The South Philly Cheesesteak Crawl

The South Philly Cheesesteak Crawl

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Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia Cheesesteak Crawl - 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 a day of cheesesteaks, Then maybe it's time for you to take The South Philly Cheesesteak Crawl.


Philadelphia Cheesesteak Crawl

Philly Cheesesteak Crawl

Listed below are seven of South Philadelphia's best and most well-known cheesesteak joints. From well-known tourist traps such as Pat's vs Geno's to less known shops like Gooey Looies.

John's Roast Pork

John's may not have "cheesesteak" in its name, but this small shack among shopping plazas is frequently named one of the city's top cheesesteak spots. Its secret weapon? A crusty seeded roll. 14 E. Snyder Avenue.

Gooey Looie's

With a name like Gooey Looie's, the kitchen isn't going to skimp on the meat. The Pennsport deli plumps up its sandwiches with a beyond-generous helping steak and cheese that demands many napkins—and sometimes utensils. 231 McClellan Street.

Tony Luke's

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. 39 E Oregon Ave.

Philip's Steaks

Philip's has become a famous 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. 2234 W Passyunk Ave.

Pat's The Original Cheesesteak

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 globally, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location). 1237 E. Passyunk Avenue.

Geno's Steaks

It may be across the street from the oldest cheesesteak joint in town. Still, 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. 1219 S. 9th Street.

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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Best Philadelphia Cheesesteaks

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.

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