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Tommy DiNic's

1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (City Center East)
(215) 923-6175
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Ranked #21 of 3,740 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have read a few reviews for Dinics and the bad ones are completely false. If ur looking for a cheese steak. This is not the place to go. If your looking for slow roasted brisket, pork or roast beef. Go here!!!! Sharp provolone Brisket and a few peppers and horseradish is "heaven on earth". Amazing to say the least!!!!... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Great sandwich. Wish I had gotten another. Recommended by a local this is a wonderful spot to check out. I got the roasted pork sandwich with the sharp provolone cheese. Super tasty and fresh. Well worth the time wandering the Reading Terminal Market to find it.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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130 reviews 130 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The sandwich is every but as good as all the hype. Fast service. Good food. I would like it if they sold a cold beer, but the root beer and lemonade is good. The meat is in a soupy sort of mixture that is garlicky and I think it has a touch of horseradish in it. Yummy.

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went here not knowing about it being "famous" reasonable lunch counter in the middle of the market. Fast service, huge portion, good value. I had the roast beef with mixed pepper and sharp provolone!

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Poway, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I was lead to believe that that while the cheesesteak is the outwardly obvious choice for Philly cuisine, that DiNics's pork and broccoli rabe sandwich was the insider's real taste of Philly. I suppose MAYBE it's an acquired taste, but I can't see why. I waited in line for about 15-20 minutes... A good sign, I figured! The sandwich was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After being featured on "America's best sandwich" I went in with very high expectations. Their "best sandwich" was actually very bland and tasteless. Their is very little seating and you are crushed in Reading Market. Maybe I came in expecting too much, but I just wasn't particularly impressed.

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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148 reviews 148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was never a fan of roast pork but felt I had to try it after all the hype. Wow. The roast pork sandwich was incredible. Located in the heart of reading terminal there are long lines on busy days. We went early so it was not that bad and they are very quick. Get your sandwich to go and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Totally shocked by the line-up but after eating the sandwich, I get it. Had the roast pork, with greens and cheese. Awesome meal. Line moves fast and you'll be happy you invested some time waiting to get your food!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Reading terminal was a bit overwhelming for our first visit there. We knew we wanted to to DiNics though. There was a Long line wrapped around the counter, but the service was fast and it was worth the wait! The roasted pork with broccoli rabe was amazing! Can't wait to go back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had identified this as a place to eat for on trip advisor for when we visited the terminal market, it was also recommended by some locals. The portions are large, the choice is limited and I don't think the dressings added to the rolls. What makes this place special is the simplicity and quality of the meat which was... More

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