I've lived out west for over 40 years but I grew up in West Philadelphia, regularly buying steak sandwiches or cheese steaks at places which aren't there anymore. Among them were Fat's, Foo Foo's, and others. Then, there is Jim's. The store at 62nd & Noble (between Girard Ave and Callohill st.) This store was frequented by my parents before I was born, and I'm a grandfather. The product is unfailing; whether you order a steak or hoagie. My wife requested a Ham & Turkey Hoagie which she says was absolutely delicious. I got my usual; steak sandwich with grilled onions with provolone cheese. (salt, pepper, mustard, and ketchup to make it right). After all these years, this place still puts out a great sandwich. I'm not sure what the complaints are about for the Springfield store. The Northeast store doesn't get the high marks either from some folks. I've never visited the South Philly store. Why should I try something different when I have something so good. I'm sticking with this place until the end. Remember that this is a cash only spot. If you're ordering a dozen sandwiches for family or co-workers, bring the cash money! My kids were all in town last year during the spring. They'd never been there. I took them one Saturday night so that they could experience standing in line, hearing others order ahead of them, and smelling the aroma of the grilled onions. I guess this place has been here for over 70 years. I figure it'll be here for another 70. The faces may change but the product never lets you down. They are on the web. If you need your Philly food fix when visiting, or even if you live here, it's worth the trip. You'll be back! Find a parking spot either on 62nd st or on Noble. No meters to feed!
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