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Philly's Americana

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2155 N Expressway Ste G, Brownsville, TX 78520-9829
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

Really good snack. A little high priced for a snack but it is in the mall so its to be expected. Pretty much all the items are good.

Thank brenda g
Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Cheese steak was the best in the valley but the employees were kind of "clicky" greeting their friends with joy but not overly friendly to out-of-towners

Thank he b
Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

my favorite hangout to watch sports. I love the Brownsville herald with a side of sweet potato fries. they play live music and dj too...happy hour and I'm there...

Thank Sergio V
Boston, Mass
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

More of a bar than a sub shop but a decent cheesesteak. Good roll. There's nothing like a cheesesteak from Philadelphis but this was good.

1 Thank davaels
Bronwsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

The bread is great, if you want to have a taste of a good and old fashion Philly cheese steak sandwich don't hesitate, watch the game, enjoy ur beer, play pool n be laid back.

Thank YmlMiranda
Brownsville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

bread rolls imported from philly. Graet cheese steak. Pleasant view of resaca.

Thank asudarshan3
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

A very nice laid back place to hang out, have a beer and a sandwich. I was there on a Friday nigh and they were setting up a DJ or bang, so it may get loud in there later in the evening.

Thank Matt T
Brownsville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

the atmosphere is kind of like a small "dive" sports bar. The Brownsville sandwich is great with white cheese! It's packed with avocado, grilled onions, and jalapenos. Great selection of beers, but no full bar.

Thank Scott F
Brownsville, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2011

The food is OK. It's not good. It's not bad. It's OK. Service is not good. You've got Brownsville guys who have probably never been 50 miles from home going out of their way to convince you they're from Philadelphia. What a crock. The owner lived there for a little while, but he's a Brownsville boy, too. He makes a... More 

Thank oldways
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2011

Great place to satisfy great hunger. Only restaurant that makes a philly cheesesteak the real way, w/cheese whizz. And for that I give phillys Americana the awesome award. Also try the sweetpotato fries, they are something different and delicious. Great place for great hunger

Thank Proferios

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2155 N Expressway Ste G, Brownsville, TX 78520-9829
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Brownsville

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