[quote=“WestCoastBlues, post:1, topic:1598”]Hello all,
I’m going to Philly on business in about a week, and am looking for a good cheesesteak. I’m going to be staying in center city. Some recommendations I’ve received so far from my Philly contacts:
Jim’s on south street
Carmen’s - Reading Terminal market
Rick’s - Broad st. (close to where I’m staying)
DiNic’s - for the pork sandwich (not a cheesesteak I know, but it sounds good)
Any other suggestions? How about beyond center city?[/quote]
Jim’s is alright, small, but they cut up their steak which is a must for me. However, you will smell like you worked a shift there after you leave.
Only go to Pat’s if you want to stand on the spot where Rocky ordered a steak in the first movie. Pat’s is not the King of Steaks. They’ve been usurped and beheaded.
Geno’s (located catty-corner from Pat’s) has so much neon that I would never order food there, maybe beer or whores with that much neon, never steaks.
Steve’s Prince of Steaks on Bustleton in North Philly is okay, but they don’t cut up their steak so I go elsewhere. Tough to find if you’re visiting and staying in Center City.
I’d go with either Tony Luke’s mentioned elsewhere in this thread on Oregon Ave. right under 95 or my new favorite–
John’s Roast Pork on Snyder about a block closer to center city than Tony Luke’s, but they only serve steak until 2:30 pm so it’s lunch or nothing there. The cheesesteaks are a more packed with meat than Tony Luke’s. Can’t compare the roast pork to Tony Luke’s 'cause I’ve never had it at Tony’s, but John’s is really good. Get a cheesesteak and a roast pork. Eat half of each then wrap the rest up for later.
Sooooo… if you’re eating before 2:00 pm, go to John’s Roast Pork, after that go to Tony Luke’s.