Map &

Been here?
Rate it

Top Tours

Philadelphia Historical Independence Walking Tour
From $20.00
Double-Decker Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour of Philadelphia
From $32.00
Guided Philadelphia Bike Tour
From $50.00

Philly Cheese Steaks Tips (26)

Steve's Prince of Steaks: Philly Cheesesteaks

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

bct341's Profile Photo
Aug 09, 2003

A Small Place on Route 202 in BlueBell: Philadelphia Cheese Steak

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!

pmarshuk's Profile Photo
Aug 08, 2003

The Famous Philly Cheesesteak

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.

keeweechic's Profile Photo
Jul 27, 2003

Jim's Steaks: The best cheesesteaks!

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.

emilesc's Profile Photo
May 22, 2003
Sponsored Listings

Hotels in Philadelphia

10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Show Prices
One East Penn Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Show Prices
21 Juniper Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Show Prices
1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102, United States
Show Prices
1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Show Prices
1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Show Prices

Pat's, and Geno's: The Real Cheese Steak

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!

LHOON's Profile Photo
Apr 20, 2003

Tony Luke's Old Philly Style Sandwiches: The REAL best cheesesteak in Philly!

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.

lewster's Profile Photo
Apr 01, 2003

Genos's Philly Cheesesteak: When in Philly do as the Philadelphians do.

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....

mannymiami's Profile Photo
Mar 31, 2003

Jim's Steaks: Cheese Steak Made the right way!!!

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.

fsayed's Profile Photo
Dec 11, 2002

Top 5 Philadelphia Writers

acemj's Profile Photo


"Fantastic Philly! My homebase."
View Member
blueskyjohn's Profile Photo


"Philadelphia - Birthplace of the U.S.A!"
View Member
VeronicaG's Profile Photo


"PHILADELPHIA--Brotherly Love And More"
View Member
bct341's Profile Photo


"Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley"
View Member
Sue08080's Profile Photo


"City of Brotherly Love"
View Member

Pat's King Of Steaks: Home Of The Original Philly Cheesesteak

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.

NitnyLeo's Profile Photo
Sep 22, 2002

Geno's, down in South Philly...

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

DrewV's Profile Photo
Aug 24, 2002

Jake's Sandwich Board: Great Philly Sandwiches!

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!

meteorologist1's Profile Photo
Oct 19, 2014

Philly Cheese Steaks: Jim's cheese steak

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.

Tatpong's Profile Photo
Feb 10, 2005

Things To Do in Philadelphia

Things to do

City Hall

The centre of town is dominated by this huge building, that really impressed me. I'm not able to write about it, but I dare to transcribe visitphilly: Overview City Hall is the largest municipal...
View More
Things to do

Masonic Temple

I skipped it! That's what happens when you go somewhere without a previous reading to decide what to see. I had only a day in Philadelphia, that I used to see its highlights, in a hop on hop off...
View More
Things to do

Reading Terminal Market

The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles...
View More
Things to do

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824 and moved to this current location in 1884. This is not a museum. It is a library with more than 21 million items in their collections. The...
View More
Things to do

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

The church was designed by English architect Richard Cromwell Carpenter and built by John Notman in the Gothic Revival style between 1847 and 1849. The tower was designed by Notman, but completed in...
View More
Things to do

Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of five squares planned by William Penn and was constructed in 1683. In 1825, the square was named in honor of Philadelphian David Rittenhouse who was an astronomer, clock...
View More

Getting to Philadelphia


We don't yet have an address for this Restaurants. Help us improve our info!


We don't yet have hours for this Restaurants. Help us improve our info!