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The Original Thunderbird Steak House

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2323 W Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008-2519
+1 610-356-8869
08:00 - 23:00
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Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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409 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've driven by Thunderbird a thousand times and have always wanted to try it. Finally tried it and was not disappointed. Their pizza is delicious! The cheesesteak is good, but was a little on the dry side for me. Staff was friendly. Definitely worth a check out.

Thank Shopaholic_x0
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Been going for 40 years. One of the many great local spots for hoagies and steaks and some Philly attitude. They have salads too but stick with the sandwiches or pizza.

Thank Bowlerx_424
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Pizza and sandwiches are just average. Ordered from here a few times and just think there is better in the area. They seem to get good reviews from other folks so maybe there is something else on the menu that is good that i have never tried. Oh well until then the best i can give them is an average... More 

Thank Jason C
Phila, PA U.S.A.
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Never a bad meal in almost 60 years. Best pizza steak period Breakfast lunch or dinner the T Bird is the best fast food. Great salads if I am eating healthy. Monday pizza specials are legendary

Thank shakeymike
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The last few times my husband and I have gone here have not been worth it. They have cut down on the quality of their food considerably. They really didn't care to hear any comments from long standing customers. We won't be back.

Thank cheshe
Tom G, Owner at The Original Thunderbird Steak House, responded to this review

Hello, I don't believe for a second what you commented about our business. Based on a track record of high standards with 60 years of service to the community. We care about every customers feedback, suggestions, and especially comments. So we take acceptation to your comments. Especially not knowing the event or issues you claim. Thunderbird is all about premium... More 

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361 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

For some reason I always drove past this place until one day I was in the area and thought I need to try this place. Good decision. People are friendly and take out service is quick. Have only done take out but highly recommend their sandwiches. Among the best in the burbs.

Thank appetitetogo
Camillus, New York
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305 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The T Bird is my must stop when in town. Great cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteaks, pizzas, wings, burgers, grinders, hogies, salads and more. Great atmosphere and long history.

Thank Jerry Z
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Another institution in the Broomall area. Been going here since I was a kid. Cheesesteaks are delicious as are the wings. Good comfort food but of course as is always the case with comfort food. It's bad for you - but so good.

Thank Kevin M
Broomall, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Never disappointed. Platter is always very nice. Sandwiches were excellent. Cheese steaks are a great treat

Thank patriciat1969
Philadelphia, PA
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Solid food. I invariably order their cheesesteaks (with provolone and onions), and although I don't think it ranks up with the likes of Chubby's (or Dalessandro's), it keeps me satisfied. What I'm most impressed with is how friendly and personable everyone in the place is. I love local eateries like this; nothing fancy, old, well-worn and comfortable.

Thank larrybard
Tom G, Owner at The Original Thunderbird Steak House, responded to this review

Larry, Thank you for posting this review. Glad to hear about your experience. We wont stop trying to top the bigs in this area. See you again some time. Tom G More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
American, Delicatessen, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2323 W Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008-2519
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Broomall
  • Phone Number: +1 610-356-8869
Thunderbird is family owned and operated since 1956. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a friendly environment with a hometown feel. Known for our cheese steaks, said to be the best around. Plenty of other good food options from salad to stromboli. If your passing through town stop in. We have summer hours so please call ahead. Thank you.

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