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The Original Thunderbird Steak House

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2323 W Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008-2519
+1 610-356-8869
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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philadelphia
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The last few times my husband and I have gone here have not been worth it. They have cut down on the quality of their food considerably. They really didn't care to hear any comments from long standing customers. We won't be back.

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Thank cheshe
Philly
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307 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason I always drove past this place until one day I was in the area and thought I need to try this place. Good decision. People are friendly and take out service is quick. Have only done take out but highly recommend their sandwiches. Among the best in the burbs.

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Thank appetitetogo
Camillus, New York
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The T Bird is my must stop when in town. Great cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteaks, pizzas, wings, burgers, grinders, hogies, salads and more. Great atmosphere and long history.

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Thank Jerry Z
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Another institution in the Broomall area. Been going here since I was a kid. Cheesesteaks are delicious as are the wings. Good comfort food but of course as is always the case with comfort food. It's bad for you - but so good.

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Thank Kevin M
Broomall, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed. Platter is always very nice. Sandwiches were excellent. Cheese steaks are a great treat

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Thank patriciat1969
Philadelphia, PA
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Solid food. I invariably order their cheesesteaks (with provolone and onions), and although I don't think it ranks up with the likes of Chubby's (or Dalessandro's), it keeps me satisfied. What I'm most impressed with is how friendly and personable everyone in the place is. I love local eateries like this; nothing fancy, old, well-worn and comfortable.

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Thank larrybard
Tom G, Owner at The Original Thunderbird Steak House, responded to this review

Larry, Thank you for posting this review. Glad to hear about your experience. We wont stop trying to top the bigs in this area. See you again some time. Tom G More 

Havertown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Thunderbird for over 20 years. It was my fathers favorite place to get a pizza and wings. There pizza is the best. There hot wings and bbq wings are delicious! The calzones are amazing. I have never had a bad meal here. These guys are amazing and will continue to be around for years to... More 

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Thank Tom H
Broomall, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I love Thunderbird and go there often but would NEVER order a hoagie from them again. The hoagie had no meat/cheese on it. I actually got out my scale (yes, I am a great cook) and weighed the meat and cheese which came to 2 OUNCES!!!!!!!!!!!!! They lost my money. Never again

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Thank Marilyn B
Tom G, Owner at The Original Thunderbird Steak House, responded to this review

Marilyn, I am sorry to hear about your hoagie. I publicly apologize. I am sure there would have been a swift and satisfying solution if you called us and informed the manager when it happened. Before panning us, which is fine, let us first fix the problem. The staff should have been alerted immediately. As you are a regular customer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I was on my first visit to the Philadelphia area, and this was exactly the kind of cheese steak experience I was looking for. Great food, great service, and reasonable prices. Listening to staff talk about Philly sports was the icing on the cake. Loved it!

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Broomall
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

If your in the mood for a quick bite before a movie or after, go to thunderbird. They have been around for a long time and are busy but worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2323 W Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Broomall
  • Phone Number: +1 610-356-8869
Description
Thunderbird is family owned and operated since 1956. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a friendly environment with a hometown feel. Known for our cheese steaks, said to be the best around. Plenty of other good food options from salad to stromboli. If your passing through town stop in. We have summer hours so please call ahead. Thank you.

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