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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheesesteak” (338 reviews)
“sandwich” (116 reviews)
“bread” (54 reviews)
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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed yesterday

I was craving a Philly cheesesteak so we popped into the Reading Terminal Market and hit up Carmen's. The line was about 5 deep which didn't take long at all. Ordered the Philly cheesesteak with provolone, sauce, fried onions, mushrooms, hots and pepperoni. Let me...More

Thank ocloanshark
Reviewed yesterday

Carmen has compassion for people, That's what makes him a star in this business. He's a good hearted down to earth businessman and likes people. He always makes you feel welcomed when you step up to the window and place your order. He might not...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was suggested by our tour guide to check it out. Carmen served us, was helpful in choosing what to have. We had The Franklin. It was to die for. We tried a couple of other places and hands down Carmen's is the best!!!!!! You...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place to get a classic Philly cheesesteak, one of the best. Fun too, as the guys behind the counters are characters, and they chatter all the time. If there's room, sit at the counter and let these guys entertain you. There was a...More

Thank morl8tr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went to RTM specifically to go to Carmen's. We adore Cheesesteaks and this spot is the bomb. It's on the end of an aisle next to a Greek spot, near the doors to the street. There's a large popular bakery a...More

Thank lenanash31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good cheesesteak, Carmen's was one of the top recommendations. The Franklin was spot on with the cream cheese, Carmen is a fantastic guy, he spent some time talking with us after we got our food and was extremely friendly, I...More

Thank Bzears
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A station in the must-visit Reading Terminal! You watch your sandwich being made and the cheesesteaks are fantastic! Bread is fresh. Options if cheese for every variety. Great with hot and roasted peppers!

Thank janeen55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had never tried a cheesesteak and got sent here by a tourist advisor at the hotel. Thank God for that guy! I never thought some meat with cheese and spices in a loaf of bread could be so delicious! You just must try this....More

Thank verotrip
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We are in town for a meeting staying across from the market. We’ve eaten breakfast and lunch here daily. We used to live in a suburb of Philly so very familiar with cheesesteaks but it’s our first time having one of these. The line seemed...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Yes!! Lovely food at this place! We had Philly cheese steak here, on a hoagie. The lady taking the orders isn’t too happy (all the tourists probably aren’t helping), but it is all about the food. So go here for the fantastic hoagies!!!! Enjoy it!

Thank Ingeborg_NL81
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2 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.
14 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
http://readingterminalmarket.org/merchants/view/52Carmen DiGuglielmo - Tel: (215) 592-7799
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