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Unread 07-31-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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Default Other Good cheesesteak spots in Philly

I'm gonna visit Philly in 2 weeks. I've heard good things about Geno's steaks in South Philly. But I wont be in that area and I dont know if I will.

But if I'm not....I'd like to know if there are any other good ones in North Philly, especially in the Olney area.
I ate at this one spot once in Olney, by C Street and the sandwich was so sloppy and the steak was really, really salted.

I didn't even enjoy my sandwich well.

But if anyone knows any good spots that they would recommend, thanks in advance.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 04:15 AM
 
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Jim's, Geno's, Tony Luc's, Pats
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Unread 08-01-2008, 05:56 AM
 
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C h i n k's Steaks
6030 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135
215-535-9405
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Unread 08-01-2008, 07:20 AM
 
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Skip Geno's and Pat's

Jim's is good, Tony Lukes in South Philly, Ricks in Reading Terminal Market if it's still there...
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Unread 08-01-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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If you're looking for something near Olney, try Larry's Steaks on Rising Sun & Levick (6400 Rising Sun Avenue, 19111). From Tookany Creek Parkway, make a right onto Ashmead (at the country club), which turns into Levick Street. Or, from Adams Avenue turn onto Rising Sun Avenue and go straight until Levick. Depending on where you're coming from, it should take 10-15 minutes (I'm basing this off of 66th Ave & Broad Street).

If you're with more than one person, you can get one "belly filler" and share it. Also, I don't know why, but to get the best cheese:meat ratio, get extra meat. Otherwise, it can be a little dry.

Also, Gaetano's (Melrose Shopping Center, near Front Street & Cheltenham Avenue) used to be good, then went downhill, but now they have new owners who've brought it back. I haven't had one of their cheesesteaks yet, but might be worth a shot. It's right by Olney.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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If you're looking for something near Olney, try Larry's Steaks on Rising Sun & Levick (6400 Rising Sun Avenue, 19111). From Tookany Creek Parkway, make a right onto Ashmead (at the country club), which turns into Levick Street. Or, from Adams Avenue turn onto Rising Sun Avenue and go straight until Levick. Depending on where you're coming from, it should take 10-15 minutes (I'm basing this off of 66th Ave & Broad Street).

If you're with more than one person, you can get one "belly filler" and share it. Also, I don't know why, but to get the best cheese:meat ratio, get extra meat. Otherwise, it can be a little dry.

Also, Gaetano's (Melrose Shopping Center, near Front Street & Cheltenham Avenue) used to be good, then went downhill, but now they have new owners who've brought it back. I haven't had one of their cheesesteaks yet, but might be worth a shot. It's right by Olney.
Thank You. I'm very familiar with Rising Sun ave and Levick.
Especially Rising Sun, Its only the next block down from where I'm gonna be. So I dont think I'll have a hard time finding any of the spots you named.

Thanks a lot.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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Skip Geno's and Pat's

Jim's is good, Tony Lukes in South Philly, Ricks in Reading Terminal Market if it's still there...
Thanks. I'm not familiar with South Philly. But if I am in the area, I'll try this place.
I'm always hearing people talk about Geno's. Their steaks must be that good
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Unread 08-01-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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shameless plug for jim's on 4th & south. great spot to people watch while waiting in line.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm not familiar with South Philly. But if I am in the area, I'll try this place.
I'm always hearing people talk about Geno's. Their steaks must be that good

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Pats and Geno's are only good if you're drunk at 2:00 a.m.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: DC
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Thank You. I'm very familiar with Rising Sun ave and Levick.
Especially Rising Sun, Its only the next block down from where I'm gonna be. So I dont think I'll have a hard time finding any of the spots you named.

Thanks a lot.
No problem! I grew up in that area and still make sure to go to Larry's every time I visit my parents' house. I think it's won some awards/rankings at some point, but I could be wrong
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