Best of Philly

Best Cheesesteak

2018 Best Twist on a Cheesesteak


Instead of a late-night trip to Pat’s or Geno’s, head to this Ethiopian bar – open till 2 a.m. – where they transform Philly’s iconic sandwich with spicy berbere seasoning for a hybrid delicacy. View Profile »

4540 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA | 215-386-1444 | Website

2015 Best Cheesesteak

Philly’s Finest Sambonis

Various locations; follow @SamboniBoys Website

These Northeast Philly buddies, who debuted their food truck on the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, have dreamed up a new model of […] Read more »

2014 Best Cheesesteak

Spot Gourmet Burgers, Steaks & Pork


Steve, Jim, Pat and Geno pretty much do one thing: steaks. But Josh Kim, from the confines of a food cart the size of a […] Read more »

2012 Best Cheesesteak

Tony Luke’s

39 East Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Readers’ Choice: It was a fight to the finish, as the Philip’s folks worked hard to get out the vote among their devotees. (The even […] Read more »

2013 Best Cheesesteak

Pittsburgh Cheesesteak at American Sardine Bar

1800 Federal Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Stacks of seasoned quality beef piled to the rafters with coleslaw and salt-and-pepper fries, all atop a crusty hoagie roll: This behemoth has us saying […] Read more »

2011 Best Cheesesteak

Mama’s Pizzeria

426 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA Website

Don’t let the whole “pizzeria” thing or the bizarre clown motif inside throw you. First, everyone knows that clowns love cheesesteaks. Second, the Mama’s crew […] Read more »

2010 Best Cheesesteak

Johnny’s Hots

1234 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

Out of a shop the size of a studio apartment: chopped, just-greasy-enough meat packed in wit’ diced fried onions and a generous layer of Whiz […] Read more »

2009 Best Cheesesteak

Wit or Witout

7352 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

It’s been years even decades since someone was brave enough to enter into the Philly cheesesteak wars. But 2009 saw the opening of Wit or […] Read more »