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Carmen's Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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All reviews cheesesteak sandwich bread italian hoagie cheese whiz roasted peppers pepperoni fries worth the wait the reading terminal market long line great philly cheese steak real philly american cheese the real deal sharp provolone at lunchtime
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and they prepared it really quick. however the guy (i guess the owner) didn’t even let us speak and take a look at the menu. He kept stopping us when we try to see what’s in the menu behind him. He...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JessieJohnson90
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The version with cream cheese is the best. Its not too much: spread on the bread, just a thin layer. Served hot!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GSO_NC
Reviewed January 10, 2019

Heard the good reviews so thought i would try it... and glad I did! Philly Cheese Steak was very good, tasty treat - good size as two of us shared. Only complaint is the chips were stale - maybe a product of eating late.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank macnjac89
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I was a little worried because the workers were not very organized and they were moving a little slow, however the philly cheese steaks were worth the wait! They were excellent!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 88ShannonK
Reviewed January 3, 2019

My husband and I were on our maiden voyage to Philadelphia and came to the market to spend the morning/afternoon one Sunday. We clearly missed out on all the Amish goodies since it was Sunday, but we did get to have a cheesesteak face-off between...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank CakeChick250
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Loved the location of Carmen's in the Reading Terminal in Philly. Ordered the traditional hoagies which were good. Chatted with the owner who was great. Good service

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Karsay
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Amazing cheesesteak...by far the best that we had when in Philly. The line can be a bit daunting but hang in there...it's worth it!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Nodaksx6
Reviewed December 29, 2018

We stopped in in Reading Terminal Market to go to Carmen’s before some sightseeing. As a former local from Philly this was a treat. We had a cheesesteak with onions and sweet/hot peppers. It was great! The service was great, staff was great, a nice...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Ativ01
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Not the most famous place but could be the best. Make sure to get there early to beat the crowd. Also right in the middle of a walking tour through downtown.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MICHAELM1049
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

It's a little spicy, but good. Small for the price. The gentleman who waited on us was extremely polite and quick to have our food ready. Will need to try a cheesesteak next visit.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank IslandGirlTraveler
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March 1, 2017|
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Response from mrklucey | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Gluten Free. I don't think it is available.
August 13, 2016|
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Response from karenr873 | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of other eateries to choose from but we wanted a Philly cheese steak sandwich and you can tell by the long line that it was a famous place to get one. We were not disappointed. Although we waited quiet a... More
April 5, 2016|
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Response from Chimata-no-kami | Reviewed this property |
no idea... it's not really a restaurant, it's a stand in the market
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