mcnally’s tavern


Last week, I was looking for a place to have a burger for lunch in the Mt. Airy/Germantown area. I received a couple burger recommendations but even more suggestions to go to McNally’s Tavern in Chestnut Hill and eat a Schmitter. Instantly, my mind was made and I made the way to McNally’s with a friend.

The Schmitter is a sandwich consisting of sliced beef, cheese, fried onions, tomato, grilled salami, and Schmitter sauce. It is also served on either a kaiser roll or long roll (double). My stomach got the best of me and I went with the long roll version. Either that, or I just would rather eat a sandwich on a long roll instead of a kaiser roll. Totally didn’t need the size of the long rolled version though.

schmitter on a long roll

This sandwich was damn delicious. After consumption, I kept thinking how THIS should be the sandwich of Philadelphia. Seriously. It’s that good.

I’m not really a Phils fan, but you can get Schmitters at Citizens Bank Park! This fact alone would help coax me into going to a game.

Have you ever had a Schmitter? How do you think it ranks compared to cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches?

McNally’s Tavern
8634 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215.247.9736

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Discussion

  1. Jess says:

    I definitely think it’s better than a cheesesteak. I want to eat one so bad right now.

  2. Bryan says:

    Better than a cheesesteak but do not get one at the ballpark. They are terrible there. Soggy and made hours before the game. Wait in line and get the roast pork sandwich at Tony Lukes instead.

    Roast Pork sandwiches are another sandwich that are better than cheesesteaks.

  3. Andrew says:

    I proudly wear my anatomy of a Scmiter shirt around Washington, DC. I love that f’ing sandwich. Better than cheese steaks, but hard to choose roast pork or the Schmitter – depends where you are getting your pork from.

    One thing is for sure – Philly knows sandwiches.

  4. Jen says:

    You know how much I love meat and wish it was not made of animals so that I can eat it? Well not so much with this sandwich…not sure why but it doesn’t appeal to me at all. But please come to a phils game they have the best veggie or is it vegan dogs!

  5. Melissa says:

    This. Looks. SO. Delicious.

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