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366 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3915
+1 415-576-1513
11:00 - 02:30
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Nashville, Tennessee
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240 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I do enjoy a good sandwich when I travel and when that sandwich happens to be a well prepared Philly Cheese Steak then I enjoy it even more. Here are the pros and cons of this place based on my experience. Pros: Delivery provided Good menu selection Quick ordering process Philly cheese steak is pretty legit Cons: The chicken philly... More 

Thank Matt P
Huntington Beach, California
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134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went here for a late night sandwich. Small place, but they cook the sandwich right in front of you. One of the best Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches I have ever had. Got mine with grilled onions and sweet red peppers. (note- the sweet red peppers are HOT). The cook is very friendly and even turned us on to an extra... More 

Thank Jeff S
Dallas, Texas
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142 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Hungry at 2 am , this is the place. He best Philly cheese steak I have ever had .. Try with the chili sauce its yummm. Always have people around at odd hours . I have always seen this place open don't know if they work 24/7

Thank Nav30
Burlington, North Carolina
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Was looking for the best Philly cheesesteak in San Fran - found it here! . My only issue is there wasn't anywhere we could use restroom & wash our hands before eating. They said we could go to the café on the corner for toilets & gave us wet & dry paper towels to clean hands as best we could.... More 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after midnight for quick bite. No tables, all counter space but one country faces outward towards Columbus so you can people watch. Delightful yummy cheesesteak sandwich. Fact that they're open til 0200 adds to the cool factor. Highly recommend.

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Ashland, ME
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We stopped here for lunch and the food was delicious! I had a burger and fries, while my husband had a cheese steak. Both sandwiches were made to order and tasted great! I'd definitely eat here again!

Thank JulesG72
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Great place for a late night burger or sub. The ladies during the day are always helpful and the fries are great.

Thank karen201605
Mountain View, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had the basic Philly Cheese Steak with onions and pepper jack cheese. It was delicious and very flavorful. It was a great quick lunch while walking around North Beach.

Thank chellejesus70
San Francisco
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Been going here for over 30 years. Every single person I have ever taken here loves the place, even my Mom and Dad, and they always want to go back if we are in the area. One warning, once you try it, if you go anywhere else (except Philly) you will be disappointed. Get the cheesesteak with cheese wiz (trust... More 

Thank colmaboy
Chehalis, Washington
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Ate at this establishment twice during my wife and I's visit. The cheesesteaks were exceptional! We ordered the Philly steak with mushrooms. The only problem is there is only a small amount of area if you want to eat at the place. We took our sandwiches back to the inn to eat.

Thank Ed K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133-3915
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-576-1513

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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