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Sonny's Famous Steaks

228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
+1 215-629-5760
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very popular local joint. While we were there, there was even a TV crew conducting an interview. They are best known for their meat. My husband had a classic cheesesteak and it was great. While I was trying to be healthy and...More

Thank SatChild
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Sonny's on a Saturday night in October because we had seen good reviews on various sites. It's an order-at-the-counter, old-school style set up. There was a line of 7-8 people ahead of us but it moved quick and didn't take us long to get...More

Thank RoamingLombards
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can't go to Philadelphia without having a cheesesteak sandwich. Our tour guide suggested Sonny's so we tried it. Not only was it just a couple of blocks from Independence Hall, it was down the street from the oldest US post office (two "to do"...More

Thank Stsuka
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent Cheesesteaks - perfect stop as we toured the city. Ordering was easy, Food came out quickly and seating was available

Thank hschwartz14
Reviewed 6 days ago

My son says it was the best hamburger he has ever had. Burgers were in fact awesome. Beef was very fresh tasting. Fries were good. Staff was friendly. Overall very pleased.

Thank savscott
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did some research before picking a steak place. We asked around and it confirmed my research. This is where the locals eat. Get prepared to order your cheese steak. Cheese first, I did the whiz, and then your topping. I had the supreme minus...More

Thank Paisely B
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many places in Philly with a cheesesteak, and this is one of the best! Place can get crowded, but the lines move quickly, and tables open up quickly. Delicious cheesesteak!

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked around to the locals to see where the best Philadelphia Cheese Steak was and we were directed to Sonny's Famous Steaks, located in the old city, just minutes from the Liberty Bell. We shared a sandwich called "The Works", minus the bell pepper,...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town looking for some authentic Philly cheesesteak, found it at Sonny's. Food was good! Service was fast.

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first Philly Cheesesteak and this was excellent, I highly recommend it. It was incredibly busy though and seating was tough which is why I only rated it 4 stars. I guess it is part of the charm and adds to the experience for some...More

Thank JakeEdC01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-5760
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Sonny's is known for its authentic, award-winning Philly Cheesesteaks just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and National Constitution Center in the heart of historic Old City, Philadelphia. Sonny's is continually ranked number one on Philly Cheesesteak top ten lists, notably by GQ in 2014. We care about our sandwiches. We use 100% fresh Angus beef and slice it fresh every morning (most places order it sliced). Each sandwich is individually prepared to order (versus the now common practice of producing a batch of sandwiches at once). That's why both tourists and locals frequent Sonny's -- it's real, it's genuine, and it's delicious. Sonny's Cheesesteaks is in downtown Philly, convenient to hotels and sightseeing hubs. Tour groups and school groups flow in and out of local hotspot. We provide discounts to groups that book in advance on our website. We also have discounts for US Military, police officers, students and more! We pride ourselves on our friendliness. We love newcomers and are eager to teach folks everything and anything about cheesesteaks. Don't get nervous ordering, and please, ask questions! Sonny's is the real deal Philly cheesesteak experience -- and it's easy to get to by foot, cab, or subway (SEPTA 2nd Street Station). Feel free to call for directions or check online.
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