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Carmen's Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks

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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-592-7799
08:00 - 18:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Totally worth the wait. They keep the line moving. The cheesesteaks are great - I had the Franklin. The roll is perfect and made locally as well. James behind the counter made the visit - very friendly and informative. Enjoy!

Thank Josh G
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our boys wanted cheesesteaks while in Philly and we were able to find them in the Reading Terminal Market. They were both able to order them just the way they wanted them and the employees were very helpful. They were tasty too. The bill was a bit higher than expected, but for the experience and meal it was worth it.

Thank Amy P
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before heading to Philly for a weekend, I reached out to a colleague who lives in the area and this was one of his recommendations for a cheesesteak. In the Reading Terminal I found the location and the line didn't look long, until I looked across the aisle and saw the queue forms there and it was full of people.... More 

Thank MikeFiedler
Plum, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading Terminal is great and Carmens didn't disappoint. The Cheesesteaks were great here. And Carmen was a great host. Being from Pittsburgh we busted chops for a while. He was a great and hilarious host. Thanks for a great experience Carm!

Thank Ekim76
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a cheesesteak. We decided on the top rated spot. We waited at total of 45 minutes during the lunch rush. I was skeptical. I couldn't believe a sandwich could be worth this long of a wait. I was wrong. We were glad we waited. It IS the best Philly I ever had.

Thank Nuthun
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice classic cheese steak sandwich, nothing spectacular. Stood in line for a total of 35 minutes. Not gonna write home about it.

Thank Iftah B
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way better than Steve's. On par with Pat's. It was really tasty, fresh buns, a little more meat would have been good for me, but it was really good!

Thank Wade S
Bel Air, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good cheesesteak. The roll was outstanding with just the right amount of chew and the cheese was good too. In fact I would say that all of the ingredients were near perfect. But it wasn't any better than another cheesesteak I might find across the country. There was an average amount of meat, but it wasn't special... More 

Thank BelAirPhil
Geneseo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped for a classic cheesesteak at the Carmine's in the Reading Terminal Market and was really happy I did. A truly classic cheesesteak, with thick chunks of steak and just enough cheese wiz to give it fantastic flavor. It's juicy and tender and just exploding with flavor. For me the real star was the roll though, wow! Fresh, perfectly... More 

Thank GeneseoSupremo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great cheesesteak! A little more Wiz please. But the order was executed perfectly. Onions on half, mushrooms on half. Great staff.

Thank Sandymack20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-592-7799
http://readingterminalmarket.org/merchants/view/52Carmen DiGuglielmo - Tel: (215) 592-7799

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