna diablo. Not traditional, but darn good. Haven't had their regular tuna sub, but I would imagine it to be good based on the other sandwiches.
Technically it's Philadelphia, but I've always liked the Tuna at McMenamin's in Mt Airy. I ask for extra pickles and get it on a Kaiser. With the Utz-style potato chips and a nice cool pint of something on their ever changing tap list, it's wonderful. My dad is a tuna fiend, so I grew up (in S. Jersey) eating lots of tuna hoagies (mostly Jewish deli-style). I also think their other food is surprisingly good.
Any hoagie from A Cut Above Deli in Newtown Square will be awesome. Tried Primo's a few times and they were good, but A Cut Above is our go-to spot for a great sandwich.
I personally love Pudge's tuna hoagie. Order a side of cheese fries and throw some of them on top, and you're all set. They have excellent sandwiches all around. You're making me hungry!