If a better Cheesesteak place exists in Philly, we certainly haven’t found it. This place is a bit further out than center city options, but it’s well worth the trek. Eat your cheesesteak outside or for take-out, or sit in the sports bar across the street and have a few drinks. Despite the fact that this is quite a bit further out than the South Street, Italian Market or center city places, there still tends to be a line, especially during lunchtime. The sports bar across the street, however, has the same delicious sandwiches, $2 beers at all times, and generally no wait time to get a seat. Whiz, provolone, and American all go great on Tony Luke’s Steaks. If you ask us how we prefer it, answers will vary based on the day of the week. And you’ll probably make us hungry.
Jim’s is an excellent Cheese Steak place in Philly. If not for Tony Luke’s, we might even call it the best. What it has on Tony Luke’s, however, is location. Jim’s is right on South Street, an easy walk from Center City and at the end of our Colonial Cheese Steak Tour. The line can get pretty long, but that just goes to show you how good these steaks are. This place is highly recommended for people not looking to travel far, and if there’s no line it’s even better.