on September 28, 2006
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 quite busy, especially in the summer (the line will go around the block at times), and dress warm if you go when it is colder outside. Must see in Philly.
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