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Shank's Original Pier 40

901 S. Columbus Blvd., Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA
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Ranked #143 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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New Jersey USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Charleston, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Senior Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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178 restaurant reviews
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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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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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
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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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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