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South A Philly

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1 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL
904-824-0666
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11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are a staff of friends and family who are proud to bring you the best...
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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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheesesteaks, cut fries, birch beer

Delicious cheesesteaks authenticated by people who would know. Great fries, PA chips, birch beer, and more!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jason S
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Pompano Beach, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pompano Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Delicious cheesesteaks authenticated by people who would know. Great fries, PA chips, birch beer, and more!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a little hole in the wall, but the best subs! So yummy and fresh! They are getting beer on tap which will be such an added bonus! A local must visit!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This little sandwich shop is tucked away beside A1A Alehouse and if you blink walking down King Street, you'll miss it. But don't. The sandwiches are made to order and very generous. Breads fresh, and they use real condiments - like real lettuce leafs rather than shredded lettuce. I had the tuna salad and it was delicious and filling. Not... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Having recently moved from Southern New Jersey, we thought we'd see how they compare to the hoagie shops of the Philly area. My wife got a ham & swiss, and I ordered the ultimate Italian hoagie. The results are not even close! The bread they get from somewhere in Atlantic City was thick and doughy! They threw a couple of... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stopped for the Philly Cheesesteak and it was really good. Asked for light onions and they fixed it just right. The bun was fresh and the sandwich served hot with just enough Cheese Wiz on it.

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Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

As a transplanted Philadelphian I have to say that South-A-Philly is pretty close to the real thing. This was my first cheese steak EVER outside of Philadelphia. If you know what "whiz wit" means then you know where I'm coming from. Here's what they do right: They fly their rolls in par-baked from NJ which is a major factor in... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

These guys hit it out of the park! Great service and a HUGE philliy cheesesteak that is piping hot and made to order as you like it! Very patient to families and service was with a smile and some humor over the lunch hour! I would go back!

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Humble
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The best cheese steak in St. Augustine. Friendly staff and fast service. A must place to go to while in St. Augustine Florida.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

First off, this restaurant is inside a large building that houses several businesses. If you are looking for a sign outside, you will be walking in circles! The building is just across the street from the bay on the SW side of town. We went in at about 9:00 PM when most things were closing and were the only patrons.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I eat here EVERY time we are in St Augustine. On a recent trip March 2015 we visited on a Monday around 4:30 pm. There was one person working <until another guy arrived, looked like he was doing an interview > he came from around back and took our order. We always get the Philly with wiz...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 King Street, Saint Augustine, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine
  • Phone Number: 904-824-0666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?