The Philly Deli first opened their doors in August of 1979!. The first store was located in Hanover Center, which is also the oldest shopping center in Wilmington. Since then, two more Philly Deli’s have been added, one at Porters Neck and one at Monkey Junction. Our authentic Philadelphia rolls are brought in from Amoroso Baking Company, located on 55th Street in downtown Philadelphia!
The Philly Deli’s most valuable asset is their staff. From an initial crew of 12, the staff has grown to 125 members. A number of these people have made a career at the Philly Deli: 23 staff members have 10-15 years service, 10 members have 20-30 years service, and 4 people have more than 30 years service.
By now you’ve probably heard of the delicious Authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches served here at J. Michael’s Philly Deli, but did you know we also offer a full line of delicious, healthy options as well?
We have a great collection of salads to choose from, including the classic Chef’s Salad, Chicken Salad, and Tuna Salad, all made fresh every day in our three Wilmington, NC restaurants.
Love our famous cheesesteaks, but trying to watch your waist and numbers? Enjoy all of your favorite J. Michael’s Philly Deli cheesesteaks atop one of our fresh daily, made to order salads instead! It’s a winning combination that is the best of both worlds!