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Shank's Original Pier 40

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901 S. Columbus Blvd., Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: FIRST...the 932 S. 10st Street location needs to be deleted (that location...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
There are more " Philly Sandwiches " other than cheese steaks , here... !!!

Being in the PFD for 42 years , you might say I have been in & around Philly a lot....True! I have my other family living in Ohio..so...when they come to visit they always ask for.. " Real Philly Style Food " like ..cheese steaks !!! Guess what ..Philly is also known for its , Roast Beef... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
jaybirde63
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A decent place for a Philly cheesesteak, but there are plenty of other options that are as good if note better.

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Thank davidiap
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I remember the original shanks. The old man would have never stood for a skimpy sandwich. I stopped by yesterday, for a roast pork italian. I paid $9.99. The roll was of good quality, the pork was of good quality as well. The broccoli rabe, was very skimpy. The sharp Provalone was hard to find. The pork was enough for... More 

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philly.pa
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Being in the PFD for 42 years , you might say I have been in & around Philly a lot....True! I have my other family living in Ohio..so...when they come to visit they always ask for.. " Real Philly Style Food " like ..cheese steaks !!! Guess what ..Philly is also known for its , Roast Beef , Roast Pork... More 

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Thank jaybirde63
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well worth the drive from the western burbs. Love love love the roast pork Italiano and the chicken cutlet with spinach and sharp provolone. Outdoor seating a plus but the summer sun is brutal, could use a few more shade umbrellas.

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Thank Karen C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

It's not bad. I just miss the original . Shank , Whitey, Evelyn , the girls. The picture of Mussolini on the wall. It's just not the same.

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Thank Bobpierson
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The chicken steak and the original chicken sandwich with broccoli rabe are amazing. We add the gravy or tomato sauce to it and its so tasty!!!!

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Thank Andreanyc14
Tampa Bay, Florida
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245 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my cheesesteak with provolone and onions at Shank's. Yes, I know it's supposed to have Cheese Whiz instead of provolone, but I've always thought Cheese Whiz was kinda nasty, so I've preferred provolone. It complemented the juicy, flavorful meat and bun perfectly. This is the real deal.

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Thank texigator
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

As a fourth generation Philadelphian I am ashamed to admit I have never before stopped on Columbus Blvd at Shanks. The little shack establishment has long been known for it hot sandwiches, especially , from what I have heard, their roast pork. The stand is easily parkable right off the road. The line made up mostly of tourists was a... More 

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Thank TonyDM
New Jersey USA
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Basically a shack on the river but do NOT be fooled. I suggest the Chicken Cutlet Italiano..breaded chicken , Broc Rabe and sharp provolone...seeded roll & long hots....I love a cheesesteak, swear by the Philly Roast Pork and would basically do anything for a Nick's Roast Beef...but the Chicken Italiano tops them all. #gohere

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Thank NJASH
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My first 'official' Philly cheesesteak did not disappoint. I had the 'steak with wiz' (Cheez Wiz) and onions and it was the best! Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 S. Columbus Blvd., Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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