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Old 09-16-2017, 12:21 PM
 
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I was introduced to Larry's Steaks on 54th and City Ave and they was very good. These are my top places to get a steak in Philly

1. Jimmy's G's Steaks on Broad and Fairmount

2. Larry's Steaks on 54th and City Ave

3. Steve's Prince of Steaks on 16th and Chestnut

4. Pats Steaks on 9th and Passayunk



Places I don't recommend

1.Abner's Steaks in University City

2. Jim's Steaks on South street

3. Geno's Steaks on 9th and passayunk

4. Campo's on 2nd and Market
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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I like Dalessandro's, the best, but have also had some good steaks from Jim's on South Street. Pat's, and Geno's never impressed me. Nick's Roast Beef at 20th, and Jackson has the best Roast Pork sandwiches.
The Dalessandro's TV commercial doesn't make the steak look too appetizing which is why I am afraid to go there. lol
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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markelle fultz would tell you Larry's

but, he'd rec you to a chick fil a before he'd tell you that
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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markelle fultz would tell you Larry's

but, he'd rec you to a chick fil a before he'd tell you that

The steaks at Larry's are very good
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:42 AM
 
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Thank you everyone for all the info and suggestions!!!

I gotta say, I'm still as lost as I ever was because I see there are lots of choices and everyone has their own preferences, so there's no "one best place" to go to that everyone (or the majority) agree on...

I actually love that about Philly. That really is a good thing. Means the good food scene is abundant, so maybe what I'll do is just try my best to try several of the places while I'm there. I only have a weekend to do it, but I'll do my best.
So far, I think I'm going to try to make it to these 3...

Delasandros (enough of you have mentioned it positively to give it a try)
John's Roast Pork (enough have mentioned it good or bad, so I think maybe it's worth giving it a fair chance)
And either Lorenzos or Jimmy's G's Steaks. Undecided
(What do you guys think?)

Side note: Someone mentioned Lorenzos... I THINK (I THINK) that might have been the name people mentioned to me before... Still, nothing is giving me that "AH HA" moment, but that one sounds kind of what I think I remember hearing.

Might be a lot of cheesesteak and hogies to eat over a weekend, but hey... Eating is fun... "When in Rome," right?
I'm always told Philadelphians love to and know how to eat... What better place to enjoy pigging out than Philly?
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Thank you everyone for all the info and suggestions!!!

I gotta say, I'm still as lost as I ever was because I see there are lots of choices and everyone has their own preferences, so there's no "one best place" to go to that everyone (or the majority) agree on...

I actually love that about Philly. That really is a good thing. Means the good food scene is abundant, so maybe what I'll do is just try my best to try several of the places while I'm there. I only have a weekend to do it, but I'll do my best.
So far, I think I'm going to try to make it to these 3...

Delasandros (enough of you have mentioned it positively to give it a try)
John's Roast Pork (enough have mentioned it good or bad, so I think maybe it's worth giving it a fair chance)
And either Lorenzos or Jimmy's G's Steaks. Undecided
(What do you guys think?)

Side note: Someone mentioned Lorenzos... I THINK (I THINK) that might have been the name people mentioned to me before... Still, nothing is giving me that "AH HA" moment, but that one sounds kind of what I think I remember hearing.

Might be a lot of cheesesteak and hogies to eat over a weekend, but hey... Eating is fun... "When in Rome," right?
I'm always told Philadelphians love to and know how to eat... What better place to enjoy pigging out than Philly?
We love our food, and we love our beer (I'd say the craft beer scene here is one of the best in the country), and we're not shy about expressing our opinions on all of the above. I'd say these are all good traits.

Lorenzo's on South Street is better known for its pizza than its cheesesteaks, so if you're choosing between the last two, I'd say go with Jimmy G's.

Which, by the way, is a relative newcomer to the cheesesteak pantheon and a symbol of the nascent North Broad Renaissance ("Renaissance" capitalized here because that's the name of the organization that took over the task of rejuvenating North Broad Street when Avenue of the Arts Inc. dissolved).

Steve's Prince of Steaks is indeed another occupant of that pantheon: I was actually an extra in a videotaping of an episode of the Food Network's "The Hungry Detective" that featured Steve's original location on Bustleton Avenue in the Northeast. The 16th Street outpost is just as good, but in the interest of getting you to explore as much of the city as you can, I'd recommend you make your way up to the original if you can. It's on the southbound side of Bustleton, a few blocks south of Cottman Avenue.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Might be a lot of cheesesteak and hogies to eat over a weekend, but hey... Eating is fun... "When in Rome," right?
I'm always told Philadelphians love to and know how to eat... What better place to enjoy pigging out than Philly?
Forgot to mention. Go to Reading Terminal Market for the food. You can get anything there pretty much, and it is all good.

Home - Reading Terminal Market
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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Surprised nobody mentioned Max's on Germantown and Erie Aves. Personally I love Dalessandros and Johns (but usually always end up getting a roast pork here). If you are with someone and go to Johns I would get a cheesesteak and roast pork and split them. If you want to try a chicken cheesesteak-my favorite is Ishkabibbles on South St.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Surprised nobody mentioned Max's on Germantown and Erie Aves. Personally I love Dalessandros and Johns (but usually always end up getting a roast pork here). If you are with someone and go to Johns I would get a cheesesteak and roast pork and split them. If you want to try a chicken cheesesteak-my favorite is Ishkabibbles on South St.
Max's is on my list to try one day but it's going in the opposite direction of where I live after heading home from work. I work near Broad and Cecil B, Moore and only can see myself going in the opposite direction to Broad and Erie on a friday.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:55 AM
 
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Forgot to mention. Go to Reading Terminal Market for the food. You can get anything there pretty much, and it is all good.

Home - Reading Terminal Market


I hate that everything has to close at 5pm in Reading terminal which makes no sense for a place located in one of the busiest areas of center city.
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