John's Roast Pork

Sandwich Place$$$$
Queen Village - Pennsport, Philadelphia
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  • Katie C.
    Katie Czuczejko PaynterOctober 25, 2015
    Prepare to wait in line (separate lines for roast pork & cheesesteak!!) Sandwiches are huge & easily shareable esp if you're not starving. Don't be intimidated by the "way to order" your cheesesteak.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 6
    The much-adored Philly Cheesesteak is the second-best item on the menu after the restaurant’s namesake: the Roast Pork, which is seasoned and grilled with cheese and onions. Read more
  • Frank
    FrankMarch 15, 2015
    Italian Roast Pork sandwich with sharp provolone and spinach. Your really can't go wrong with any sandwich here. I've been coming here since this place was the only thing in the area. Great spot !!
  • Derrick M.
    Derrick MorganOctober 1, 2010
    THE BEST place to eat. #1 Cheese Steak in Philly...hands down. Roast Pork is also the best you'll find anywhere. I've been eating here for over 10yrs. Hours make it tough to get there, but it's SOO wo
  • Philly.com
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    John's has long been a favorite of dock workers and contractors, but only recently has it gained mainstream recognition as one of the best purveyors of cheesesteaks in the City of Philadelphia. Read more
  • John V.
    John VillacciAugust 26, 2013
    Did some research while traveling around Philly and was not disappointed. The roast pork Italiano is the closest thing to perfection I've ever had. Simple and unexpected. The best food in Philly.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelDecember 27, 2014
    Came here in search of a better cheesesteak, did not disappoint. The roast port is pretty different than a steak, but pretty tasty. The sharp prov is a nice touch, as are the long hots.
  • Megan F.
    Megan FilippApril 20, 2014
    If you're not trying to check off "Philly cheesesteak" from your list, get the roast pork with sharp provolone. It is amazing and totally worth passing on a cheesesteak ;)
  • Cristina G.
    I'm not sure it lived up to the expectation. Definitely get it (cheese steak) w sharp cheese. Good for ppl w fat aversion as it was not greasy at all (disappointed). Fries undercooked. Overpriced.
  • Andy G.
    Andy GeleffAugust 18, 2012
    Been here twice. Once to have a cheesesteak and once to have a roast pork sandwich. Without the addition of the spinach, the roast pork would be average, and the cheesesteaks are not good. Meh.
  • Neal
    NealMarch 14, 2015
    Now open til 7pm. All around a great place. I'd give the roast pork edge to DeNics only slightly, but still my favorite cheesesteak in Philly. Cash only!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2012
    Usually only open for lunch during the week, John's recently announced Saturday hours starting next weekend. For your out-of-town friends, this is a must-stop to impress. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Mikey I.
    Mikey IlaganSeptember 18, 2009
    Try and make it here between their limited operating hours of 6:45am - 3pm M-F. Have anything they offer, all delicious: roast pork, roast beef, cheesesteaks.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TomasikDecember 31, 2014
    Even better than hype suggests it is. Roast pork with spinach and sharp provolone. Cheesesteak is solid (sesame seed bun). Cash only
  • Elyse E.
    Don't be fooled by the nomenclature, the cheesesteak is the move here. Pay attention to the ordering signs, you will get yelled at.
  • kathymon
    kathymonMay 28, 2011
    Roast beef sandwich was sooo juicy!! Roast pork was good too with the pepper corns, but wish it was as juicy as the roast beef.
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 15, 2014
    Great cheesesteak, but obviously it's the juicy roast pork sandwich with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe that will make you want to venture into deep South Philly.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamFebruary 27, 2014
    A great place for a cheesesteak, but John’s Roast Pork is more well-known for their mouth-watering roast pork sandwiches.
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachApril 30, 2012
    Try the Philly Cheesesteak - They were not kidding when they said rated 1 high quality ingredients and juicy enough to do the phillylean
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew VeaseyOctober 24, 2012
    Sure, they have great pork sandwiches. But don't let the name fool you, this place has an awesome cheesesteak as well.
  • Stoupons
    StouponsFebruary 24, 2012
    You a vegetarian? That's ashame, that really is ashame. If you wanna know just how much of a shame that is, just walk in. God bless your soul.
  • PhillySteakOut.com
    PhillySteakOut.comMay 30, 2012
    The “Ultimate Cheesesteak” is a little part of South Philadelphia history. John’s has been in business since 1930.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PetrellisSeptember 8, 2012
    Cheesesteak, sharp provolone, and onions. Best in Philadelphia. Rolls are amazing and the steak is delicious.
  • Terry K.
    Terry KammererMarch 12, 2015
    From the grill or the stove, John's is a great stop for some great cheesesteaks and pork grinders.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 26, 2013
    Try the Cheesesteak Sandwich - With American Cheese and fried onions. This might be the best I've ever had.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BerkeyJune 26, 2012
    You can't go wrong with the pork or roast beef sandwiches! just don't forget the cheese and spinach!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BresslerNovember 1, 2011
    Not sure which is the best sandwich here. The cheese steak, roast pork, and roast beef are all awesome.
    Upvoted May 18
  • meniscuszine.com
    meniscuszine.comAugust 6, 2012
    John’s is best visited on a day that you are really hungry. Monday-Friday daytime only hours. –SM http://bit.ly/OFCqno
  • Scott L.
    Scott LandauMarch 11, 2013
    By far the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Also, the sharp provolone and roast pork...AMAZING
  • Lance B.
    Lance BaconJune 10, 2013
    You can sit outside and have a chat with John's mother... And the pork, sharp, with greens is delectable.
  • Tracy R.
    Tracy RootJuly 16, 2012
    There is nothing better than a roast pork sandwich with an ice cold rootbeer! 'Cept maybe getting to John's on time to enjoy just that!
  • I Love Food G.
    Forgo the cheesesteak and come for the namesake. There's a lot of better cheesesteaks in Philly.
  • uSell
    uSellAugust 24, 2011
    Best cheesesteaks in town, but be sure to get there early! The grill closes at 2:30.
  • Mario T.
    Mario TangMarch 25
    Best roast pork and spinach...hands down ....need to experience it
  • Huajia Y.
    Huajia YuJuly 9, 2012
    Try the Large Pork With Spinach - the pork with sharp and spinach.... amazing
  • Barry S.
    Barry SchwartzMay 5, 2011
    3pm closing is slightly deceiving get here closer to 2 since they may run out of rolls.
  • Arzi R.
    Arzi RachmanDecember 13, 2015
    Post-thanksgivings treat. Was a mighty fine cheese steak. Drove down from Queens because, why the hell not?
  • John H.
    John HarveyNovember 11, 2013
    Pork sandwich with spinach and extra sharp provolone is the best I've had.
  • Huajia Y.
    Huajia YuJuly 9, 2012
    Try the Roast Beef Sanwich - the pork with sharp and spinach.... amazing
  • Sean M.
    Sean MellodyApril 15, 2011
    Grill closes at 2:30pm if you want cheese steaks, get there before.
  • Dexter C.
    Dexter ClarkeFebruary 2, 2013
    Now open on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4pm. Hands down the best in Philly
  • Philly G.
    Philly GGDecember 28, 2011
    Best cheesesteak in Philly. Only available M-F from 7am - 3pm.
  • Leandro L.
    Old school Philly Cheese Steak place. Good stuff but I don't like old school Philly cheese steak joints it seems
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachApril 30, 2012
    Try the roast pork - Add spinach and cheese you will not regret it
  • Jason S.
    Bring a friend so you can split a large roast pork and a cheesesteak for dessert.
  • Colin W.
    Colin WeirJune 7, 2013
    Don't do that wit/witout nonsense they make you do at lesser, Xenophobic cheesesteak shops
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 26, 2013
    Try the Roast Pork Sandwich with Sharp Provolone & Spinach - Awesome
  • Lance L.
    A very underrated Philly cheesesteak and an outstanding roast pork
  • Christerfer S.
    Christerfer SmithMarch 8, 2015
    Try the roast beef. Its as incredible as the pork!
  • Romny V.
    Romny VasquezSeptember 12, 2013
    The roast pork is great the only thing that it doesn't travel well, eat it as soon that you get it.
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