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Sonny's Famous Steaks

228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
+1 215-629-5760
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwich” (169 reviews)
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American, Fast food
228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by several locals (Uber drivers) that there are others better. However, we didn't want to go out of the Old City so we hit up Sonny's. Man it was amazing! Maybe the others are still better, but I had no complaints about...More

Thank robertmiles3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried a couple of places while in Philly and this was the best . Fresh bread , cooked to perfection and no drippy cheese whiz on bun. Place is constantly packed and service is fast but not courteous . Be ready with your choices and...More

Thank Machet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all know Philadelphia is noted for Its fantastic “Cheese Steaks”. There is a debate as to who is the best. Most have tried Pat and Geno’s. However, the two best (in my opinion) are Jim’s (South Street) and Sonny’s on 3rd & Market. Sonny’s...More

Thank RickCourt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on a business trip and stopped for an afternoon in Philly as I'd never been there. Even more so, I've NEVER eaten a cheesesteak!! I did some online research and decided on Sonny's. I was not disappointed!!! I got a traditional with cheese...More

Thank Brita25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sonney's came recommended by quite a few locals as the best cheesesteak in town. My family was not disappointed! It was very good! However there is limited seating but the food is what makes it great. Definitely recommend!

Thank Danielle A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had takeout for dinner. The cheesesteak and fries were excellent, but the onion rings were hands down the best. Sonny's recommendation for cheese whiz cheesesteak and onion rings was spot on. Located just a few blocks from Independence Park and our hotel.

Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Numerous shows on TV and many publications suggest Sonny's and they certainly don't disappoint. From the ordering aspect which is fun to learn how to the location, well worth the stop. First ever cheesesteak and it was excellent!!

Thank romejaohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying near Independence Plaza everyone said Sonny's is the best place for Philly Cheesesteaks. The meat was tough; they overdid the Cheese Wizz; Mozarella was much better. I would find someplace else to go.

Thank Edmund L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall a good place to get a Cheese Steak Sandwich. Service was good and waiting time was short even though place is always busy.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait in line and it was hard to find seating, but the food made it worth it! Awesome Philly cheese steak! Cheese fries were average, but nice side. We will come back

Thank estabrks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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