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Geno's Steaks

1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #800 of 3,731 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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43% Recommend
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

There were four us and it was almost $70 for cheesesteaks, soda and fries. Basically they serve Steak-ums on a roll that is three times as thick as the meat. The onions were not cooked and rough chopped. I think if they know you are a visitor you get jepped on the meat and fries. I don't understand why someone... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had it recommended as the best place for Philly CheeseSteak. Place was fun to visit with ambiance and interesting neighbourhood. The food itself was nothing special really. Also tried Pat's across the street. Geno's was marginally better. Fries soft and nothing special. I found it a bit overpriced for what it really was. But, hey, when in Philly it seems... More

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Dublin, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While it is very touristy, it was worth the visit. The cheesesteak was excellent. We got it Whiz with (cheese whiz and onions). Liked how the meat was cut up (not pulverized) and the onions were done perfect.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was expecting a wow factor and was disappointed. The cheesesteaks back home out do this place on a bad day. The meat was completely unseasoned.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to do a taste test between Gino's and the place across the street. Gino's bread is chewy and the meat is not quite flavorful. Still not bad though.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a well known Cheese Steak place in Philly. (One of many, all of which claim to be the best or the first or something else.) There is lot's of fun rivalry between the various Cheese Steak places in town. The food is good. This is a popular place, so, expect a long line of people down the sidewalk... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Was eager to try authentic cheese steak from Philly but this was awful. $9.50 gets you dried out "steak". very small portion. Bread wan't fresh Meat terrible. Pats just as bad. Genos has friendlier staff.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My friends and I were determined to visit Geno's and Pat's and do a taste test comparing the two cheese steaks. I did not like Geno's at all - no taste whatsoever. Pat's was a little better, but the next time I go to Philly, I will still be in search of a delicious cheese steak. Believe me, it's at... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you're in search of a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich...keep on going...Other than an overdone reputation (no idea how that happened) this isn't it. More like Carni food from one of those stands,this serves dry meat shavings with paper thin cheese or a squirt of cheese wizz, and some tired old grilled onions .

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Tampa, Florida
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394 reviews 394 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The food was ok.. But, everyone talked about getting a Geno's Cheese steak... I had better in the deli right down the street from my hotel... Now worth the drive in traffic.

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