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Jim's Steaks

400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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    Sydney Sisler
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    4 May 21, 2014

    If you want to try a REAL cheesesteak, definitely try Jim's. Not as good as it used to be, but definitely fun for a quick bite before a concert or bar hopping adventures.

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  • Jim's SteaksPro 2014
    Gary G
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    2 May 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.

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  • Jim's Steaks
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    4 Nov 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.

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    5 Aug 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!

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    Jim Barton
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    4 Apr 25, 2013

    I prefer Jim's over the tourist traps of Pat's and Gino's. Those two are good to visit for the nightlife but for taste Jim's serves up the better cheesesteak.

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    Eric Brink
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    4 Jan 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.

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    Natalie Aja
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    4 Aug 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!

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    Dominique
    5 Jul 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.

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    Keri McCarthy Ferry
    4 Jul 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.

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    NeverAwayFromHome
    4 Jul 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!

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    Brian Emershaw
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    5 Jul 05, 2014

    My favorite for cheesesteaks in Philly.

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    Rudy Grant
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    5 Jun 29, 2014

    The best Cheesesteaks in Philly in my opinion.

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    Michelle Rodgers
    4 Aug 31, 2013

    Amazing!

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    LN
    4 Mar 10, 2013

    A good cheesesteak

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    Steven Cohn
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    gotta eat here

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    james nelson
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    5 Feb 22, 2012
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    5 Jan 03, 2012
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    4 Dec 04, 2011
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    4 Jan 31, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
21 members' reviews
1,182 people visited Jim's Steaks
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    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
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    (215) 928-1911

Description

The insider's stop for cheesesteaks, Jim's is a regular contender for the Best Cheesesteak in Philly title. Open for over 70 years, they certainly have experience on their side.

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