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Pandora's Lunchbox

Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
American, Diner
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1221 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4920
+1 215-922-2333
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little place. I had salad and Cheese steak and a coke. There was a group of us on business. It had a order at a counter type set-up, but they brought it out to you. Nice acoustics for business discussion and very relaxed.

Thank David K
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250 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pretty good cheesesteak here, nice soft bun and lots of good quality chopped steak, not quite as good overall taste sensation as some others I've had in Philly, but was very happy with it!

Thank Touringmuso8
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter wanted to try a cheesesteak while in Philly for an audition so asked hotel concierge for a recommendation with in walking distance and was told to try Pandoras. They did not disappoint. Daughter loved her cheesesteak! Really stuffed full of steak! Roll was perfect as well. I had the chicken gyro and it was delicious!!! Hubby had a... More 

Thank 18lee
Walla Walla, Washington
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76 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A couple blocks from city hall, the place offer many options for lunch: pizza, sandwiches, salads, etc. The prices are good for the location, and the place is really clean and has many tables. I recommend the cubano sandwich. The service was great.

Thank Jose Miguel G
daytona beach
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Do not visit! Walked to this local restaurant as it was very close to my hotel. While ordering I started a conversation with the cashier about where she was from. It was a pleasant 3 minute chat, or so I thought. When my food was served 15 mins later, the manger asked me to take my food and eat else... More 

Thank dbinjax
Mansfield, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Many options of american cuisine to choose from. Daughter chose the grill cheese with fries and I had spaghetti and meatball. HUGE portions and very affordable and food was prepared ABOVE average. Better than what you would expect for the price.

1 Thank Jason C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Upon a native Philly's recommendation, we went to Pandora's Lunchbox for lunch, specifically for the Philly cheesesteak. I ordered it with all the toppings that it should have...well, when I got it, it barely had cheese on it, plus no visible grilled onions, and 1 or 2 little roasted slivers of red peppers. There was no wow factor! I was... More 

Thank Pilar123104
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I am still not completely clear on the difference between Stromboli and Calzone, but Pandora's seems to be an excellent place to get a fresh (made to order) and delicious Stromboli, in a simple, almost coffee shop-like kitchen. Beer selection is not particular ample, but you can wash your Stromboli down with the local Yeungling brews, and take in a... More 

Thank Hazeliis
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Was introduced to this place on a food tour. The cheesesteak was so amazing that we went back a few days later for a full serving. The rib-eye was tender, onions caramelized, cheese melted and altogether delicious in the soft roll. The service was quick, prices were incredibly reasonable and will definitely visit again when back in Philadelphia.

1 Thank saige_saige
Malaga, Spain
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped by here for late lunch as is was right next to our hotel, and we simply couldn't be bothered walking far after a long journey and check-in. Good call !! Just had a plain pizza, very tasty, good value - easily fed a family of 4. Nice vibe in the place, people in and out, staff very welcoming and... More 

Thank Rob H

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4920
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-2333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?