10 E Woodland Ave
Springfield, PA 19064
Yea, yea there is no way that the Springfield Nick's is as good as the South Philly staple. I know this. But that doesn't mean it's not still pretty awesome anyway.
Right off the bat, you can sense there aren't too many aesthetic connections between the two...
However, there are similarities: the clientele could still beat you up, they offer wet on the outs (if available), and it's a dark & semi-divey bar/roast beef spot. Differences: the gravy might be a bit more developed in South Philly – undoubtedly because it's been there for decades and still retains the "Mother Jus."
Cheap domestics, serve yourself horseradish & peppers and some hot beef with prov. What else could you need?
Gravy fries, of course. They are unsurprisingly delicious: crispy, breaded and smothered with rich, beefy debris gravy.