When you visit Pennsylvania, the cheesesteak capital of the world, you can't leave without trying at least one. There are restaurants all over the town which offer different arrays of cheesesteaks. The recipes and combinations have been perfected over the years and your taste buds will demand to taste them all.
How do you know which restaurant to choose for your very first authentic cheesesteak tasting? There are several, but we have compiled the best of the best to help you decide on where to eat the best meal you have ever had. Keep reading to learn about ten places where you can get the best Philly cheesesteak in Pennsylvania.
10 10. John's Roast Pork
John's Roast Pork serves a variety of sandwiches from breakfast to dinner options. They are well known for their roast pork sandwiches, but they also make a mean cheesesteak.
This restaurant has quite a few options when it comes to cheesesteaks, in addition to the original Philly, and they include Bruschetta, Chicken, and Bacon. He was actually featured on the show called Bizarre Foods and Andrew Zimmer loved his sandwich, which means there is a very good chance you will too.
9 9. Tony Luke's
Tony Luke's was featured on the Rachael Ray Show and she claims it is the "best pork sandwich on the planet." If Rachael Ray thinks the roast pork is good, it means their cheesesteak must be good too.
They bake their bread in-house and their 100% USDA ribeye steak is made fresh for each sandwich. You can customize the sandwich to your liking by choosing from a variety of toppings, and you also have our choice of cheese to add into the mix.
8 8. McNally's Tavern
McNally's Tavern has been around since 1921, which means that they have had around 100 years to perfect their cheesesteak sandwich.
They offer a lean beef or chicken cheesesteak and both are out of this world. They are served fresh on a kaiser roll and you can order a side of potato chips or cole slaw to add an extra dimension to your meal. They are also known for their beer variety, which includes a nice blend of craft and domestic beers for you to choose from.
7 7. Pat's King of Steaks
The story behind the owner of this restaurant is unique, as he originally started out as the owner of a hotdog stand back in 1930. He made one of these sandwiches at his stand one day and a cab driver convinced him to begin selling these great sandwiches instead.
Pat's King of Steaks now serves a variety of cheesesteaks in addition to the Philly, and they are all to die for. The variety includes pizza, mushroom, and pepper options for customers to choose from.
6 6. Campo's
Campo's makes every sandwich with passion because they are devoted to making every meal great. They have a vast variety of cheesesteaks with ribeye steak or chicken and they include The Heater, Flyer's Ice Steak, and Maggie's Old Fashioned Cheesesteak to name a few.
They also serve soups and salads for those who prefer something besides a cheesesteak, as well as more desserts than you could possibly imagine. Your stomach will be filled with luscious cheesesteaks and decadent chocolate, which is more than you could have hoped for from a simple restaurant.
5 5. Jim's Steaks
Jim's Steaks has been serving up delicious meals for 75 years, which is longer than many of us can say we have been alive. They only serve sandwiches and drinks, but what more do you need when their sandwiches are this good.
You can choose a sandwich fresh off of the grill or go with a hoagie instead because they have something for everyone. If you live anywhere within the United States they will even ship a sandwich to your doorstep by cooking, then freezing them, for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
4 4. Dalessandro's Steaks
Dalessandro's is known for making the freshest Philly cheesesteaks on the block, as they have deliveries coming and going multiple times throughout each day. They offer a variety of chicken and ribeye cheesesteaks for you to choose from, including mushroom, pizza, and buffalo chicken varieties.
They also serve excellent Angus burgers and offer a multitude of other options in terms of toppings and cheese. This sandwich will be like heaven in your mouth and your stomach will be filled to capacity by the time you exit this restaurant's doors.
3 3. Shank's Original
Shank's Original has classic checkerboard walls and neon lights, as well as phenomenal Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Their cheesesteaks have won multiple awards, which can only mean they must be one of the best.
They have several options for cheesesteaks including pizza, steak, and roast pork in addition to their classic Philly. You can add a side of their spicy cajun fries or chicken fingers to provide yourself the complete Shank's Original experience. You won't be disappointed by their expertise as your mouth waters from the smell alone of these sandwiches.
2 2. Geno's Steaks
This restaurant is unique because it is open 24/7, so you can fulfill your Philly cheesesteak cravings any day or time of the year. This food joint has stayed in the family and attracted a lot of celebrity attention.
They have received visits from professional wrestler Ronda Rousey and This is Us actress, Chrissy-Metz to name a few. Their menu consists of multiple steak sandwiches, as well as hoagies and sides, to provide the food experience you were looking for. They have been in business for a long time and you won't be disappointed by the meal you consume from this establishment.
1 1. Cleavers
Cleavers is located in the heart of Philadelphia and they offer a variety of sandwich options for you to choose from. They offer the classic Philly, as well as Papa's Favorite, The Block, and BBQ to name a few.
They even have veggies options for those who prefer their sandwiches without the souls of poor cows or chickens, even though it might be considered a disservice to the cheesesteak. Their bread is always made fresh and their milkshakes are to die for, especially the ones infused with booze.