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  • Abner’s Cheesesteaks

    Old-school Philly cheesesteaks

    A campus stalwart for more than 20 years, Abner’s enjoys such lasting popularity that it actually ships its real-deal steaks to former University City students and residents throughout the country. They also offer pizza, stromboli, sandwiches and more until the wee hours of the morning.

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  • Barclay Prime

    Stephen Starr’s elegant modern steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

    Known for its $100 cheesesteak, Barclay Prime is a Stephen Starr staple made for special occasions

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  • Campo’s Deli

    Authentic city eats just steps from Historic Philadelphia

    Campo's Deli

    Located just three blocks from Independence Mall, Campo’s Deli has been serving up Philly favorites for nearly 60 years.

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  • Cosmi’s Deli

    A corner deli in South Philly executing excellent cheesesteaks, hoagies, roast pork and more

    Cosmi's in South Philadelphia

    Award-winning and independently owned for decades, Cosmi’s serves some of the best hoagies, cheesesteaks and roast pork sandwiches in Philadelphia.

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  • Dalessandro’s

    Excellent cheesesteaks in the city’s northwestern ridge.

    Dalessandro's Steaks

    Dalessandro’s has been serving delicious — if sinfully greasy — cheesesteaks from their corner locale for as long as anybody can remember. Legend has it that the grillmasters at Delassandro’s season their sizable flattoped grill with fat before adding the meat.

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  • Del Rossi’s Cheesesteak Co.

    On a roll

    Two brothers anchor this Whiz-topped newcomer off Spring Garden, a welcome addition to a part of town surprisingly lacking in cheesesteak options.

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  • Geno’s Steaks

    One half of South Philadelphia’s famous cheesesteak corner

    Geno's Steaks

    Geno’s has been slinging its famous cheesesteaks from the same location here for more than forty years now and has never been more popular. Like Pat’s, Geno’s is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can visit whenever you get the urge.

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  • Gooey Looie’s

    Seriously stuffed hoagies and cheesesteaks await in an unassuming, no-frills shop within the gated Pennsport Mall. Gigantic creations with enough deli meat and cheese to cover many more normal-sized sandwiches have kept locals full and content for years.

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  • H & J McNally’s Tavern

    Home of the Schmitter®

    H & J McNally's

    McNally’s is famous for its signature sandwich, the Schmitter®, which is a variation of Philadelphia’s famous cheesesteak sandwich.

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  • Ishkabibbles

    Streetside steaks, fries and grape Gremlins

    Quick service is the hallmark of this long-running South Street walkup window, considered the innovator of the chicken cheesesteak. Don’t forget the jalapeno-covered Spanish fries on the side.

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  • Jim’s Steaks

    Cheesesteaks worth the wait

    Jim's Steak's, South Street's cheesesteak authority

    South Street’s eclectic mix of people makes for an excellent customer base for Jim’s Steaks, South Street’s premier cheesesteak shop. The crowds can often mean a bit of a wait before you actually get to taste one of Jim’s fine cheesesteak sandwiches, as the line at Jim’s on weekends can stretch out the front door and around the corner onto Fourth Street.

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  • John’s Roast Pork

    South Philadelphia sandwich shack sending customers away happy since 1930

    John's Roast Pork

    Though the cheesesteak here is considered by some critics to be the city’s best, it may only be the second best sandwich on the menu; the namesake roast pork sandwich is actually good enough to keep you from even thinking about ordering anything else.

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  • Moe’s Hot Dog House

    Awesome hot dogs from an unassuming corner spot on Washington Avenue

    A self-proclaimed “mini-diner,” Moe’s has expanded its menu from 14 hot dog and sausage options to sandwiches, fish, salads and breakfast fare. Don’t worry — they still serve the original treats, many topped with homemade condiments.

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  • Pat’s King of Steaks

    The original and still among the best

    Pat's King of Steaks

    Pat’s claim to fame is that its founder, Pat Olivieri, invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location).

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  • Philip’s Steaks

    Another classic, must-visit cheesesteak establishment in South Philadelphia

    Philip's Steaks

    Philip’s Steaks is another 24-hour cheesesteak joint on Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia – like Pat’s and Geno’s above – it’s just a little more out of the way than those two. But that off-the-beaten-path vibe gives Philip’s Steaks more cred if you’re looking to find a really great cheesesteak that not everyone has tried before.

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  • Reading Terminal Market

    America’s oldest farmers’ market

    Delicious Pennyslvania Dutch pies and baked goods? Yes, please.

    Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”

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  • Shank’s Original

    Classic Philly cheesesteaks and hoagies on the South Philadelphia waterfront.

    Shank's Original

    Visit Shank’s Original for a highly reputed cheesesteak and an old-school South Philly experience transplanted to the waterfront. The tradition of Shank’s dates back to 1962 when Shank’s and Evelyn’s (“Shank’s”) opened its doors to the Italian Market near 10th and Catherine Streets. In 2009, Shank’s closed it’s original location and opened a new location on Columbus Boulevard. The new location is right at the base of Pier 40 on the Delaware River.

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  • Slack’s Hoagie Shack

    Sandwich artists

    The cheesesteak may by Philly’s most recognizable sandwich, but it’s hoagies (you might call them heroes or subs) that really have the locals’ hearts.

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  • Sonny’s Famous Steaks

    The late-night cheesesteak shop in Philly’s Old City neighborhood

    What Pat’s, Geno’s and Tony Luke’s are to South Philly, Sonny’s Famous Steaks is to bar-filled Old City. Open until 3:00 a.m. on weekends, Sonny’s serves up cheesesteaks of all sorts, rib-eye burgers, cheese fries and onion rings to partyers who need to fuel up before going down for the night.

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  • Steaks on South

    A cheesesteak outlet making waves on South Street

    Steaks on South

    Don’t miss the char-grilled rib eye sandwich — Steaks on South is one of the few steak shops in Philadelphia that lets you upgrade your sandwich with tender and juicy rib eye steak.

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  • Steve’s Prince of Steaks

    Another member of Philly’s cheesesteak royalty.

    Steve's Prince of Steaks

    Steve’s Prince of Steaks has been a cheesesteak institution in Northeast Philadelphia for more than three decades and now that they’ve opened a location in downtown Philadelphia, more and more happy customers are becoming “loyal subjects” of the Prince…, as the slogan on Steve’s t-shirt happily declares. And for good reason: the cheesesteaks at Steve’s are legit.

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  • Sumo Steaks

    Offering authentic cheesesteaks in North Philadelphia

    Located near the campus of Temple University, Sumo Steaks serves up authentic Philly cheesesteaks made with quality ingredients.

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  • The Italian Market

    A South Philadelphia mainstay since the 19th Century

    Do you love food, or even just like it? Get to the Italian Market. Immediately.

    The South Philadelphia mainstay, thriving since the 19th Century, is a haven for lovers of food.

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  • Tony Luke’s

    The age-old dilemma: the Cheesesteak or the Roast Pork Italian

    Tony Luke's Philadelphia

    Located next to an I-95 underpass on an otherwise dull stretch of Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia, Tony Luke’s is a Philadelphia institution. There’s no need for an inside here — you order and pick up your sandwich from the street side windows and feast upon your reward at the outdoor picnic-style tables.

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