so really...best cheese steak in Philly is????

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  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    No votes yet for Dalessandro's?

    WTF is wrong with you people?

    Nothing is wrong with us people...I prefer Johns
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  • Kanye EastKanye East Posts: 779
    Tony Luke's is fuck'en awesome... It's a must every time I'm in the shit hole of a town..

    Thats pretty funny comsidering that you're from that shithole of a town called NYC
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  • Kanye EastKanye East Posts: 779
    Kanye East wrote:
    Whatever you do, dont go to Geno's or Pats.

    I'd say Tony Luke's, Johns Roast Pork or Anna's (In Folsom about 15 minutes south of Philly)


    See, I think that's bullshit. I htink you have ot hot at least 1 of them and then try some of the others if you wanna see the difference. If you're a Philly local I can understand it since I assume you've already tried it, right?

    Thats fine, go try Pats or Geno's and then go to another place and see the difference. Im just basing my opinion on personal experience.
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 15,551
    Kanye East wrote:
    Kanye East wrote:
    Whatever you do, dont go to Geno's or Pats.

    I'd say Tony Luke's, Johns Roast Pork or Anna's (In Folsom about 15 minutes south of Philly)


    See, I think that's bullshit. I htink you have ot hot at least 1 of them and then try some of the others if you wanna see the difference. If you're a Philly local I can understand it since I assume you've already tried it, right?

    Thats fine, go try Pats or Geno's and then go to another place and see the difference. Im just basing my opinion on personal experience.


    Yeah, I didn't mean for my post to sound harsh. Sorry if it did. I just meant that it's ok to do the touristy thing in a new city sometimes.
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  • elwayvedderelwayvedder South JerseyPosts: 8,892
    can any of you guys who visit these places frequently see if you can solicit a gift card or 3? I have reached out to many of these named places trying to get us some gift cards for raffle prizes to our 3 Philly Spectrum Wishlist fund-raisers and no one has responded. Maybe in person with cash in your hand works better? PM me if you can help. Thanks!
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    I would like to quickly interupt this debate that is making me starving and lunch is still almost 2 hours away with the aforementioned request!!
  • Kanye EastKanye East Posts: 779
    Yeah, I didn't mean for my post to sound harsh. Sorry if it did. I just meant that it's ok to do the touristy thing in a new city sometimes.


    No, its all good man. Enjoy your cheesesteak wherever you get it from!!
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  • let's not fight over cheese steaks fellas! like it's been said...it's def a matter of opinion...i plan on trying several places...Pat's and John's R.P. are at the top of my list.

    and this pizza place i've heard good things about..starts with an L i think...i will check that out too..as well as some of the pubs near the hotel.
  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996
    John's Roast Pork. Trust me on this.

    Totally agree
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  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996
    I still swear by Pat's

    As someone who lives two blocks from Pat's and Geno's, you'll never see me there unless one of my out of town friends is visiting and specifically asks to go there.

    There are so many better cheesesteak places than those two tourist traps.
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263
    let's not fight over cheese steaks fellas! like it's been said...it's def a matter of opinion...i plan on trying several places...Pat's and John's R.P. are at the top of my list.

    and this pizza place i've heard good things about..starts with an L i think...i will check that out too..as well as some of the pubs near the hotel.

    You're probably thinking of Lozaro's on South Street - one component of the South Street Taco.

    Also, when you go to JRP, make sure to get there before 3pm because they close early.
  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996
    I still swear by Pat's


    a lot of people say that it's for tourists and not the real deal.

    Agreed that tourists end up there, but I think it became a tourist trap for a reason-- it's damn good. And I can't guarantee this, but I'd guess that Pat's is part of the reason why Philly is known for the cheesesteak. Pat's didn't pop-up as a "Philly Cheesesteak" place to cash in on the phenomena, Pat's was part of the reason why the phenomena happened in the first place.
    All I can say is go there at about 2:30 am after having 6 or 7 beers and thank me later

    Pat's was good when I was growing up and the steaks were like $3.50. Twenty years later, the price has doubled and the quality is no where near as good as it used to be.
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  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996
    TheFixer wrote:
    From Boston and did the tourist cheese steak tour when i was in Philly for the Ed solo shows in June. Thought the best, BY FAR, was Cosmi's Deli....Right around the corner from Pat's and Geno's. Pat's was really good too but Tony Luke's and Geno's were very disappointing

    Yeah, Cosmi's is great and few people know about it. It's right down my street. Might have to stop by there for dinner tonight after seeing it mentioned. ;)
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  • yacovfbyacovfb Posts: 38
    John's was good but the only time I've gotten one there, I had to wait 2 hours in a very slow moving line that wasn't that far out the door. Won't be going back because of that.

    I prefer Jim's and Campo's but I like Geno's/Pat's for a quick stop before I leave the city.
  • Solat13 wrote:
    I still swear by Pat's

    As someone who lives two blocks from Pat's and Geno's, you'll never see me there unless one of my out of town friends is visiting and specifically asks to go there.

    There are so many better cheesesteak places than those two tourist traps.
    I couldnt believe how much business those 2 joints were doing when i went there.....

    Hundreds of people waiting in line.....

    For what was possibly the worst sandwich i have ever eaten....Its amazing how those 2 places are making gazillions of dollars......selling crap on a bun......

    There was some joint selling cheesesteaks about 6-8 blocks from our hotel.....I dont remember the name...

    But I am going to try their sandwich.....

    Because when I walked by that place......The fucking smell of those cheesesteaks was just fucking incredible...

    The name of the place will come to me sooner or later....
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  • yacovfb wrote:
    John's was good but the only time I've gotten one there, I had to wait 2 hours in a very slow moving line that wasn't that far out the door. Won't be going back because of that.

    I prefer Jim's and Campo's but I like Geno's/Pat's for a quick stop before I leave the city.

    holy fuck! 2 hours...there ain't a cheese steak on earth i'd wait 2 hours for!!
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263
    Solat13 wrote:
    I still swear by Pat's

    As someone who lives two blocks from Pat's and Geno's, you'll never see me there unless one of my out of town friends is visiting and specifically asks to go there.

    There are so many better cheesesteak places than those two tourist traps.
    I couldnt believe how much business those 2 joints were doing when i went there.....

    Hundreds of people waiting in line.....

    For what was possibly the worst sandwich i have ever eaten....Its amazing how those 2 places are making gazillions of dollars......selling crap on a bun......

    That's what we mean by tourist traps. Those places can't keep up with the demand in line compared to how the sandwich should be, so they know people are there for the "experience" so they give them barely any meat slapped on a roll. The best time to go to Pat's is during the week after lunch time....or at 6 am on a ride back from an AC trip and they need to turn on the burners for you and prepare your sandwich special since you're the only customer.
  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996
    I couldnt believe how much business those 2 joints were doing when i went there.....

    Hundreds of people waiting in line.....

    For what was possibly the worst sandwich i have ever eaten....Its amazing how those 2 places are making gazillions of dollars......selling crap on a bun......

    There was some joint selling cheesesteaks about 6-8 blocks from our hotel.....I dont remember the name...

    But I am going to try their sandwich.....

    Because when I walked by that place......The fucking smell of those cheesesteaks was just fucking incredible...

    The name of the place will come to me sooner or later....

    Speedy,

    Any of the names on this list sound familiar?

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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 14,377
    I still swear by Pat's


    a lot of people say that it's for tourists and not the real deal.

    Agreed that tourists end up there, but I think it became a tourist trap for a reason-- it's damn good. And I can't guarantee this, but I'd guess that Pat's is part of the reason why Philly is known for the cheesesteak. Pat's didn't pop-up as a "Philly Cheesesteak" place to cash in on the phenomena, Pat's was part of the reason why the phenomena happened in the first place.
    All I can say is go there at about 2:30 am after having 6 or 7 beers and thank me later


    I can't believe they put cheese whiz on their steaks....that's just wrong
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263
    edited August 2009
    a lot of people say that it's for tourists and not the real deal.

    Agreed that tourists end up there, but I think it became a tourist trap for a reason-- it's damn good. And I can't guarantee this, but I'd guess that Pat's is part of the reason why Philly is known for the cheesesteak. Pat's didn't pop-up as a "Philly Cheesesteak" place to cash in on the phenomena, Pat's was part of the reason why the phenomena happened in the first place.
    All I can say is go there at about 2:30 am after having 6 or 7 beers and thank me later


    I can't believe they put cheese whiz on their steaks....that's just wrong

    It's a cheesesteak, not a steak sandwich, Indiana. ;)

    I personally go with the mushroom three cheese(whiz, provolone, and american - also called the heart attack) wit.
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  • yacovfbyacovfb Posts: 38
    yacovfb wrote:
    John's was good but the only time I've gotten one there, I had to wait 2 hours in a very slow moving line that wasn't that far out the door. Won't be going back because of that.

    I prefer Jim's and Campo's but I like Geno's/Pat's for a quick stop before I leave the city.

    holy fuck! 2 hours...there ain't a cheese steak on earth i'd wait 2 hours for!!

    Agreed. It was fourth of July weekend but it didn't seem like that bad a line, just moved really really slow. Once we waited a bit we kind of felt obligated to stay in it, since it took like and hour 15 before we even got in the door. The cheesesteak was good, but the 10 minute wait at Campo's the next day was much better :D
  • QuarterToTenQuarterToTen Cincinnati, OhioPosts: 3,610
    Solat13 wrote:
    I still swear by Pat's

    As someone who lives two blocks from Pat's and Geno's, you'll never see me there unless one of my out of town friends is visiting and specifically asks to go there.

    There are so many better cheesesteak places than those two tourist traps.
    I couldnt believe how much business those 2 joints were doing when i went there.....

    Hundreds of people waiting in line.....

    For what was possibly the worst sandwich i have ever eaten....Its amazing how those 2 places are making gazillions of dollars......selling crap on a bun......

    There was some joint selling cheesesteaks about 6-8 blocks from our hotel.....I dont remember the name...

    But I am going to try their sandwich.....

    Because when I walked by that place......The fucking smell of those cheesesteaks was just fucking incredible...

    The name of the place will come to me sooner or later....

    Jim's?
    Nice shirt.
  • Solat13 wrote:
    I couldnt believe how much business those 2 joints were doing when i went there.....

    Hundreds of people waiting in line.....

    For what was possibly the worst sandwich i have ever eaten....Its amazing how those 2 places are making gazillions of dollars......selling crap on a bun......

    There was some joint selling cheesesteaks about 6-8 blocks from our hotel.....I dont remember the name...

    But I am going to try their sandwich.....

    Because when I walked by that place......The fucking smell of those cheesesteaks was just fucking incredible...

    The name of the place will come to me sooner or later....

    Speedy,

    Any of the names on this list sound familiar?

    http://www.610wip.com/pages/351421.php
    Jim's.....

    I am almost positive it was Jim's....

    The guy is standing in the window with about 5-10lbs. of steak cooking on the grill??????

    I walked by that place late night.....and I couldnt believe how good that food smelled....
    Free Boston Lou!!!!
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 14,377


    I can't believe they put cheese whiz on their steaks....that's just wrong

    It's a cheesesteak, not a steak sandwich, Indiana. ;)

    I personally go with the mushroom three cheese(whiz, provolone, and american - also called the heart attack) wit.

    uh we have cheesesteak in Indiana dude....cheese whiz is like wiping your ass on the sandwich

    disgusting
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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263


    I can't believe they put cheese whiz on their steaks....that's just wrong

    It's a cheesesteak, not a steak sandwich, Indiana. ;)

    I personally go with the mushroom three cheese(whiz, provolone, and american - also called the heart attack) wit.

    uh we have cheesesteak in Indiana dude....cheese whiz is like wiping your ass on the sandwich

    disgusting

    I would never ever ever ever eat a cheesesteak outside of the Philly area unless the proprietor is from the Philly area.
  • lazyjc22lazyjc22 Posts: 89
    I married a Philly girl, and in three years, she, nor anyone in her family has taken me to Pat's or Geno's. Obvious how they feel about those places. I've been to Jim's a number of times, and they're great, but it is a tourist spot, and the lines are usually pretty long. There was another, hole-in-the-wall, place right down South Street from Jim's, called Ishkabibble (not kidding). It was really good, too. My wife is a big fan of the pork sandwhiches, too, that many have mentioned already.

  • Jim's?
    I bet ya dont remember the name of the diner.....

    that place was great....

    Bowls of soup and fried bologna sandwiches at 2am.......
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 14,377

    I would never ever ever ever eat a cheesesteak outside of the Philly area unless the proprietor is from the Philly area.

    I can't imagine that they are any different really....I mean it's steak, onion, I like hot peppers, provolone, mayo

    delicious
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  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996

    I would never ever ever ever eat a cheesesteak outside of the Philly area unless the proprietor is from the Philly area.

    I can't imagine that they are any different really....I mean it's steak, onion, I like hot peppers, provolone, mayo

    delicious

    It just doesn't taste the same outside of the Philly area. I know the ingredients are the same. It's just something intangible.
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    - 9/2/00
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    - 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 10/1/04, 10/2/04
    - 9/11/05, 9/12/05, 9/13/05, 9/30/05, 10/1/05, 10/3/05
    - 5/12/06, 5/13/06, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 5/30/06, 6/1/06, 6/3/06, 6/23/06, 7/22/06, 7/23/06, 12/2/06, 12/9/06
    - 8/2/07, 8/5/07
    - 6/19/08, 6/20/08, 6/22/08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 6/27/08, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 7/1/08
    - 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 9/21/09, 9/22/09, 10/27/09, 10/28/09, 10/30/09, 10/31/09
    - 5/15/10, 5/17/10, 5/18/10, 5/20/10, 5/21/10, 10/23/10, 10/24/10
    - 9/11/11, 9/12/11
    - 10/18/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 11/30/13, 12/4/13
  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996
    lazyjc22 wrote:
    I married a Philly girl, and in three years, she, nor anyone in her family has taken me to Pat's or Geno's. Obvious how they feel about those places. I've been to Jim's a number of times, and they're great, but it is a tourist spot, and the lines are usually pretty long. There was another, hole-in-the-wall, place right down South Street from Jim's, called Ishkabibble (not kidding). It was really good, too. My wife is a big fan of the pork sandwhiches, too, that many have mentioned already.

    There used to be an Ishkabibble right across the street from Pat's and Geno's and when my tourist friends would go there, I would go there instead. Not the greatest steak, but much better than Pat's or Geno's.
    - Busted down the pretext
    - 8/28/98
    - 9/2/00
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    - 9/28/04, 9/29/04, 10/1/04, 10/2/04
    - 9/11/05, 9/12/05, 9/13/05, 9/30/05, 10/1/05, 10/3/05
    - 5/12/06, 5/13/06, 5/27/06, 5/28/06, 5/30/06, 6/1/06, 6/3/06, 6/23/06, 7/22/06, 7/23/06, 12/2/06, 12/9/06
    - 8/2/07, 8/5/07
    - 6/19/08, 6/20/08, 6/22/08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 6/27/08, 6/28/08, 6/30/08, 7/1/08
    - 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 9/21/09, 9/22/09, 10/27/09, 10/28/09, 10/30/09, 10/31/09
    - 5/15/10, 5/17/10, 5/18/10, 5/20/10, 5/21/10, 10/23/10, 10/24/10
    - 9/11/11, 9/12/11
    - 10/18/13, 10/21/13, 10/22/13, 11/30/13, 12/4/13
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