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Geno's Steaks

1219 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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(215) 389-0659


  • Sunday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Monday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Tuesday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Wednesday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Thursday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Friday: Midnight - Midnight
  • Saturday: Midnight - Midnight

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Cuisine: Coffee and Tea, Steak Restaurants

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4 of 5.0 from 150 reviews

price range:Less than $10

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  • MIA JNot a fan. I'm from philly and I have had better. Genos is overated it's just popular.

    33333 by MIA J

  • Moe D.Cash only so leave your plastic at home. Really friendly here.

    55555 by Moe D.

  • Jade DThis is a great attraction in Philly, but it is really overrated. You can definitely get a much better cheesesteak in south philly. I do not reccomend it for your first Philly cheesteak.

    55555 by Jade D

  • Aj TThey're good. But there are better. Good for tourists.

    55555 by Aj T

  • Paolo NBring cash! And it's certainly a delicious treat.

    55555 by Paolo N

  • Jes CLove the cheese fries!

    55555 by Jes C

  • Omi APretty decent but not enough meat and without the cheese there is little taste. The sandwich which as a total was good though. 7/10 Sept 6, 2016

    33333 by Omi A

  • Nicole MFrench fries with special cheese are to die for!!! The cheesesteak sandwiches are amazing... We chose Geno's over Pats (across the street) 👍

    55555 by Nicole M

  • Gabriela KFrench fries with cheese

    33333 by Gabriela K

  • nova RIs the best cheessteak i ever had

    55555 by nova R

  • Connor F.Cash Only. Delicious Cheesesteaks. I like the "cheesesteak wit onions & whiz" Meat is not chopped unlike Pat's.

    55555 by Connor F.

  • Tony S.The classic with wiz was awesome

    55555 by Tony S.

  • DOMINIQUE RThere cheesesteak's are damn delicious, I've been coming here for years, since I was 8 years old.

    55555 by DOMINIQUE R

  • Dave B.Don't use the ATM across the street. It has a skimmer device on it.

    33333 by Dave B.

  • Karl S.an ok cheesesteak if no other options in philly exist

    33333 by Karl S.

  • Noel GreenExcellent steaks. Heart of philly!!!

    55555 by Noel Green

  • JamezNothing special at all, seriously Jim's tastes 10x better. Just tasted like basic meat&bread here- and still $11!

    22222 by Jamez

  • A B.I've only seen people eating cheese steaks

    55555 by A B.

  • renojrgCheesesteaks of course

    55555 by renojrg

  • Janghan Jay KPhiladelphia Cheese steak

    55555 by Janghan Jay K

  • Jeff MolinaroGreat cheesesteaks but the employees are dicks.

    55555 by Jeff Molinaro

  • Jacob LThere cheese steaks are the best in the world, no doubt!

    55555 by Jacob L

  • Thomas C.Best in Philly

    55555 by Thomas C.

  • Kailyn LogginsThe CHEESESTEAK! What else?

    33333 by Kailyn Loggins

  • Kathleen CorlessGet the whiz wit

    33333 by Kathleen Corless

  • @rafiq_ JTaste of Philadelphia

    55555 by @rafiq_ J

  • Markus SEnjoy the original Philly-Cheesesteak, delicious!!!

    55555 by Markus S

  • visitPAYou can't leave Philadelphia without deciding who makes the best cheesesteaks. Located across from Pat's King of Steaks, the two cheesesteak meccas have been competing for more than 40 years.

    55555 by visitPA

  • Norie WrightYou need to know how to order it correctly, or else people will look at you funny.

    33333 by Norie Wright

  • Jannette G.Loved their onion, whiz& American cheese steak-sandwich. I highly recommend buying it and keeping wrapped for 20 mins or more (longer better) to let the flavor really soak in. Made a huge difference!

    55555 by Jannette G.

  • Michael Knauer IIPerfect for a late night walk through the city.

    55555 by Michael Knauer II

  • Ty BuenoPats is the real deal genos overrated,

    33333 by Ty Bueno

  • Jesse AngelinoMostly for the tourists,this is one of Phillys big 3 Steak joints,and while tasty (especially with "Wiz" on it)it's still pales to the OG classics like Pats Steaks or "Jims" further uptown.

    55555 by Jesse Angelino

  • Daniel W.A little light on the steak, but an excellent sandwich nevertheless.

    55555 by Daniel W.

  • Amandeep GillGreat cheesesteak sandwich! Outdoor seating only

    55555 by Amandeep Gill

  • Frank W.Better than Pat's

    55555 by Frank W.

  • Criz C.Original Philly Steak wit or without....

    55555 by Criz C.

  • James TTerrible tourist trap. Get a stomachache with a side of racism.

    11111 by James T

  • Doraly PantaleonChoose pats instead. It tastes better and the staff isn't hateful

    33333 by Doraly Pantaleon

  • Drizzy DreaDid not know they had signs that says "speak English we are in America" I would have gone across the street. The sandwiches were not worth the trip from NYC. The onions were still raw. Meh

    22222 by Drizzy Drea

  • Charles ACheesesteaks

    55555 by Charles A

  • Jessica AbsherYummy steak

    55555 by Jessica Absher

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Geno's Steaks as seen on Food Feuds , Food Paradise

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • 山さん Cチーズステーキ genos うます。

    33333 by 山さん C

  • Hannah DDecided to hit up a couple places on the way home... minor detour. #PhillyCheesesteaks

    55555 by Hannah D

  • Katie JJust stopped in Philly at Geno's for a real Philly cheesesteak... No biggie ;)

    55555 by Katie J

  • Jacob V.Just tried Pat's and Geno's for the first time. Pat's wins. The cheese is much better at Pats, there's more beef, it tastes better. Geno's is dry, kind of carby, barely grilled onions cafeteria food.

    33333 by Jacob V.

  • Jannette G.Cheesesteaks: Pat's vs Geno's--Geno's won. My biggest tip would be to wrap the whiz-wit for at least 5-10mins instead of having it immediately. Juices of the steak&melted whiz REALLY come together!

    33333 by Jannette G.

  • Steve D.Pat's vs. Geno's -- what'll it be?

    55555 by Steve D.

  • Rashaud R.Came from another state to experience the Hype, and honestly I was disappointed lol

    33333 by Rashaud R.

  • Andy V.Hmmmm it was ok

    22222 by Andy V.

  • jose luis KEl sabor no es del otro mundo, pero el servicio si lo es, pero como de un mundo muy, muy lejano, a donde la atención al cliente no importa. Tratan a los clientes a las patadas y solo reciben efectivo

    55555 by jose luis K

  • ChelsaPlus wiz. Obvs.

    55555 by Chelsa

  • Nora CBest cheese steak

    55555 by Nora C

  • Rachele KThe Best cheese steak I've ever had! Try also fries..that's yummy yummy!!

    55555 by Rachele K

  • Andy G.If you believe that Geno's is "racist," shut up and go elsewhere. Wanting your customers to order in English does not quantify with "racism." You'll get a better steak somewhere else, anyway.

    22222 by Andy G.

  • Tommy AndersonCLEAN, fast and friendly!! Pat's Steak?? Not so much!!

    55555 by Tommy Anderson

  • Claudia C.Food was not good. Onions were raw and the fries tasteless. Not what I expected for such a popular attraction.

    22222 by Claudia C.

  • Hockey on Campus TWe encourage you to make your own cheesesteak decision. Geno's is one you have to check out.

    55555 by Hockey on Campus T

  • Francesco BleveThe cheesesteak is ok, but really nothing special. For sure doesn't worth the 9,50$ I spent for it.

    33333 by Francesco Bleve

  • Peggy C.I'd rather eat non-racist cheesesteaks over at Pat's, thanks.

    33333 by Peggy C.

  • Jonathan T.Chz Wiz is the only chz to use!

    33333 by Jonathan T.

  • DavidLooks racist. I'd rather eat at Pat's

    11111 by David

  • DavidLooks racist. I'd rather go to Pat's

    11111 by David

  • Jeff E.Cash only like Pats .... The order in English t-shirt is everywhere

    33333 by Jeff E.

  • Gene F.It's all hype

    22222 by Gene F.

  • Kailee C.The workers here are really rude... First time in Philly and I'm visiting from New York!

    33333 by Kailee C.

  • Michael C.Try the Philly Cheesesteak With Provolone And Onions - Oh yeah! Been waiting for this!

    55555 by Michael C.

  • Christina R.Read this while your on line so you know how to order: http://www.ehow.com/how_4549506_order-philly-cheesesteak-authentic-philadelphia.html

    33333 by Christina R.

  • KathyCustomer service is good. They'll give you stuff on the side where as Pat's won't. It is cash only! Our group had a taste test. 2 for Pat's. 2 for Geno's.

    33333 by Kathy

  • John DBoom. Whiz wit.

    55555 by John D

  • Sam O.No restroom, so go before you come. By law you think they should have restrooms

    33333 by Sam O.

  • malik shabazz {{FJ}} Allahu AkbarIt's heaven on bread :-)

    55555 by malik shabazz {{FJ}} Allahu Akbar

  • manolo TThe hot sause is awesome

    55555 by manolo T

  • Al C.Nighttime food :P

    55555 by Al C.

  • Adrian MExteriorly, the place looked like a gentleman's club; however, the cheesesteaks were filling. Though I still recommend Pat's King of Steaks.

    33333 by Adrian M

  • Natalie DNot as good as its amped up to be...hardly any cheese and fatty pieces of steak in my sandwich

    33333 by Natalie D

  • Jessie M.Absolutely amazing!! As always :)

    55555 by Jessie M.

  • SamanthaBest time to visit 2 am on a weeknight!

    55555 by Samantha

  • JESS3While Geno's might rub some liberals the wrong way, it can definitely win them back over with their steaks and birch beer. I pick Geno's over Pat's everytime.

    55555 by JESS3

  • Septian A.Overrated. It was good but not $9 good. SMH disappointed.

    22222 by Septian A.

  • @ShamrockbailEd cont. ideal of America is speak your mind especially if not physically hurtin others, its a criminal offense crossing illegally you dope,do it legal, hows that racist ?commit a crime and run bck

    22222 by @Shamrockbail

  • @ShamrockbailThat was meant for Gil J, so his overtaxed property should save the fraud of the city Govt,tool,go after pols that take drop or Street givin self a 300k job b4 he left or. No bid to his cvrackhead bro

    22222 by @Shamrockbail

  • @ShamrockbailBut you choose to slam an individual for his belief,In America we have a bill of rights the same 1 that protects you from getting chock slammed by me,any idea how much is being spent on security by

    33333 by @Shamrockbail

  • Domenico Z.Just go to Pat's

    33333 by Domenico Z.

  • Tymear BThe best dame stakes in philly

    55555 by Tymear B

  • Megan R.Wizz wittt and andd cheese friess pllzzz ;-)

    55555 by Megan R.

  • Team Coco"Screw Pat's! These are the best cheesesteaks in Philly, bar none." - Conan O'Brien

    55555 by Team Coco

  • Edward H.The owner Joey Vento was a racist asshole, no reason why he should be honored or respected by anyone, does he not realize that his ancestors were immigrants too? Stupid hypocrite, have fun in Hell!

    22222 by Edward H.

  • Jose W.Try the cheesesteak...it's awesome...

    55555 by Jose W.

  • Emily S.Geno's is better because unlike Pat's, Geno's serves cheesesteaks without bones!

    55555 by Emily S.

  • Natisa G.Don't waste your time here. The place is visually appealing but the food has no flavor. You could get a better Philly cheesesteak anywhere else.

    22222 by Natisa G.

  • Richard H.If you want the best, do NOT eat here .. These steaks are REALLY BLAND!!

    33333 by Richard H.

  • Richard H.Interesting, the place which discriminates against immigrants is owned by descendants of recent immigrants ... Hmmmm

    33333 by Richard H.

  • SNF on NBCFNIA's Rodney Harrison says:"If you've never had an authentic cheesesteak, go right now!" SNF rolls into Philadelphia on Sun.,Oct. 30 as the Eagles take on the Cowboys. Tune in at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

    55555 by SNF on NBC

  • Becky B.I think Genos is the best cheese steak in Philly. There are other good ones too- but if you want the experience- this one is it- complete with the east coast "watta ya want!!?" attitude.

    55555 by Becky B.

  • Evan U.Cheese steaks were cold and very disappointing

    22222 by Evan U.

  • Randall B.Taste test #1- Awesome!

    55555 by Randall B.

  • marco p.Geno's Steaks, wiz-without and you will not find any better in Philadelphia.

    55555 by marco p.

  • Rasheeda M.Overrated. Im gonna try pat's next.

    33333 by Rasheeda M.

  • Johnny R.Seriously... Where's the beef? Choose Pat's.

    22222 by Johnny R.

  • Andrea S.Better than Pat's but my brothet disagrees...

    55555 by Andrea S.

  • Denny C.Not the best. I have better in Scranton Pa!!

    55555 by Denny C.

  • ToryBurchFamed for its cheesesteaks—and also its pizza steak sandwiches.

    55555 by ToryBurch

  • Linda C.I agree with someone else's tip. A little dry and not real hot. Not bad but not living up to the hype.

    33333 by Linda C.

  • Ray H.Cash Only. A must have (along with Pat's) just to say you did it. Jim's on South Street is better. Plus Geno's is very opinionated and they have those opinions posted everywhere. Sounds racist...

    55555 by Ray H.

  • Soul TrainOne of the two legendary Philly cheesesteak places in town. You can't visit Pat's without hitting Geno's.

    55555 by Soul Train

  • Mitch R."Whiz wit". You will fall in love.

    55555 by Mitch R.

  • sandy Abest cheese steak place around. lots of cheese wiz !

    55555 by sandy A

  • @LaurenceTomMostly tourists eat at Geno's or Pat's. Find out where Philadelphians go for their cheesesteaks.

    33333 by @LaurenceTom

  • Eddie BBetter yet, grow some balls and go to North Philly for a sandwich!

    55555 by Eddie B

  • Eddie BTourist trap!!! Get a real Cheesesteak in North Philly

    55555 by Eddie B

  • Andrew TDefinitely good. Haterz gonna hate.

    55555 by Andrew T

  • Carl R.Genos is awesome. Pats is good too. I didn't feel the hate.

    55555 by Carl R.

  • Joe P.Pats is the original Philly cheesesteak. Ginos is just a tourest attraction. There is barley any meat on their steaks n there meat is dry. The people r ignorant too! Go to pats

    33333 by Joe P.

  • Adam M.Overrated!

    11111 by Adam M.

  • PookaBoth Pat's & Geno's are just okay cheesesteaks. Not really worth going to either.

    33333 by Pooka

  • Kelly R.Love<3 their fries are the best!

    55555 by Kelly R.

  • Mr. PhiladelphiaWhen ordering, First tell them what cheese you want. Second, with or without onions. Hi! Can I get a Provolone wit? Good! Have cash in hand. Enjoy!

    33333 by Mr. Philadelphia

  • Trish T.It's true, the original is the best!! Best Philly Cheesesteak ever!! (but you gotta order the actual original... Whiz Whit!)

    55555 by Trish T.

  • Vivek S.Get it WIZZ WITH

    55555 by Vivek S.

  • Audrey A.Quick service and pretty tasty food. Get the Birch beer to help wash down your cheesesteak with Whiz (and onions)!

    55555 by Audrey A.

  • Danielle Rso yummyyyy

    55555 by Danielle R

  • Barrett L.Get out of line and walk across the street to Pat's.

    22222 by Barrett L.

  • Zenia HWorld famous Philly cheesesteaks!!!

    55555 by Zenia H

  • Jyll S.Pat's is better. Hands down.

    55555 by Jyll S.

  • CJ B.Nothing to write home about.

    33333 by CJ B.

  • Julia H.If you're super lucky, you may arrive at one of the rare times when there is absolutely no line, and you're the only person there. It's a beautiful thing.

    33333 by Julia H.

  • Ettractions.comGeno’s Steaks provides guided tours and visitor information at every corner.

    55555 by Ettractions.com

  • KristenEdwin...preach! There was no meat on this sandwich!

    22222 by Kristen

  • GraceSo. Pats meat isn't as dry. Gave Genos a chance. Dry meat not very hot. Try Jims

    33333 by Grace

  • Kristopher K.Speak spanish, french or just gibberish in a pretend accent when you order.

    33333 by Kristopher K.

  • ChevroletOpened in 1966, use one window to order sandwiches and another for drinks and sides. Locals rave about the cheese fries.

    33333 by Chevrolet

  • John vIt's better than Pat's

    55555 by John v

  • Kelly B.Geno's is the best!

    55555 by Kelly B.

  • Mike CHome of great Americans.

    55555 by Mike C

  • Jennifer S.Didn't think it was all that great. We got the Whiz Wit and cheese fries.

    33333 by Jennifer S.

  • Calvin K.will smith grew up in west philly not in south philly and not near Geno's or Pat's....I live near Geno's and Pat's so don't drive through blasting your loud music haha

    55555 by Calvin K.

  • Hank G.Get a provolone with.

    55555 by Hank G.

  • Rita R.Go to Pat's. Pat's cheesesteak tastes better and you don't get a side of hatred with it.

    33333 by Rita R.

  • CodyBest tourist steaks in town.

    55555 by Cody

  • Edwin MCan I get some meat with my bread... Horrible there was no steak

    11111 by Edwin M

  • Nina D.Worst cheesesteak in town. Pat's isn't any better.

    33333 by Nina D.

  • visitPADid you already hit up Pat’s? Don’t forget: a steak with Cheez Whiz and onions is a “Whiz Wit.” If you’d prefer provolone and no onions, order a “Provolone Witout.”

    55555 by visitPA

  • Chris M.Flew into town and Genos was my first stop. Great sandwich. Only located about 4.5 miles from PHL airport. Gps got me right there.

    55555 by Chris M.

  • Tori Haasgo here and try everything.

    55555 by Tori Haas

  • John S.Eat a Genos steak

    33333 by John S.

  • Chad Amake sure you come after 3 am to skip the lines

    33333 by Chad A

  • Sean H.Geno's is the best!

    55555 by Sean H.

  • Automopedia E.Over-Rated

    11111 by Automopedia E.

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