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Geno's Steaks

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  • Cheesesteaks, Sandwiches
  • 1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia PA19147 39.933322 -75.159053
  • (Btwn Federal & Wharton St)
  • (215) 389-0659
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User Ratings (Based on 17 reviews)

Food 1.7 Value 1.9
Service 1.7 Atmosphere 2.3

Other Restaurant Info

(215) 389-0659
(215) 389-4166
Cash Only
Daily: 24 hrs
Lunch, Dinner
Kid-friendly, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Open 24 Hours, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by carl on 08/15/2014

    A good taste with great service

    I arrived at Geno's at about 1pm on 8/15/2014. I ordered two cheese steaks with and they where very nicely prepared. The taste was unique. I had no concerns with the services. I thought the services was quick and sincere.

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by Walter E on 07/07/2012


    The bread was chewy, they hardly put any steak in the sandwich, and the cheese whiz was watered down. We heard about about the competition between Geno's and Pat's. We took the challenge and Pat's won. Was it just an off day for Geno's or are they just surviving on tourists taking the same challenge?

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by Lucy in Philly on 07/19/2011

    Let Down!

    my first trip to philly for the world's famous cheesesteak at Geno's was a let down! it was nothing more than bread with steak and very little cheese... dry and cold. this is not what imagined at all!! a total disappointment.

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by Bone53 on 03/11/2011

    Better elsewhere

    Just a regular cheesesteak. Not big enough, meat is average. Arrogant servers. Roll is not full size. Had better steaks in NJ.

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by Dick A on 08/08/2010

    Ouerageously overrated

    I was one of those tourists who had to have an "Original Philly Cheese Steak" from Geno's. The good news is that my wife did not come with me. She would have made a scene. It's a slab of beef with industrial grade cheese and onions, plus you fetch your own condiments. I've a Philly Cheese Steak at one of the major fast food chains and as mediocre as it was, it was far better than Grno's

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by South Philly dude on 09/06/2009

    Not recommended

    Listen, from a guy that lives 3 blocks from Genos, I have never heard any neighbor or friend or relative say they were going to Genos to pick up a steak. No one but tourists go there. Rude employees, and one of the worst cheese steaks in the city.

  • Geno's Steaks

    Posted by Vince Papale on 04/14/2008

    Did not enjoy

    For 30 years I wanted to go to Philly & find the best Cheese Steak. Finally making it there this spring, myself and a coworker decided to visit the 3 most popular haunts in walking distance from our hotel downtown. We decided to hike to Geno's and the other two big places. Geno's was first & we were so disappointed in the steak! It was dry - too much bread & it just had little flavor. The locals I asked told us & I must confirm that the price is way too much for what you get. I will say the meat was lean (& sliced), but I can get a better Philly in Denver, CO than at Geno's. My co-worker had the exact same impression. I admire Geno's for their publicity of cops' causes, but I got to wonder if that is more for their own publicity than for the cops. This has nothing to do with the taste test (as I had already had my steak), but it was offensive none the less. Geno's will give out free bumper stickers (1 per customer the sign says), espousing their latest publicity on ordering in English. I saw a fellow in front of me get 5-10 of them. So I asked for 1. The employee turned & asked an old guy (I think it was Joey), if he had any stickers to give out - pointing to me. I guess I didn't look South Philly enough, cause he said "nah, we're out." Very classy Joey! I'll just make sure that everyone knows my opinion of Geno's. Since I work in the travel industry, I'll make sure to tell folks where to steer clear in Philly.

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