Accept No Imitations: Here’s Why So Many Turn To Geno’s For True ‘Philly Cheesesteak’

best philly cheesesteak in phillyThe list of celebrities, musicians and professional athletes who’ve dined on authentic Philly cheesesteaks at Geno’s is long. While we could try to list the greatest hits here, we’ll just point you to this page where some of our more recent patrons can be seen smiling with our owners. However, renowned record producer DJ Khaled recently paid our shop a visit and this is certainly worth a mention on our blog. That’s because DJ Khaled was in town on July 30, 2018 to see Beyonce’s show at Lincoln Financial Field and got a “whiz with” at Geno’s. According to news reports, he pulled up to 9th and Passyunk in his white Maybach Landaulet looking for the best Philly cheesesteak in Philly and even took the time to take photos with fans.

With world-famous recording artists coming through, it’s safe to say that the reputation of a Geno’s cheesesteak has been solidified and few can refuse the offering. The real question, however, is what sets this Philly staple apart from other imitations masquerading on menus the world over? It’s not hard to find a so-called “Philly cheesesteak” being prepared in diners in Denver, street carts in Santa Fe and restaurants in nearby Reading. It only takes one bite, however, to discover that these are a far cry from the real deal here in South Philly. So, what constitutes the best Philly cheesesteak in Philly? We’re glad you asked…

  • The beef: At Geno’s, nothing but the best hits the grill. This means thinly-sliced rib-eye steak that’s nice and juicy – but never greasy.
  • The cheese: Since the customer is always right at Geno’s, you can’t go wrong no matter which type of cheese you want on your steak. We’ve got Whiz, American and Provolone for you to choose from.
  • The onions: While our onions are always fresh, they are also optional. We know that not everyone is a fan so let us know if you’ll be adding these to your steak.
  • The roll: Our long rolls are flaky and come straight from the oven. This essential element holds the sandwich together quite nicely so you’ll still have a stable steak to chow down on if you took it to-go.

The above four points constitute an authentic representation of the best Philly cheesesteak in Philly. That’s it; no other veggies, no round roll and definitely no mozzarella cheese. Hungry? We thought so. If you’re looking for the right way to order a Philly cheesesteak, we’ve covered that here. Swing by the next time you’re in the neighborhood; you never know who’ll be in line waiting for their very own authentic cheesesteak.