Where Do Philadelphians' Go For Cheesesteaks?

PHILADELPHIA - There are a few places to find cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you want a big, juicy cheesesteak, you should head to Pat's King of Steaks or Geno's Steakhouse. These two restaurants have a reputation for serving the best cheesesteaks in town.

Where Do Philadelphians' Go For Cheesesteaks?

Pat's King of Steaks

You're in luck if you want to eat a traditional cheesesteak in Philadelphia. The Philly Cheesesteak Company is self-proclaimed as the "inventor of the cheesesteak." You can get classic cheesesteaks here or try a twist on the classic.

Pat's was opened in 1930 and has been the home of Philadelphia's famous cheesesteak and Philly steak. It is located on the south end of the Italian Market and is easily accessible via bus routes 47 and 47M. However, you must check the establishment's current hours and features before you visit.

Geno's Steaks

A Philadelphia cheesesteak is a classic American sandwich. Its origins can be traced back to the early 1960s when scrappy kid Joey Vento decided to open his own cheesesteak stand across the street from Pat's. With a box of steaks and $6 in his pocket, Joey began the business. In 1971, he gave the stand its name, derived from a graffito he had found when renovating the shop. The next year, Joey and his wife, Eileen, had a baby boy named Geno.

In 2006, Joey Vento slapped a sign on his restaurant window instructing customers to speak English when ordering. The sign sparked controversy among customers and regulars. The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations accused Vento of discrimination, but he denied the accusations.


If you're looking for cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, you've come to the right place. This upscale restaurant serves fresh cheesesteaks, hoagies, salads, and burgers. Locals and tourists come here for the famous cheesesteaks, but the menu offers more than just cheesesteaks. Dalessandro's has a reputation for putting its customers first and is open to all.

The restaurant has been on Henry Avenue for more than five decades. It also has a location on nearby Ridge Avenue. In 2009, a new owner, Steve Kotridis, took over the restaurant. He kept all of the original staff and reopened it as a pickup-only eatery.

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