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Old 06-25-2009, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Overtaxed and Unaffordable, NJ
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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I hear Pat's, Geno's, and Jim's the most. I'm surprised not to see those answers here. personally, I wasn't crazy about Pat's, and never tried the other two. I like Tony Luke's.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: stuck
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i think Jim's in garbage. its a wayyy small sandwich and it falls apart. Tony Lukes italian cheese steak is pretty awesome. and forget Campo's......
ill vote a thumbs up for Sonny's on Market St and also for SOS (chicken cheese steak). too many to vote on all......whats the deal with chinks?....steaks that is
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Old 06-25-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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Genos by far
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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D'alessandro's
Hands down - the best

I like Steve's on Bustleton too...

C-hink's (the actual name) is the local steak place growing up but I only went there once - wasn't anything special to me
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Philadelphia
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D'alessandro's
Hands down - the best

I like Steve's on Bustleton too...

C-hink's (the actual name) is the local steak place growing up but I only went there once - wasn't anything special to me
Boy our tastebuds must be inverted because I have always thought (based upon my 4 trips there over about 5 years) that D'allesandro's was the single most overrated steak I have ever had. Limp bland onions, piled on top of gray chewy steak that was scooped out of a steaming pile on the griddle that looks like it has been sitting there all day. Cheesesteaks should be made to order! I was never sure why people like this place. The folks in Roxborough need to get out a little more.....

Ch1nk's (Torresdale Ave in the NE) on the other hand is a sublime steak. Delicious ribeye, nicely caramelized fried onions, and cheese mixed into the steak....not sitting in an unmelted pile below the steak, served on a nice roll; all in a friendly little throwback soda shop. You can even get a shake to order. Unfortunate name, but best steak in the city IMHO.

Steves Prince of Steak is greasy (greasy is good!) deliciousness; Johns Roast Pork (Snyder and Weccacoe in S. Philly) makes a killer steak also.....but at John's it is really hard to not order the Roast Pork sandwich with greens and sharp provolone.....so, so good.....a better sandwich than a cheesesteak anyway.

You will soon find that cheesesteak recommendations are totally subjective.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Winter Garden, FL
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go to D'Alessandro's on a Friday @ 9:30 - I think your opinion of them might be different

Also - if you don't like them, hit Chubby's right across the street - the ONLY steak shop where you can get a DRAFT beer with your steak...

Now there is a pizza place that was in my neighborhood that made pretty decent steaks for a pizza place - it's name....like 50 others, Old English - this one is in Bridesburg though...
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Madison Township (Moscow), Lackawanna County
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We have had cheesesteaks from all over the place, but our favorites were from Tony Luke's and Genos.
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: PA
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I hear Pat's, Geno's, and Jim's the most. I'm surprised not to see those answers here. personally, I wasn't crazy about Pat's, and never tried the other two. I like Tony Luke's.
Generally people from philly have there own favorite lesser known places. IMO they are all good but if your visiting then you should stop by Geno's for sure
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Pat's and Geno's are both overrated. You can have a shorter wait, nicer service and pay less for a better cheesesteak at other places around town. Of the 2, I'd say Geno's is better though
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