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John's Roast Pork

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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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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Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Roast Pork & Cheese Steaks - The Real Deal

The roast pork is melt in your mouth awesome. Get it with the sharp provolone and spinach. A small is plenty large, but then again I needed room to help my son finish his cheese steak. The roll soaks up just the right amount of juice such that the flavor blends perfectly with the meat, but still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Bill R
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The roast pork is melt in your mouth awesome. Get it with the sharp provolone and spinach. A small is plenty large, but then again I needed room to help my son finish his cheese steak. The roll soaks up just the right amount of juice such that the flavor blends perfectly with the meat, but still remains functional to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've happily eaten here for almost 15 years, but the cheesesteaks have become increasingly less flavorful. So what if they give you a generous amount of meat, if it's bland. John's is not even a shadow of its former self. Today was my last trip because it has fallen off so sharply. Staff has also become rude. The woman with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We occasionally head to John's Roast Pork to bring sandwiches home...have tried their pork sandwiches and they're really good...but the roast beef is to die for...it's so tasty and tender with some horseradish added. Do yourself a favor...head there today...you won't be disappointed.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

the best food really does come from the small shack looking places. best cheese steak in the city. we were lucky enough to get there in nice weather and sat outside at one of the few tables. its right by a strip mall so parking is not an issue. rather nice view of the city sky line actually

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was really excited to go to John's Roast Pork based on the reviews I had read. My husband and I ordered two sandwiches so that we could split them - he had the pork, and I ordered the cheesesteak. I loved my cheesesteak sandwich - not the best I have ever had, but very good (try Cosmi's Deli). I... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You might think the Philly Cheese Steak is the best loved sandwich in Philadelphia. Some would argue the real favorite is the Roast Pork Sandwich. The best Roast Pork sandwich can be found at John's in Philadelphia. This South Philly hole in the wall isn't much to look at, but the taste is amazing. John is quite the character, he... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This shack/hut/unimposing building serves some of the best sandwiches in Philadelphia. Get the roast pork and provolone, get a cheesesteak, get both and share with your friends. Sandwiches are large, outdoor seating only - no cards, but there is an ATM for your convenience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My friend Kelly told me about John's last November. Her friend told her about it the November before. Probably friends have been telling friends since 1930. John's is nothing fancy but that very plain face hides some of the best food around. You can feel a bit out of sorts on your first visit - the staff will be nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The roast pork was tender, flavorful and juicy - this is roast pork the way it should be. And while there are better cheese steaks in Philly (like just around the corner at Tony Luke's), their cheese steak is still a solid contender, and if you want to experience both, this is a good place to try them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have been hearing about John's for years as the best Philly steaks in Philadelphia. the place is a little shack near what used to be Delaware Ave. Been there since 1930. If you want both sandwiches (pork / Steak) you have to order from different counters. They don't use Cheese Wiz but have sharp provolone. We ordered the pork... More 

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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: Sandwiches, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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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