Raise the ‘steaks’ in Philly

Destination Dining

May 19, 2019

Story By: Lianna Mccurdy |

Philadelphia is an iconic city, well-known for whipping up hoagies dedicated to the place. It’s said the Philly Cheesesteak was first created in 1930 by Pat Olivieri, a hot dog stand owner turned cheesesteak connoisseur. This simple sandwich is a cultural staple of Philadelphia, representing a faithful history to family and delicious food.

1. Pat’s King of Steaks
(215) 468-1546

Photo courtesy Pat’s King of Steaks

The original cheesesteak sandwich is sold at Pat’s King of Steaks, but since its genesis in 1930, the hoagie has transformed. Try the Pizza Steak at Pat’s — an ode to the original cheesesteak, topped with red pizza sauce. Add onions, mushrooms or peppers to the steak for an extra pop of flavor.

2. Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies
(215) 482-5407

Photo courtesy Dalessandro’s Steaks and Hoagies

Dalessandro’s Cheesesteak is a no-frills, authentic sandwich. Using only top-notch ingredients — meat, cheese, produce and Italian rolls — Dalessandro’s steak lands you in hoagie heaven. If a Cheese Whiz and onion fan, use local lingo, “Whiz wit,” to request both toppings on your steak.

3. Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks
(215) 923-1000

Photo courtesy Campo’s Philly Cheesesteaks

The Heater Cheesesteak is a kickin’ rendition of the original cheesesteak. Campo’s coats Ribeye steak and jalapenos in Buffalo wing hot sauce. Once grilled to tender, the spicy meat mixture is compiled in a locally-baked Italian roll and lathered in jalapeno cheddar.

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