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

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  • Solat13Solat13 PhiladelphiaPosts: 6,996

    Ok....whatever. I just think someone NOT from Philly should still hit that corner once in their lives.

    I agree which is why I go there when people are visiting the city the first time. Luckily in October, one of my friends who is staying with me for the PJ shows is a vegan so I won't be going anywhere near there. ;)
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  • QuarterToTenQuarterToTen Cincinnati, OhioPosts: 3,610
    Ok....whatever. I just think someone NOT from Philly should still hit that corner once in their lives.

    it is definitely more about the experience than the quality of the food, that's for sure.
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  • petrocs wrote:
    No votes yet for Dalessandro's?

    WTF is wrong with you people?

    Nothing is wrong with us people...I prefer Johns

    In all fairness I've only had the roast pork from John's so I can't disagree with you on the cheesesteaks. I was just surprised that we were on page 4 and no one had mentioned Dalessandro's yet.

    Unfortunately I live in NYC now so that means no good cheesesteaks anywhere :(
  • jackwvujackwvu Posts: 29
    tony luke's or geno's. tony luke's is usually voted "best of philly" geno's and pat's will give you a more authentic experience, however. i say try 'em all.....and put the hot peppers on them.

    then when you're ready for a real cheesesteak....randy's in williamstown, nj
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 14,377
    Penn Station is good enough for me

    good cheesesteaks and reubens
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 15,551
    Penn Station is good enough for me

    good cheesesteaks and reubens


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  • lazyjc22lazyjc22 Posts: 89
    Something else to try, Dinic's hot pork sandwich in Reading Terminal Market. Awesome.

    Someone mentioned the rolls in the Philly area, what's their name? Amarosa, or something like that?
  • You guys are on the right track there with Johns. Solid eats. Pats (wiz wit) is a great drunk steak at 3am, but not truely Philly's finest.

    Philly's other sandwiches are just as great as a cheesesteak and also not matched anywhere else in the States. No one has mentioned my top two places in the city.

    SHANK AND EVELYN'S - Insanely good sandwiches, I get the roast pork combo wet with the broccoli rabe and sweet peppers, then douse it in crystal. Everything there is good down to their breakfast sandwiches. Place is run by a bunch of ladies, order correctly and try not to look too much like a tourist or you will get sh*t for it.

    GEORGES - Great tiny place in the Italian Market, just off 7th and Christian. Recently redone, but it is still a dive place. Might be 7 bar stools in the entire place. Everything is great there, including the cheesesteaks. My favorite is the Sauteed ground veal, sharp prove, hot seed, and hot pep. Mark, the proprieter, makes the best sanwhiches in the city as far as im concerned.

    Honorable mention goes to Nick's Roast Beef on 20th and Jackson for having a belly busting Roast Beef Combo and gravy fries to die for.

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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263
    That's it. I had enough - I'm going up the street for lunch to Primo's for a mild sharp Italian.
  • The FixerThe Fixer Posts: 12,837
    That's it. I had enough - I'm going up the street for lunch to Primo's for a mild sharp Italian.

    if you wait an hour and a half you might be able to catch the first few innings of the phils as they sweep the crappy cubs. cliff lee today, lock it up
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263
    The Fixer wrote:
    That's it. I had enough - I'm going up the street for lunch to Primo's for a mild sharp Italian.

    if you wait an hour and a half you might be able to catch the first few innings of the phils as they sweep the crappy cubs. cliff lee today, lock it up

    Yeah, I know. Got a meeting at 2. Another start by the General that I'm gonna miss because of stupid day games. Alright, getting annoyed - need to feed the need.
  • PureandEasyPureandEasy Posts: 5,718
    I actually had one from Fishtown Pizza recently that was out of this world. But I get mine, sans the cheese, I don't like cheese so I probably shouldn't even be contributing to this discussion :lol:

    But I am a fan of Jim's as well
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  • I like Tony Lukes the best .....Plus it's right down the street from the spectrum....We usually stop there on the way to tailgate for games and shows....all the cheese and steak allows you to party longer in the lots! :lol:

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  • The Fixer wrote:
    And yes, Pat's, Geno's, Tony Luke's, and Jim's are all tourist traps. Geno's is the absolute worst out of all them then followed by Jim's.

    I'll have to respectfully disagree with some of this...

    don't go to Pat's or Geno's...they are tourist traps and the sandwiches there are subpar (compared to the other options).

    I think Jim's on South Street has the best cheesesteaks in the city...

    tony luke's has great steaks as well, but their best sandwich is the hot roast pork. This is located near the stadium complex and I make a point to hit tony luke's early before games/concerts to pick up a sandwich to bring to parking lot for the tailgate.

    There are tons of places to get a 'philly cheesesteak'...I would strongly recommend not hitting geno's/pat's, unless you just want to say you were there.

    Agree...
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  • For those staying at the Radisson with the PJ discount there is a Tony Luke Jr's right by the hotel. I went there when i lived in philly like 7 years ago. Never actually went to the real Tony Luke's. Anyone if Philly know if Jr's is as good as Sr's?

    Tony Luke Jr's
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  • kosteva2kosteva2 Posts: 263
    John's Roast Pork blows anyone away. The problem is you need to get there by 2-3pm on a weekday to get one. If you can't go there, go to the Tony Luke's on Front/Oregon. Pats/Genos/Jims is only good if its latenight and you're drunk.

    A few years ago the food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer did the taste test. Here's his review.

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/food/50627582.html
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  • thrakerthraker Posts: 61
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/dalessandros-steaks-philadelphia

    Dalessandro's Steaks is my personal favorite. Pat's and Geno's are good but not this good.
  • RobbukeRobbuke Posts: 65
    GENOS!!! GO TO GENOS!! :D
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  • kosteva2 wrote:
    John's Roast Pork blows anyone away. The problem is you need to get there by 2-3pm on a weekday to get one. If you can't go there, go to the Tony Luke's on Front/Oregon. Pats/Genos/Jims is only good if its latenight and you're drunk.

    A few years ago the food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer did the taste test. Here's his review.

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/food/50627582.html

    thanks for the review man..looks like John's Roast Pork is the spot!!
  • petrocspetrocs Posts: 4,342
    edited August 2009
    kosteva2 wrote:
    John's Roast Pork blows anyone away. The problem is you need to get there by 2-3pm on a weekday to get one. If you can't go there, go to the Tony Luke's on Front/Oregon. Pats/Genos/Jims is only good if its latenight and you're drunk.

    A few years ago the food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer did the taste test. Here's his review.

    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/food/50627582.html

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    He wrote dat shit like he knows his shit...and you know DIS....MAAAAAAN
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  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,292
    Steve's Prince of Steaks.
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  • does anyone want to do a tally since i dont have the patience too :)
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 76,585
    Too many place's to visit! I say we call each & every place, have them delivery a few dozen or so cheese steak's from each place, and have them all bring it to our headquarters. We can cut them up in pieces to pass around & stuff. Though, where should we all meet for this madness?!?! :geek:
  • Scott36Scott36 Posts: 109
    So besides Tony Jr's (still not sure how closely affiliated this place is with Tony Luke's) are there any other really good cheese steak spots near the Radisson hotel and Rittenhouse Square?
  • i actually took a trip to philly one weekend just for a cheesesteak , no lie
    and i think i had Genos, wasnt thrilled with it , i hear tonys and genos are just tourist places, who knows
  • Dalessandro's Steaks
    think i am going to try this one this time
  • demetrios wrote:
    Too many place's to visit! I say we call each & every place, have them delivery a few dozen or so cheese steak's from each place, and have them all bring it to our headquarters. We can cut them up in pieces to pass around & stuff.

    BRILLIANT!!! then we pick a winner and eat from there!
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,263
    does anyone want to do a tally since i dont have the patience too :)

    I think the consensus is yous guys should start off with John's Roast Pork. And then look forward to being disappointed by every cheese steak you have afterward. Remember, they close at 3pm.
  • chromiamchromiam Posts: 4,114
    BinFrog wrote:
    Steve's Prince of Steaks.

    only when you're drunk
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