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.

Sonny's Famous Steaks

228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
+1 215-629-5760
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cheese whiz” (116 reviews)
“sandwich” (192 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Fast Food
228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,223)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,099 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband, kids & I ate here on Tuesday night. It was our 1st time in philly so we wanted to try an authentic Philly cheesesteak. After reading online & asking where people suggest this was one of the 2 places they suggested. There was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank keristeneldridge
Reviewed 5 days ago

A line waiting to get on a chilly Sunday morning was a good sign. This was a good cheese steak experience but far my best. We found the sandwiches on the small side for the price but they were good. Not a fan of cheese...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WorkingMyBucketList
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, I thought I understood what a cheesesteak was. Such presumption. This was the Best cheesesteak I have ever had. You must order it with cheese whiz. I tried not to. I ordered it with mozzarella. The girl at the counter put her eyebrows up....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 577julietm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped here to eat a true philly cheese steak sandwich . We split one and it was plenty for two people. While the food was good and the place is clean, I had one issue. It wasn’t terribly busy and we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Noplacelikehome445
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on recommendation of park police. The steak phillys were delicious. The price seemed very high. We had 2 phillys and 1 drink and 1 fry. The cost was 32.00. The service area is fun and exciting to order and the seating was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sjsk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not fine dining, but it is a fine Philly Cheese Steak. I had never had one and my partner insisted we make the pilgrimage to Sonny's. There was a bit of a line and I am not a stand in line kind of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank freejoa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a recommendation from a local. Had the original with Cheeze Whiz. Loved it. It was lunch time on a Saturday and packed. We managed to get a table, but it was crowded. Expect to share a table with strangers if you really need...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the cheesesteak was average. The wiz with onions tasted the best. Although we had 5 people in our group, the cashier tried to charge us for 6 cheesesteaks. Both our group and some other customers caught them in the cheat. We also found...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lgriller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did some research before we left and since they had gluten free buns and my husband is a celiac we went and checked this place out! Glad we did! It was our first Philly Cheesesteak and it was very good! We had the traditional...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jadybugs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here based on the reviews. It was just okay. Think I’ve had better in my hometown . Bread was the best part. If you are going to try several places for a Philly this is probably a good place to put on the list....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MissyCW
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Best Western Plus Independence Park Hotel
1,558 reviews
.09 miles away
Society Hill Hotel
228 reviews
.11 miles away
Penn's View Hotel
895 reviews
.14 miles away
Renaissance Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
73 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Campo's Philly Cheesesteaks
592 reviews
.03 miles away
164 reviews
.02 miles away
Karma Restaurant & Bar
126 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Benjamin Franklin Museum
517 reviews
.09 miles away
Franklin Court
107 reviews
.06 miles away
6 reviews
.01 miles away
Pinot Boutique
21 reviews
.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sonny's Famous Steaks staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-5760
  • E-mail
Sonny's is known for its authentic, award-winning Philly Cheesesteaks just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and National Constitution Center in the heart of historic Old City, Philadelphia. Sonny's is continually ranked number one on Philly Cheesesteak top ten lists, notably by GQ in 2014. We care about our sandwiches. We use 100% fresh Angus beef and slice it fresh every morning (most places order it sliced). Each sandwich is individually prepared to order (versus the now common practice of producing a batch of sandwiches at once). That's why both tourists and locals frequent Sonny's -- it's real, it's genuine, and it's delicious. Sonny's Cheesesteaks is in downtown Philly, convenient to hotels and sightseeing hubs. Tour groups and school groups flow in and out of local hotspot. We provide discounts to groups that book in advance on our website. We also have discounts for US Military, police officers, students and more! We pride ourselves on our friendliness. We love newcomers and are eager to teach folks everything and anything about cheesesteaks. Don't get nervous ordering, and please, ask questions! Sonny's is the real deal Philly cheesesteak experience -- and it's easy to get to by foot, cab, or subway (SEPTA 2nd Street Station). Feel free to call for directions or check online.
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