Perhaps one of the most popular attractions in South Philadelphia, Geno’s Steaks has been serving up its famous Philly cheesesteaks to residents and visitors since 1966. Geno’s and its across-the-street rival, Pat’s King of Steaks, stay open 24/7, and it’s a good thing—people line up outside both establishments at all times of day and night.
J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
No visit to Philadelphia is complete without savoring this classic American cultural and culinary icon. The neighborhood offering the best options for authentic steak sandwiches is South Philly, where some of the best cheesesteaks are served up at John’s Roast Pork (14 Snyder Ave.), Tony Luke’s (39 East Oregon Ave.), or Jim’s Steaks (400 South St.). Many visitors head to the corner of Ninth and Passyunk to choose between rival businesses Geno’s and Pat’s King of Steaks. So, you want “whiz,” provolone, or American with that? (If you want to fit in, locals prefer provolone.)