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Whats the best place to get a cheesesteak in Philly ?

Asked by mirza (5042points) April 26th, 2008

This is my last night in Philly. And I need to get an authentic cheesesteak. If it helps, I am currently around the Drexel/UPenn Campus Area.

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simone54's avatar

Geno’s isn’t that great.

Pat’s isn’t that great.

Jim’s on South Street is the for real best cheesesteak.

Tony Luke’s is pretty good too.

richardhenry's avatar

Right, I’m very very hungry now.

Fallstand's avatar

Tony Luke’s! <333

Fallstand's avatar

…though tony lukes is prolly the furthest from drexel, haha

jamms's avatar

tony lukes. can’t beat the stopping in the middle of the street and running through traffic for a sandwich.

Donato's avatar

Geno’s, Pat’s & Jim’s are for tourists. Tony Luke’s is good. The best in Philly is John’s on Front & Snyder.

PupnTaco's avatar

Tony Luke’s.

aloha's avatar

john’s or tony luke’s are good. both are in south Philly. avoid pat’s or geno’s.

shilolo's avatar

Definitely Jim’s. Just make sure you know what to order when you get to the front of the line. Nothing announces tourist more than standing in a 20 minute line only to be having a long winded discussion with the cook when you order. Get one steak with whiz and onions for sure, then order another one for dessert.

sleuth9216's avatar

Haha you asked me this last night I still can’t think of the place that was mentioned on the Colbair Report. Sorry!

simone54's avatar

I hate the post! I moved to San Diego seven months ago and haven’t had great cheesesteak since I moved.

This is how you order one.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bSX7MPSRWZ4

marinelife's avatar

Manna from heaven was a Philly Cheesesteak. A whole that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. I have NEVER had a good one elsewhere and get one whenever I go back. I am going in August and now I can’t wait. I like a mushroom cheesesteak.

ppcakes's avatar

Jim’s on south is terrible. Tony Luke’s FTW

Jdavis's avatar

Can’t go wrong with pat’s, geno’s or tony luke’s…anyone who says that all these places are for tourist are just philly people who want to try to sound cool like they know the city better than anyone else.

simone54's avatar

Nah I don’t think so. They just not that good. They’re not terrible but they’re just not GREAT like people say they are. They are absolutely tourist places.

ppcakes's avatar

well whatever place you chose i hope you got cheese wiz.

benjakauf's avatar

Philly Bitch!

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