Aside from the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, Tastykake, throwing snowballs at Santa Claus and Rocky Balboa, the great city of Philadelphia is also known for one other thing: cheesesteaks.
With a sandwich shop on every corner, there are many hidden gems and tourist traps scattered all across the city.
In this blog, we at MK Management Group, one of top property management companies helping Temple University students, are going to give our five favorite spots to grab a delicious AUTHENTIC Philly cheesesteak. None of this green peppers tomfoolery you see elsewhere.
#5 – Pat’s King of Steaks/Geno’s – Now, I know we said we weren’t going to name any tourist traps and the corner of 9th & Passyunk is often considered a tourist trap, but it is very hard to argue that Pat’s and Geno’s are bad by any means. A rivalry as fierce as the Yankees vs. the Red Sox, Eagles vs. Cowboys and good vs. evil, Pat’s vs. Geno’s have been duking it out since 1966 when Geno’s steaks opened up across the street from Pat’s King of Steaks. For crying out loud, the “Philly Cheesesteak” was created by Pat’s King of Steaks in 1933. Neither are good enough to rank high on our list but we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
#4 – Steve’s Prince of Steaks – Sitting on the throne of cheesesteaks in the Greater Northeast section of Philadelphia, Steve’s Prince of Steaks has found the right formula for a cheesesteak that still holds up today. Steve’s has since expanded to Center City and Langhorne.
#3 – Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies – Not too far off Main Street in Manayunk, Dalessandro’s has been serving up some of the fattest cheesesteaks the city has ever seen. Similar to Pat’s vs. Geno’s, Dalessandro’s has its own rivalry with Chubby’s across the street.
#2 – Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – The only other location in the Northeast on our list, Joe’s, formally Chink’s, has been serving up great cheesesteaks since 1949. Joe’s has since opened up a second location in the newly popular Fishtown area on Frankford Avenue.
#1 – John’s Roast Pork – If you are swayed by the name, you’ll find yourself taking a bite into the greatest cheesesteak in the cheesesteak capital of the world. Right off of Columbus Boulevard on Snyder Avenue, John’s Roast Pork certainly didn’t create the cheesesteak, but they sure did perfect it. Their seasoned beef and sharp provolone combine for a cheesesteak that simply can’t be rivaled.
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