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Carmen's Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks

51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-592-7799
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesesteak” (370 reviews)
“sandwich” (125 reviews)
“italian hoagie” (22 reviews)
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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up here by default. On our first trip to Philly, we promised ourselves that we'd be the typical "get a cheese steak" people. We ran out of time and had to choose between hitting one of the "famous" places or spending time in...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I, with my parents and 14 y/ o son, had taken the Italian Market tour and was given the referral to have our ‘must have’ Philly at Carmen’s located in the Reading Terminal Market. Now mind you our tour actually ended between Gino’s and Pats...More

Thank Kellie o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Philadelphia at lunchtime near to the Reading Terminal Market, so of course you need a cheesesteak! I had not been to Carmen’s before, but it seemed busy with a line of waiting customers (most of the other stalls did not have any...More

Thank andybristol12555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Philly this is a must. If there is a line, stay in it! It’s well worth the wait. I went for the basic cheesesteak and it was awesome, Hubby added pepperoni to his and loved it.

Thank 1968Travelgirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting Philly & walked into Reading Terminal Market. Hungry for a Philly cheesesteak, saw Carmen's & the very long line to get service. We decided to walk around the market to see the different vendors & try Csrmen's a bit later. Even at 2PM the...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

Located in Reading Terminal. We ordered the Classic Cheesesteak and the Italian Hoagie with prosciutto. Very good. You can order it with what you'd like on it. More than enough sandwich for lunch. Definitely recommend.

Thank lv2tvlatl
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I was looking for one of the best steak sandwiches in Philly. The line for this establishment in Reading Terminal made me think it was one of the best. It was on a Saturday morning and I waited 30 minutes before I could get to...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My wife and I visited Philadelphia for a few days. We were given advice to be sure and check out the Reading Terminal Market, as it is definitely full of many different types of cultural food/restaurants. Of course, being in Philly, one MUST have a...More

Thank Darren W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I was hearing great things about Reading Terminal Market and Carmen’s, so I had check it out. It was very busy, and the wait was about 30 minutes long. The gentleman that took our order was very nice and interacted with us. Also, the Franklin...More

Thank Matt_Lydon
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

First time in Philly and my first official Philly cheesesteak and they did not disappoint. The market was packed when we went but we had no wait to order (which quickly changed - the line became huge at noon). Service was fantastic & friendly. I...More

Thank Sarah S
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Mark L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Gluten Free. I don't think it is available.
13 August 2016|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty of other eateries to choose from but we wanted a Philly cheese steak sandwich and you can tell by the long line that it was a famous place to get one. We were not disappointed. Although we waited quiet a... More
5 April 2016|
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Response from Chimata-no-kami | Reviewed this property |
no idea... it's not really a restaurant, it's a stand in the market
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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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
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