We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Authentic Philly cheesesteak quality” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Famous Philly's

Famous Philly's
5901 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange, FL
386-767-6338
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #40 of 142 Restaurants in Port Orange
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Restaurant details
Florida
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Authentic Philly cheesesteak quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I was born in Philly and have eaten hundreds of cheesesteaks there and around the country. This is the best place I've found to get one outside the Philadelphia area, and their sandwiches would be right at home in Philly. Their fries are fantastic as well. Really good prices, generous portions (the 7-inch cheesesteak is more than enough for most people), cold beer, and nice people running the place, especially the owner. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

107 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    59
    28
    7
    6
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hickory, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food, nice people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The cheese steak, all the way of course, was great. I'm a healthy, hungry man and a 7" was enough for me. it doesn't come with fries, but a small basket is enough for 2. Get the "Krab fries", they are tossed in Old Bay. The waitresses were all friendly, even on race weekend in Daytona. The only complaint I had was the service was a little slow, but another person might call it laid back. I was a bit in a hurry and I don't see how anyone could get in and out in less than 45 minutes unless you ordered to go. Make sure you have time, go in and relax and enjoy the food. They only serve beer (and wine I think) but no liquor.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ormond Beach, Florida
1 review
“What happened?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Last night we went for some dinner at Famous Philly's........each had a 9" cheesesteak (with different "topppings" which doesn't matter). What happened since our last trip here?!! The meat was thicker, drier, not tender and juicy like our many preious trips. Did you change your meat "source"? The rolls.....oh,the rolls. They used to be Amorosa from Philly but these weren't anywhere close ot fresh and almost doughy. The steaks were hot and the cheese very good. Sorry, we won't spread the word anymore to our friends here in Ormond Beach and we won't be visiting you anytime soon. We have brought so many friends to you but that is in the past.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Must eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants to visit when we come on vacation to Daytona! It's a local spot that serves up the absolutely BEST Philly cheesesteak ever. I only eat philly's when income here which means once a year since we live in Ga. The staff is awesome and friendly and you get to sign your name just about anywhere in the restaurant. We love the down home feel of this spot!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Springfield, Missouri
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Philly Cheese Steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Very good Philly Cheese Steaks prepared in a variety of ways. We shared a 9 inch "Original" with Krab Bites. Looks a little sketchy outside, but friendly inside. A fun break from beachside seafood.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Famous Philly's also viewed

 

Been to Famous Philly's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Famous Philly's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.