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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)

What's Nearby

Points of interest around the property
Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Jim’s Steaks 400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 0.89
Geno’s Steaks 1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 1.69
Pat’s Steaks 1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147 1.74
Cosmi’s 1501 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 1.9
Sonny’s Famous 228 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 0.16
Tony Luke’s 39 E Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 2.63
Revolution House 200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 0.1
John’s Roast Pork 14 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 2.1
Phillips 2234 Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145 3.3
Dalessandro’s & Chubby's 5826 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128 7.4
Campo’s 214 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 0.14
Shank’s 901 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147 1.09
Spataro,and By George & Carmen's 51 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 0.99
Penn’s View Hotel
Front & Market Streets, PA, 19106,
Phone: 215-922-7600

Rooms & Suites

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Standard Queen

Standard Queen rooms in Old City feature a plush queen bed and may include private balconies with views of Market Street.

Standard Queen 2

The Standard Queen 2 features two queen beds with a private bath and free Wi-Fi. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Queen Patio

Boasting views of the Delaware River from its outdoor patio, this room features a queen bed and gas fireplace. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Premium Queen

Enjoy views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River from select Premium Queen rooms at our romantic Philadelphia hotel.

Premium King

Sleep like a king in the Premium King room in Old City, boasting a gas fireplace, spa bathtub and views of the mighty Delaware River.

Jacuzzi King

The focal point of our Jacuzzi King rooms are the marble spa bathtubs, providing a private oasis in the middle of Old City.

King Patio

Enjoy views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from a private patio in addition to a gas fireplace and spa bathtub. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Jacuzzi King View

Relax in your private jacuzzi or take in views of the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge from your deluxe Jacuzzi King View room in Old City. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to...

Small Meeting Suite

Host intimate events furnished with a large dining table for eight guests and a king-bedded sleeping room. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.

Family Suite

Plan family getaways with ease with Penn's View Hotel, offering a spacious Family Suite with two queen beds. Please call the hotel at 215-922-7600 to book this room.