Must-Try Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Best Must-Try Philadelphia Sandwiches Before You Die

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Philadelphia's best sandwiches and Must-Eats Philadelphia, PA - Philly is known as the birthplace of the Cheesesteak and Hoagie. But, the Philly sandwich world is full of local eateries creating some of Philadelphia's Best Sandwiches and Must-Eats, which sometimes goes unlooked by even locals.


The Best 10 Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Philly Sandwiches to Eat Before You DieWhether you're looking for a quick-lunch or merely a pick-me-up, these Philly sandwich shops and delis are known their fresh, delicious ingredients. From classic cheesesteaks to small Italian neighborhood spots offering up some of Philly's Must-Try Sandwiches. Listed below is Philly Bite Magazines Staff picks of the Best of The Best Philadelphia Specialty Sandwiches.


1 - Barrel's Fine Food - Blackened Chicken Ceaser

Jonney Barrels Black N ChickenJonney Barrels Black N' ChickenThis small "South Philly" neighborhood restaurant offers up a traditional lineup of Italian-American dishes in a family-style BYOB trattoria. 1725 Wolf St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Blackened Chicken Ceaser Sandwich – Blackend Chichen, with romaine lettuce and house-made caesar dressing.

What we Like:  This sandwich is simple but full of flavor and also comes without the bread as a Blackened Chicken Ceaser Salad.


2 -Angelo's Pizzeria South Philly - Tony Head

Tony Head IntagramTony Head - InstagramThis take-out joint is known for its creative sandwiches, as well as some of the city's best pizza. 736 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

The Tony Head Cheesesteak - Beef or chicken cheesesteak on garlic bread  

What we Like: Everything on Angelo's menu should be on this list, but the "Tony Head" is a perfect blend of flavors that will make you want to stand in line again for more.


3 -Hatville Deli | Reading Terminal Market - Pastrami Sandwich

Hatville PastramiHatville Pastrami

There are plenty of places to eat at The Reading Terminal Market, but this little gem is the perfect place to grab a quick bite and is often overlooked by the crowds of tourists. Located in The Reading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pastrami Special Combo #9 - Thinly shaved Pastrami, coleslaw, and homemade Russian dressing on rye bread Chips and a drink.

What we Like: This sandwich is loaded with meat and well blended, with an out of this world house-made Russian dressing.


4 -Mike's BBQ - Brisket Cheesesteak

Brisket Cheesesteak - InstagramBrisket Cheesesteak - InstagramMike's offers straightforward barbecue & sides in modest digs, with plenty of classic BBQ sides. Get here early, because they sell out quickly.1703 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Brisket Cheesesteak - Cooper Sharp Wiz & Fried Onions

What we Like: The Brisket Cheesesteak is a perfect way to enjoy a unique take on the Philly Cheesesteak along with Mike's very popular barbeque brisket in one. But what puts it above the average cheesesteak is the Cooper cheese and smoked brisket combo on a great roll.


5 -McNally's Tavern - Schmitter

Smitter IntagramThe Smitter - InstagramAn old-school tavern serving up unique sandwiches, draft beer & family-friendly vibe. 8634 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

The Schmitter – Sliced beef with extra cheese, fried onions, tomatoes, grilled salami, and homemade Schmitter Sauce on a flash-broiled Kaiser Roll. Name after ex-Phillies player Mike Schmitt.

What we Like: This sandwich is a must-try before you die—the perfect blend of meats and veggies. While you can get it at the ballpark, you should enjoy this Philly classic at the bar with a cold beer.


6 -Rocco's Sausages - Italian sweet or Hot Sausage Sandwich

Rocos Half SausageRocos Half Sausage - PhillyBiteLocated at Home Depo in South Philly - This place just makes a great Italian Sausage, Sausage, onions, peppers, on a soft roll.2200 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Italian sweet or Hot Sausage Sandwich - Sweet or Hot Sausage on a long roll with your choice of fillings.

What we Like: Rocco's make hands down the best sausage sandwiches in town, its perfectly grill combination of meat and fillings on a perfect roll. And for under $10 you can get the combo with chips and a can soda.


7 - Love & Honey Fried Chicken - “OG” Fried Chicken Sandwich


OG Chicken Sandwich InstagramOG Chicken Sandwich - InstagramFried chicken platters with Southern-style sides served in bright, counter-serve surrounds. 1100 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

“OG” Fried Chicken Sandwich – Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast, With a Spicy Slaw, Sweet Pickles on a Toasted Buttermilk Brioche Bun, slathered in Buttermilk Ranch.

What we Like: Love & Honey is owned by a former Cambell Soup chef and his wife, a pastry chef. The duo is frying up and baking some of the city's best Fried Chicken, and let's not forget the fresh-baked pies.


8 -Dattilo's Delicatessen - Traditional Cheesesteak

Dattilos CheesesteakDattilo'sCheesesteakFamily-run Italian deli offering fresh & cooked meats, cheeses & hearty sandwiches, plus groceries. 8000 Horrocks St, Philadelphia, PA 19152

Traditional Cheesesteak - 8 Ounces of Sirloin in a 12” Crisp Italian Roll, made with 100% Ribeye Steak Thinly Sliced and Grilled to Perfection.

What we Like: Hands down in Philly the best cheesesteak, just ask Philadelphia's Cheesesteak Authority Jim Pappas from the Philadelphia Cheesekseak Adventure. Dattilo's ranks on Jim's list of over 600 cheesesteaks as #1. Also, noteworthy the Chicken Cutlett.


9 - Old Original Nick's Roast Beef - Roast Beef Sandwich

Nicks Roast Beef InstagramNicks Roast Beef - InstagramA long-standing family-run joint offering up hand-carved roast beef sandwiches & gravy fries. 2149 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Roast Beef Sandwich - Excellent roast beef and roast pork sandwiches with gravy provolone, on a kaiser roll.

What we Like: This is the place to go in Philly for roast beef sandwiches and don't forget a side order of gravy fries that are out of this world alongside an ice-cold beer.


10 - Lucky's Last Chance - PB & Bacon Burger

P and J Burger at Luckys Last ChanceP &J Burger - Lucky's Last ChanceLively bar with gourmet burgers, craft cocktails & a substantial beer menu, plus dancing upstairs. 4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

PB & Bacon Burger - 3-time Philadelphia Burger Brawl People's Choice award winner! The childhood favorite with an adult twist. Creamy peanut butter, American cheese, & bacon with a side of grape jelly. Unexpectedly delicious.

What we Like: What can you say, this place just keeps winning Philadelphia's Burger Brawl year after year. The menu is full of unique burger options and let's not forget an order of fries.

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

Philadelphia Best Of Series consists of round-up of the best places to find great food, entertainment, and more in Philly.

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