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John's Roast Pork

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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14 E. Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
+1 215-463-1951
09:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 09:00 - 19:00
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Maplewood, NJ
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yeah, it says "John's Roast Pork" on the door. We had the roast pork, and it's fine. They'd stay in business if all they served was pork sandwiches. But what you really want is the grilled steak sandwich. The line was literally out the door, and it was moving very s-l-o-w. There was no one in line for the pork... More 

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many roast pork places in Philadelphia but none as good as John's. Be prepared to eat outside along with truck drivers, lawyers and government officials. It's a place where everyone is welcome. Have the roast pork with spinach and sharp provolone and grab a table with others.

Thank David N
w mass
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first stop on my cheesesteak tour this month. John's Roast Pork (despite the name) finishes first on many lists as best cheesesteak in the city. Located in a factory area, it is worth seeking out. This was the best and largest steak I'd had. Steak was almost gourmet, well seasoned, savory and very thinly sliced, (but not... More 

Thank Petronius_arbiter
Walla Walla, Washington
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64 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The roasted pork hoagie is delicious, never had one before in Philly. The service was really fast and the cashier was nice. There just outdoor seating so try to take you things to go. Outside they have pickles, chilis, and mostard that give good flavor to the hoagie. The pork was really tender and had a wonderful flavour. Looking forward... More 

Thank Jose Miguel G
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

After hearing the raves about this place for years we finally stopped in - WOW! One of the best roast pork sandwiches in the city!

Thank Dave D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot believe how rude the staff is at John's Roast Pork. It seems that every time they get busy, the staff gets extremely flustered and treats all of their customers terribly. It's a shame because their sandwiches are actually okay. Not great, there are better sandwich shops in Philly but definitely okay. Their cheese steak is middle of the... More 

Thank Pete P
Chicago, Illinois
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223 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I really wouldn't mind the rudeness of the staff so much if they churned out an amazing cheese steak, but they don't. It is mediocre and they don't even have whiz available. I cam to John's Roast Pork to try the cheese steak because it was supposed to be one of the best in Philly. Well, I've had better. Maybe... More 

Thank Frank I
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169 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here for a steak sandwich. It was fine. Not the best I had in Philly, but it was decent. There was a long line and limited seating. Don't know if we'd go back.

Thank Samantha I
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I had a taste for some roast pork, and decided to go down to John's. I use to work near there years ago, and went regularly. The sandwiches are still superb. I had the roast pork with spinach and extra sharp provolone cheese. They packed the roll with meat. There's not much ambiance to the place, but if you want... More 

Thank Steven B
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know if this counts as a "real review" since I didn't eat anything. I stood in line to order my sandwich and my onion rings, just like everyone else; and the place was fairly busy. Unfortunately, the nasty woman who took my order was so incredibly rude that after about 20 seconds with her I thanked her for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 E. Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-463-1951

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?