Food & Drink

Tony Luke’s

The age-old dilemma: the Cheesesteak or the Roast Pork Italian

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Overview

Tony Luke’s is situated next to an I-95 underpass on an otherwise dull stretch of Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia institution serves your sandwich from the street side windows and offers guests outdoor picnic-style tables.

When ordering, don’t be offended if the staff seems a bit a less than friendly; they take pride in giving a hard time to both regulars and first-timers.

While the menu of countless delicious “Old Philly Style Sandwiches” can seem overwhelming, you can’t go wrong with either the Cheesesteak (with Wiz or American) of the Roast Pork Italian, the two most popular choices by far.

The Cheesesteak is thick and juicy but don’t overlook the Roast Pork Italian, considered by many to be the finest Italian Roast Pork sandwich in the city.

Stuffed with tender and spicy roast pork, garlicky broccoli rabe and sharp provolone and topped with a drizzle of rich gravy, the Roast Pork Italian will make you think twice about ever ordering a cheesesteak again.

 

 

Don’t Miss

While it seems difficult (and almost downright foolish) to ever stray from Tony Luke’s two classics, there are several other delicious, artery-clogging items on the menu for you to enjoy, including the enormous Beef Buster, the Texas Wiener with chili sauce and the Double Burger Royal.

Just be sure to bring along your antacid of choice.

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