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Max's Steaks

3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
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Ranked #259 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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English first
Newport News, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wow! If you have the courage to find cheesesteaks that are not in the best area but taste amazing then go here! The line was almost 1 1/2 hour wait. It was so worth. I suggest going during the day for safety purposes.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very friendly service and tasty cheesesteaks. The whole size is a huge 2ft sub roll and a small is that roll cut in half. And they fill those rolls thick with chopped steak which makes them, to my mind, different in a good way when a lot of places probably put half as much into their subs.

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Albany, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I've tried Pat's, Geno's, and Chickie's and Pete's. Max's is hands down the best! The environment was actually nice. Real people with culture and beautiful spirits. It shows that great things can come from humble places. I never felt uncomfortable there.

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Prince George's County, Maryland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I feel bad. I spent 4 years at Temple for my undergrad degree and passed this pace frequently yet drove to Jim's to get a cheesesteak. While on a quick baby moon w/my husband to Philly he mentioned this place at the recommendation of his coworker because I'd mentioned wanting a cheesesteak. Best decision ever. 1. Don't come for good... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

We went here out of recommendation from a friend who used to live in Pennsylvania. Let me first warn you that this restaurant is not in the best area-- at all. However, everyone was really nice. The man on the grill can do 1000 things at once. So if he asks you your order give it to him-- he is... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Simply the best! Don't let the others fool you, come to Germantowm to get your cheese steak you can't go wrong. Only thing missing is the tshirts.

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Atlanta, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I traveled from D.C. to Philly to sample my first real Philly cheesesteak and it was worth the 2 hr train ride! While waiting in line there were people from D.C., Atlantic City and LA waiting to get a taste of what many call as “the best". After I finally got my order, I can see why they say that.... More

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

As a frequent visitor to Philadelphia, this place by far has the best cheesesteaks in Philadelphia. Because of it's location, however, some people may overlook it. Definitely does have long lines at times, but the lines move at a pretty good pace. I usually get a chicken cheesesteak which is equally amazing as the beef. Prices are good as well.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Ok, this is NOT Pat's or Geno's. It's NOT a tourist destination. You come here for the kick butt steaks and that's just what you'll get. The steaks are flavorful, tender, juicy, and the bread is super soft. I had mine with fried onion, sweet peppers, and cheese. That's it and that was enough! This place is the bomb and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Love the cheese steaks! LOVE THEM! The cook has an awesome memory and a great sense of humor! I didn't get his name for there were about thirty people waiting in line and he was getting the orders in and us out! LOL! The halves are sizable portions, so if you get the whole (known as "giant" to locals), you... More

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