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1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2921
+1 215-925-6833
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The queue was long for the so called 'Famous Cheesesteak'. Was it worth it in the end? The sandwich was ok - not oil covered as many of the are but it was not something to write home about. Was expecting it to be more cheese. Would I go back? No. But pleased I did it.

Thank Helena L
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They skimp on the ingredients, steakums for meet, ask for peppers and onions, got a few peppers and if there were onions it would require a forensic analysis to find them. Seating in Reading Terminal is tough. Never again

Thank Tedd P
Venice, Florida
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348 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Reading Terminal with my Dad, we wanted to split a cheesesteak. Spataros is magnificent, close to 10 dollars for a steak seemed a little on the pricey side, but it was fantastic.

Thank snorkler09
Ottawa, Canada
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320 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Although the lineup was huge it moved fast. Watching the cook was neat as he definitely had a system. the end result was a great meal that left me satisfied the rest of the day.

Thank Richy_Bobby
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Had a cheesesteak and cheese fries from the location inside the Reading Terminal Market. Steak was way dry! Had I not gotten cheese whiz and mayo to add a little moisture, it would have been inedible. Fries were also old and dry. For $18 with a drink, this was a huge disappointment!

Thank kmb4583
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch. Read some of the reviews and decided to try it , I ordered a plain cheesesteak with cheese whiz. The portion was big enough to share but I could barely see or taste the cheese which made the sandwich very dry. The other people enjoyed their sandwich -they seemed to have more cheese on... More 

Thank Cindy A
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a disappointment! Paid $11 for a sandwich to be thrown away. It was made quickly, cheese wasn't melted, meat very dry. Everyone said to try a cheesesteak in Philly....my $ could have been spent much more wisely! Never again....

Thank WorrywartBoston
Willingboro, NJ
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel recommended this place and it was great. I ordered a cheesesteak with American cheese, fried onions, lettuce, mayo, and tomatoes. I also ordered cheese fries. They have their system down pack. The line may look long but it doesn't take long and it moves pretty quickly. I loved the cheesesteak and as a cheesesteak lover it is all... More 

Thank NJAccountant
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

As we walked through Reading Station, we decided to stop at Spataro's for breakfast and it was FANTASTIC!!!! I highly recommend the sausage, egg and cheese bagel.

Thank Matt K
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

High volume cheesesteak Food was very good and very quick, even around lunch time Super nice service

Thank txbride

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2921
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-6833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?