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Geno's Steaks

215-389-0659  •  $
ADDRESS: 1219 S Ninth St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

CUISINE: Sandwiches, Subs/Hoagies/Po-boys, Cheese Steaks, Late-Night Dining, 24 Hours

FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Patio Seating, Smoke Free

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Among the few variations from the classic Philly cheese steaks at Geno's Steaks are pizza steaks and roast pork sandwiches.

No alcohol available. Open 24 hours daily.

From the restaurant's website:

"Geno's Steaks was started by Joe Vento back in 1966. He figured that if he was going to sell a steak, he had to be where they were already eating them ... at the 'X' shaped intersection of Ninth and Passyunk in South Philadelphia. Joe learned the cheese steak business from his father, who in the early 1940s opened Jim's Steaks. In 1966, Joe started Geno's with $6 in his pocket, two boxes of steaks and some hot dogs. ... The ingredients are simple: exacting and never greasy thinly sliced rib-eye steak, melted cheese, oven-fresh baked bread and delicately grilled onions. Awaiting your piping hot sandwich on the counter outside are ketchup, mustard, relish and Joe's choice hot sauce."


"A sign describes a choice of cheese toppings, but most knowledgeable customers get 'whiz with' (cheese whiz and sautéed onions). If you try to specify anything else, the counterman will say 'Next.' "

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Among the few variations from the classic Philly cheese steaks at Geno's Steaks are pizza steaks and roast pork sandwiches.

 

From the restaurant's website:

"Geno's Steaks was started by Joe Vento back in 1966. He figured that if he was going to sell a steak, he had to be where they were already eating them ... at the 'X' shaped intersection of Ninth and Passyunk in South Philadelphia. Joe learned the cheese steak business from his father, who in the early 1940s opened Jim's Steaks. In 1966, Joe started Geno's with $6 in his pocket, two boxes of steaks and some hot dogs. ... The ingredients are simple: exacting and never greasy thinly sliced rib-eye steak, melted cheese, oven-fresh baked bread and delicately grilled onions. Awaiting your piping hot sandwich on the counter outside are ketchup, mustard, relish and Joe's choice hot sauce."


"A sign describes a choice of cheese toppings, but most knowledgeable customers get 'whiz with' (cheese whiz and sautéed onions). If you try to specify anything else, the counterman will say 'Next.' "

- Food & Wine

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No alcohol available. Open 24 hours daily.

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