We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Philly's A Taste Of Philadelphia

Certificate of Excellence
Fast Food
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
33 Sherman St., Norwich, CT
860-886-9449
Website
Today
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
don't judge a book by its cover, or a restaurant by its exterior

When we pulled up outside Philly's I wasn't sure if they were open. It looked like a dive bar. But inside is a spotless, fast food joint serves delicious cheese steaks. They claim the key is the cheese whiz but we tried with and without and preferred the latter. My only regret was not trying some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
CarpeDiem0626
,
West Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
West Hartford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

When we pulled up outside Philly's I wasn't sure if they were open. It looked like a dive bar. But inside is a spotless, fast food joint serves delicious cheese steaks. They claim the key is the cheese whiz but we tried with and without and preferred the latter. My only regret was not trying some of the crazy fries... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, Connecticut
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Hard to believe that these are better than the classics but they do.. And the option of having fries rather than a roll makes them even better, tho not on the waist! A great treat! And the enlarged location with actual seats makes it a real destination with parking!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our first time here and definitely not our last!!This place was clean, the staff was welcoming and the food was simply amazing! My husband and I loved the Philly Cheese steaks and my kids loved the buffalo chicken fries.We cant wait to come back!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, Connecticut
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a sandwich without the cheddar spread and it was great. The fries were good and the price was definitely reasonable. You order at the counter and they bring it to you.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Shaved beef and cheese, an experience to be treasured in Philadelphia. The imitation in Norwich, regardless of the advertising, was poor. I had a soggy mess of plastic goo, over a scoop of shaved something on a grocery store roll. Sorry but that is not acceptable to me.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, Connecticut
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great flavor, great portions. I've never had a bad experience here. I've expected one because nobody is amazing 100% of the time! But I have yet to be disappointed in the food or service. Shem is the best. Try the Bully, it's a day-ender because there's no way to recover from all that awesome. Top notch every time. Do it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

All I have to say. The best chicken wings I ever taste. The owner his the bedt and make you feel welcome and comfortable. The place is clean even the bathrooms. I always take my family and friends there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I tried Philly's for the first time a couple years ago and we have been hooked ever since. We make at least 1 trip there a week minimum. Not only do they have the best philly cheese steak around but they have the best restaurant phamily! From day one not only have we received amazingly tasty food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You would be hard pressed to find a cheese steak this good even in Philadelphia. Phillys also offers some unique menu items that you will not find anywhere else. So good i eat here at least 50+ times a year and have gotten at least 20 people hooked. I hardly ever give five stars but this hard working family deserves... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is the standard from which all other Philly cheese steaks should be measured. Great wings and signature fries too.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Philly's A Taste Of Philadelphia also viewed

Norwich, Mystic Country
Norwich, Mystic Country
 
Norwich, Mystic Country
Norwich, Mystic Country
 

Been to Philly's A Taste Of Philadelphia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Sherman St., Norwich, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 860-886-9449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Philly's A Taste Of Philadelphia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?