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Max’s Steaks

Serving up celebrated cheesesteaks in North Philadelphia

Max's Steaks

In North Philadelphia, Max's Steaks serves up cheesesteaks, hoagies and drinks from a full bar. Credit: Photo by Visit Philadelphia



Far from South Philadelphia’s dueling Pat’s and Geno’s, Max’s Steaks serves up fan-praised cheesesteaks from its laid-back setting on Germantown Avenue.

The counter-service eatery also offers hoagies and other sandwich options, but its cheesesteaks are what’s given the North Philadelphia institution a citywide reputation. In fact, Max’s Steaks is featured in the 2015 Rocky series sequel Creed, where main character Adonis learns the word “jawn.”

Cheesesteak toppings at Max’s Steaks include fried onions, mushrooms, pickles and sautéed hot peppers, along with various sauces including mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup.

While off-the-beaten-path, the spot often garners a busy crowd, so leave a little extra time to savor your meal — or take advantage of the full bar and enjoy a drink or two.

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3653 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
(215) 229-9048

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