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Old Original Nick's Roast Beef

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10 East Woodland Avenue, Springfield - Springfield Township, PA 19064
610.690.1112
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10:30 am - 1:15 am
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 1:15 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Roast Beef Sandwich!

I had the roast beef sandwich with broccoli rabe. It came on a large kaiser-type roll on a styrofoam plate barely bigger than the sandwich. So presentation was a little lacking, but the flavor more than made up for it. It was juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious. Good fries, too. The atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanne M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the roast beef sandwich with broccoli rabe. It came on a large kaiser-type roll on a styrofoam plate barely bigger than the sandwich. So presentation was a little lacking, but the flavor more than made up for it. It was juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious. Good fries, too. The atmosphere was casual and fun, and service was very... More 

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Thank Jeanne M
Wilmington, Delaware
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527 reviews
458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 572 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My family grew up in the "original" neighborhood in South Philly near Nick's first location at 20th & Jackson Street. As much as it pains me to say (a loyalty thing), the Springfield location of Old Original Nick's Roast Beef is just at spectacular and untouchably delicious as Nick's South Philly! We had one sandwich with "the Ends" (all the... More 

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Thank RoadTripper516
Philly
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227 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is one of them. Two locations, one here in Springfield, the original in South Philly on 20th Street Beef and Cheese is the way to go Do not worry about the Ambiance, Service or limited menu You go for one of the three best sandwiches in Philly Don't dress up. Come hungry. Order the Beef and Cheese combo I... More 

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Thank appetitetogo
Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Anytime you're in the mood for a good meal, go to Nick's! They have one of the best roast beef sandwiches. The waiters/waitresses are excellent at keeping your cup refilled. Go to Nick's!

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Thank Alssa
Philly
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Let's be frank, this is not fine dining. Nick's is a down and dirty local joint with a limited, but excellent, food selection. They usually only have a few beer choices, but you should drink Yuengling here anyway! :) The roast beef, turkey and pork 'combo' sandwiches are the main attraction, especially when coupled with their gravy fries and the... More 

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Thank UncadooPhilly
philadelphia
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The original is at 20th and Jackson, but I didn't want to fight the Schuylkill. Nick's is a legendary Roast Beef joint. If you thought "Cheez wit' or plain wit'out) was the end of Philly culinary jargon, you have not been to Nick's. This is a "Beef Combo, operated, on-the-outs, overboard.) Translated, it is a beef with provolone, Kaiser roll... More 

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Thank jan_klincewicz
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

At 10am I pulled into this location, who shares their parking lot with a nail salon next door. Since they don't open until 11am (no one was in the parking lot), I decided to get my nails done and then return for lunch after. Before I turned off my car, a very rude man approached the window and shouted that... More 

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Thank destinationqueen
wallngford
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On the plus side are lots of screens to watch sports events, beers on tap,and the sandwiches. When ordering sandwiches, get the fries with gravy. The downsides are the limited parking, noise inside, and the dining area need a good cleaning.

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Thank debra d
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Very casual neighborhood joint. The roast beef sandwiches wet & loaded are killer. Must get roasted hots and horseradish piled high. Top off your meal with gravy fries and or onion rings. Yes it is too much food especially because Stella is on tap! Plan a nap. It's so worth it!

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Thank Christine M
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Many years ago, Nick's in South Philly was a real destination and worth the drive from the western mainline. Then, it was sold and was no longer worth the trip. I was so happy to find the original Nick's quality back in Springfield. It's a limited menu but, its all you need. My favorite is the roast beef combo overboard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 East Woodland Avenue, Springfield - Springfield Township, PA 19064
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Springfield - Springfield Township
  • Phone Number: 610.690.1112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 1:15 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 1:15 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 1:15 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 1:15 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:15 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:15 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?