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Good Cheesesteaks near Kimmel Center?

rschwim Jan 25, 2010 01:06 PM

Any good cheesesteaks near the Kimmel Center? If not, what's the closest that might be open late?

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    cwdonald Jan 25, 2010 05:09 PM

    Didn't Rick's Steaks move to Downstairs at the Bellevue? That would be a place to grab one before a show. I think they are open until 6pm. Easiest place is to go to Old City or to South Street after a show. Lots of choices.. Cosmis, Ishkabibbles, Jim's etc.

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    1. re: cwdonald
      Bob Loblaw Jan 27, 2010 05:17 AM

      I got a steak at Rick's a few weeks ago.
      Thoroughly enjoyed it.
      I'm not as picky as many others are about their steaks - I think that many many places serve a perfectly acceptable steak sandwich.

      1. re: cwdonald
        foodadelphia Jan 28, 2010 03:17 PM

        Yes, Rick's moved to the Bellevue food court. I also like Gennarro's (12th & South) with american - they're not the Rick's/Pat's/Tony Luke's style.

        1. re: foodadelphia
          Bigley9 Jan 29, 2010 09:26 AM

          what's the Rick's/Pat's/TonyLuke's style vs Gennarro's?

          1. re: Bigley9
            foodadelphia Jan 29, 2010 11:13 AM

            Gennaro's has a more finely chopped steak with the cheese melted into it. It's basically a big goopy mess of meat and cheese interlaced on the roll as opposed to having the cheese on the bread with coarsely chopped steak on top of it.

            I also highly recommend getting a cheesesteak with over easy eggs on it at Little Pete's. It's not on the menu, but they'll make it for you. I like how they melt the cheese on top of the meat and egg.

        2. re: cwdonald
          lone369 Jan 29, 2010 12:30 PM

          I was thinking of where to send someone for a cheesesteak near the Kimmel and I forgot about Rick's. Thats the sad part, now that it's out of the Reading Terminal, it's easy to forget about. Rick does make a great steak and I am glad that you reminded me of it.

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