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1501 S 8th St, Corner of 8th & Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6401
+1 215-468-6093
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hoagie” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
“steak” (14 reviews)
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American, Deli
1501 S 8th St, Corner of 8th & Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6401
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

As a Carmen’s diehard for more than 43 years I was surprised to stumble on this delicious Italian hoagie in South Philly. While it’s a little smaller than a Carmen’s hoagie, it tastes every bit as good and won’t leave you aching from a busted...More

Thank CoolGeek2013
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I was an out of towner taken here by a long time high end Philadelphia foodie. I had recommendations for Jim’s (not Geno, who makes you order in English--not very accommodating to much of the world--and Pat’s, both of which seem like tourist traps). He...More

Thank Schipa
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This is the best Philly cheesesteak and iPad in Philadelphia – and I’ve had several. Even better than Pat’s and Gino’s.The bread doesn’t get soggy in the bun.

Thank jenkinsmus
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Cheesesteak trio sandwich (with mushrooms and peppers), a bottle of water and a cherry coke cost us $12. One sandwich was enough to share between two hungry eaters. My husband has tried Pat's cheesesteak sandwich too but maintains that Cosmi's is much better: more generously...More

1  Thank Eva J
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Love their steaks, but really love the hoagies. Plenty of meat and cheese and the rolls are always fresh. I always go there when in South philly

1  Thank BigJimAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Looking for the top rated cheesesteak to take a friend from Spain to sample her first. We'd had all other famous Philly steaks (Pat's, Jim's, etc.). Glad we discovered Cosmi's! It is now our favorite!

Thank lisette601
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stopped in here to check it out based on other reviews and we're happy to say this was the best cheesesteak we have had in Philly. Lot's of steak. toppings, and the roll was amazing!! Not greasy, just juicy and perfect. Huge sandwich! There was...More

Thank sunny45
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here with the girlfriend to check out this South Philly deli, and per the routine, sample their cheesesteak offering. The owner was working, and the dude is super friendly and personable. He's energetic, talkative, and polite. If I was a resident of the...More

Thank Bradley C
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Right at the corner between Dickinson and 8th street. Their burgers are amazing, cheesesteak is super! Way better than Geno's and Pat's. The owner and staff are very friendly. My favorite is their Smokehouse burger. It looks like a convenience store from the outside. They...More

Thank tlthule
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was our firstd and very quick visit to South Philadelphia in more than 20 years. Looking for hoagie shop and Cosmi's turned out on top every time. Ordered eight different hoagies, from Italian, Sicilian, Roast Beef, Turkey and more. Every one was delicious, the...More

Thank Sam N
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Lunch, Dinner
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Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Address: 1501 S 8th St, Corner of 8th & Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6401
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-6093
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