Nick's Roast Beef Of Old City

★★★☆☆
  • 16 S 2nd St

    Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • 215-928-9411

About Nick's Roast Beef Of Old City

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 1am

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Why do the imiitatior? Go down to 12th and Jackson if you want the real thing with the Sharp provolone and the soggy fries. This place serves decent enough open faced Roast Beef but not nearly as good as the original Nicks.

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★★☆☆☆

Why do the imiitatior? Go down to 12th and Jackson if you want the real thing with the Sharp provolone and the soggy fries. This place serves decent enough open faced Roast Beef but not nearly as good as the original Nicks.

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sandwiches are juicy, beefy goodness on a roll. It's real roast beef, not the heated up lunchmeat stuff that you find at some other places. And it's a no-frills joint. The sandwiches are also pretty cheap.

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sandwiches are juicy, beefy goodness on a roll. It's real roast beef, not the heated up lunchmeat stuff that you find at some other places. And it's a no-frills joint. The sandwiches are also pretty cheap.

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If you want a REAL Nick's Roast Beef sandwich, the kind that will make your knees buckle, make the trip out to Springfield for the Real Deal... The slop they serve at the Olde City location (which is not even affiliated with the Original) nothing short of a sin & a shame! - and that's only if you're lucky enough to be served food that was cooked thoroughly. Ew!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want a REAL Nick's Roast Beef sandwich, the kind that will make your knees buckle, make the trip out to Springfield for the Real Deal... The slop they serve at the Olde City location (which is not even affiliated with the Original) nothing short of a sin & a shame! - and that's only if you're lucky enough to be served food that was cooked thoroughly. Ew!

Pros: The iced tea is good.

Cons: Might get raw chicken on your chicken sandwich

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Unless you want to get really sick, don't eat here.

I ordered a chicken cutlet sandwich, at about 12:30 PM on 01-29-2008.

I returned to work and ate half the sandwich when I noticed that the chicken was completely raw.

I returned to the establishment with the un cooked portion. I asked to speak to a manager. The manager glanced over and to the waitress that I needed to wait.

After several minutes the manager arrived to my area. I showed him the uncooked portion and asked for a refund. He attempted to remove the portion from me and said no.

He stated that I needed to decide. " If I give him the portion I will get my money back". "If I did not give it to him then I can not get my money back."

He then stated that I "needed to do whatever it is that I want to do."

The man was a large, older man with balding white hair and glasses. I did not get his name. But he was the manager on 01-28-2008.

Pros: its in Olde City

Cons: the food is RAW

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★☆☆☆☆

Unless you want to get really sick, don't eat here.

I ordered a chicken cutlet sandwich, at about 12:30 PM on 01-29-2008.

I returned to work and ate half the sandwich when I noticed that the chicken was completely raw.

I returned to the establishment with the un cooked portion. I asked to speak to a manager. The manager glanced over and to the waitress that I needed to wait.

After several minutes the manager arrived to my area. I showed him the uncooked portion and asked for a refund. He attempted to remove the portion from me and said no.

He stated that I needed to decide. " If I give him the portion I will get my money back". "If I did not give it to him then I can not get my money back."

He then stated that I "needed to do whatever it is that I want to do."

The man was a large, older man with balding white hair and glasses. I did not get his name. But he was the manager on 01-28-2008.

Pros: its in Olde City

Cons: the food is RAW

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Every Wednesday I'm a regular at Nick's Roast Beef. I used to go just for the great roast beef sandwiches and big beers but now I'm hooked on quizzo. If you don't know, quizzo is a trivia game where you can win great prizes like your bar tab.

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★★★★☆

Every Wednesday I'm a regular at Nick's Roast Beef. I used to go just for the great roast beef sandwiches and big beers but now I'm hooked on quizzo. If you don't know, quizzo is a trivia game where you can win great prizes like your bar tab.

Pros: roast beef, johnny goodtimes, cheap

Cons: smokey

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My first time to Philly, I was walking around and found this place. Bill Clinton was eating next door at Cuba Libre so there were Secret Service people everywhere. So I went into Nick's (which I heard of on Vindigo) and had a Roast Beef sandwich with peppers on the side. WOW! Absolute best RB sandwich ever! (getting hungry writing about it)

Local snobs will say Californians don't know what a Cheesesteak is supposed to be, blah blah. SO WHAT? WE KNOW GOOD FOOD and Nick's is great. I walked from downtown to Geno's (a looong walk) though we are not talking about the same sandwich I enjoyed Nick's far more than Geno's hands down. You must go here, the owner and his son are great guys, I sat at the bar and told them I was from SF, CA and would post a review for them.

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★★★★★

My first time to Philly, I was walking around and found this place. Bill Clinton was eating next door at Cuba Libre so there were Secret Service people everywhere. So I went into Nick's (which I heard of on Vindigo) and had a Roast Beef sandwich with peppers on the side. WOW! Absolute best RB sandwich ever! (getting hungry writing about it)

Local snobs will say Californians don't know what a Cheesesteak is supposed to be, blah blah. SO WHAT? WE KNOW GOOD FOOD and Nick's is great. I walked from downtown to Geno's (a looong walk) though we are not talking about the same sandwich I enjoyed Nick's far more than Geno's hands down. You must go here, the owner and his son are great guys, I sat at the bar and told them I was from SF, CA and would post a review for them.

Pros: Food is good, Location is prime, Hospitality, Cost

Cons: Not fancy, so what?, Smoke, To far from me! :)

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There is no where in Philly that you can get a better roastbeef sandwich than Nick's Roast Beef. Make sure you get the combo and try the birch beer.

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★★★★★

There is no where in Philly that you can get a better roastbeef sandwich than Nick's Roast Beef. Make sure you get the combo and try the birch beer.

Pros: Food, History

Cons: Parking, Location

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This dark and active bar has seating in the rear for everyone who comes in for the justifiably famous hand-carved hot roast beef. Deliciously rare, and dripping with juices, this has always been the quintessential roast beef sandwich. Of…

 

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