Food & Drink

Pat’s King of Steaks

The original cheesesteak and still among the best

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Founder Pat Olivieri claims he invented the steak sandwich back in 1930. Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia
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Pat’s claims that its founder, Pat Olivieri, invented the steak sandwich back 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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