Our Guide to the Best Cheesesteaks in Philly
Philadelphia Travel Guide- The Cheesesteak Edition
The Penn's View Hotel's Guide to the Best Cheesesteaks in Philly
You can't travel to Philadelphia without sampling the cuisine. Remember, if you are in Philly, it's just a cheesesteak, not a Philly steak !
Remember to order with or without ( meaning with or without fried onions) & what cheese you prefer.
Example – “Can I getta provolone wit ? ” – translation
“May I have a cheesesteak with provolone cheese and fried onions ? ” FYI – At Geno’s & Pat’s you need to go to the next window ( to the left) to order drinks & fries .
In no particular order
Jim’s Steaks – 4th & South Sts (Society Hill) Chopped-style steak on soft roll, has a liquor license and indoor seating.
Geno’s Steaks – 9th & Passyunk Ave. (Italian Market/South Philly)
Whole-style steak on a crisper roll. Open 24hrs - outdoor seating.
Pat’s Steaks – Originator of the cheesesteak. (Directly across from Geno’s) Same style and hours as above
Cosmi’s – 8th & Dickinson (South Philly) Not far from Pat’s & Geno’s. Great corner store cheesesteak place. Family owned and operated for generations. Award winning Hoagies. Our General Manager's favorite.
Sonny’s Famous * – (Old City) South side of Market between 2nd & 3rd . Local cheesesteak-only place. Great cheese fries.
Tony Luke’s – Front St. & Oregon Ave (South Philly) – Great everything, cheesesteaks, roast beef Italian, chicken cutlets, and sausage, egg & peppers.
Revolution House * - 2nd & Market (Old City) - Twist on the traditional cheesteak, - uses tri-tip steak, 2 cheeses and uses their homemade bread. Great Pizza as well.
There are other great places such as:
John’s Roast Pork Front & Snyder- 14 Snyder Ave.(South Philly)
Phillips 24th & Passyunk (South Philly)
Dalessandro’s & Chubby's ( Roxborough) Across the street from each other.
Campo’s * (Old City) on Market St
Shank’s (Center City)
Spataro, and By George & Carmen's(Reading Terminal Market)