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Nick's Roast Beef of Old Philly

City Center East
American, Bar, Pub
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16 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
+1 215-928-9411
11:00 - 02:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. It's small and cozy and a very good staff. The bartender was super nice. She talked me into a new infused vodka (I usually don't care for) it was great. My friend had the roast beef and spinach sandwich and I had the cheesesteak... both were great, mine was a little dry but still very good.... More 

Thank Joey S
Wilmington, Delaware
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The bacon burger is tremendous. The bacon is grounded in with the ground beef. the burger is juicy and packed full of flavor. I had with lettuce tomato mushrooms fried onions and provolone cheese. the best burger I ever had, I ordered a second one!!!

Thank Michael C
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We went there for happy hour great selection of beers & apps to chose from. But that's just the beginning the sandwiches are the real stars. We started with Italian long hots stuffed with sharp provolone & prosciutto awesome. Then I had a cheeseburger which was huge fresh & delicious. My wife had the pulled pork with jalapeños slaw she... More 

Thank jjimjake
Stevens, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

love the atmosphere husband watched the game in peace great food and service love it here will b back soon

Thank Mari A
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This place's name doesn't do it justice, so I'd like to start by clearing something up first- This place isn't just a greasy sandwich shop, it's a small neighborhood bar. This isn't a fancy place, but the service is always excellent, and the roast beef is fantastic!! Sometimes I'll go in here just to grab a quick roast beef sandwich... More 

Thank Crue1
Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

The only thing I'm not happy about, was the fact that I want to eat like 10 roast beef sandwiches, but cant. The.meat was soooooo juicy. (I usually don't eat meat, but this was to much to let pass by) the Bartender was super attentive and the food was super... I'm sad I can't have another one... like RIGHT NOW!!!!

Thank Nataliaenid
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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Amid all the upscale and hipster restaurants in Old City sits Nick's Roast Beef, a throwback but my roast beef sandwich was very good. Peppers, gravy and horse radish were served on the side to allow me to garnish my sandwich as I liked it. Roll was also nice and firm, not soggy.

Thank Nick C
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Nicks a phila. institution the best Roast Beef on the planet. If I am within 5 miles I will stop also order the fries with gravy.

Thank NewJerseyTommy
Coloma, Michigan, United States
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

While traveling with my wife and 2 other couples that only like domestic beer, which oddly enough is hard to find in Philadelphia, we found Nicks. Old style bar, definitely nothing fancy, sat in the back where the tables were and ordered a few rounds. My wife mentioned that the food looked good being served at another table which looked... More 

Thank Mark M
Magnolia, New Jersey
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Cheap finishes make this place seem like something you'd find in a strip mall. Dive bar clientele. Cheap pub food, mostly greasy and fried. Roast beef here is kinda gross and fatty. Menu is huge, likely something for everyone as long as you are okay with overly fried foods. Cheese steaks might be the best thing here, though not the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-9411

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