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South of Philly

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$7 - $15
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American, Deli, Grill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hey..mistakes happen and no one is perfect… BUT EVERYTIME? Tonight we ordered two Chicken Bacon Ranch Philly’s and I ordered extra bacon. $32.00! Should have known better than to pick up a take out order from this place without thoroughly inspecting it! No bacon and...no ranch on either! Come ON!!! This is what you do! If you forget to put bacon and ranch on Chicken Bacon Ranch philly’s do you forget to wash your hands too???More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

Been multiple times and every time my order is always messed up when I get it. The only thing they got right on my order was the no mushroom. Don't know why online orders ask questions if they aren't going to put them on the...sandwichMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

Checked out this truck because of how funny philly is but were pleasantly surprised! Food hot and fresh. Original cheesesteak for the win!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2021

Tried this sub shop a year or so ago and was very unimpressed. Steak was chewy, fatty, and not very tasty. I’ve had much better. Decided to give it another try last night and I’m sorry to say no change. Same food. We will not...be eating here again. It’s a little expensive but I don’t mind paying for quality.........this is not quality.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2020

We had just arrived in town and were hungry. This place came up in a search with a high rating and proved true. The philly cheese steak was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Arrived late on Sunday evening in Sylvia, NC knowing eating would be sparse this time of the day. Drove around town for a while, knowing this was not going to be a long drive, and could only seem to find pizza and alcohol. After finding...South of Philly on a Google search, we decided to give it a try. The staff was very friendly despite being very busy. The restaurant was extremely clean and comfortable particularly in these uncertain times. If you ever find yourself in Sylva North Carolina before 8 PM on a Sunday afternoon I would highly recommend you take a journey over to South of Philly in the Sylvia Shopping CenterMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 6, 2020

We were staying at a nearby hotel so we called for delivery. The process was easy, the delivery time was quicker than expected, the order was correct (huge win in my book since this seems to be a tough task these days) & the delivery...lady was REALLY friendly. So far, so good! Now, the food. The kid enjoyed the crispy chicken sandwich and my husband and I enjoyed out cheesesteaks (mine without cheese). I found the meat to be a bit peppery, but it's a flavor I don't mind so I enjoyed it. Also, the seasoned fries were really good. A bonus - all of the food was really warm when received (another surprise that doesn't happen often). Based on my first experience, I highly recommend this place.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

I really like this place and try to stop in as I travel. My latest experience is today. What do I like? To be honest I always get the traditional Philky with cheese sauce. The onion rings w/ “boom-boom” sauce is on point. Cost for...a Philly about $10 What I don’t like? It takes 4 ever to get your food. Today was literally 30 mins.-which is a very long time w/ 3 other people in the restaurant. It has taken a long time before as well. So if you have the the time and want a local, good sandwich this is the place.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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southofphillync, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2020

klamborj, thank you for the feedback! We truly appreciate honest feedback and we are glad that you did enjoy most of your visit. We are constantly working with and training our staff to keep improving cooking and expediting times. It is a constant battle that...More

Reviewed January 30, 2020

hadn't been there in a while, last time the meat was lacking. we decided to stop there on the way to asheville. the philly steak sandwich was ok, they didn't seem to care too much about presentation. they put the steak in the roll leaving...over an inch on each side completely empty. we had to push the steak and peppers around with our hands to try and even it out. would have been nice if the steak was chopped up more, long pieces made it hard to even out. the staff was nice but the flavor of the steak and roll was just ok. perhaps we caught them on a bad day.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

I’m originally grew up near philly... love cheesesteaks... even though it was not identical to what I’m use to regarding a Philly cheesesteak... it still was very good... had the potatoe chop soup... also was a good choice on a cold damp day... for a...quick bite... I’d eat here again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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southofp, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback, fisher05. It is much appreciated! The potato chophouse soup is my new favorite thing ever. It is SO good! Next time you're in, we would love your feedback on how to make it a little...More

Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

this is the best place to come get a sandwich in sylva NC love to eat here even though it is pricey I’ll admit but when I can eat here I do!! Delicious food and friendly staff

Date of visit: November 2019
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southofp, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Thanks, RMM, for leaving us a review. We are so glad you enjoy eating with us and we look forward to see you in again soon!

Reviewed October 14, 2019

Came from out of town for honeymoon, blew our expectations away the food perfect fast great service, bacon cheese fries were to die for along with the sandwich's

Date of visit: October 2019
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southofp, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Thank you so much, PUMPKIN_LOVE, for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stop here during your honeymoon! We hope you will stop back in again next time you're in town!

Reviewed August 1, 2019

Great sandwich at a great price. It was tasty and was a lot like a Chicago style beef sandwich. You had to wait a little for the sandwich to be made but it was worth it. Seasoned fries were good too.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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southofp, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

tinaz, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! It is much appreciated! Sorry if the wait was significant, but we do our best to be as efficient as we can, but things do happen occasionally. Glad it was worth the...More

Reviewed July 17, 2019

Seriously, save your money!!!! Go to the local grocery store and buy the frozen philly meat,and some hoagie buns. You will be much more happy with the quality. Also if cleanliness doesnt matter to you, then this is your place to eat. Floors and tables...was a mess,and let's not even discuss the bathroom. Sincerely, SJMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Steven G, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

SJ, I apologize for your less than impressive visit to our store. We have been doing some renovating in our dining room. I do hate that you caught us at a bad time. It is difficult as a small business to close the doors and...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

A delicious Philly steak sandwich. A great menu with your choice of cheese or topping. Varied choices of sub sandwiches also. Pleasant staff and clean place to eat or take out. The picture is a half sandwich but it was plenty to eat.

Date of visit: July 2019
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southofp, Owner at South of Philly, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Chris, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate it. I am so glad you enjoyed your sandwich! We hope to see you in again soon!

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Yes, South of Philly offers takeout services.

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South of Philly is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4