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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Pretty close....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
wheretoadventure
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Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Macomb, Michigan
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Dark, sort if depressing, ask hostess/waitress to warm up my hoagie and then after waiting a while had to go up to counter to ask for my food. She went on break and the only other person there was the cook. Food was ok.

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Indianapolis
Top Contributor
625 reviews 625 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
358 helpful votes 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Had two cheesesteaks and a chicken salad sandwich. The cheese steaks were good with a proper ratio of onions the chopped steak. They had cheese whiz which is also authentic. Rolls were not real fresh (think we were there right before close). The chicken salad was good but a little bland. Portions were a little smaller than usual. Fried pickles... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My husband and I treat ourselves to a South-a-Philly hamburger whenever we have a few dollars to spare. At 4.99 each, they are a good deal for downtown St. Augustine, and they are simply delicious--classic burger with trimmings. The fries are great, too. And just as good is the counter seat by the window where you can sit, eat, and... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I've had steak subs while in the city of Philadelphia. The subs from this establishment were right on par (be aware that Philly steak subs are on the blander side to begin with). I think this sub was actually a tiny bit better than the Philadelphia versions, even though it was chopped steak slices than full slices of steak. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Philly was good. Sub and salad was just ok. Atmosphere was very good and it was easy to get into and order even on a busy day.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?