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John's Roast Pork

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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14 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2711
(215) 463-1951
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After hearing the raves about this place for years we finally stopped in - WOW! One of the best roast pork sandwiches in the city!

Thank Dave D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot believe how rude the staff is at John's Roast Pork. It seems that every time they get busy, the staff gets extremely flustered and treats all of their customers terribly. It's a shame because their sandwiches are actually okay. Not great, there are better sandwich shops in Philly but definitely okay. Their cheese steak is middle of the... More 

Thank Pete P
Chicago, Illinois
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223 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really wouldn't mind the rudeness of the staff so much if they churned out an amazing cheese steak, but they don't. It is mediocre and they don't even have whiz available. I cam to John's Roast Pork to try the cheese steak because it was supposed to be one of the best in Philly. Well, I've had better. Maybe... More 

Thank Frank I
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169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a steak sandwich. It was fine. Not the best I had in Philly, but it was decent. There was a long line and limited seating. Don't know if we'd go back.

Thank Samantha I
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a taste for some roast pork, and decided to go down to John's. I use to work near there years ago, and went regularly. The sandwiches are still superb. I had the roast pork with spinach and extra sharp provolone cheese. They packed the roll with meat. There's not much ambiance to the place, but if you want... More 

Thank Steven B
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if this counts as a "real review" since I didn't eat anything. I stood in line to order my sandwich and my onion rings, just like everyone else; and the place was fairly busy. Unfortunately, the nasty woman who took my order was so incredibly rude that after about 20 seconds with her I thanked her for... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We landed in Philly and went straight from the airport in search of a cheesesteak. My coworker found this place online so we thought why not. I have to say I was skeptical from the outside then I saw the James Beard award. I had the mushroom cheesesteak and it was amazing. I would definitely like to go back next... More 

Thank Knmarsh
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So I am thinking this place is not ranked higher due to its location and "ambiance." Get over it! The food here is truly amazing. Whether it's the pork sandwich, the cheese steak or the Italian sausage you CANNOT go wrong. Heck get one of each! Does it have a nice sitdown area... Well no, but the food! OH MY... More 

Thank VOnDC
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

John's deserves all the hype it gets.Can't wait to get back and enjoy the roast pork ! It has been said that with a fine wine the people yo are with, the time of year/day, and all other factors contribute to your memory of the flavors, and I suspect my memory of the one best cheesesteak I reference is only... More 

Thank Greg H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went there on a recommendation.....boy was he right. Best Cheesesteak I have ever had...great roll...I'll be back


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148-2711
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: (215) 463-1951

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?