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In 1962, when Shank and Evelyn Perri opened their luncheonette in South Philly’s Italian Market, they had no idea their establishment would become a Philadelphia icon. They called the place, simply, Shank & Evelyn’s and dedicated themselves to serving the best Classic Philly Sandwiches. All marketing was done the old school way - by word of mouth. Politicians came. Sports stars came. Show biz personalities came. They rubbed elbows with locals as they savored the Shank’s signature sandwiches. All thought of Shank’s as THE place to go when they were craving for the Original Taste of Philly. And nobody ever left hungry.
With black and white checkerboard tile walls and neon lights that evoke the hearty, homey eateries of the 1950s and 1960s, the new Shank’s carries on the original legacy started 50 years ago.
Shank’s continues to serve award winning Philly Cheesesteaks, Chicken Cutlets with Broccoli Rabe and Sharp Provolone, Old School Italian Hoagies and other Italian delicacies.
Withstanding the test of time, Shank’s truly is the Original Taste of Philly. There is no secret to Shank’s success: “We use the finest ingredients and freshest bread to create the best Classic Philly Sandwiches. There is South Philly passion and pride behind every handmade Shank’s sandwich. Shank’s makes every sandwich with love. We take pride in offering high quality products with exceptional service to our customers.
This point of interest is part of the tour: 10 Spots for Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks