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“Best Hoagies in Philly!”
Review of Chickie's Italian Deli - CLOSED

Chickie's Italian Deli
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Hoagies in Philly!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Delicious bread from Sarcone's (which is the BEST Italian bread in the city) and fresh meats, cheeses and lettuce, tomato and onions, extra virgin olive oil and some very interesting and delicious specialty sandwiches make this a true South Philly hoagie destination. It's just a tiny little shop where you pick up your sandwiches and take them elsewhere or, in good weather, sit at one of the few tables they have set up outside.

The fried tomato special is not at all a traditional hoagie but is a definite must-try! The fried eggplant with sharp provolone is great for vegetarians and the tuna special is also delicious. Their traditional italian antipasta selection is also excellent. If you go, try the long hots - they are so good and really hot!

Chickie's delivers and has a catering menu (I've had them supply the food for two parties and it's a very economical way to feed a whole bunch of hungry hoagie-loving people). And the staff are very personable and friendly and give good ordering advice if you do have a large group to feed.

One tip - if you're going later in the day, call ahead to make sure they are still open because they close when they run out of fresh bread - which is a testament to the freshness of the food and tells you just how popular this place.

Chickie's definitely has the best Hoagie's in South Philly!

Visited June 2012
Thank jennifer l
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English first
Gorham, New Hampshire
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263 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2012

We were at the firefighters museum and they had a take out from this place so we figured it must be good. We looked at all of their reviews from foodie websites and they were all excellent. I got the highly raved about Original Veggie Hoagie which had baked eggplant, sauteed broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers and sharp provalone. Husband had the Chickie Special which was prosicutto sopressata, di parma, dry cured capicolla, sharp provolone, roasted red peppers, lettuce, tomato & onion with olive oil. He was very happy! We sat outside on little 2 person cafe tables on the sidewalk.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Hopsing-NH
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East Springfield, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get the Chickie's Special”
Reviewed July 9, 2008

Get the Chickie's Special

Thank MatthewGavin
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Reviewed April 28, 2008

No one has reviewed this place? Losers. Get down to 10th and Federal and have the best hoagie in Philly.

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