Philadelphia, PA - Cheesesteak fans, March 24 is your day to celebrate. Whether you live in Philadelphia or not, you can get this American classic in many places. Some of these eateries are well-known in their own right, like Chick's Deli in Cherry Hill or Gaetano's of Willingboro; others have been around for years. You'll also find newcomers with creative takes on classic sandwiches as well.
Celebrate National Cheesesteak Day
Make Your Own
If you're in the mood for a Philly cheesesteak but don't have time to drive over to Philadelphia, celebrating National Cheesesteak Day can still be done at home with thinly sliced ribeye steak, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese!
No matter which version you opt for - grilled or smothered - a traditional Philly cheesesteak is packed with flavor. It makes an ideal choice for game day or even family get-togethers.
According to VisitPhilly, the cheesesteak sandwich's roots can be traced back to 1930 when Pat Olivieri, a hot dog vendor, grilled beef and put it on an Italian hoagie roll. A nearby taxi driver took notice and quickly made it famous - leading to the cheesesteak's rise into worldwide popularity.
Cheesesteaks are a beloved restaurant dish nationwide, and National Cheesesteak Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate this delicious sandwich. Whether celebrating with friends, family, or just yourself, Philadelphia offers plenty of places to satisfy your appetite and honor this national holiday.
Pat's King of Steaks or Geno's Steaks are unbeatable for a true Philadelphia classic. These legendary eateries serve up some of the city's best sandwiches--steak and gooey provolone piled high on an open hoagie roll.
Cheesesteaks come in wide varieties at other popular restaurants. Square 1682's cheesesteak is topped with fried onions and Cooper Sharp American cheese on an Amoroso roll; MilkBoy on Chestnut Street and South Street serves a signature chicken cheesesteak topped with long hots aioli, crispy onions, and sharp provolone on Liscio's seeded Italian roll.
Vote For Your Favorite Cheesesteak Spot
2023 Philadelphia March Cheesesteak Madness - PhillyBite Magazine and Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure run the contest. This year's competition will award the coveted Cheesy Cup, voted on by a combination of "The Peoples Vote" online and The "Judges Votes" for the Final four and champion. Vote Here: 2023 Philadelphia March Cheesesteak Madness - Voting Page
Pappas created his bracket system based on the regions he has eaten 1000 cheesesteaks over the past few years; those are; 1. The Philadelphia Region 2. Delaware County, Delco, 3. The NJ/DE region 4. The Remaining Philadelphia Area counties: Chester, Montgomery, Berks, and Bucks.