Tony Luke’s to Open in Food Court at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced today that Philadelphia hoagie restaurant Tony Luke’s will be the newest tenant at its Baltimore Marketplace food court, which is currently undergoing a $1-million renovation. Tony Luke’s will take over a space on the north end of the food court where Heavy Seas Burger and B’more Chicken & Donuts previously had restaurants.

Tony Luke’s tagline is “The Real Taste of South Philly” and it is known for its cheesesteaks and hoagies. It has been featured on television programs, including ‘Dinner: Impossible,’ ‘Man v. Food,’ and ‘Food Wars.’

It will open at Baltimore Marketplace by the end of February.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Tony Luke’s to our lineup of exceptional dining options,” said Horseshoe Baltimore General Manager Randy Conroy in a press release. “From fast-casual to fine dining, we have something for everyone. The addition of Tony Luke’s will provide our guests with some of the most sought-after sandwiches in the nation and offer anyone seeking a great meal one more fantastic reason to visit us.”

“Baltimore is a great town, and I couldn’t be happier to be bringing Tony Luke’s to Horseshoe Baltimore,” said Tony Luke’s Founder Tony “Luke” Lucidonio, Jr. in a press release. “Most people know us for our world-famous cheesesteaks, but we’re more than just a typical Philly cheesesteak joint. We’re also home to a host of specialty favorites that range from roast pork Italian to amazing burgers and more. If you haven’t tried us yet, get ready for something special!”

Horseshoe Baltimore will be announcing another “popular food concept” to the Baltimore Marketplace in coming weeks. Currently open in the food court is Lenny’s Deli, Piezetta, and Guy’s Bar-B-Que Joint.

The renovated Baltimore Marketplace is one of several new investments at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Last year it invested $15 million to open a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor gaming deck called The Terrace and $1 million for the new Caesars Rewards Experience Center. It also added new entrances and walkways so families with kids could go to GDL Italian and Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar without entering the gaming floor.

CBAC, the ownership team of Horseshoe Casino, is also planing an entertainment-based, mixed-use development along Warner St. that connects the casino to M&T Bank Stadium. Already announced is Topgolf and music venue The Paramount Baltimore, both of which are expected to begin construction next year. CBAC is also eyeing a hotel and additional entertainment venues for this corridor.

Photos of Baltimore Marketplace from December

Photo from Tony Luke’s Facebook page

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