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Koch's Take Out Shop

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4309 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-5282
+1 215-222-8662
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11:00 - 20:00
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Gainesville, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 here and get this again. Enough said!

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Thank JCva13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. I'm definitely planning my next visit.

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Thank Ajaxtol
Downers Grove, Illinois
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Karen S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 order. If you are staying in University City (or West Philadelphia), then you should check... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 were delicious, sometimes enough for two to share. But the place needs some TLC. It's... More 

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Thank Beth P
Charlotte, NC
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113 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 place better to get a hoagie or cheese steak. My son's one word review of... More 

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Thank KermitNC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 bit of bread with a lot of meat" this should be there motto I could... More 

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Thank Donny B
Montreal, Quebec
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank lesnaipiri
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, learning everyone's name, free samples passed out while you wait made this my "Cheers" (..... More 

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Thank jishenker
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

This is UP staple so don't go on Alumni weekends! Huge amount of meat, nothing under $bucks a sammich, be prepared to wait but he gives samples while your waiting. It is an old fashioned style deli, all meat and nothing but the meat....okay some cheese too...Yummmy....but its a belly buster for sure, they do not do small portions....stay away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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