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Shank's Original Pier 40

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901 S Columbus Blvd, Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4307
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious steak and crispy fries. Just the right amount chewy in the crust. The wiz melts into the fresh fluffy bread. Wish I wasn't avoiding carbohydrates right now or I'd have eaten every bit of the roll.

Thank Christine H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We ordered 13 sandwiches today, and paid $130 for them. They were definitely good, but I was still really hungry after eating mine. You shouldn't still be hungry after a $10 sandwich. I had the cheesesteak with peppers, onions and hot sauce. Quite tasty, nice soft roll, I just wish there had been more substance inside of it.

1 Thank Steven C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Over many years, I have eaten fried flounder sandwiches on the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia shores. So who would imagine that on the Philadelphia Shoreline, I would find a fried flounder filet sandwich that was superb-everything was just right-freshly fried non-greasy fish, great bread that did not sog out from the added fresh tomatoes and lettuce and tartar sauce. What... More 

1 Thank jknows
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A decent place for a Philly cheesesteak, but there are plenty of other options that are as good if note better.

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1 Thank davidiap
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I remember the original shanks. The old man would have never stood for a skimpy sandwich. I stopped by yesterday, for a roast pork italian. I paid $9.99. The roll was of good quality, the pork was of good quality as well. The broccoli rabe, was very skimpy. The sharp Provalone was hard to find. The pork was enough for... More 

1 Thank chef nick l
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Being in the PFD for 42 years , you might say I have been in & around Philly a lot....True! I have my other family living in Ohio..so...when they come to visit they always ask for.. " Real Philly Style Food " like ..cheese steaks !!! Guess what ..Philly is also known for its , Roast Beef , Roast Pork... More 

1 Thank jaybirde63
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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150 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Well worth the drive from the western burbs. Love love love the roast pork Italiano and the chicken cutlet with spinach and sharp provolone. Outdoor seating a plus but the summer sun is brutal, could use a few more shade umbrellas.

Thank Karen C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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139 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

It's not bad. I just miss the original . Shank , Whitey, Evelyn , the girls. The picture of Mussolini on the wall. It's just not the same.

Thank Bobpierson
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The chicken steak and the original chicken sandwich with broccoli rabe are amazing. We add the gravy or tomato sauce to it and its so tasty!!!!

Thank Andreanyc14
Tampa Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my cheesesteak with provolone and onions at Shank's. Yes, I know it's supposed to have Cheese Whiz instead of provolone, but I've always thought Cheese Whiz was kinda nasty, so I've preferred provolone. It complemented the juicy, flavorful meat and bun perfectly. This is the real deal.

Thank texigator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S Columbus Blvd, Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 12152184000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?