Woody's Famous Philadelphia

★★★☆☆
  • 981 Monroe Dr Ne

    Atlanta, GA 30308

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  • 404-876-1939

About Woody's Famous Philadelphia

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-4pm

Food

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The Cheesesteaks are good, when they're fully cooked. I made the mistake of taking one to go and when I got to my destination I realized that the inside was RAW and cold. Also, the claim is that they open at 11am. DO NOT go at 11am.

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★★★★★

The Cheesesteaks are good, when they're fully cooked. I made the mistake of taking one to go and when I got to my destination I realized that the inside was RAW and cold. Also, the claim is that they open at 11am. DO NOT go at 11am.

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I'm sitting here eating my first cheese steak...IT IS TERRIBLE! I WILL NEVER EAT AT WOODY'S AGAIN!
hmmmm...no wonder I drove past this place for 10 years...

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★★★★★

I'm sitting here eating my first cheese steak...IT IS TERRIBLE! I WILL NEVER EAT AT WOODY'S AGAIN!
hmmmm...no wonder I drove past this place for 10 years...

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Never had a bad experience myself... **THIS JUST IN** I went for a bite Sunday and learned there is a new owner of this awesome spot! (looks like I am the last to know)\r
Looking over Piedmont Park in between Midtown & the Virginia

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★★★★★

Never had a bad experience myself... **THIS JUST IN** I went for a bite Sunday and learned there is a new owner of this awesome spot! (looks like I am the last to know)\r
Looking over Piedmont Park in between Midtown & the Virginia

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Stopped in on a HOT afternoon for an Milk Shake..got the Oreo one - Awesome! My friend got the cheesesteak and really liked it. The staff was very friendly and fun!

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★★★★☆

Stopped in on a HOT afternoon for an Milk Shake..got the Oreo one - Awesome! My friend got the cheesesteak and really liked it. The staff was very friendly and fun!

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My grandchildren and I found woody's, Employees started acting funny. like they didn't see us. I asked to use the restroom. It was so small couldn't hardly fit in there. I'm using the bathroom, the employee burst in on me. He had cut his hand so he grabs a metal pan so the blood from his hand can drip in it. That was it, time to go and they probably was gay and I started thinking of aids and blood. wasn't hungry anymore. so we just got up and left. They bathroom is the place where they wash pans and mop floor with the same slop sink. yuk

0
★☆☆☆☆

My grandchildren and I found woody's, Employees started acting funny. like they didn't see us. I asked to use the restroom. It was so small couldn't hardly fit in there. I'm using the bathroom, the employee burst in on me. He had cut his hand so he grabs a metal pan so the blood from his hand can drip in it. That was it, time to go and they probably was gay and I started thinking of aids and blood. wasn't hungry anymore. so we just got up and left. They bathroom is the place where they wash pans and mop floor with the same slop sink. yuk

Pros: none

Cons: to small, no air ,bathroom is where they wash pans

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woody's is a wonderfull place to work at and a fun place to eat too. The employee's take excellent care of thier customers and pleases as many as they can.

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★★☆☆☆

woody's is a wonderfull place to work at and a fun place to eat too. The employee's take excellent care of thier customers and pleases as many as they can.

Pros: Wonderfull food

Cons: wonderfull area

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The guy who made my sandwich wiped and cleaned his hands on his NASTY SHIRT! Nasty man! We live in the "glove era" dude; get with the program. PS, the sandwich was semi at best.

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★☆☆☆☆

The guy who made my sandwich wiped and cleaned his hands on his NASTY SHIRT! Nasty man! We live in the "glove era" dude; get with the program. PS, the sandwich was semi at best.

Cons: Horrible hygiene!

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Woody's is a classic. They stick to a basic menu of cheesesteaks and dogs. The staff is friendly, just two guys one takes orders and gets drinks while the other cooks. Great fast lunch if your in midtown. Dont waste your money going to philly connection or any other garbage fast food joints Woody's is the real deal!

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★★★★★

Woody's is a classic. They stick to a basic menu of cheesesteaks and dogs. The staff is friendly, just two guys one takes orders and gets drinks while the other cooks. Great fast lunch if your in midtown. Dont waste your money going to philly connection or any other garbage fast food joints Woody's is the real deal!

Pros: fresh sliced meat, fresh baked bread, screened porch dining

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Let me preface this by saying that we're from Philly...so maybe our expectations are out of whack, but I really tried to not expect much in going to this anything-but-authentic cheesesteak joint. First there was no parking, then we waited, and waited, and waited to be addressed, which is a pet peeve of mine. Is it really that hard for an employee to say, "I'll be with you in one minute" to acknowledge your presence?!? Finally our order was taken, and we proceeded to wait for an ENTIRE HOUR (I swear I'm not exaggerating) for two cheesesteaks (which, by the way, should NEVER include MUSTARD!) and two milkshakes. The food was mediocre at best--and the milkshake was just sad (how hard is it to make a milkshake?!?); it tasted like melted ice cream. By the time we got our food, from the less-than-efficient staff of two, we were just over the whole experience.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Let me preface this by saying that we're from Philly...so maybe our expectations are out of whack, but I really tried to not expect much in going to this anything-but-authentic cheesesteak joint. First there was no parking, then we waited, and waited, and waited to be addressed, which is a pet peeve of mine. Is it really that hard for an employee to say, "I'll be with you in one minute" to acknowledge your presence?!? Finally our order was taken, and we proceeded to wait for an ENTIRE HOUR (I swear I'm not exaggerating) for two cheesesteaks (which, by the way, should NEVER include MUSTARD!) and two milkshakes. The food was mediocre at best--and the milkshake was just sad (how hard is it to make a milkshake?!?); it tasted like melted ice cream. By the time we got our food, from the less-than-efficient staff of two, we were just over the whole experience.

Pros: Can't think of any

Cons: LONG wait, poor food, shortage of parking and seating

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This is a cute little building, but the food is mediocre, especially for what you pay. It used to be one of a very few choices around, but since Midtown Plaza opened, I usually go there instead when I'm in the area. Woody's restricted hours don't help either; they can be very crowded on Saturdays w/parking often not available.

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★★☆☆☆

This is a cute little building, but the food is mediocre, especially for what you pay. It used to be one of a very few choices around, but since Midtown Plaza opened, I usually go there instead when I'm in the area. Woody's restricted hours don't help either; they can be very crowded on Saturdays w/parking often not available.

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Business Response:

Hate you had a less than stellar experience... HOWEVER... Since June 2, 2010, Woody's has reopened with a new owner, and a guarantee of DELICIOUS! Larger Portions, More menu selections, and absolutely no mediocrity! We have also joined the 21st century and are now accepting credit cards to boot! Beyond the rest, we are open 7 days a week now for lunch and dinner from 11am-10pm Sunday - Thursday and til 4am on Friday and Saturday. If you bite in and are still not satisfied, then let us know and we will either make it right, or you don't pay! My name is Steven Renner and I am the new owner. I want to hear back from you after your next visit!
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I've been going to Woody's for 10 years and it's consistently the best cheese steak I've found. Fresh bread, quality meat (finely chopped, the way I like it) and cheese. I order mine plain and the flavor is wonderful. If you don't specify they do put ketchup and mustard on it so be sure to order to taste. I can't attest to the other foods because I can't imagine going there and getting anything but a cheese steak. The shakes are good and the old school fountain Cokes are excellent.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Woody's for 10 years and it's consistently the best cheese steak I've found. Fresh bread, quality meat (finely chopped, the way I like it) and cheese. I order mine plain and the flavor is wonderful. If you don't specify they do put ketchup and mustard on it so be sure to order to taste. I can't attest to the other foods because I can't imagine going there and getting anything but a cheese steak. The shakes are good and the old school fountain Cokes are excellent.

Pros: Fantastic Taste, Good Value

Cons: Limited Parking, Limited Seating, Long Waits at Lunch

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The cheese steak sandwich "with everything" includes steak minced to a fine mush, grilled onions and mustard and ketchup! Good grief! Who puts mustard and ketchup on a cheese steak? It was completely inedible. The one bright spot was the shaved ice. I just love a Coke with shaved ice. If I ever go back I'll try a hot dog, how bad can you mess that up?

0
★☆☆☆☆

The cheese steak sandwich "with everything" includes steak minced to a fine mush, grilled onions and mustard and ketchup! Good grief! Who puts mustard and ketchup on a cheese steak? It was completely inedible. The one bright spot was the shaved ice. I just love a Coke with shaved ice. If I ever go back I'll try a hot dog, how bad can you mess that up?

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From the mid-seventies, through the mid-eighties, Woody's was always a pleasure to drop-in, before heading to the park. Of course more competition has moved in, and the face of Midtown is changing--closing of Silver Grill, Backstreet, etc. The Steak/Cheese Philly was the calling card. As was the terrific Banana Shakes! But poor service, poor food quality is taking a toll. Parking has always been a problem. But that great JJ. of L.A. sign, is still a landmark at this intersection.

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★★★☆☆

From the mid-seventies, through the mid-eighties, Woody's was always a pleasure to drop-in, before heading to the park. Of course more competition has moved in, and the face of Midtown is changing--closing of Silver Grill, Backstreet, etc. The Steak/Cheese Philly was the calling card. As was the terrific Banana Shakes! But poor service, poor food quality is taking a toll. Parking has always been a problem. But that great JJ. of L.A. sign, is still a landmark at this intersection.

Pros: Philly Cheesesteaks! Shakes!

Cons: Prices Going Up, Quality & Service Going Down!

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We were at Woody's today for lunch and had an unfortunate experience. We are regular customers and love the philly cheese steaks. When placing our order (with one of the men that is always there, maybe the owner) we needed to change the cheese on one of the sandwiches and the man got very upset. Understand this wasn't a change after we received the food this was while he was writing the order down. He proceeds to tell us how he can't stand customers, he doesn't like people and he doesn't like taking orders. When I looked shocked that he said that, he continues with "don't look at me like that". He went on to confirm with my husband that he wants provolone cheese and my husband said "that is fine". He said "I need a yes or no answer from you, not that is fine." What is unfortunate is that we will never eat at Woody's again. I refuse to eat at a place that would allow someone to be so disrespectful to customers. You hate customers - bottom line, you shouldn't be in business!!!

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★★☆☆☆

We were at Woody's today for lunch and had an unfortunate experience. We are regular customers and love the philly cheese steaks. When placing our order (with one of the men that is always there, maybe the owner) we needed to change the cheese on one of the sandwiches and the man got very upset. Understand this wasn't a change after we received the food this was while he was writing the order down. He proceeds to tell us how he can't stand customers, he doesn't like people and he doesn't like taking orders. When I looked shocked that he said that, he continues with "don't look at me like that". He went on to confirm with my husband that he wants provolone cheese and my husband said "that is fine". He said "I need a yes or no answer from you, not that is fine." What is unfortunate is that we will never eat at Woody's again. I refuse to eat at a place that would allow someone to be so disrespectful to customers. You hate customers - bottom line, you shouldn't be in business!!!

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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go early & take your patience with you. It's worth the wait. Try the Philly Cheese with everything. Incredible!

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★★★★★

go early & take your patience with you. It's worth the wait. Try the Philly Cheese with everything. Incredible!

Pros: Food, location, price

Cons: parking, service, atmosphere

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Friendly owner and long time business owner who knows how to treat customers. You're always greeted with a smile and once you become a regular your ticket number is replaced with your name being called when your food is ready! Woody's is my regular Saturday lunch spot!

2
★★★★★

Friendly owner and long time business owner who knows how to treat customers. You're always greeted with a smile and once you become a regular your ticket number is replaced with your name being called when your food is ready! Woody's is my regular Saturday lunch spot!

Pros: Self-owner, great prices, Serve Coke

Cons: So good, its crowded

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These cheesesteaks literally melt in your mouth. Tear off a chunk of chewy bread and prepare to enjoy a savory mix of chopped steak, cheese and onions. The restaurant's proximity to Piedmont Park and Midtown and Virginia-Highlands makes it a convenient place to stop for lunch.

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★★★★☆

These cheesesteaks literally melt in your mouth. Tear off a chunk of chewy bread and prepare to enjoy a savory mix of chopped steak, cheese and onions. The restaurant's proximity to Piedmont Park and Midtown and Virginia-Highlands makes it a convenient place to stop for lunch.

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After 35 years, David Pastoria finally yielded in 2010 to the entreaties of Steven Renner, and sold him the little spot at the corner of Virginia Ave. and Monroe Dr. Although having some issues with bread quality, the place still does a…

 

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