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Best Philly Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia

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The cheesesteak sandwich is a Philadelphia institution, and the city's restaurant scene provides a smorgasbord of choices. Here are some of the best Philly cheeseteaks in Philadelphia: the gourmet and the greasy, the experimental and the traditional. Meatless visitors will even find a vegan cheesesteak (grain-soy blend and vegan mayo) that has locals raving!
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127 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Get a taste of Philadelphia’s booming vegan dining scene at HipCityVeg. This fast food spot is a leader in ecodining: It delivers by bicycle, and it composts food scraps and all packaging. Fans swear by the Philly Steak (which subs in a grain-soy...
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237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
Contemporary decor sets the stage at Barclay Prime, where chef Mark Twersky, a Per Se alum, turns out refined renditions of steak house classics. Splash out on such items as the Australian Wagyu and whipped potatoes, and, of course, the...
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6030 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135, USA
Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop opened in 1949, and its diner stools and wooden booths haven’t changed since. The steaks are fried up to order, often by Joe’s son; pair one with an egg cream for a true time-warp lunch. Don’t miss Joe’s new outpost in the...
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600 Wendover St, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA
Unlike the brusque, surly counter service that most South Philly cheesesteak joints are infamous for, the workers at this North Philadelphia spot have a reputation for being, well, downright nice. It’s located in an adorable row house on the edge...
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1410 Mt Vernon St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
At Alla Spina, Philadelphia’s king of Italian cuisine, Mark Vetri, combines two Philadelphia classics in one. His sausage cheesesteak comes on a pretzel roll at this laid-back, funky ‘Italian gastropub’ in the Fairmont neighborhood. Alla Spina...
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400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
The upstairs indoor seating, lively South Street location, late hours and the fact that they serve beer makes this art-deco diner style spot the place to go for a nighttime cheesesteak. For a nightcap and dessert, hit up The Good King Tavern two...
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39 E Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
Tony Luke’s makes one of the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, especially for those who favor meat that is sliced, not chopped. It also happens to be one of the easiest cheesesteaks to come by. Tony Luke’s has locations all over town, including...
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14 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148, USA
If you can’t decide between the two classic Philly hoagies, the cheesesteak and a roast pork sandwich, head to this South Philadelphia spot. Established in the 1930s, it has the best of both, served on seeded rolls, and eaten at picnic tables—with...