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Reading Terminal Market 51 North 12th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
51 North 12th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19107
(215) 923-6175tommydinics.com
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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!"
"I go to Dinics in the Navy Yard love the pork sandwich."
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Marc Virgilio
a month ago
Great roast pork and beef sandwiches in the hustle and bustle atmosphere of Reading Terminal Market. The roast pork is delicious and goes great with sharp provolone. They have a varying list of other fixins from broccoli rab to kale to roasted peppers. Usually a line but they are super efficient at taking your order, payment, and getting your food. They do take credit cards, regardless of what other reviewers have said. Will definitely becoming back to try their other items. Next up, Italian style pulled pork. Seating can be a challenge throughout the market and near impossible at peak hours.
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Charlie Shay
2 months 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
6 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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Sandy Tang
5 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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Tyler Lund
2 months ago
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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Frankie Rubio
a month ago
Heard about a few time and finally went but I thought it was just ok. My cheesesteak bearly had any cheese.
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Walter Macalma
4 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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Meredith Levin
2 months ago
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.