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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” (349 reviews)
“sandwich” (119 reviews)
“bread” (59 reviews)
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51 N 12th St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Amazing taste, went for the first time and repeated the following day regardless of the half hour line to get it (saturday). The food is amazing. Staff is not friendly at all but as soon as you take the first bite you forget about it.

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It's patently true. Geno's are good. Pat's are good. Carmen's elevates the art of taking low-quality meat, sizzling it on a grill and adding semi-real (and therefore partially fake) cheese. All of this on a nice warm processed whitebread roll and you got lunch heaven!...More

Thank MedicalExec
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We unexpected were delayed in Philly for 5 days because of Hurricane Irma on our flight back from Venice to West Palm Beach. We had the pleasure of going to Reading Terminal and stopping at Carmen's for Lunch. Not only was the food very good...More

1  Thank ClubEd
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The line was crazy but I waited it out and decided to go against the majority and got a hoagie. I got the Turkey Special, which was turkey, cole slaw and Russian dressing (but I added sharp provolone which was great). The sandwich was really...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had cheesesteak with mushrooms, onions, sweet peppers and provolone cheese. Bread was great and I think this is just about as good a cheesesteak as you'll find.

1  Thank Greg H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This place is very good....counter service a little short with customers but heck it's philly not the south haha Cheesesteaks were delicious and would go back for them again any trip! Fast service and hot food...we wish they had fries though it would have made...More

1  Thank Sam J
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were on our anniversary and tasted Pats, Gino's, and Carmen's, Carmen's is by far the best, don't waste your time at pats or Gino's, get the real deal at Carmen's

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Waited in line, waited for the sandwich and it was just OK. I had broccoli rabe added and that couldn't pull it up to better than average. Maybe the most disappointing part was very little wiz, like they dipped a knife and spread it on...More

Thank michael n
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

One of the many great spots in the R adding Market. Arch the guys making fab cheese steak sandwiches and inject delight into your veins... I mean, cholesterol.

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We grabbed a couple of sandwiches here out of the blind as we were strolling through Reading Terminal Market on our first day in Philly. We were hesitant to grab something as we were saving the first experience to be a Philly cheese steak at...More

2  Thank tswolfe65
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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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