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1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2921
+1 215-925-6833
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Spataro's during the Flower Show so admittedly most places where overwhelmed with the number of people trying to buy food. The wait time was only 10 minutes so the cheese steak was a bit short on cheese and just wasn't the quality cheese steak experience I was hoping for. Fries were just the run of the mill... More 

Thank Mary Jo M
Beaufort, South Carolina
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252 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wandered into Reading terminal not really knowing what I was hungry for and then realized I couldn't leave Philly without having had a cheesesteak! I got in line at Spartaro's and amused myself with listening to them impatiently pull the orders out of those who hadn't been reading the menu. when it was my turn, it turns out I... More 

Thank Glassgal
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cheesesteak had a good flavor but they did not put enough cheese on it and combined with the dry meat, it was just ok. The French fries were super tasty!

Thank Steff S
Miami, Florida
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216 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For two staright days we tried to pick up cheesesteaks from Carmen's and Dinic's at the Market but the lines were impossibly long at both. We opted to pick up cheesesteaks at Spataro's and were not at all disappointed. The service was friendly and the kitchen staff quick. We definitely would return!

Thank Maskotas
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357 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I am definitely not an aficionado of cheesesteaks, however this one was quite good. They have their ordering system down to a science. It was very quick and efficient. My only complaint is that the meat seemed a bit dry, however that might actually be the normal way. I think next time I will try it with cheese whiz in... More 

Thank Hatzlacha
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The queue was long for the so called 'Famous Cheesesteak'. Was it worth it in the end? The sandwich was ok - not oil covered as many of the are but it was not something to write home about. Was expecting it to be more cheese. Would I go back? No. But pleased I did it.

Thank Helena L
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

They skimp on the ingredients, steakums for meet, ask for peppers and onions, got a few peppers and if there were onions it would require a forensic analysis to find them. Seating in Reading Terminal is tough. Never again

Thank Tedd P
Venice, Florida
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357 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

While in Reading Terminal with my Dad, we wanted to split a cheesesteak. Spataros is magnificent, close to 10 dollars for a steak seemed a little on the pricey side, but it was fantastic.

Thank snorkler09
Ottawa, Canada
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332 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Although the lineup was huge it moved fast. Watching the cook was neat as he definitely had a system. the end result was a great meal that left me satisfied the rest of the day.

Thank Richy_Bobby
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Had a cheesesteak and cheese fries from the location inside the Reading Terminal Market. Steak was way dry! Had I not gotten cheese whiz and mayo to add a little moisture, it would have been inedible. Fries were also old and dry. For $18 with a drink, this was a huge disappointment!

Thank kmb4583

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2921
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-6833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?