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Nick's Roast Beef

2149 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3602
+1 215-463-4114
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“gravy fries” (10 reviews)
“roast beef” (20 reviews)
“sandwich” (13 reviews)
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American, Pub
2149 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy review. Everything is awesome. Always. And all the waitresses have character. Fun, delicious. Cold beer.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

These sandwiches will melt in your mouth. They are priced right great flavor. They have fast service and polite services. Everyone needed to try their food seriously.

Thank E3670DLdeniseb
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My friend Bobby J and I inquired where is the best place to eat something unique in Philly besides a cheese steak and this was the suggestion. It was an amazing suggestion. The menu is stapled to the wall and the place looks run down,...More

Thank attyjpm
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Always the same. Great roast beef and "gravy fries". Service always the best. Can smell the beef outside, easy parking during the day, lot harder at night. Been same for many a year, no need to change. This place is as historic...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

As always the food was delicious was just there half hour ago the only problem I have is the neighborhood is so dirty

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in and had a great time, good food great service. A fun stop for a late night Philly cheese steak.

Thank MrMatt4Food
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food Gravy fries are awesome as usual roast beef sandwiches are phenomenal a favorite Philadelphia icon

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Forget the over-hyped pats/genos cheesesteak nonsense. You want local Philly? Nick's is the place - and you go for the roast beef combo and fries with gravy - gravy being the drippings and trimmings from the roast beef which is cooked right there in the...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great sandwiches pork, beef, turkey, great Sharp provolone...... and did I mention hand carved..... food great atmosphere is like something from the fifties like going back in time or going into a museum give it a try

Thank 2Bige257
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I just finished the best roast beef sandwich I've ever had in my life, hands down! Just incredible.. Also, the atmosphere is very Philly. You have to try it for yourself.

Thank WayneDixonJr
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2149 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3602
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > South Philadelphia
  • Neighbourhood: South Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-463-4114
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