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“Bustling Atmosphere! Great Cheesesteak!”

Carmen's Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks
Ranked #92 of 5,035 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

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!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 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. The place is totally crowded, it's only a stand inside the Reading Terminal Market, so be prepared to wait standing up. The line moves fairly quickly and the girl at the cash register is very kind. The cooks get a ton of these ready per minute, and yet it's not quick enough when you are hungry! I'd eat one right now...

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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 to move slow just to place your order, not sure why that was. Took us at least 15 minutes to place our order. No fries are served here so I had to go to another vendor to get those. The cheesesteak was very good. Essentially we ordered the classic minus the hot and roasted peppers, so it was steak, cheese wiz, mushrooms and onions. One serves 2 people especially if you are eating fries with it.

1  Thank Lisa S
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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!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Traditional sandwiches that are definately worth the wait.
Recommend to plan your visit so that you miss peak hours and cut down on your time standing.

1  Thank BBlkburn
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