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Geno's

1219 South 9th St., Philadelphia, PA - (215) 389-0659
It is crucial to arrive at this vintage cheese steak shop prepared to order properly: first give your choice of cheese then say the word “with” or “without,” indicating your decision on whether or not you want onions. In other words, “Whiz without” means a cheese steak made with Cheese Whiz but no onions. If you want extra onions, you conclude your order with the word "bundle."
71% Approval Rating (46 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cheese steak
French fries

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Among the multitude of places in and around Philadelphia that serve significant cheese steaks, Geno's is a classic. In the recent Roadfood team taste-test, it didn't make Number One in the listings, but neither should it be ignored in any roster of ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1219 South 9th St., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 389-0659

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A Geno's cheesesteak with whiz and onions, salt and pepper added.
"A Geno's cheesesteak with whiz and onions, salt and pepper added."
Jack Barry





Philadelphia has many tourist attractions. For those who like to eat, this sandwich shop at the corner of 9th and Passyunk is an essential part of the tour.
"Philadelphia has many tourist attractions. For those who like to eat, this sandwich shop at the corner of 9th and Passyunk is an essential part of the tour. "
Michael Stern


Food pyramid be damned. We'll take this food torpedo any day.
"Food pyramid be damned. We'll take this food torpedo any day."
Michael Stern


The basic add-your-own condiments for a steak sandwich are peppers and hot sauce.
"The basic add-your-own condiments for a steak sandwich are peppers and hot sauce."
Michael Stern


Archetypal Mid-Atlantic Roadfood decor: 8x10 pictures of famous people, friends of the house, and relatives.
"Archetypal Mid-Atlantic Roadfood decor: 8x10 pictures of famous people, friends of the house, and relatives."
Michael Stern


You don't exactly have to walk up and down the block searching for Geno's.
"You don't exactly have to walk up and down the block searching for Geno's."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Decor at Geno's consists mostly of tributes to the uniformed services.
"Decor at Geno's consists mostly of tributes to the uniformed services."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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