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Jim's Steaks South Street

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City Center East
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400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
(215) 928-1911
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! In the summer of 1976, my father and a business...
THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim's Steaks South St., Bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find us on what's known as the "Hippest Street in Town," serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" award and Zagat rated, Jim's is your 'must-have' cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making knowhow, our staff will make you glad you stopped in each and every time you visit. Whether you're a Philly native or a conventioneer, touring the city's incredible history and museums or just passing through, you'll know you're getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door. Ask anyone who has tasted our sandwiches! We can't wait to show you how it's done. Our best, Ken Silver Second Generation Proprietor Jim's Steaks South St.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Philly Delish

If you are looking for a great quality Ribeye steak sandwich, you will love It at Jim's! Every time I visit its consistently Delish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Betheleham, PA
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Betheleham, PA
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a great quality Ribeye steak sandwich, you will love It at Jim's! Every time I visit its consistently Delish.

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Thank C B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Damyrra Jones to get a few days of the new York NY and I am so upset the food was trifling, nasty, and upsetting.

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Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were planning on going to the Pat's and Gino's area for Cheesesteaks, but we received several recommendations to skip those and go to Jim's. We all agreed that Jim's was great!

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Glassboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pat's and Geno's get all the press, and the stock footage whenever you see a nationally televised sporting event hosted in Philly - but this is the place to get an authentic cheesesteak done right. Do yourself a favor, get just one with "wiz" and fried onions, even if you think you like provolone better. They've got the right rolls,... More 

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Thank sixandeightstringer
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We asked locals where to go to get the best cheese steak sandwich and this was the recommendation. We loved it! When we arrived there was a line that went out the door and around the corner, but it moves pretty fast. There is space to sit down in the second floor, it is pretty much order at counter and... More 

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Canfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to have a Philly cheese steak before leaving Philadelphia and heard of many places to get one but was told about this place more than any other one. It was mediocre to say the least.

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Thank TiffV0525
Hopewell, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I haven't been to Pat's or Gino's, but I can't imagine a better cheesesteak than I had at Jim's. Although the line stretched out the door, it moved along briskly, and heaven was waiting at the other end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has great food, and the red-headed manager is a firecracker! My only complaint is that the sandwhich I got came with some sort of a dip which was just another step between me and enjoying my food. I wish it came predipped.

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Thank Jeff M
Wailuku, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Provolone with" (fried onions) is my choice, not Cheese Whiz, although worth a try. In my opinion, the best in Philly, Have not had a good cheese steak outside of Philadelphia, so this would rank tops.

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Grasonville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were visiting philly for the first time and a friend of ours told us if we want to get a good cheesesteak, we need to go to Jims. And it was the best cheesesteak we've ever had. It was so good we are going to come back just for the day to get a cheesesteak. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: (215) 928-1911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim's Steaks South St., Bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find us on what's known as the "Hippest Street in Town," serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" award and Zagat rated, Jim's is your 'must-have' cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making knowhow, our staff will make you glad you stopped in each and every time you visit. Whether you're a Philly native or a conventioneer, touring the city's incredible history and museums or just passing through, you'll know you're getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door. Ask anyone who has tasted our sandwiches! We can't wait to show you how it's done. Our best, Ken Silver Second Generation Proprietor Jim's Steaks South St.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?