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The Original Turkey

45 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-925-5598
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“stuffing” (21 reviews)
“turkey sandwich” (52 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Fast Food
45 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just like other travelers, I ordered the Thanksgiving roll. Perfect blend of turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. I'd love to try more of their offerings, such a great little place. Not easy to find in the market, but it's near the back ish.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My spouse has sampled turkey in its various rendition all over. The plain simple turkey here was said to be moist, tender, mildly flavorful and plentiful.

Thank PerryPatetik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a disabled daughter who can only purees and food chopped into purees. we were staying across the street from Reading Terminal Market and I went out in search of her dinner. they had delicious mashed potatoes and turkey and even though it was...More

1  Thank rita r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love turkey. I claim to make a mean turkey. But, this is the best. I wish I could make a turkey breast so delicious, juicy, and tender.

Thank BGreen94566
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Great concept with fresh, juicy turkey with a wide variety of side dishes. The turkey was excellent, but the sides were average. Worth a stop.

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
Reviewed March 25, 2018

I am not a big turkey fan but I couldn't help but stop at this place. They had this big turkey and someone was carving it up for the customer. I decided to try it and am glad I did! My turkey sandwich was amazing!...More

Thank pizzapizza315
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We love getting food here when we visit Reading Market. They have the best turkey sandwich- with stuffing and cranberry sauce. The turkey is perfectly cooked. The rye bread is the freshest too. We also shared two sides- macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. They...More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed March 13, 2018

This place is great. I would give it an overall rating of 4/5. The portions are big, the flavor is good.

Thank GratefulServant
Reviewed February 15, 2018

This place has super fresh and amazing options for lunch! Make sure you go before 6...the whole market closes

Thank TravelingFrancis5
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Stopped by when I was in the City and needed a quick lunch as I was on the go. Luckily I beat the lunch crowd so I was served in less than 5 minutes. Ordered the lunch box with two sides. I picked mashed potatoes...More

Thank Frank S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-5598
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