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Aug 1, 2006 09:06 PM

Phila Cheesesteak on the way home to NYC after Phil Art Museum??


Thanks to those who provided suggestions to a posting I had a few days ago about a bite to eat after the Barnes.

Plans have changed and now we are driving home (renting a car) to Manhattan after a brief stop at the Phil Art Museum (after the Barnes earlier in the day) in the afternoon. Where would be a convenient stop for your favorite cheesesteak sandwich before we start the 2 hour trip home? (General directions would be appreciated or we can use mapquest, etc.)

The museum closes at 5 so we thought we would hold back for an hour and start back at 6ish. Thanks very much.

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  1. I highly recommend Jim's. It's at the corner of 4th and South.

    1. If you REALLY want a treat, you'll stop by Dellasandro's on the way from the Barnes to the art museum, if you have a car. It's not more than 2 miles out of the way.

      quickie directions:
      Get on City Line Ave, heading back towards I-76. Cross the Schuylkill River, right lane exit to Ridge Ave West. Take Ridge Ave (bear right to go up the hill) about 1 mile, make right on Walnut Lane. Next major light Left onto Henry Ave, Dellasandro's is 1 block on the right.

      Dalessandro's Steaks
      600 Wendover St (on Henry Ave, near Walnut Lane), Philadelphia, PA
      (215) 482-5407

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      1. re: JugglerDave

        I agree with Dalessandro's - closed on sundays fyi.

        1. re: pamd

          dalessandro's is the best steak in philly. it is out of the way, but pretty straitforward and the staff can get you on the road back to nyc. the only downside is that there is no tourist type stuff in roxborough, so you would be literally going to a tiny shop, ordering a sandwich and getting back in your car.

          jim's is on south street and is not bad for being so touristy, but i would recommend ishkabibbles (b/n 3rd and 4th) or olympia II (b/n 6th and 7th).

          1. re: mazza3

            Since the OP said (in prev. post) that this would be a Thursday, I recommended going to Dalessandros' between the barnes and the phila. museum of art. At 6pm, I wouldn't recommend trying to head up to Roxborough from the Art Museum because of traffic, and it's the other direction from getting back to NYC.

      2. You can also make your way down to Tony Luke's- a bit of a pain to get to from the museum, but very convenient to I-95 once you're there. It's on Oregon Ave at Front Street, directly under the I-95 overpass. Also closed on Sundays, I think.