1219 S. 9th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
$ (under $15)
Sat, 07/15/2017, 7:30pm walk-in
Geno's is another iconic cheesesteak spot located across the street from Pat's. It is a rivalry between the two about who tastes better and which one is more authentic. In order to establish which one wins, my family and I did a comparison by eating one right after the other.
The place is just as busy as Pat's. There is also seating al fresco. There are two windows for ordering: one for the cheesesteaks and one for drinks and fries. We decided to try the fries here eventhough we did not order them at Pat's.
|Drinks and Fries
|MY FAVORITE DISH. PEPPER CHEESE STEAK ($11.00): I preferred this sandwich over the cheesesteak with whiz. It had more flavor and the peppers gave it a little kick it needed.
Overall, I thought Geno's was ok. Based on flavor, I think Pat's outweighs Geno's in that aspect. I think the slices of beef just made it more difficult to season the steak. We also asked them to slice the sandwich in quarters, but the workers were not the brightest and didn't know what quarters meant. That being said, it's still not bad. It's a great alternative to Pat's if the line is long. The rivalry between Pat's or Geno's is what I believe to be a personal preference of the type of beef you like.
Notable Dishes: Fries with Whiz and Pepper Cheesesteak