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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you ever get a chance to visit Philly and want a great tasting and LARGE Cheese steak or Chicken Cheese Steak sandwich then Max's on Germantown Avenue is the place to be. I usually order the foot long Chicken Cheese Steak with fried onions, provolone cheese, ketchup, salt & pepper and mayo on the roll.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

I had bought a cheese steak from here gave them a $20 dollar bill and they gave me a fake $10 I contacted the owner and he wouldn't even try to do anything NEVER AGAIN WILL I COME HERE POOR SERVICE

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

This was the worst cheesesteak I ever ate too....I had to throw it away .....I can't believe they changed the steak .....Max's is my favorite cheesesteak in the world .....what where they thinking....please go back to the original steak!!!!!!!!!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had a cheese steak here the other day. It was terrible! Tough like shoe leather. A lot of onions, not a lot of steak. A little stingy with the cheese too! The only thing decent with the sandwich was the roll. At least that was fresh. I woudn't visit this area of the city after the sun goes down!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We've spent a lot of time over the years in Philadelphia and we've passed Max's many times. Most of the times it has been at night and it does not look like a friendly area to be in. Today we decided to try it. A large cheesesteak is 2 foot long so I opted for the "small" which is a... More 

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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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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
72 helpful votes 72 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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32 restaurant reviews
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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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Address: 3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Phone Number: 215-229-9048
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches

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