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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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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
NIIIIICE!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Tampa Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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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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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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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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Charleston, South Carolina
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Shank's Original Pier 40

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

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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

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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