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Geno's Steaks

1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005
+1 215-389-0659
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“cheese whiz” (124 reviews)
“sandwiches” (146 reviews)
“fried onions” (22 reviews)
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Fast food
1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005
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1,761 - 1,770 of 1,848 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2011

Geno's is an over-hyped, overpriced sub-standard fast food restaurant. I don't know what is worse: The "so-so" steak sandwich or the poor customer service. The guy at the counter was rude and tried to have some "tough-guy" attitude --- to my pregnant wife. Give me...More

5  Thank Any_Ocean_Anytime
Reviewed 29 March 2011

Dont fall for the bogus signs and stuff. There cheesesteaks really arnt that great at all! nor are the fries!! The cheesesteak is small, there is barely any meat on it, and the cheese wiz is usually old and caked on. Pats and genos is...More

2  Thank Flyboy101
Reviewed 22 February 2011

We went to Geno's and Pat's, across the street, and had cheesesteakes from each. Both were adequate, but nothing special. They didn't hold a candle to a good Chicago Italian beef. Both were skimpy on all ingredients. Pat's had better bread, but bread was almost...More

3  Thank shackelton
Reviewed 18 February 2011

We saw a show on the food network advertising this place and thought it would be a fun trip. We arrived, waited 40 minutes in line, and basically ate a steak-umm. I can honestly say this was the WORST cheese steak I have ever eaten....More

1  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 19 January 2011

I was very disappointed with Geno's. We were visiting friends and planned to bring cheesesteaks for dinner. We had heard it was considered one of the best. Wrong! The cheesesteaks were overpriced, tough meat, stingy on the cheese. The staff was surly and seemed surprised...More

1  Thank ArtsyGalBaltimore
Reviewed 18 December 2010

Too much watching Food Network, but were in Philly for a Christmas party, and had to do the taste-test between Pat's and Geno's. Luckily, it was around 8pm when we got there, so there was no line at either place. This allowed us to get...More

Thank bandits47
Reviewed 15 November 2010

like most food network junkies, you get a hankering to try out a place if your in there neighborhood. Well I was in Philly, beautiful town, thought okay lets see what all the hype is about. Went to Geno's nice folks serving there, but they...More

Thank tonyLondon_Ohio
Reviewed 11 November 2010

Believe the reviews. Geno's and the place across the street are turist traps. Waited in a huge line for nothing. There's even a separate line if you want fries. There is nothing speacial about the cheese steaks. Infact, I had a better cheese steak from...More

Thank slg_one
Reviewed 4 November 2010

Like many tourists before me I felt compelled to do the Philly cheesesteak taste test between Geno's and Pat's. If I had to choose between only the two, I would say Pat's but quite honestly neither of them are worth it. There is way too...More

1  Thank SFCrabette
Reviewed 1 November 2010

Great sandwich. Not sure which is better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1219 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5005
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-389-0659
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