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Shank's Original Pier 40

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901 S Columbus Blvd, Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4307
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shank's is located right at Pier 40 on the Delaware. The view is pretty decent, if you're looking for a view of the river and the shipping side of the city. As for the sandwich, it was pretty decent...above average in my opinion. The price was reasonable, about average for the city steak scene. My only criticism is that they... More 

Thank Bradley C
New Paltz, New York
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92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I love a good cheesesteak but it can be a real hassle to find parking in Phila. So this is an easy on and off 95 if passing through very good sandwichs. Tradiitional Italian deli meats and awesome smelling pork roast. We had a old school mixed 5 star. and Cheesesteak wiit & whiz 4 star.

Thank marvin b
Deltona, Florida
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I am a native of Philadelphia with a low tolerance for a bad cheese steak. While visiting the area recently we set out for Pat's with exuberance only to find a super long line, which is perfectly normal, however, there was literally no place to park anywhere even remotely close to the place(I found out later that SEPTA, the bus... More 

Thank lindalou66
Greeneville, Tennessee
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I are from TN and go to Philly every year and we always make it a point to stop at Shanks. Avoid the tourist traps like Pats and Genos and go here! Staff is excellent and the food will not disappoint you!

Thank boaty33
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The view at shanks is fantastic. It's located right on the river at pier 40. The food is a different story however. The cheese steak they make there is the worst cheesesteak I have tasted in Philadelphia and I have lived here my entire life. Wawa has a better sandwich. The meat had clear freezer burn and the vegetables had... More 

Thank Pete P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious steak and crispy fries. Just the right amount chewy in the crust. The wiz melts into the fresh fluffy bread. Wish I wasn't avoiding carbohydrates right now or I'd have eaten every bit of the roll.

Thank Christine H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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153 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered 13 sandwiches today, and paid $130 for them. They were definitely good, but I was still really hungry after eating mine. You shouldn't still be hungry after a $10 sandwich. I had the cheesesteak with peppers, onions and hot sauce. Quite tasty, nice soft roll, I just wish there had been more substance inside of it.

1 Thank Steven C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Over many years, I have eaten fried flounder sandwiches on the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia shores. So who would imagine that on the Philadelphia Shoreline, I would find a fried flounder filet sandwich that was superb-everything was just right-freshly fried non-greasy fish, great bread that did not sog out from the added fresh tomatoes and lettuce and tartar sauce. What... More 

1 Thank jknows
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

A decent place for a Philly cheesesteak, but there are plenty of other options that are as good if note better.

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1 Thank davidiap
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

I remember the original shanks. The old man would have never stood for a skimpy sandwich. I stopped by yesterday, for a roast pork italian. I paid $9.99. The roll was of good quality, the pork was of good quality as well. The broccoli rabe, was very skimpy. The sharp Provalone was hard to find. The pork was enough for... More 

1 Thank chef nick l

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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
American, Fast food, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 S Columbus Blvd, Pier 40, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 12152184000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?