Restaurants in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia’s best-known signature dish is the cheese steak. Styles differ dramatically. Traditional steaks are made with thin flaps of meat; a popular alternative is to hack the meat into hash along with onions on the griddle. Then there’s the cheese issue: Whiz or provolone? Wit’ or wit’out (onions)? Cousin to the cheese steak is the roast pork sandwich: butter-tender sweet meat, frequently complemented by clumps of spinach sauteed in olive oil and garlic. Beyond cheese steaks and roast pork, city specialties include soft pretzels, hot-sausage sandwiches topped with pepper hash, and cool Italian ice. The Famous Fourth Street Deli is one of the great remaining kosher-style delis in the east, its specialties including piled-high corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, matzoh ball soup, and all kinds of smoked fish.

Philadelphia’s Most Famous Dishes

Long roll holds shredded beef, molten cheese, and grilled onions

Cheese Steak

Four soft pretzels, hot from the oven

Soft Pretzels

Glass mug of Coca-Cola on a table in a bar

Soda Pop

Condiment array at an al fresco hot dog stand

Condiments

Philadelphia’s Best Restaurants

Lorenzo’s Pizza - Cheese steak
Lorenzo’s Pizza

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Pat’s King of Steaks - Cheese Steak
Pat’s King of Steaks

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Geno’s - Cheese Steak
Geno’s

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Tony Luke’s - Uncle Mike
Tony Luke’s

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Sweet Lucy’s Smokehouse

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Dalessandro’s

PHILADELPHIA, PA

4th St Pastrami Sandwich
Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen

PHILADELPHIA, PA

High Street on Market

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Sub sandwich balances sweet roast pork and bitter greens
John’s Roast Pork

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Four soft pretzels, hot from the oven
Center City Pretzel Co.

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Joe’s Steaks | Philly Cheese Steaks Among the Best

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jim’s Steaks - Cheese Steak
Jim’s Steaks

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Johnny’s Hots

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Steve’s Prince of Steaks

PHILADELPHIA, PA

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