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South A Philly

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1 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4468
+1 904-824-0666
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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St. Augustine, Florida
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015

My husband and I treat ourselves to a South-a-Philly hamburger whenever we have a few dollars to spare. At 4.99 each, they are a good deal for downtown St. Augustine, and they are simply delicious--classic burger with trimmings. The fries are great, too. And just as good is the counter seat by the window where you can sit, eat, and... More 

Thank Ann D
Orlando, Florida
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489 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I've had steak subs while in the city of Philadelphia. The subs from this establishment were right on par (be aware that Philly steak subs are on the blander side to begin with). I think this sub was actually a tiny bit better than the Philadelphia versions, even though it was chopped steak slices than full slices of steak. The... More 

Thank honestrealreviews
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Philly was good. Sub and salad was just ok. Atmosphere was very good and it was easy to get into and order even on a busy day.

Thank Lispeer
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2014

My husband and I have been here multiple times over the years and watched the business grow and grow. The food is always excellent and the owners are always friendly. We stop here every trip St. Augustine.

Thank ASCreel
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

This place is so amazing! The only thing I would change is I would make the rolls Amaroso's. The rolls are good, don't get me wrong. They make authentic steaks, including the cheez whiz. :)

Thank Tishia A
West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

This was our third stop at South A Philly. We try not to duplicate restaurants on vacation, but there are a few that are way too good! The steaks and fries are great. They also have old video games and pinball machines to play while you are waiting for your food.

Thank KHandy1891
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Dont let the small size and hidden location of this place turn you away. THE BEST philly I have ever had. Not to mention it came with a side of some tastey cheese fries. Not the most healthy choice but hey a philly cheese steak isnt susposed to be. Cant say enough about this hole in the wall joint that... More 

Thank Chenzie B
Saint Cloud, Florida
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

Just a little sandwich place, but they make a mean pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwich. It's the real deal !

Thank James S
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Yeah, that horrible. The wings were over-cooked, sprinkled with garlic that came from Publix. I was afraid to try the dressing that came with it because it was that freaky. Wings were rubber. Philly Cheese didn't have cheese. Fries were drowned in Old Bay and had no other flavor. Would take Burger King over this crap

Thank KnoxT T
Port Charlotte, Florida
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Excellent philly the way it should be ! Clean and friendly little place. Nice surprise. Great buns too

Thank Pickyboutfood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 King St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4468
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Augustine
  • Phone Number: +1 904-824-0666
We are a staff of friends and family who are proud to bring you the best tasting cheesesteaks and hoagies in Florida. Our bread is shipped down par-cooked from South Jersey, then baked fresh throughout the day, so you can enjoy authentic flavor straight from the oven. Each day we slice our rib-eye by hand to ensure our steak is tender and delicious; we would never dream of serving that pre-sliced stuff! We have original Cheez Whiz to give your cheesesteak that real Philadelphia flavor, the same way we ate them growing up. If that’s not your thing, we also offer American, Provolone, and Swiss cheeses, all from Dietz and Watson, who also provides all of our Italian meats (for an unforgettable Italian hoagie that will make you think you’re right back in Philly!). We have put our hearts into creating sandwiches we are proud to serve, and we hope you enjoy eating them as much as we enjoy making them.

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