If there is one thing Philadelphia is known for across the world it is the cheesesteak. This mouthwatering sandwich brings together thinly sliced beef and gooey cheese, and is topped with onions and peppers in a freshly baked roll.
While every Philly native will have their own favorite restaurant, they will agree the king of South Philly’s cheesesteak scene is Tony Luke’s. Opened by Tony ‘Luke’ Lucidonio Jr. in 1992,Tony Luke’s is a family restaurant welcomes every diner with personalized service and has regularly been voted as making the best cheesesteak in the city.
If you like your cheesesteak with a slice of history then visit Jim’s Steaks or Campo’s. Both restaurants have been dishing out Philly’s favorite sandwich since the 1930s with the latter just blocks away from the Liberty Bell.
Reading Terminal Market is a foodie’s paradise and among the many vendors, Down Home Diner serves the self-professed ‘Philly’s Best Cheesesteak’ at a price perfect for lunch on the go. When the New York Times declares “Philly food could be summed up by those cheesesteaks”, you know Dalessandro's Steaks and Hoagies is worth a visit.
While it champions another of Philadelphia’s legendary hoagies, John’s Roast Pork hangs with the best when it comes to cheesesteaks, including its mouthwatering Steak Milano with grilled tomato and provolone. Add a touch of class to your sandwich at Woodrow’s where you can indulge with lashings of truffle cheese on your steak.
The cheesesteak is such a revered delicacy, it is served by 'royalty' in Philadelphia. Both Pat’s King of Steaks, which claims to be the “inventor of the cheesesteak”, and Steve’s Prince of Steaks, with its rustic interior, will help to crown your culinary tour of Philly.