Philadelphia Journals

Home of the Cheesesteak

A September 2006 trip to Philadelphia by talpa4980

Quote: Yet another visit to Pat's, the best cheesesteaks in the world.

Home of the Cheesesteak


This is a must-see for anyone in Philadelphia. Everyone has heard of the place, but you have to see it for yourself. The food is even better than you have heard. Great for a quick meal or snack, but not a fancy place to go. Great with a group of friends.

Quick Tips:

Go earlier to avoid the crowds late at night. Park wherever you can, and walk a little to it. Have good directions, it's easy to get lost with all the side streets there are.

Best Way To Get Around:

Drive there, park, walk to the stand. There really is no other way.

Geno's Steaks

Restaurant | "Pats/Genos Steaks"

If you make a trip to Philadelphia, you have to make a stop at Pat's for an original Philly cheesesteak. Pretty easy to find this place if you have directions, but parking can be a big pain. The stand sits in an awkward intersection of several streets, and the best bet is to just park wherever you can and walk the little distance to Pat's. Limited menu, basically cheesesteaks, fries, soda. Ordering isn't as bad as some people make it out to be, and you get your food pretty quickly. There are several benches and tables to eat at, but this is not really a sit-down restaurant. Food can be pretty messy, but that's what makes it so good. I would advise to stay away later in the day (8pm on), as it can get ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 28, 2006

Geno's Steaks
1219 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
(215) 389-0659