1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914739.933305 -75.159119
Neighborhoods: Bella Vista/ Southwark, South Philadelphia
Their steak is super nice, great wine selection and a cozy place. Definitely worth coming back.
Visiting from DC, we decided to seek out the best cheesesteaks in town. BEWARE! This place has some of the rudest people working for it and the cheesesteak was not bad but definately not worth the wait or trouble of dealing with rude employees.
The staff here is RUDE. I know they are rushed because there is always a line around the buliding but I don't like the unfriendly service. I ordered THE RIGHT WAY and I still got onions on my "wiz WITHOUT" but the service was so bad I was too frusterated to go back and complain. I just threw my sandwich out and vowed never to come back.
I loved it! We taste tested both Pat's and Geno's and Pat's is the clear winner. We flew to PHL just for this experience (we work for the airline)! Took bus 37 from the airport, then the subway two stops from Broad st. to federal and then walked the rest of the way. Pat's puts the right amount of "wiz" in the sandwich and Geno's was a greasy mess. We <3 you Pat!
Serious steaks – Thought Pats was a little pricey but the food was great! Really enjoyed our first philly steak experience.
DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE! – We are from Texas and were very excited to try an authentic Philly Cheesesteak. We watch The Food Network and had heard great reviews from them and had watched the Pat's vs Genos episode. To our shock the bread was cold, the steak was TASTELESS and overcooked , the cheese not melted , not to mention the staff was rude and the sandwhich extremely OVERPRICED! We feel stupid for listening to the Food Network! I am convinced they recieve a kickback from this restaurant because it all around SUCKED! We wish we would of read these reviews first and not trusted the "so called" Food Networks's " opinion" !
Disappointed at Best – My husband and I already have a favorite South Philly cheese steak spot and thought that we should try Pat's to see what all the hype was about. Fortunately, the line was short. My biggest disappointment was that my steak was COLD. I mean so cold that it didn't even melt my cheese (I opted for American cheese instead of Whiz this time). I also ordered it "wit" or with onions, for non-natives. The onions were almost raw and were more akin to a hot dog condiment than a cheese steak onion that should be sauteed with the meat. The meat, while okay, was in dire need of some salt and pepper. Pat's did not live up to the hype and I'm not even going to attempt the other place across the street. If you want a good cheese steak and a warm place to eat it, go to Jim's on South Street. Still my proven favorite.
The best in South Philly – The best cheesesteak in SOUTH Philly, much better than the Jersey residents and big mouth across the street.
Pat's has the best rolls, chopped steak and good quality cheese and wiz.
To much hype for nasty food. – I don't know what the hype was about this steak, because it was not worth the wait and the taste , oh wait it had no taste It was not worth the wait. the person that saidfs next was rude and the meat is put on the grill but no seasonis added to the meat. It is not worht wasting your oney, iI would nbot go back again and I would not recommended to anybody........there are better places then this one, look for it.
Liquid Processed Cheese. All HYPE No SUBSTANCE!! – My wife is from Sydney, Australia. I have not been on the East Coast in about ten years. We're in Cherry Hill, New Jersey right now. I looked up "Best Cheese Steaks in Philadelphia". Pat's comes up. So we drive down to South Philly.
First, they don't take anything but cash so I have to go find an ATM. So I get in this huge line and wait my turn. I order two cheese steaks. (About $20) I watch the guy ladle liquid processed cheese from a bucket onto my sandwich.
You have to order fries and drinks from the next window down. I order two fries and two drinks. (Another $11)
We get a table. All tables are outdoors and the building is a wedge surrounded by inner city roads. Another couple is sitting in their van on the road right next to us eating their food while the car is running. The heat from the engine and exhaust is smothering us. Finally they move their over weight selves down the road.
My wife is eating her sandwich when she finds much of the meat has gristle and fat in it. Mine is the same.
How disappointing. Pat's is basically an assembly line dealing out sub-standard so-called "Philly" cheese steak sandwiches. They mocked John Kerry for asking for Swiss cheese when he ate there but he probably saw the slop they were gonna slather on his sandwich and didn't want that crap.
Bottom line: Worst cheese steak ever!! DO NOT BUY INTO THE HYPE!! I WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN!!
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