Best Found In Philadelphia


Traditionally cheesesteak is a long, crusty roll filled with delicious tender thinly sliced sautéed ribeye beef and melted cheese. Please limit the Cheez Whiz, and seek out sandwiches with American and provolone making them much more favorable choices. Great cheesesteak are a combination of fresh ingredients and wet is good!  Different preparation’s might include fried onions, sautéed mushrooms, ketchup and hot or sweet peppers not to be confused with a cold deli type sandwich called a cheesesteak hoagie.


Pat Olivieri a South Philadelphia hot dog vendor in 1930 who one day decided to cook some thin tender sliced beef his grill for himself. One passer-by taxicab driver was drawn to his hot dog stand with the tasty smell and requested his own steak sandwich. The following day the news had spread and cabbies around the city came to Olivieri all requesting these new steak sandwiches. With such success, Olivieri soon opened a shop on 9th Street & Passyunk Avenue, he called it Pat’s King of Steaks. Eventually, he added cheese to his recipe and unknown to him the Philly Cheese Steak was born.

Pat’s grills still exsist today and are cooking these delights 24 hours a day. Geno’s, a rival shop across the street as well and for 40 years, the two shops have waged a mouthwatering competition to win the title of best cheesesteak in town, with an argumentative claim whether it was Geno’s founder, Joe Vento or Pat Olivieri, who first added cheese to the cheesesteak. Most don’t care as much as they do on the Philly Cheesesteak origin they are just glad that they are here now to enjoy!

Order Process

Order a philly cheesesteak sandwich with decisiveness and know what tasty elements you desire. More than likely you are in a long line for this culinary delight and everyone in line is hungry.

Where to look for the Best!

John’s Roast Pork a small shack has and is worth your attention. A crusty seeded roll is their signature of this tasty delight. Look to for address on Snyder avenue and contact info and menu…

Tony Luke’s is another South Philadelphia institution. This is a simple order at the window and eat it outside on picnic tables. Many people order before, to eat during or after a game at the nearby sports complex. You will find this eatery on E. Oregon Avenue.

Jim’s Steaks has many locations with the classic smell of fried onions emanating down South Street their most memorable location, making this the South Street’s premier cheesesteak shop. So, popular the line often goes out the front door and way around the corner onto Fourth Street.

Campo’s Deli is a great place to get some authentic Philadelphia flavor. Great Location on Market Street in Old City, Campo’s just3 blocks from the Liberty Bell and the Independence Visitor Center. Deli cooks up a respectable traditional cheesesteak. Go check them out on Market Street.

McNally’s is a Chestnut Hill landmark and has a famous Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, the Schmitter®. This famous tasty delight includes the traditional grilled steak, fried onions and melted cheese and adds more- grilled salami, grilled tomatoes and a special sauce and comes on a toasted Kaiser roll. Go ahead and visit them on Germantown Avenue. See if they are on for menus and contact info!

Steve’s Prince of Steaks  now has a second location in Center City. Most know the original location of Bustleton Avenue in the Great Northeast section of the city, where over 30-plus years Steve’s has earned a sizable and devoted following of fans who favor his cheesesteaks that the “Prince” over others in Philadelphia. At their location at 16th & Market in. On Market or Bustleton their famous cheesesteaks are just great.  Go taste one for yourself on 16th Street or Bustleton Avenue or both.

Shank’s Original has a highly reputed cheesesteak and an old-school recipe on the Delaware River Waterfront. From 1962 Shank’s and Evelyn’s (“Shank’s”) opened its doors to the Italian Market. In 2009, Shank’s moved from their original location  to Pier 40 on S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

There are more Philly cheesesteaks that deserve honorable mention but we encourage you to visit and seek out the best restaurants for you. Most that advertise here post their menus, their hours and location/s. So it’s fun to check it all out! Some have coupons and you can save money!

Enjoy Philadelphia!!! Use

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