The South Philly Cheesesteak Tradition

Pat's vs. Geno's Philly's Cheesesteak

Pat's vs. Geno's Philly's Cheesesteak

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South Philadelphia Cheesesteak JointsPhiladelphia, PA - South Philly is the Home of the original cheesesteak and every pizza shop in every neighborhood in the city serves up the mouth-watering sandwich. But, if you really want to experience the history of this South Philly sandwich, we have put together four of the most notable South Philadelphia cheesesteak institutions.


Pat's The Original Cheesesteak

Pat’s King of Steaks - Pat’s claim to fame is that its founder, Pat Olivieri, invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pats has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location).

Geno's The Competition

Genos Steaks - It may be across the street from the oldest cheesesteak joint in town, but Geno’s Steaks is a formidable competitor going roll-for-roll with Pat’s for more than 50 years. The key to success for the 24/7 spot? Quality thinly sliced rib-eye steak for maximum juiciness, the freshest of onions, and house-made bread.

Tony Luke's The South Philly Institution

Tony LukesTony Luke’s A South Philly Institution - Located next to an I-95 underpass on an otherwise dull stretch of Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia, Tony Luke’s is a Philadelphia institution. There’s no need for an inside here — you order and pick up your sandwich from the street-side windows and feast upon your reward at the outdoor picnic-style tables.

Philip's South Philly's Tradition

Phillips CheesesteaksPhilip's Steaks a South Philly Tradition - Philip's has become a popular South Philly institution, on the corner of West Passyunk Avenue for decades now. Serving up rib-eye slabs of meat, alongside a selection of hot peppers, to generations of die-hard customers. most popular choices by far ly locals.


Read More.. South Philly's Cheesesteak Guide

South Philadelphia Cheesesteak Guide - Here in Philly, cheesesteaks are a civic icon, a tourist draw, and a cultural obsession. Often imitated around the world, the cheesesteak is rarely duplicated successfully outside of Philadelphia. Here are a few of the best South Philly cheesesteak locations.


Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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