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1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
215-389-0659
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Ranked #796 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I prove the best cheese philly steak from USA. The best flavor, the best cheese, the best steak, the best place that I went.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My friends and I hadn't heard of Geno's, but luckily a cab driver suggested it as a good 3am food stop and took us. It has bags of character and the staff where happy to chat to 3 drunken English morons in the middle of the night. Well worth a trip for a bit of Philly fun.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We enjoyed our steak sandwiches from Genos very much. We also ordered the fries and both were delicious. Everything here is consistently good. Ordering tip- I ordered mine "one wiz, wit " and that means one cheesesteak with cheese wiz and with onions.

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Freehold, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Literally theee best Philly cheese steak there is!!! The bread is awesome!! I'm not a huge Philly cheese steak fan but after eating at Genos, I was! Also you can't go here without getting a cannoli, it's the best you will ever have seriously!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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286 reviews 286 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've been coming here for years when in town and have never been disappointed. I recently brought my 2nd "newbie" here and he LOVED the sandwich.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had to visit while I was recently in Philly - it's a landmark and all. Loved the cheesesteaks. Most of the tourists have steak wit wiz and onion, so we tried it. Obviously the cheese is, well... it's like cheez wiz. If you like a big glob of processed orange cheesy heaven, go for it. I wouldn't make a habit... More 

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Philadelphia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I always take visitors to Pat's or Geno's. It's a must place for Philadelphia tourists. It's right up there with the Rocky statue. The cheesesteak is average just like the place across the street. But it's good.

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Salisbury MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You do have to check this place out. When in Philly you must have a true Philly Cheesesteak experience.

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Ankara, Turkey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Honestly coming from faaar away(Turkey) with my boyfriend, neither of us liked the Philly cheesesteaks sandwiches. It was our first meal of the day and seriously we just wished that we had a bagel instead. There was really nothing impressive. We spent 20 bucks on two subs and I couldn't even finish mine as it felt like eating a bread... More 

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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had to visit the two most famous Cheesesteak places (Pat's and Geno's) while in Philly, especially so be they are directly across the street from each other. We decided to buy from both places to compare. One had chopped steak and the other had steak strips and the hoagie bums were both a little different. Don't forget to say 'wit... More 

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Additional Information about Geno's Steaks

Address: 1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005
Phone Number: 215-389-0659
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Sandwiches

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