Heading to Philly in 2 weeks for a ballgame, and the boy and I love to search out must have food when we travel. Please don’t tell us to go elsewhere — Pat’s or Geno’s it is.
I went 2 years ago. Got 4 sandwiches. 2 from Pats, 2 form Ginos. Tried all with everything One each provolone and one each with Whiz. I liked Gino with whiz.
I’d say go elsewhere unless you want tourist stuff,
Both are tourist traps. John’s roast pork or Tony Luke’s.
If you must, Pat’s has more fans, but you may be disappointed.
Of the 9,846 places in Philadelphia that you can get a cheesesteak, Pat’s and Geno’s may not be at the top of the list, but they sure as heck are not at the bottom. I don’t know why people on this board love to dump on them, when they are way better than at least 98% of the competition. Because they’re popular, I guess. As to which of the two is better, they’re very close. I prefer Geno’s, but only because it’s cleaner.
Personally prefer Geno’s. You might also try Jim’s Steaks 4th and South. It’s another traditional cheesesteak spot
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