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RM 24 - RM 96
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American, Fast food
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Vegetarian Friendly
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0.6 km from City Hall Visitor Center
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part about the cheesesteak was the bread! Had the traditional with wiz and the meat was a little lacking in flavor. Waffle fries were very tasty and the self serve beer was a unique touch with many craft brews to choose from, only...too bad it has to be drank from a plastic cup.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

Not much more that I can say? Should have gone to Sweetgreen round the corner. For all the global hype around Philly cheesesteaks the product, if this is representative, is rubbish.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024 via mobile

Philly cheesesteak is a must while visiting, and this is one of the best. If you can get upstairs and just use the kiosk it's great, but you have to know what you want. Great shakes as well. Price is a little high, but the...sandwiches are HUGEMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Great food and many options but really really basic atmosphere. They opened the "bar" side but you sit at "sub shop" like tables with plastic cups and your food is served in to go containers, so the waitress service is useless.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

OMG, a must stop, it was THEEEE Best. Had the ribeye cheesesteak with extra cheese whiz, peppers, onions and toasted. Vey delicious and filling. Don’t let the $16 scare you, definitely worth it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

We did a bit of research beforehand to try n find the best place to try this Philadelphia specialty. Being in the Rittenhouse Square area at the time we chose to come here. Firstly the staff were really friendly and helpful given we had no...idea what to order. They basically took us through the choices: we opted for a true Philly cheesesteak sandwich, a chicken version and some smothered fries. The meal was huge! Given we are not fans of takeaway or fast food we were pleasantly surprised. To be honest we could have probably shared one cheesesteak sandwich between us but instead ploughed through our food and left with our bellies popping! We ate upstairs and it was a clean and convivial atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023 via mobile

I know that Atlanta is famous for lemon pepper wings and NY is famous for the pizza and Orlando is famous for the 10 dollar water at Disney World!! I happen to be a Philadelphia resident at T for Temple U and never tried a...cheesesteak!! I know that is insane and so I decided to make it a statement of the past and so I went tonight for a cheesesteak!! I would say I’m a funny guy and I put the reminder on my phone as a vegan foodies dream dinner!! I was being extra and I vegans would be very annoyed in a place that serves cheese steaks!! I got a steak sandwich with provolone and lettuce and onions on a seeded roll!! It was very filling and I only ate half and I’m still full!! I got to order on a fancy machine and they gave me a number and called it out on a loud speaker!! I haven’t had very many cheese steaks in my life so I can’t tell you if it was better than other ones but it was very good!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2023

Stopped in for a late lunch a few weeks ago. The roll was lousy. It had to be at least a few days old. I took it to go and walked back to my office otherwise I would have returned it. I checked with a...few colleagues who used to order regularly from them and they said the same thing. They have noticed the same issue with their rolls too and it was joke that it was prob at least a 3 day old roll. It's a shame because I had just thrown Cleavers name into the mix of a conversation with friends for rating best in Philly alongside Angelo's, John's Roast Pork, Peppinos, Chubby's and our offices moved much closer to the store but I do not plan to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Nice place near Rittenhouse Square to get a good Philly cheesesteak in cute bar (lunch) or restaurant (dinner I think). Friendly staff. Sold to there again. Doesn’t have that quick in and out touristy feel that some other bigger name places have. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

large sandwiches and moderate speed service. Not great for a dine-in experience. Best cheesesteak in Rittenhouse area per locals. Busy on a Monday at dinner time. Sandwiches were good in quantity and ok in quality for us.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

I had seen the website and definitely expected more. The cheesesteaks were decent, but lacked vegetables. Once served we had to serve ourselves to water ... and were totally unattended. Not a great experience.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Hello as a Philadelphia native I've had a lot of good cheese steaks in my day this not being one of them it was 145 dollars for 3 cheese steaks and 4 milkshakes with chicken nuggets there prices are outrageous and the food was worse...than the Wawa cheese steak I had the day prior for 4x the price just go to Wawa you'll save money and not go to this awful restaurantMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

What a place sports beer and the best Philly steak sandwich I’ve had. Plus the guy who served us was ace a real star. Great place to visit

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

I enjoyed my chicken cheesesteak. It was huge and I got onions, American cheese, pickles, and ketchup. The bread was thick and it contained sesame seeds. The price of just over fourteen dollars ($14.00) was fair. I felt that the staff was impatient, but the...food came out quickly. There was an upstairs area to sit and to eat; there was also a restroom. This place accepted cash and credit card.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 January 2023 via mobile

Philly cheesesteaks are excellent. Big selection and also option to put together your own. Service was ok, but it did not completely match the high level of the food

Date of visit: January 2023
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