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John's Roast Pork

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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14 E. Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little over hyped.

We stopped here after landing in Philadelphia since it was on the way to our hotel for work. Now we were stopping here for dinner and not lunch, so I am not sure if it is any better during lunch. We had read all the reviews and watch the TV shows talking about the place, so we knew we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Norman M
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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Cypress, Texas, United States
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here after landing in Philadelphia since it was on the way to our hotel for work. Now we were stopping here for dinner and not lunch, so I am not sure if it is any better during lunch. We had read all the reviews and watch the TV shows talking about the place, so we knew we had... More 

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Thank Norman M
Medford, New Jersey
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99 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to John's based on a review I saw on the Travel Channel. They prepare and cook their pork in large ovens for their own use. Their most famous is Roast Pork with sharp provolone cheese and spinach - a great combination. My wife usually doesn't eat pork, but she tried some and loved it. They also have steak... More 

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Thank MrSands2422
Suffern, New York
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't be a dork, order the roast pork! You will be very happy you did. I too saw this place on Bourdain and the juices started flowing. I couldn't sleep at night, just thinking about making the trip from NY. So we went for a ride and boy am I glad i did. Got the pork with spinach and provolone.... More 

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Thank L S
Danbury, Connecticut
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this place on Bourdain and had to check it out. I've been to Philly half a dozen times and always went for the cheese steak while down here. I'm sure I still will, but this is a must for anyone visiting. Smaller place on the corner of the street, across from ihop and modell's. I parked in this lot... More 

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Thank Joe V
Stamford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

7 years of coming to Philadelphia from Connecticut and this place is hands down the best place for steak and cheese! I've tried all the other places and this has the best steak and cheese.

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Thank Frank S
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I drove an hour to eat the pork spinach raub sandwhich with sharp provalone and of course the cheese fries and it was worth the trip great as usual

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Thank Peter H
Denver, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget all the other sandwich shops in South Philly this is the one this is the best sandwich shop in all Philly. Unbelievable melt in your mouth sandwiches to die for

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Thank Greg W
Chesapeake, VA
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I happened by John's while lost in Philly. Saw a line of construction/highway workers and figured it was worth a try. Lot's of choices, but I went with the pork sandwich and when the server asked if I wanted spinach, I said no. It was like everyone stopped and looked at me. So, I said sure I want spinach. Everyone... More 

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Thank red0099
Hartford, Connecticut
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to choose between the roast pork and the cheesesteak on my first visit and had a hard time deciding. Went for the cheesesteak and was glad I did. No cheese whiz here...real cheese, lean beef, fried onions on a sesame roll was excellent. My only regret is that it's 3 1/2 hours from home so getting that roast... More 

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Thank WacoKidNV
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up around the corner for this place, and you will not be disappointed. A South Philly MUST and if it's not the best Roast Pork or Cheesesteak you ever had, it will be up here. Worth going out of your way for!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 E. Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: (215) 463-1951

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?