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John's Roast Pork

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
Barbecue, Sandwiches
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14 E. Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951
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  • 84
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  • 31
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  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Melt in your mouth roast pork

It's Valentine's Day and we were headed to Philly to check out the new Kano exhibit at the Philly Art Museum. We already had our V'Day dinner on Thursday night, so we agreed that we would not go to a restaurant on Saturday night (too crowded and food is never that great). I was checking out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Susan C
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's Valentine's Day and we were headed to Philly to check out the new Kano exhibit at the Philly Art Museum. We already had our V'Day dinner on Thursday night, so we agreed that we would not go to a restaurant on Saturday night (too crowded and food is never that great). I was checking out "Eater's" list of places... More 

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Nokesville, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I saw this place listed as a top Philly cheesesteak destination, and after seeing Trip Advisor reviews, we rode into this place ready to start our weekend with Philly's finest food. The place is understated in appearance, busy with customers, and after ordering a a roast pork and a cheesesteak to share with the wife, we were not disappointed. The... More 

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Rocket City
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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I do like a dive and John's is that for sure, so had really high hopes. On strength of reviews I tried the large roast pork with onions and sharp provolone -- unfortunately it just wasn't good enough to finish even half,and cheese was especially foul (must be a local thing). Bread was fine on top and middle but dry... More 

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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're heading to Philly, John's Roast Pork is a must go, it epitomizes what makes Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Love! The food, beyond amazing, every sandwich pure bliss and perfectly made! Nothing is pre-made, it's all made to order so made just for you. The roasted pork was awesome, and the Cheesesteak now ranks as my #1, the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The simplest sandwich but wow it is so tasty. Serve with the provolone cheese was the best choice. Eating outside with the local give you a better experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. I did a lot of research about Philly cheesesteaks and decided to go to this place based on various reviews. The drive to find the place was interesting. The smell emitting from the little shop was delicious. There was a really long line which seemed to bode well for the food. I was... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had heard about John's from locals, so off we went ! I like that you can easily park across street in shopping center if it's too full on street. We we walked up there were about 15 Motorcycle Cops mingling around waiting for their sandwiches so that's a good indication that it's good ! There was a small line... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to John's for over 10 years. It's my go to for cheesesteaks or roast beef sandwiches. Make sure you get a large, bread is better than the kaiser rolls. You can't tell from the outside but it's the best in Philly and I've been to the others. Just make sure that you know what you want while... More 

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South Jersey
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200 reviews 200 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I recently visited John's and were amazed at just how good the Roast Pork with sharp provolone and spinach actually is. The Pork is slow roasted, very tender and extremely tasty. The addition of the sharp provolone and spinach just made it even better. We also had a Cheese Steak which of course included sharp provolone, not... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Stop in for the roast pork whenever I get close. I like it with spinach raab and sharp provolone. The store opens early for breakfast. Small restaurant order at counter seating on side. Has been at that location since 1930

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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: Barbecue, Sandwiches

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