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Koch's Take Out Shop

4309 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5282
+1 215-222-8662
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
24 Feb 2017
“Different from the old days, but still good”
29 Aug 2016
“Hot Pastrami!!!”
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4309 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5282
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

When I used to go to Koch's when I was in college, there was typically an hourlong wait, made shorter by their practice of passing around free samples of whatever they were slicing. Sadly, Lou and Bobby Koch both died young and the deli is...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Two things to start: 1)Don't judge a book by it's cover here 2)This is a take-out deli, no seating inside. Now that all of that is out of the way, the Hot Pastrami sandwich was absolutely delicious. I would make a point to come back...More

Thank JCva13
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a take-out deli with an eccentric proprietor, but the food was great. Real deli and real deli portions. The proprietor gave waiting patrons pickle slices and tastes of garlic cheddar while we waited and kept us entertained. The food was worth the wait....More

Thank Ajaxtol
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My son in law brought back amazing sandwiches. I had the chicken salad sandwich which was fantastic and huge. Would love to get sandwiches there again!

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I visit Koch's every week. Depending on where you're coming from, the sandwiches can be a little pricey--the specials average $12.75--but the portions are very sizable. The people behind the counter will provide you with samples of meat and cheese while you wait for your...More

Thank Dustin H
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Used to be that, if you were in U City and wanted a big, overstuffed, classic deli sandwich, served up with constant high-spirited chatter from the guys behind the counter, you went to Koch's. Didn't mind the wait or the somewhat high price; the sandwiches...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I attended Penn over 20 years ago. Koch's was THE place to get a hoagie at that time. Came back with my son for him to visit the school. Thought we would check out the old place. Still as I remember it. Hole-in-the-wall but NO...More

Thank KermitNC
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I was at work and wanted some deli sandwich and sure didn't want Subway. So I used trip advisor to find local spots and Koch's came up. Wow I had the best Hot corn beef special probably ever. There is a sign that says "Little...More

Thank Donny B
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Good fresh very generous portions, friendly place. A very good deli take out .great meat pastrami ,Rubens ,coleslaw ,cheese and wonderful pickles. That s what a deli sandwich should be like ! Thanks Ezra will come again

Thank lesnaipiri
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is still a great place to get food. But, I miss the good old days. The father and mother, Sid and Francis, still worked the counter when I came here in 1982 for my first sandwich. Sid made me my first sandwich. Schmaltzy jokes,...More

Thank jishenker
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • Address: 4309 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5282
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-8662
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