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Pat's King of Steaks

1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 USA

4,603 Reviews
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Tue 12a-12a
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
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“An authentic Philly Cheesesteak”

Pat's King of Steaks® was founded by Pat Olivieri in 1930. Pat had a modest hot-dog stand at the base of the famous Italian Market in South Philadelphia. One day he decided to have something quite different for lunch, so he sent for some chopped meat from the butcher shop. He cooked the meat on his hot dog grill, placed the meat onto an Italian roll, and dressed it with some onions. Just as he went to take a bite, a cab driver who ate a hot dog everyday asked what he had there. Pat said that it was his lunch. The cabbie insisted that Pat make him one.  "Hey.....forget 'bout those hot dogs, you should sell these." The steak sandwich was born. As the years passed, both employees and customers alike demanded change...cheese was added.

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Rhonda D.

Super duper fast service on the line! My hubby opted to get his sandwich across the street at Genos so we compared quality. Pat's steak is superior to the steak served at Geno's because at Pats... Read more

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Amanda D.

Listen, I dont eat food like this at home on normal day. I, however, am on vacation, so my chicken/rice/broccoli diet can gtfo. I've never had a cheesesteak before, but I would fight someone to... Read more

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Nicole C.

Just a stop on the way to our final destination for the weekend, but if you're in Philly or even just driving through, you gotta get a cheesesteak!! We had these several years ago and nobody... Read more

Pat's King of Steaks

1237 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19147 USA
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Open now until 12:00 am
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Brunch
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  • Dinner
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  • Drive Through
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
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