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.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

John's Philly Grille

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach, CA 90740-5999
562 493-8678
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 10: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friendly service and really good food. I had the godfather and it was really amazing. Their own brand of cream soda was good too. Great variety on the menu - will definitely go back again

Thank Rose612
Level Contributor
155 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Great sandwiches and burgers. Counter service and very casual. Food is absolutely delicious and cooked to order. Many varieties to choose from of cheesesteaks,

Thank covingtonLouisiana
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Best cheesesteak on The west coast! Easy to get to . Will cater to any size party..even has a grill on his truck! Dynammite,, #let'seat

Thank biancos2015
Seal Beach, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Super-friendly staff and amazing Philly cheese steaks! Go for The Works with onions and peppers and just savor the flavor all the way through. A huge value given the relatively low price for what you get.

Thank Dennis C
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

John's Philly Grille is our go-to spot when we want take-out sandwiches. Several versions of the Philly cheese steak, all good. Many other hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, etc. Freshly prepared to order, tasty, filling, well-priced. There is an eat-in area but no ambience; really just a spot for a quick meal on the go.

Thank 3SBTraveler
Long Beach, CA
Level Contributor
84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We recently ate here, and we always order the #3 (Steak, Onions, Mushrooms and Cheese). I have eaten a "Philly Cheese Steak" in Philly, and this is MUCH better. We ordered a large and it came piping hot and is more than enough for two. We also enjoyed the "Philly Fries" which are the thick type called "Steak Fries." They... More 

Thank rjhaardvark
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Best Philly Cheese I've had in CA. I asked a local the best place for lunch. He was right!!! I'll be coming back the next time I'm in Seal Beach and so should you.

Thank RadM3
Level Contributor
103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I often eat at this establishment while visiting Seal Beach. When I'm hungry and want something great, I go straight to this wonderful place!

Thank Doublevc68
Seal Beach, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Even thougth this is a small place. the owner is truly from Pennsylvania and has the flavor of cheese steak subs down pat. He even has Tasty cakes, so do your self a favor, if you want to explore some casual food from the City of Brotherly love (where I am from originally) drop in for some delicious luncheon fare.

Thank caryandrachel
Palmdale, CA
Level Contributor
106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2008

Huge sandwich, great price. The meat had absolutely no gristle. Perfect meat, perfect store-baked roll, perfect toppings. I've never had a sandwich like this even by Philly. Add the store label cream soda and a Butterscotch Krimpet (Do you know how hard it is to find Tastykakes on the west coast?) and you're in business. And, yes, water ice. Felt... More 

1 Thank 7seekers

Travelers who viewed John's Philly Grille also viewed

Seal Beach, Orange County
Seal Beach, Orange County
Seal Beach, Orange County
Seal Beach, Orange County

Been to John's Philly Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Seal Beach, CA 90740-5999
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Seal Beach
  • Phone Number: 562 493-8678

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from John's Philly Grille staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?