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South A Philly

1 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL
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Ranked #66 of 474 restaurants in Saint Augustine
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are a staff of friends and family who are proud to bring you the best tasting cheesesteaks and hoagies in Florida. Our bread is shipped down par-cooked from South Jersey, then baked fresh throughout the day, so you can enjoy authentic flavor straight from the oven. Each day we slice our rib-eye by hand to ensure our steak is tender and delicious; we would never dream of serving that pre-sliced stuff! We have original Cheez Whiz to give your cheesesteak that real Philadelphia flavor, the same way we ate them growing up. If that’s not your thing, we also offer American, Provolone, and Swiss cheeses, all from Dietz and Watson, who also provides all of our Italian meats (for an unforgettable Italian hoagie that will make you think you’re right back in Philly!). We have put our hearts into creating sandwiches we are proud to serve, and we hope you enjoy eating them as much as we enjoy making them.
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have lived here for years and every time we visit we are let down by the terrible and rude management(the owner). The food is why we have continued to go however it is extremely overpriced for what you get and when you try to use a coupon the manager is extremely rude and refuses to take them even though... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are from South Jersey and have not found a decent cheesesteak in the south. We found the South A Philly cheesesteak to be authentic and absolutely delicious. The steak was perfectly cooked and the roll - just like up north. The owner took time to sit and talk to us about Philly, which we found to... More

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Roscoe, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Wow - I grew up in Philly and therefore, I think by some location related genetic altering, love Philly cheesesteaks. I have long since moved around the world, and have always looked for authentic Philly cheesesteaks outside the Philadelphia area. I have mostly been disappointed until now. South A Philly actually has a great Philly Cheesesteak!!!! Very friendly service and... More

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Madison, South Dakota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Philly cheese steak sandwiches were great! Good service, clean and well decorated restaurant. The restroom is in the foyer and accessed by key. No view because it is tucked away in a large multi unit building.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We both grew up in South Philadelphia, and fondly remember the cheese steaks and other items only available there. The sandwiches here are the closest we have found to the ones served in corner stores in our old neighborhood. The steak was tender and not over cooked, plenty of fried onions and your choice of cheese wiz or other cheeses.... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I'm from Northeast Philly and grew up with Philly cheese steaks. This places serve the best I've had in years. Rolls are awesome and meat and cheese is cooked to perfection. Mitch knows who to make a great steak sandwich.

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Chester, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A lot of reviewers have reported that South A Philly has great cheese steaks. I do not agree. The roll was good. But the cheese steak itself was average at best. The onions were few and far between. I got mine with provolone cheese and after the first two bites I actually looked to be sure they had put any... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I'm a local and still have yet to try out all of the restaurants downtown. My fiancé always bugs me to go here, so I finally go. and guess what? It's delish!!! The potato skins (with jalepenios like the male cashier suggested) are to die for. Now, everytime we are downtown we stop in to grab my favorite skins. Hubby... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Fed a family of 6, including 2 adults, 3 teens and an 8 year old -- and everyone was pleased! Great sandwiches, great potato skins & cheap beer.

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Ducktown, Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This place was a treat.We were visiting family in Saint Augustine and were taken here by my cousin.If you are a home sick person from Philly or around the Delaware Valley this place is for you.Authentic cheese steaks and hoagies with ingredients and rolls shipped in from Philly and Jersey Herr's potato chips and even Victory beer on tap.And there... More

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