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John's Roast Pork

14 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
(215) 463-1951
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Ranked #64 of 3,730 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

best cheesesteak in philly, also has amazing roast pork. The Milano is the best thing they have (and one of the best sandwiches I have ever had).

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Bethesda, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely deserving James Beard Award recipient, this cinder block bunker near the Philly waterfront is fabulous. They are only open limited hours Monday through Saturday but you have to make the pilgramage. There is usually a line, populated by every profession you can imagine but it is quickly dispatched by the great staff who have been there for years. The... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had the large pork with sharp cheese and spinach. Pork was cooked perfect and that sharp cheese just put it over the top. Gooood!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is nothing to look at and is basically a jacked up luncheonette. You are not going here for the ambiance or people watching but the food. They have a whole lot of items but DO NOT deviate from the plan...large roast pork with aged provolone. I had theirs' with spinach but prefer Philly pork sandos with rapini like... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited John's Roast Pork after seeing it featured on television. My husband and I split a steak sandwich and a pork sandwich (and took lots of food home.) We both agreed that the cheese steak was the best we have had and we've sampled all the hots spots in Philly. The steak is obviously a good quality cut. We... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Omg on our trip to Philly to attend our sons indoor foot ball game ! The Washington Eagles League in which they did Win !!! Not only was it a great day at the game , but when my husband looked up a place for us to eat , to my surprise we had another WIN , this place is... More

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It's a little out of the way, but it was really worth it! We ordered the cheesesteak with onions and american cheese with a side order of fries. Fantastic!

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Washington, DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Tried John's because I read an article that called the roast pork one of America' greatest sandwiches, and I can totally agree with that. The pork sandwich is amazing. It doesn't even taste like pork. It's juicy and delicious but not the least bit greasy. But -- sorry -- the cheesesteak is not as good. It's not bad, and probably... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The famous Roast Pork Sandwich left alot to be desired. It barely had a taste and the bread was soggy. Customer service isn't too great either. Plenty of other sandwich shops in Philly....I don't get the hype.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Friends told us about this place. We are normally a Danics roast pork lover. The staff is friendly. We were lucky it happened to be unseasonably warm in Feb, because we sat outside on the picnic tables. I think this is the BEST roast pork sandwich I've ever had!

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