Everyone has heard of Philly Cheesesteaks and here in Philadelphia people are always finding the "best" place to get one. The famous establishments, Pats and Gino's have become more a tourist destination instead of serving up quality cheesesteaks.
I will not say that Steve's has the best cheesesteaks in the city... but, they are darn good and are always mentioned in the local newspapers when they go searching for the the best cheesesteaks in Philly. You need to know your cheesesteaks and how you want them. With cheese whiz.. yes, I know how that sounds but people like it or with other types of cheese.
So, don't let the looks of these establishments fool you, they have great food and do offer other sandwiches and Hoagies.
Regardless where you go to try your cheesesteak, don't leave Philadelphia without at least having one. The trick will be to limit yourself to only one :)
Favorite Dish Mushroom Cheesesteak with onions mmmm getting hungry just thinking about it haha
When we used to work late somebody would usually pop up the road to get us some food for the evening. The usual choice would for a Philly Cheese Steak or a Hoagie. They are wonderful as a snack (big snack though) to keep you going for a while. But you do need to be careful that the juices don't leak out all down your front.
Favorite Dish Cheese steak without onions. I know - I'm missing out on a huge part of the flavour. But the texture of cooked onions makes me want to throw up. I do like raw onions though!
The Philly Cheesesteak is apparently what Philadelphia is known for and you can find them in South Street.
Chinatown has all the Asian delicacies and South Philly has the wonderful homemade Italian cooking.
Other than South Philly, this is probably the most popular place for genuine cheesesteaks (made with Cheese Whiz). Know exactly what you want before you order - they're a bit like the Soup Nazi here and have little patience for waffling.
Beware - the place reeks of steaming meat. You might be overcome before you get your order.
Favorite Dish Get the cheesesteak with double the cheese. Mmmm.
Don't go to Philadelphia without sampling a real Philly cheese steak. The most famous places are Pat's and Geno's, adjacent to eachother on Passyunk Ave in the south side of the town.
Favorite Dish Cheese steak of course!
Forget Pat's and Geno's (even if they ARE open 24 hours) and head on over to Tony Luke's for the best cheesesteak in Philly! They have limited hours (business hours, with extended evening hours in the summer), but if you go when they're open you're in for a treat (just remember, for every authentic Philly cheesesteak you eat remember to subtract five years off your life expectancy due to the grease and cholesterol ...).
Favorite Dish "Cheesesteak, Wiz, with!"
Native Philly cheesesteak afficionados should understand this lingo. If you don't understand it, order one to try an authentic Philly cheesesteak (note, it's "Wiz with" and not "with Wiz", as the "with" actually means "with fried onions")!
I typically also get hot peppers, although that is no longer considered an "authentic" Philly cheesesteak.
Philly is the home of the Phila Cheesesteak Sandwich and in the heart of South Philly this is the place to come for a Cheesesteak Sandwich. Have it with provolne cheese or cheesewiz sauce, have with mushrooms or as a pizza steak sand or have it plain , no matter how you have it its all good... Whether you have one here at Genos or at any neighborhood sandwich shop when in Philly do as the Philadelphians do, Have a steak sandwich and enjoy.... mmmmm so good....
Cheese steaks made any which way you want it. Especially light considering the ingredients. The lines may deter you, but DO NOT miss the chance to try one. Relatively well priced. And definitely filling though you may want another for the road.
Favorite Dish Cheese Steak With provolone, peppers, and onions. MMMMMM Good.
Just a sidewalk sandwich shop open 24-7 in South Philly, that is the self-proclaimed originator of the "Philly Cheesesteak".
Favorite Dish Personally, I don't care much for the cheez-wiz (or whatever it is). But if you get it with just the sauce and the hot peppers, it is delicious. (Actually, the best cheesesteak (made with provolone) I ever had was at a hole-in-the-wall across from Temple University on Broad St....I'm sorry, but I can't remember the name). But, no matter where you get your cheesesteak, I can't imagine anyone in Philly making a bad one.
Geno's, down in South Philly by the Vet
It's a hardcore, 'Soup Nazi'-type place, and the sandwiches are heart attacks waiting to happen, but damn! They're delicious! For the uninitiated, a cheese steak is a freshly baked hoagie filled with thinly-sliced roast beef, grilled onions and peppers, and melted cheese, hopefully Provolone, though soem swear by the Cheese Whiz (ugh!). It's a simple recipe, but for some reason, only in Philly can they do it right.
Favorite Dish The best Cheesesteaks in the city
An interesting local place serving Philly-style sandwiches, including brisket cheesesteak sandwiches. Worth a try when visiting Philadelphia!
Favorite Dish I had the cheesesteak sandwich -- very delicious!
A good place to eat, especially, when you are in philly, try philly cheese steak. Jim is a good place. pretty crowded. but eat inside, so good for cold weather.