Located only three blocks away from the infamous Liberty Bell and the Independence Visitor Center, Campo’s Deli serves authentic Philadelphia food—more notably their notorious Philly Cheese steaks and Philly Hoagies. Campo’s has been serving Philly with their award-winning, signature sandwiches since 1947. Dedicated to quality service and selection, this deli was first opened as a neighborhood grocer, but their sandwiches made Campo’s the most memorable deli in the city. Rated as one of the top places in Philadelphia by City’s Best, Zagat, and the Food Network, Campo’s is a sandwich that you won’t forget.
As a native Philadelphian, I was anxious to take my out-of-town visitors for a Cheesesteak--"famous" at Campo's. The food was just okay--not great--I've had over 50 years of cheesesteaks! The food, however, wasn't the most disappointing thing about our visit, however. The young lady at the counter was so atypical of the Philadelphia spirit, that I will never take another guest to this restaurant. Very rude, and very offended when I asked for additional napkins. What the young lady didn't realize was that I needed most of the extra napkins to clean the table--which was very dirty. When paying top-dollar for a cheesesteak, I don't expect to have to clean my own table. At the end of our meal, my aunt asked me to wrap up her remaining sandwich to take home. When I asked the young lady at the counter if she would do that for me, she handed me a piece of paper to do it myself, and then commented on the fact that my aunt left two napkins. In fact, her exact words were, "See, you didn't need extra napkins." I couldn't believe it. I spent $41.00 for lunch at Campo's. I don't expect a lack of customer service. Again--don't be fooled by all of the publicity. There are plenty of other restaurants in the area to get a good cheesesteak as well as a pleasant staff.