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Shank's Original Pier 40

901 S. Columbus Blvd., Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #201 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Description: FIRST...the 932 S. 10st Street location needs to be deleted (that location is closed as of 2009). Shank's now has two locations. The Perri (original) family operates Shank's Original Uptown at 120 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia and the other location is THIS one at Pier 40. See the web site for the best info. Let me know if you have any questions. My review is for the Pier 40 location.
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Description: FIRST...the 932 S. 10st Street location needs to be deleted (that location is closed as of 2009). Shank's now has two locations. The Perri (original) family operates Shank's Original Uptown at 120 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia and the other location is THIS one at Pier 40. See the web site for the best info. Let me know if you have any questions. My review is for the Pier 40 location.
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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Drive up, walk up...however you gotta get there! GO! Looks like a fair booth but it has some of the best sandwiches you'll eat in Philly or anywhere else for that matter! Roast pork with sharp prove and broccoli raab??? WHAT!!!! You betcha! BOOM!!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Then swing by Pier 40. My craving for a sandwich got me at Shank's. It is right next to Pier 40 bldg. There is no dedicated parking at Shank's. They are actually sharing what limited parking spaces Pier 40 bldg. has. They have only alfresco dining with very limited seating. They usually cater to take out customers. I don't know... More

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North Wildwood NJ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stopped on the way to the ballgame. Nice driveup/walkup window. Easy access. The cheesesteaks, while taking a bit longer than similarly set-up establishments, were worth the wait. Plenty of meat and nicely melted cheese, with firm yet fried onions. The sweet peppers were also adequate. Pleasantly surprised by the shoestring fries. Even though frozen, they were not put into fryer... More

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MD
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

What a sandwich!!! Everything about this sub was perfection. The meat. . the bread. If you are in Philly, you really need to experience this sub. When I am in philly again, I will put this on my agenda. The steak is juicy, flavorful; and tender. Wow!!! You will not be disappointed. The fries are not bad either.

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Mint Hill, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Having grown up in Philadelphia, I know that there are a lot of places to get a good steak sandwich. At the recommendation of a friend, we tried Shank's. We were not disappointed. Even though their sandwich doesn't appear to use the usual Amoroso Rolls found with many steak and hoagie sandwiches, but baguettes. They are very tasty. Their menu... More

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Philadelphia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We had both the pork sandwich (precursor to the cheesesteak) and a cheesesteak. Both are solid versions of these awesome sandwiches in a great little stand on the pier by the river. Great South Philly feel. Much better than the touristy places which will go nameless here.

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

unasuming really cool place with great atmosphere. the philly cheesesteak sandwich was awesome with softbread and the ratio of cheese-to-steak was just perfect, it didn't feel greasy at all, which is really hard to say for this kind of sandwich. we wanted a place were the locals eat and hit a home run with the selection. our visit was a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This place is right next to the Coast Guard Station on Pier 40. It's a very small stand with a few picnic tables out front. Fantastic sandwiches and cool staff. Yummy!!!

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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Chicken Italiano was outstanding. The only downside is there are no seats inside...so takeout only in bad weather.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012 via mobile

Stopped here on my way to hotel. Found it by accident. Cheese Steak Sandwich was very good location is neat right on the pier with parking.

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