Travelling Philadelphia to Find the Best Cheese Steaks
Think about a steamy, melty cheese steak on crisp, toasty bread. Are you salivating yet? If you're among the multitudes who savor the experience of eating Philadelphia's most famous sandwich, pay attention to the following list of five cheese steaks throughout the city that you can't pass up.
Pat's King of Steaks
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This famous grill basks in the glow of being the birthplace of the very first cheese steak back in 1930. It's not just the nostalgia that draws foodies from near and far, however. The taste of Pat's cheese steaks gives them a well-earned place among the best places in the city to enjoy this famous treat. Indeed, visitphilly.com states that the rich and famous "flock to Pat's anytime they're in Philadelphia." Don't miss this cheese steak place in southern Philadelphia.
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If you're in the neighborhood of Pat's, then you're also in the neighborhood of Geno's Steaks. With decades of experience crafting quality cheese steaks, Geno's is a fair competitor of Pat's. When you're hungry it's difficult to think, so you may find yourself painfully torn between the two vendors. Be assured, though, that whichever you choose, you will not come to disappointment.
Geno's may be more likely to receive your business, though, if you're a baseball fan. When you have your Philadelphia Phillies tickets, not only will you be able to enjoy the thrill of America's favorite pastime, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a cheese steak from Geno's. Head over to the ballpark's Ashburn Alley and grab yourself some yummy food to enhance your summer fun.
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When your quest for the best cheese steak brings you away from southern Philadelphia and into the Old City, you will find Campo's Deli. It's in the same vicinity as the Liberty Bell, so you can enjoy both a classic American treat and treasured American history within just blocks of each other. At camposdeli.com, they tell their customers, "we don't let anything leave without a little love in it."
Another great thing about Campo's is that they ship their products anywhere in the country, so after you're done visiting Philadelphia, you don't have to be done enjoying the delicious food.
Farther north in the city is Dalessandro's Steaks, a shop that's well worth the visit. For decades, they have served up mouth-watering and "sinfully greasy" cheese steaks, according to visitphilly.com. Consumer reviews heap praise on Dalessandro's, giving this eatery a high rating on zagat.com. Don't hesitate to make the journey to Dalessandro's for another one of Philly's best, most-authentic cheese steaks.
Steve's Prince of Steaks
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Yet another famed restaurant to delight the palates of cheese steak fans, Steve's Prince of Steaks has four locations throughout Philadelphia, with the original location in the northeast sector of the city. Steve's has a large number of loyal fans. The owner, quoted in Philadelphialife says, "everyone that eats here has nothing to say but good things. Every day, I do everything I possibly can to make sure it's the best of the best."
There you have it, a list of some of the most worthy cheese steaks in the great city of Philadelphia. Make sure to stop by and try them out. You'll never eat these tasty hoagies the same way again, guaranteed.