39 E Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914839.913711 -75.146639
Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia, Queen Village/ Pennsport
Roast Pork Italian - Incredible – Tony Luke's is a Philly tradition. If you're looking for a cheesesteak or a chicken parm sub, this is the place to go before a Flyers, Phillies or Sixers game. And now they're even open on Sundays before Eagles games! But if you're looking for the absolute best roast pork sandwich on the planet, then Tony Luke's is the place to go. The roast pork Italian comes with either broccoli rabe or spinach rabe and SHARP provolone cheese. Without hesitation I can honestly say this is the single best sandwich I've ever tasted. The pork has a delicious spice, the rolls are cooked on-site, the broccoli rabe has a nice zing to it and the cheese is melted heaven. Honestly, if you're a Philly guy, you know this place. If you're not and happen to be in Philly, do yourself a favor and head to Tony Luke's. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
PS: They also serve breakfast! The scrapple, egg and cheese on a hoagie roll is insane. If I still lived in Philly, I'd weigh 300 pounds from eating here every day - LOL!
I THREW UP IN MY MOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – IT WAS DISGUSTING. worst cheesesteak i ever had.overhyped slop.i took 2 bites and threw it in the trash.it was inedible.had to try it, boy was i sorry.i was wretching trying to get down the bites i took.this place is a truck stop choke and puke.STAY AWAY. FAR AWAY.
Won't try again – My one time in Philadelphia rather than passing thru the airport, thought I'd try "the best cheesesteak in town", according to the ratings and peoples comments. Tony Luke's was a BIG disappointment. Bland meat and skimpy portions, almost no cheese and unremarkable bread. We tried two different types to compare; one with whiz and one with sharp but both had almost no flavor unless you added the hot peppers or hot sauce. The onion rings were OK but greasy, slightly undercooked and nothing special. (I added mine to the sandwich to boost the taste.) Next time I'm in town I'll try some place else.
#1 in my book – People can argue who's got the best cheesesteaks for hours. It's all a matter of taste. MY taste says Tony Lukes is the best around. When the wintry winds stop blowing and the Phillies start playing we always stop at Tony Lukes on our way to the game. Yes, there's one at the stadium but it has proven inconsistant. Some days great; some days not so great. We're never disappointed on Oregon Ave.
Quaint it ain't, but it doesn't get more authentic than this – I don't leave a trip to Philly without bringing some Tony's hoagies home with me. It isn't tucked across the street from the Liberty Bell and might not be a tourist's dream of an ideal Philadelphia, but South Philly has its own character and pride, and you'll find a rich cross-section of that at Tony's. They make the bread on-site, and the cheesesteaks and hoagies they build on the bread are nothing short of outstanding. I've not tried the signature pork sandwich with broccoli rabe, but you can bet I will on my next trip.
if you are in South Philly, go somewhere better – Besides being overpriced and over crowded Tony Luke's food is terrible! If you are in South Philly then there are plenty of choices that would serve you better and be more pleasant as they take your money. The only conclusion I have to it's popularity is it's location. The steak is rough and overcooked, and dare I say fatty and the roast pork is dry. For those of you raving about chicken cutlets...here's a little secret, the pre battered frozen chicken that you are eating isn't that hard to cook....save a few bucks and keep on driving.
Is your wallet holding less these days... this is the place to go – This is the place to grab a sandwich...
they are famous for their cheese steak sandwiches
but in my opinion their italian chicken cutlet with broccoli rabe is divine.
For under 20.00 two people can have sandwiches and drinks and feel sated.
Atmosphere... definitely needs work but the food certainly
surpasses any expectation.
Best Cheesesteak in Philly, bar none!! – Try the others, not worth naming, they cannot hang with Tony Lukes. Simply the best. Not a better cheesesteak on the planet.
Big sandwiches for small prices are the lure at this little family-run shop. – In Short
This glass-enclosed sandwich hot spot is filled with hungry patrons looking for a big sandwich for a not-so-big price. Place your order, grab a table and take in the walls of fame: There's Robert Redford, Jerry Blavat with Nancy Sinatra and actor, boxer and singer-songwriter Tony Luke Jr., as well as a wall of wrestlers. Roasted pork, cheese steaks, roast beef, chicken cutlets and even the veggie sandwich all come on fresh bread.
Great food and selections – Everyone has their favorite, but to me Tony Luke's makes the best sandwiches in the city. Their variety is huge and all the food is great, from cheesesteaks to roast pork to chicken cutlets to meatballs. They also have awesome breakfast sandwiches. Their pepper and egg is the best I have ever had. The tourists can have Pat's, Geno's and Jim's. After trying them all, I'll take Tony Luke's anyday.
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