John's Roast Pork

Sandwich Place$$$$
Queen Village - Pennsport, Philadelphia
107 Tips and reviews
  • cheesesteaks
  • roast pork
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • authentic
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  • 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 !!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    While they serve a solid roast pork, their cheesesteak is one of the best in Philly!
  • Emily W.
    The roast pork sandwich was good, no doubt... but their Philly cheesesteak with sharp provolone is fantastic. Granted it was my first cheesesteak ever, but still. Don't forget to add banana peppers.
  • 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, 2016
    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
  • DC Dining Adventures
    You come here for the namesake Roast Pork and you leave satisfied.
  • Paul S.
    Paul S.May 6
    They have great streak and pork sandwiches. I actually like the pork sandwich better. Either way you can't go wrong... And be sure to stand in the right line.
    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.
  • 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
  • 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 ;)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornSeptember 14
    Very unorganized ordering system. First stop is cheese steaks, second stop is roast pork. Both are phenom. Lots of people hanging around not waiting in line. Pork is immediate, steaks can take 20mins+
  • 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
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanFebruary 19
    Although the roast pork is what this place is known for, get the philly cheesesteak with sharp provolone and onions instead. You won't regret it.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HaaralaJuly 25, 2016
    The best OG cheesesteak in Philly - it might be a small restaurant, but it has big cheesesteaks (and big lines)
  • 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.
  • Terry K.
    Terry KammererMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Joe P.
    Joe PetrellisSeptember 8, 2012
    Cheesesteak, sharp provolone, and onions. Best in Philadelphia. Rolls are amazing and the steak is delicious.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaApril 22, 2016
    Don't be fooled by the nomenclature, the cheesesteak is the move here. Pay attention to the ordering signs, you will get yelled at.
  • Mario T.
    Mario TangMarch 25, 2016
    Best roast pork and spinach...hands down ....need to experience it
    PhillySteakOut.comMay 30, 2012
    The “Ultimate Cheesesteak” is a little part of South Philadelphia history. John’s has been in business since 1930.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LandauMarch 11, 2013
    By far the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia. Also, the sharp provolone and roast pork...AMAZING
  • 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.
  • 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.
    meniscuszine.comAugust 6, 2012
    John’s is best visited on a day that you are really hungry. Monday-Friday daytime only hours. –SM
  • Tracy R.
    Tracy RootJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Matthew A.
    Roast pork sharp provolone and spinach with a long hot is a little piece of heaven on earth
  • Huajia Y.
    Huajia YuJuly 9, 2012
    Try the Large Pork With Spinach - the pork with sharp and spinach.... amazing
  • RC
    RCMarch 30, 2016
    Forgo the cheesesteak and come for the namesake. There's a lot of better cheesesteaks in Philly.
  • Huajia Y.
    Huajia YuJuly 9, 2012
    Try the Roast Beef Sanwich - the pork with sharp and spinach.... amazing
  • John H.
    John HarveyNovember 11, 2013
    Pork sandwich with spinach and extra sharp provolone is the best I've had.
  • Dexter C.
    Dexter ClarkeFebruary 2, 2013
    Now open on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 4pm. Hands down the best in Philly
  • uSell
    uSellAugust 24, 2011
    Best cheesesteaks in town, but be sure to get there early! The grill closes at 2:30.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauOctober 26, 2013
    Try the Roast Pork Sandwich with Sharp Provolone & Spinach - Awesome
  • Lance L.
    Lance LacoffApril 2, 2016
    A very underrated Philly cheesesteak and an outstanding roast pork
  • Dramane B.
    The Cheese steak was awesome. Sadly, they don’t have whiz, which is the only thing missing
  • Christerfer S.
    Christerfer SmithMarch 8, 2015
    Try the roast beef. Its as incredible as the pork!
  • Philly G.
    Philly GGDecember 28, 2011
    Best cheesesteak in Philly. Only available M-F from 7am - 3pm.
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniJuly 30, 2016
    Roast pork with provolone, spinach, and banana peppers
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachApril 30, 2012
    Try the roast pork - Add spinach and cheese you will not regret it
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJanuary 26, 2015
    Get the Roast Pork & the's better to get both than pick one.
  • Arzi R.
    Arzi RachmanDecember 13, 2015
    Post-thanksgivings treat. Was a mighty fine cheese steak. Drove down from Queens because, why the hell not?
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchafferJanuary 5, 2016
    Bring a friend so you can split a large roast pork and a cheesesteak for dessert.
  • Mikey I.
    Mikey IlaganSeptember 18, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
    PhillySteakOut.comAugust 20, 2012
    Taking a walk on the wild side? Grab a pizza, bacon, mushroom, or bruschetta steak!
  • Jim S.
    Jim SchnobrichJuly 30, 2015
    Roast Pork Sandwich with Spinach - it's the best
  • 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.
  • Jackie G.
    Jackie GallyNovember 19, 2013
    Roast Pork with mild provolone is amazing!!
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    Old school Philly Cheese Steak place. Good stuff but I don't like old school Philly cheese steak joints it seems
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreOctober 15, 2016
    The large roll is better than the small roll
  • 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.
  • Zach T.
    Zach ThomsonAugust 18, 2014
    Hands down the best Philly Steak and cheese sandwich I have ever had.
  • Colin W.
    Colin WeirJune 7, 2013
    Don't do that wit/witout nonsense they make you do at lesser, Xenophobic cheesesteak shops
  • Sean M.
    Sean MellodyApril 15, 2011
    Grill closes at 2:30pm if you want cheese steaks, get there before.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joanna T.
    Joanna TewfikMay 12, 2011
    According to Bizarre Foods. This place has the best cheesesteak in Philly. Delicious :)
  • Barry S.
    Barry SchwartzMay 5, 2011
    3pm closing is slightly deceiving get here closer to 2 since they may run out of rolls.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GordonJuly 3, 2015
    One of the best cheese steaks in all of Philly
  • David A.
    Roast pork was good but Dinics still my favorite
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 23, 2015
    Roast Pork was good. Cheesesteak was better.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StanushMay 26, 2015
    Roast pork sandwich with provolone and spinach
  • Steve
    SteveApril 3, 2015
    Best roast pork you can get!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out John's Roast Pork as seen on Food Feuds , Adam Richman's Best Sandwich Read more
  • Andy L.
    Andy LongMay 29, 2012
    Try the cheesesteak hoagie!! Adam Richman was here with us!! Too cool.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SAugust 9, 2013
    Best roast pork I've had in Philly.
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WalkerMarch 2, 2013
    Awesome!!! Get the honeymustard chicken steak.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LitchendorfJanuary 11, 2016
    Cheese steaks are superb!
  • Jon M.
    Jon MarkerFebruary 13, 2012
    Best cheese steak in philly hands down!
  • Jerry M.
    Jerry McFaulDecember 2, 2014
    Never had a bad sandwich here
  • TW ✈️👸🏻
    TW ✈️👸🏻December 5, 2014
    The best cheesesteak in south Philly!
  • Jordan L.
    Jordan LandauApril 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
  • Tim C.
    Tim ConheeneyAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Large pork with sharp and greens. Do this.
  • Amber
    AmberAugust 31, 2012
    I was called 'baby' when handed my sandwich. And I liked it.
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WaltonMay 12, 2015
  • Heem K.
    Heem KOctober 13, 2011
    If you want a real Philly cheesesteak you come here.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Chef David Katz eats here on his nights off. He loves the Cheesesteak. Read more
  • Apostolos S.
    The second best cheesestake in Philly.
  • Sree R.
    best roast pork sandwich
  • Tiza M.
    Tiza MelazzoOctober 12, 2015
    Roast pork and cheesesteak.
  • Darlene P.
    Darlene PniewskiDecember 28, 2013
    Get the Roast Pork
  • Tony F.
    Tony FreeJanuary 2, 2015
    Roast pork hoagie!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SparksAugust 4
    Best cheesesteaks ever....
  • Mikey I.
    Mikey IlaganSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a roast pork AND beef sandwich oh my goodness.
  • Polly C.
    Polly CalabroFebruary 10, 2012
    They're open on saturdays now 10am to 4pm.
  • Bob M.
    Bob MaranoOctober 22, 2015
    Best Steaks
  • Harackas D.
    Harackas DaGreatMarch 24, 2014
    It was iight.
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.July 16
    Roast Pork Sandwich
  • Michael S.
    Michael S.July 15
    Roast Pork Sandwich
  • Shannon P.
    Shannon PattersonDecember 28, 2011
    Holy roast pork sandwiches.
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneNovember 22, 2010
    Hands down best cheesesteak in philadelphia
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