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Philly Cheese Steak Close to Independence?

Raboi Sep 2, 2010 06:24 PM

Will be in Philly for a short period of time prior to Thanksgiving. We want to get real Philly Cheese Steaks for lunch while touring The Mint, Independence Park.... Any great places close??

  1. cheesewit Sep 3, 2010 04:29 AM

    Sonny's or Campo's near 2nd & Market Sts. are very good places close to your requested location.

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    1. re: cheesewit
      mitchh Sep 3, 2010 06:52 AM

      Slightly off topic, one of my pet peeves is when someone calls it a Philly Cheesesteak when in Philly. I certainly wouldn't go to New York City and ask where I could find a New York style deli.

      But, if you are ok with walking about a half mile each way, I'd head down to 4th and South for Jim's.

      1. re: mitchh
        Philly Ray Sep 3, 2010 07:25 AM

        But would you ask for Buffalo wings in Buffalo?

        1. re: Philly Ray
          bluehensfan Sep 3, 2010 07:31 AM

          Or french fries in France?

          Seriously if I was the OP, I'd skip the cheesesteak (what do you call it if you don't want cheese?) altogether and get a roast pork sandwich from DiNic's at Reading Terminal Market.

          Whatever the OP chooses, anything is better than the Bourse.

          1. re: bluehensfan
            Philly Ray Sep 3, 2010 07:44 AM

            My dad never gets cheese on his and he just asks for a "plain steak with onions."

            1. re: Philly Ray
              Bob Loblaw Sep 3, 2010 10:34 AM

              I usually get mine w/out cheese. i'll put 'no cheese' at the end just to be clear. "one steak with mushrooms and onions, no cheese" for instance.

            2. re: bluehensfan
              Raboi Sep 3, 2010 10:43 AM

              I will be staying in Philly for the night and heading over to Reading Terminal on the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving and heading back to see my family in Jersey. Thanks for the Reading Termincal recommendation.... you read my mind! Future posts coming your way on what to eat for dinner for a couple of nights also!

            3. re: Philly Ray
              mitchh Sep 3, 2010 08:00 AM

              Funny you should ask that question since I'll be passing through Buffalo tomorrow and probably will stop at the Anchor Bar. But, to answer your question, I order wings when I order them no matter what city I am in.

            4. re: mitchh
              Bob Loblaw Sep 3, 2010 10:32 AM

              at least they're not calling it a steak-and-cheese.

              1. re: mitchh
                Raboi Sep 3, 2010 10:42 AM

                sorry about pissing you off. it was out of respect.

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