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“I HAD A WORLD BEATER CHEESESTEAK TODAY...”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jim's Steaks

Jim's Steaks
Ranked #356 of 4,341 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout
Honolulu, Hawaii
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109 reviews
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“I HAD A WORLD BEATER CHEESESTEAK TODAY...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

.....so what if the original Jim's neighborhood is currently "economically challenged"? (better not to go at night) and so what if the store itself could have used a refab about 40 years ago?! And so what if the staff sometimes acts like they're doing you a big favor to even talk to you?!...Close your eyes and smell...it's the grill, dummies.... not the decor or the staff you are there for. That grill means flavor..great flavor. Delicious hoagies, too. mmm, mmm good...

  • Visited January 2013
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Arlington, VA
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25 reviews
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“A 'must do' if you are visiting Philly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Long lines and rushed ordering are worth it for great Philly Cheesesteaks from Jim's Steaks. If you are in Philly, make sure to go here for your cheeseteak.

  • Visited November 2012
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NewJersey
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15 reviews
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“Not worth the ride to get there”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I visited there this past week. Keep in mind folks it is down on 62nd. The liberty bell is at 6th. It's a RIDE to get there. It's not the same place as the video attached shows. It is in what appears to be a "not so nice part of town". However, it was daylight - we went in. The food was average at best. It was a typical cheesesteak. Nothing fancy about it. I felt completely at ease in the place - but if I were a tourist and trying to get back and forth - this is not where I would go. You can this same food at any cheesesteak place.

  • Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nasty”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

While in Philly looking at schools for my daughter, we tried all the big cheesesteak places. This place was very nasty, place was filthy and the food was terrible. I guess that is why we were the only ones in this place on a Thursday evening. If you are looking for good cheesesteaks do not waste your time going here. Go to one of the others, me and my family’s preference is Tony Luke’s, but Pat’s and Geno’s are also good.

  • Visited November 2011
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Ocoee, Florida
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30 reviews
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“Highly recommended by the locals....not so impressed.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

In our quest for the infamous Philly Cheesesteak, many locals recommended Jim's as THE place to go. Avoid the tourist traps and go to Jim's, it's the best, they said. I have to say, not impressed by Jim's. The cheesesteak was dry and just unappealing. The line that wraps all the way around the corner of the building would indicate you're in for a treat, but not so much. I was still wanting that infamous Philly Cheesesteak when I left disappointed. Sorry, Jim's, I have to give you a fail.

Visited August 2012
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