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American, Fast Food
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place lives up to its +2600 reviews. My friends and I stopped by here for some late night eats. At 10 PM, there already was a long line. First off, their ordering system is amazing. Order in the line on the right then stand...in line on the left and wait for your order. We ordered everything from the mushroom, classic wiz wid and the pepperoni cheesesteaks. Theres something about the seasoning in the meat that makes the steak so tender and juicy. Its finely sliced and the roll itself was perfect. They do feature a wide range of toppings you can add on. Don't expect a long wait here at we were in and out in under 10 minutes. They have a couple of benches to the right as well. Highly recommend coming here for some quality cheese steaks. Staff is really friendly, ordering system is easy, quality of food is high and you'll find yourself stuffed with the amount of food they pack in each one.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

When an acquaintance at the gym heard we planned to take a day trip to Philadelphia, she insisted we try Dalessandro's. Another woman overheard the end of the conversation and asked if we were talking about Dalessandro's, saying it was her favorite. Then my sister-in-law...out west heard we were going to Philly and asked if we planned to go to Dalessandro's. So of course, we went! The sandwiches held well for the 2 hour drive home and were a delicious dinner. Be warned that it is a CASH ONLY operation. Luckily, the prices are very reasonable and we had enough cash on us. We went around 4 p.m. and so it was less crowded than at a more traditional meal time. We had been warned it could be an hour wait, but it was about 20 minutes. Calling ahead is a great idea! If we had been familiar with the menu, we would have called from the parking lot of our previous stop, which would have been perfect timing.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to have a Fantastic Authentic Philly cheesesteak! The meat was flavorful, size was great! Always recommend doing Whiz for cheese! Recommend also to order ahead of time due to long lines for ordering and pickup! No fries unfortunately, only chips and bottle drinks....Cash only, though an ATM is here, there is service charge. The staff is efficient and friendly, you also must wear a mask at pickup.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lotsa lotsa meat! You can’t beat the tons of meat they pile on their cheesesteaks. This Midwesterner needs gobs more cheese which is rather lacking. Great Philly cheesesteaks though. Cash only. Park in the front. Busy corner

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

I always visit every time I visit Philly. Always one of my first stops. This time the cheesesteak was average and the hoagie wasn’t that good. Waited almost an hour and it wasn’t worth the visit this time. Got a hoagie from WaWa and it...was better. Don’t normally get a hoagie from here but since my visit was going to be short. I figured I’d get both while I was there. This is the first time my experience didn’t meet my expectations. I will try again on my next visit to Philly. Not giving up yet.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 10, 2021

Today I was told that Dalessandro's had the best steaks in Philly. To my surprise they are the worst steaks in Philly. To begin why do you chop a rib eye steak into small pieces and make it into hamburger. The steak was tasteless, extremely...dry and just horrible tasting. The meat was so overcooked is was pathetic. I asked for extra fried onions and got a skimpy amount. I have never had a steak sandwich that bad. Thankfully there are better sandwich shops in Philly The service was exceptionally poor. We were fourth in line and had to wait about 25 minutes. My advice is to run to another shop. Don't stop a this place unless you want to waste your money.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021

Staff refused to give me my order after falsely accusing me of cutting the line (I had been waiting in line for about 20 minutes). They actually asked me to go to the back of the line and wait again. I don't understand why this...place is popular.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 2, 2021 via mobile

I don’t get it, so many better cheesesteaks in Philly…one and done for me…check. Wet, flavorless, soggy roll, grossness. It’s a good size and I thought they had a good system down for ordering. I really wanted it to live up to all the hype...but it didn’t.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 22, 2021

We visited Dalessandro's as a local recommendation for a philly cheesesteak. The food was great but a little dampened by the long wait time, the busy outside area, and much confusion to the patrons on where to go. We did call ahead to place the...order but did not make a huge difference still had to wait in a 20 minute line once food was finished cooking so not sure we got it at peak freshness. There is very limited seating outside of the location and against many neighborhood streets so it was a grab and go only.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 19, 2021

Horrible! No salt, no flavor, extremely long wait. I don't understand the hype whatsoever. Our group ended sharing a cheesesteak from Chubby's across the street instead of finishing the ones from here and it was way better.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes, Dalessandro's offers takeout services.

Dalessandro's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5