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Best of Philly

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2818 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
+1 602-266-7374
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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804 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,020 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

I come for lunch about once a month. It is about an 8 mile drive from my office but well worth it. The place is small and simple but the quality of the sandwich is well worth my drive and money. I get the cheese steak with onions and mushrooms. I love every bite. The fries are OK but not... More 

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Thank arizonaac
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Close to museums, we stopped for a quick lunch and found this to be a fabulous restaurant. Really good sandwiches, fresh and prepared any way you prefer. Very inexpensive. Small seating area and crowded during lunch hour. Worth the time!

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Thank Lynn B
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

01-03-2017 Philly with mushrooms and fries for my lunch and my daughter tried the Gyro platter. We both give a thumbs up for flavor and amount given. Only downside is it gets a bit crowded inside so we decided to eat our lunch using the tables out front.

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Thank Rachael A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Love this quaint little sandwich shop downtown. Stopped by on an absolute fluke. Glad I did. The Philly sandwiches are the best I have had in my travels. Cooked to order, fresh, delicious. No skimping on the meat. Staff was awesome, they felt like family. Do give this place a shot.

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Thank Jessica M
Phoenix, Arizona
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159 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2015

My wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying the Large Philly Steak is fairly lean and tender, thinly sliced, griddle fried with olive oil, splashed with onions and topped with a solid amount of tasty melted white American cheese in a 10” Italian Bread roll along with an order of crunchy and tasty French fries. Touted as the best... More 

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Thank GastroEclectico
Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place may be small in size but big on flavor and variety. They have it all when it comes to sub sandwiches or Gyro's. The cheesesteak with everything is fabulous.

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Thank vickey s
Aztec, New Mexico
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Chose this place to eat at based on reviews on TripAdvisor. Looking at it from the outside we didn't think it was open and it was mid afternoon on Saturday then we saw another couple walking in. The place is small and really not much to look at. We ordered a philly for hubby and I got a gyro. Took... More 

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Thank Joyce L
Peoria, Arizona
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

I grew up in New Jersey and according to my Mom cheesesteaks are the 5th food group! Ok so maybe not but if you're like me and craving a bit of home then this is the place to go. Everything's fresh, fast, and greasy just like it's supposed to be. The menu has all the traditional favorites so everyone can... More 

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Thank Kathy M
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

I just happened to see this llace while driving downtown and it's a new fave. I love hole-in-the-wall places with great food and that is exactly what Best Of Philly is!

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Doha, Qatar
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

A hole in the wall but packs huge flavors, they have the best Philly in Phoenix, also try the Gyro, it is sooo good, actually try anything it will be awesome. Mike the Owner rocks, he is the best. This place is worthy of a visit by Foods Network’s Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2818 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1019
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-266-7374

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?