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Reading Terminal Market 51 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
51 North 12th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19107
$Sandwich Shop, Butcher Shop
Sandwich Shop
Butcher Shop
Takeout Restaurant
Today 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PMTuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMFriday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSaturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PMSunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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Crowds pack this venerable Reading Terminal Market sandwich counter celebrated for its roast pork.- Google
"The roast pork and broccoli rabe with the sharp provolone !!! Mmmmmmm!"
"Perhaps my expectations were too high but the roast pork sandwich disappointed."
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Tyler Lund
in the last week
After my second Roast Pork from DiNic’s, I’m willing to make the bold claim that this sandwich is better than a cheesesteak. You’l have to combat a lengthy line at pretty much any time of day inside the market, but it’s worth it for this sandwich. Make sure to get sharp provolone and greens (broccoli rabe) for the most flavor. The pork is slow roasted to perfection and incredibly well seasoned. The cheese binds everything together and the bread is fresh baked and fluffy. Make sure not to miss the beautiful pork on display at the counter. Grab a seat if you can, but the line moves pretty fast.
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Walter Macalma
2 months ago
Up until 2005 I thought Philadelphia was all Cheesesteaks. Boy was I wrong. Before I was even yelping I heard grumblings of 1 sandwich to rule them all. My first trip to Reading Terminal Market had me preaching that very bold statement. 3 trips to Philly and this was my first Roast Pork. They may sell more cheesesteaks in Philly and yes you can get decent one’s all over the country, but I have never had a roast pork like Dinic’s. I’m only writing this after a few more trips to try the competition. The best sandwich in American. A few things you should know is that if you plan to go here now the service was WAY better in years past and the lines not as long, but they move quickly, not fast, but quick. Had I written this review 8 years ago there would have been nothing bad to say about it, but with more insight I can say it’s a delicious sandwich. The best of it’s kind and the best in America, but with prices going up, lines getting longer, service slipping and the sandwich builds getting sloppier I have to admit I’ll only get 1 per trip and not on the way in and out of town. The slow roast pork has simple seasonings, sliced thin after a long rest. The broccoli rab is nice and bitter. For those spinach lovers who have never had broccoli rab your in for a surprised, it’s much more full, much more bold and nuttier. The sharp provolone is great, I actually like extra on mine. It’s a bit like hand crumbled bleu cheese in that there isn’t uniformity in pieces. The roll is somewhat soft, but good crust and it holds up to the meat being heated in the jus before serving. The garlic aftertaste is comforting. The Brisket is kind of bland (glad I shared it), roast beef is also excellent like the pork, but get the peppers, shaved thin, but needs horseradish only works on the beef and not the pork. Italian sausage is fresh, but overpowered by the fennel taste. I wish I had more pepper or some countering taste in the sausage itself. I’ll take an authentic brat over an authentic Italian sausage. Meatballs are large, but tastes more like meatloaf. The breads are standard across the board. The sauce could be real ragu to take it above. It’s a must stop, it’s a superb sandwich. The Roast Pork is amazing, still the best in the only city you can really get it, but I have to admit it’s stock is falling.
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Sandy Tang
2 months ago
Ohmyyggaawwwddd, this is hands down the best thing I had in Philly. When we got to Reading Terminal, I was incredibly stuffed and couldn't imagine eating more. So, we walked around and looked at every single shop to try to work up an appetite. By the time we walked the entire market, Tommy DiNic's had no line and I had the case of FOMO (fear of missing out) so my friend and I shared a roast pork sandwich. And I am sooooo glad we did - it was delicious! We had roast pork w/ broccoli rabe (no cheese) and it was so perfect in taste and flavor. It didn't taste overly salty or saucey. And in turn, didn't taste super heavy either. I nearly ate the whole half sandwich by myself! I thought it would be hype because of all the reviews it has but their roast pork sandwich is something I'd eat time and again.
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Will Collier
5 months ago
I went here twice during a recent trip to Philly. The Roast Pork with Sharp Provolone and Broccoli Rabe was good, but I do wish it had more juice on it. I made the mistake of ordering it normal the first time and I could tell the sandwich would be great with more broth, the parts of the sandwich that were saturated in the broth were amazing but the rest was fairly dry and underwhelming. So I went a second time and ordered it wet, but they must not have relayed my order correctly because once again, the sandwich was fairly dry except in a few spots. I know if this was served with a side of broth to dip it in like a french dip it would be amazing. As is, if you don't get it wet, it's not really worth $10 per sandwich in my opinion. Do yourself a favor and order it wet and cross your fingers and hope they get the order right.
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Charlie Shay
2 weeks ago
Cash only! One of the best pork sandwich I've had! The broccoli rabe is very well prepped, and it masked the bitterness very well. I highly recommend getting cheese and pepper with the sandwich (if you want to skip the carb, you can also request a bun-free version). Get here early though - they get really busy by lunch hour. Their brisket sandwich is served starting at 11 am on weekends, and runs out REAL quick!
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Alex DiCaprio
4 months ago
Holy mother of god 5 star sandwich. I really don't need to say much more here. Get the Pulled pork, add some broccoli rabe and sharp provolone and you have heaven on some of the finest bread known to man. The line moves quick in reading terminal -- its worth the wait either way!! Service is quick and food is delicious .
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Meredith Levin
in the last week
Italian style pulled pork with sharp provolone and sweet roasted peppers is my single favorite sandwich in Philly, a city with some amazing sandwiches. It's fantastic.
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Carol Chan
5 months ago
1000+ glowing reviews + recommended again and again by fellow yelpers + featured handful of times on Food Network? Even though nothing about a roasted pork, provolone, broccoli rabe sandwich particularly appealed to me, I couldn't resist and see what the hype was about. Even though there was a line wrapped around the counter, I got my sandwich in no time. My husband and I immediately hurried off to find a nearby table to enjoy the sandwich but before we had the chance to unwrap the sandwich, the sandwich paper was drenched and soaked through by the juice of the roasted pork. The paper was stuck to the bread - first impression: soggy hot mess. The sandwich as a whole I thought really lacked flavor. The roasted pork could definitely use more seasoning. The broccoli and provolone cheese (each an extra dollar) didn't add anything to the texture or taste profile. It was an underwhelming one dimensional aka plain sandwich. Wished I had another chance to redo Reading Terminal Market again, I would definitely skip DiNic's. Until next time Philly!
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