1st Ward Sandwich closes in Pennsport

Lately there’s been good news rolling in for Pennsport, with the area’s new status as “neighborhood of the year” and restaurants like Neon Lobster and The Wild Burrito coming soon to the area.


But with the good comes bad. Recently Fourth and Cross announced their permanent closure, now another restaurant that has also been open for less than a year here has called it quits. 1st Ward Sandwich, located at the corner of Front and Morris, closed last week.

The shop first opened in June, offering 13 different types of sandwiches.


Last week 1st Ward Sandwich took to Facebook to announce their closing:


Today with a heavy heart im announcing that I will be closing the doors for good at 1st Ward this Friday. It’s been a…

Posted by 1st Ward Philly on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

1st Ward Sandwich’s last day was on Friday, January 8.

6 thoughts on “1st Ward Sandwich closes in Pennsport

  • January 11, 2016 at 11:41 am

    What! I haven’t even had a chance to try this place yet!

    • January 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Don’t worry it was horrible

      • January 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        Can’t say I agree with that. Location was difficult.

  • January 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Great sandwiches. Price point probably too high for the neighborhood/location. The hours of operation was terrible. I went there probably about six times and dug it. Would’ve went a lot more if they were open later. Its a shame. A sandwich shop that closes at 3 pm on a Sunday is destined to fail.

  • January 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    My wife and I tried to place an order for pickup by phone over the summer and they told us it would be an hour and a half because they were too busy. Needless to say we didn’t place the order and never attempted to give them another chance. Not surprising that they didn’t last.

  • January 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Totally agree with BK. Irregular business hours made it difficult to consider for take out options. Also, priced too high and portions were small.

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