Joe’s Steaks Adds Fishtown Location

joes-steaks-sodaJoe’s Steaks + Soda Shop (formerly Chink’s) is adding a location in Fishtown. The new Joe’s Steaks will be located at the corner of Frankford and Girard Avenues, in the long vacant Acropolis Diner. The new location will have seating for 50-60 guests and will offer an expanded pickle and pepper bar. A grill in the front window will mirror the original shop’s layout. Owner, Joe Groh says “this move was inevitable for the continued success of the restaurant.” Groh hopes “the larger space and vibrant location will create a whole new generation of Joe’s lovers.”

The original Torresdale Avenue location will remain open as it has been since 1949, when it first began slinging cheesesteaks, milkshakes and egg creams. Though with the expansion, it’s likely that the original may close on Mondays and Tuesdays so Groh can more easily split his time between the two locations.

Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop – Fishtown [Foobooz]
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  • Connied

    good for him! good luck!

  • Willy Wonka

    Torresdale Avenue is getting too dangerous.

    • Mike

      Yep, it’s a shithole now.

  • Christopher Ranieri

    This place will be out of business within three years….. he should be ashamed of himself for changing the original name….

    • Boo-urns

      If you want to deny yourself the best cheesesteak on the planet over a name, it’s your loss.

    • Dan

      Wonder if Christopher Ranieri

      would feel the same way if the place was named “Guineas” because the original owner, although not Italian, was so dark skinned that he was mistaken for a wop?

      Doubt that Christopher would think that such a name MUST be kept by subsequent ownership because of the “rich” tradition of racism against Italians behind it…

      • Christopher Ranieri

        If I bought a place called Coons Pizza for Fifty years….. it would be called Coons Pizza Forever…. I guess you think they should change the name of the Washington Redskins too!!! Sheeeep!

        • tjt

          yes, they should! we should stop using offensive language when it’s unnecessary. like in naming things! i mean, damn. thanks for making my case for me.

    • AreaMan

      Yea, how dare he name the business after himself?!?!?

    • Michaelangelo Ilagan

      Are you counting the year they’ve already been operating at Joe’s or three years from now?

  • Christopher Ranieri

    The best Cheesesteak is at The Original Jims Steaks in West Philly 62nd and Noble….