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“The place to get your favorite cheesesteak”

Jim's Steaks South St.
Ranked #82 of 4,717 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Takeout
Neighbourhood: City Centre East
Description: THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim's Steaks South St., Bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find us on what's known as the "Hippest Street in Town," serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" award and Zagat rated, Jim's is your 'must-have' cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making knowhow, our staff will make you glad you stopped in each and every time you visit. Whether you're a Philly native or a conventioneer, touring the city's incredible history and museums or just passing through, you'll know you're getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door. Ask anyone who has tasted our sandwiches! We can't wait to show you how it's done. Our best, Ken Silver Second Generation Proprietor Jim's Steaks South St.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Expect to wait a few minutes in the long waiting queue before you can order. The food is being prepared in front of your eyes. If that isn't making your mouth water then what else will?

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We had never tried Philly Cheesesteaks and this place was recommended. We were quite pleased. They were very good and big. The only drawback was that they do not accept credit cards and I don’t like to carry much cash.

Thank Judy S
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I love going here!!! While Geno’s and Pat’s are wildly popular and for good reason, Jim’s still Ranks in the top for me. For a delicious chopped cheesesteak go here!! Line is almost always wrapped around the block but so worth the wait! Cheese whiz, onions and all this cheesesteak will deliver in the philly experience!! I love that you can see the team making it all right in front if you too. So highly recommended and this is coming from someone (Me) who lived in philly for several years!

Thank Catherine F
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Came in for a steak with my wife and three daughters. My youngest is in a wheelchair--once we entered, one of the staff came over, asked us if we needed a seat, got us some stools, and made sure we were taken care of. Travelling with a daughter in a wheelchair presents its challenges--but the staff at Jim's took the time to notice my daughter and go out of their way to make us feel at home. Another staff member (the manager?) came to check on us as well. The cheesesteaks were awesome--better than Pat's and Geno's--but what we'll remember most is the kindness of the guys we encountered. So my advice is simple: When in Philly, head to Jim's for the steaks and for the people!

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

The men and women working there are delightful. The sandwiches are close to nirvana. The absolute best!

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Thank LINDA W
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