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$5 - $11
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American, Deli, Soups, Beer restaurants
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Sponsored by: Phila Deli

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Authentic Cheesesteaks
1. Authentic Cheesesteaks
"the best Philly steaks south of The Original Pat's King of Steaks"
WineDineandPlay
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2. Fun Friendly Atmosphere
2. Fun Friendly Atmosphere
"The beer is cold and fresh and served with a smile"
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3. Loaded Deli Sandwiches
3. Loaded Deli Sandwiches
"This is a great place to get take out to go to Ft. DeSoto park with"
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Reviewed December 15, 2022

This deli was our favorite place to eat during our three day stay in Pass-A-Grill and Tierra Verde. It's a simple deli with delicious sandwiches. I had the classic cuban. My wife had the reuben. Their specialty cheese dip was very good. While this was...our favorite spot of the weekend, in general, there are not very many good places to eat in the area. It's all sandwiches, bar food and deep fried. I'd move this to the top of your list of places to eat in the area.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2021 via mobile

A local spot ,no big frills, but very clean inside and cozy ,the staff are super friendly and attentive and the food is great and reasonably priced, you can order breakfast and also get sandwiches to go, we will certainly be returning 😋

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed October 21, 2022 via mobile

Good food. Friendly service. What’s not to like? I stopped by on my way home to pick up a BLT. Sure I could make it more self but it would T be as good. Tons of bacon, very fresh tomato and lettuce. Nicely toasted whole...wheat bread. Love it. My husband meets his buddies for breakfast every week and we often go for a quick bite.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2022 via mobile

It really is a good cheesesteak, including the rolls from Philly. But after the "bait and switch " we had, I'm not sure if we'll be back OR ever recommend it to anyone. The cheesesteak was $1 more on the bill than on the menu,...and the "free" vegetables were charged at $1 /each?? When we questioned the "manager" (son of the family) who had to call "daddy", we pointed out small blurb on the menu that read "subject to change"! Really? Too lazy to print a new menu? It's not the price, it's the principle!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022 via mobile

Highly recommended! We had a quick stop here coming back from the beach. Outstanding Food and Service. Nice bar with seating area

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022 via mobile

Had the Philly cheese steak and some fries and wasn't impressed and the place looked a little run down

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

We ate there after paddling with Get-Up-&-Go clear bottom kayaking and visiting DeSoto State Park's North Beach, and before visiting Billy's Loft (terrific open air bar with quite the view) to celebrate a great day. The meat was perfect (not one iota of grizzle) and...the cheese was awesome!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

Don't know what they put on their Home Fries, but they're awful. The place really needs a sprucing and cleaning

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 29, 2021

We will have to go back several more time to get to order all the things I'd like to try on the menu. Great little Deli with great food.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021 via mobile

Very good food for lunch. Service was excellent. (Except Cookies didn’t taste fresh) Restaurant, itself, was very basic.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 26, 2021 via mobile

Great burgers, fries, and cheesesteak subs. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Conveniently located before Fort Desoto park

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021

Saw the reviews and went to check it out. Cozy, Robin was super, meat was Boars Head. Fresh and delicious. Definite win for us.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 3, 2021

As Philadelphia transplants for almost 30years, the quest for a great cheesesteak has been ongoing. Look no further, this is it!! My husband and I stumbled upon this place while staying with our son during a home remodel. The fries are perfection. Just like boardwalk...fries "down the shore". And the cheesesteaks are freaking unbelievable!? Almost puts Jim's, Pat's and Gino's to shame. I kid you not! They don't use Whiz, but don't let that stop you! EAT HERE!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

Great food and service. We got the Boca Philly (vegetarian) and the fries that were hand cut style, both were excellent.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 4, 2021 via mobile

We just stayed at fort desoto. Phila Deli is by far 0ur favorite spot. Consitant, yummy, and worth going back to. Wish I could bring them home with me!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Thank you for the question. We gladly welcome all service dogs inside and there is a gazebo out front with seating where pets are all welcome. We also have water bowls.
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Phila Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5