John's Roast Pork

10 Spots for Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks

John's Roast Pork

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

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Point of Interest Details

John's Roast Pork is a roast pork and cheesesteak eatery that was founded in 1930 at its original location on East Snyder Avenue in Philadelphia. The eatery is considered a favorite among South Philadelphia locals and has gained mainstream recognition for its roast pork and cheesesteaks.

John's Roast Pork was established in 1930 and is currently being run by John Bucci Jr., the family's third generation. The restaurant is known for its short hours opened from 6:45 AM to 3:00 PM. In 2013, it expanded to serving after hours at Mick Daniel's Saloon two blocks away.

Before Phillip Morris sales manager John "Butch" Gleason died, he requested to be buried with a sandwich from John's Roast Pork.


John's roast pork sandwich and sharp provolone cheesesteaks were featured in the championship finale of the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America and has been described by food critic Andrew Zimmern as well-seasoned to the secret Bucci family recipe and deboned “right on premises”.

The establishment was designated as an “American Classic” for roast pork by the James Beard Foundation in 2006.

In 2014, Niki Achitoff-Gray of Serious Eats considered John's Roast Pork, the best classic roast pork sandwich in Philadelphia as well as acknowledging them for their cheesesteaks.

This point of interest is part of the tour: 10 Spots for Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks


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