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- 98%Local Culture
- 63%Business Travelers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 63%Family Travelers
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- Jim's SteaksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesMay 14, 2014
Pretty average. Not sure what else to say about it really. I've had better cheesesteaks in Atlanta honestly. I mean, it's not terrible, and it's definitely still better than the mess they serve at Geno's, but when I come to Philly I want the quintessential awesome 'steak that I can't get anywhere else. This just ain't it. But if you're hungry, and REALLY don't feel like looking for another place to eat (maybe you're drunk?), I suppose you could do worse.
- Jim's SteaksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 12, 2013
I know Philly is famous for the cheese-steak sandwiches, and the Geno's and Pat's are the most famous. First of all I don't quite get why people go wild for the cheese-steak. It is fine, but nothing mind blowing. Having said that in my opinion Jim's is the best cheese-steak sandwich I've had, and they also make some good hoagies.Recommended for:
- Jim's SteaksMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Aug 16, 2013
Pat's and Geno's are more highly publicized in part due to their rivalry and location across the street from each other. But if you ask me, for the best cheese steak in Philly you have to go to Jim's. I don't think I've ever seen Jim's without a line out the door. I order a "whiz with", that is with onions, peppers etc. and Cheese Whiz. That's right, Cheese Whiz!Recommended for:
- Jim's SteaksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 28, 2013
I come back here everytime I come to Philly. Great steaks and a fun and friendly staff. The surrounding South Street area is also fun, and make sure to keep your arms off the glass.
- Jim's SteaksMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 7Aug 21, 2012
Gino's and Pat's are most well know but Jim's has my heart. Their steaks are fantastic, made to order the way you line it! Keep in mind they don't take cards so make sure you have cash - exact change preferred. That can be a little frustrating but the cheesesteaks are worth it!
- Jim's SteaksJul 05, 2012
When looking for good steaks, go to Jim's Steaks on south street. It's steaks are always suburb with great onions, grilled, carmelized, any way you want, and all the dressings including hot peppers, oil, cheese, banana peppers, tomatoes. Anything you want, you get it served great at Jim's.
- Jim's SteaksJul 05, 2012
In my opinion (and everyone has there own), best Philly cheesesteak experience. Much better bread than Pat's or Geno's and closer to the city - on South St which is an adventure in its own right. You almost have to try the Cheese-Whiz to say you've had an authentic steak.
- Jim's SteaksJul 04, 2012
Forget about Pat’s and Gino’s, Jim’s is the best Philly Cheesesteak place in Philly in my book. The meat isn’t gristly, w/ cheese or without, with onions or without, the rolls and the meat are enough to make it the best, but with the add-ons you want to eat one a day for the rest of your life. It would certainly be a short life if you did!