Philly favorite Tony Luke’s coming to Horseshoe Casino

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Tony Luke’s, an acclaimed spot for Philadelphia’s signature cheesesteak sandwich, is coming to Baltimore in February.

The self-proclaimed “Real Taste of South Philly” is opening a location “late next month” in the Horseshoe Casino’s Baltimore Marketplace, a collection of food stalls on the first floor, the casino announced today.

As founder Tony “Luke” Lucidonio Jr. said in a statement, the eatery will be serving up a lot more than its take on the City of Brotherly Love’s favorite sub, which has been featured on TV shows such as “Diner: Impossible,” “Man v. Food” and “Food Wars.”

“Most people know us for our world-famous cheesesteaks, but we’re more than just a typical Philly cheesesteak joint,” said Lucidonio Jr., who called Baltimore a “great town.” “We’re also home to a host of specialty favorites that range from roast pork Italian to amazing burgers and more.”

Some other options, per an online menu: the Chicken Cutlet Italian and The Uncle Mike, a vegetarian friendly sandwich with sautéed broccoli, sautéed spinach, sweet peppers, fried onions and marinara sauce.

According to the release, Tony Luke’s sources its ribeye steak from cattle farms in the Midwest and its vegetable toppings from South New Jersey.

The restaurant has made a serious expansion push in the last year. Last year, Eater reported, the chain announced plans for seven locations in the greater New York City area.

In addition to the New York locations and eight in and around Philadelphia, Tony Luke’s also operates locations in New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Ocean City, Maryland.

The casino said today’s news is part of a larger revamp of the marketplace area, plans that include new furniture and a new layout. Horseshoe officials said they would be announcing another food concept in the coming weeks.

Brandon Weigel


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