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pat's king of steaks

1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147 USA

4,497 Reviews
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Thu 12a-12a
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  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Outdoor
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“An authentic Philly Cheesesteak”

Pat's King of Steaks® was founded by Pat Olivieri in 1930. Pat had a modest hot-dog stand at the base of the famous Italian Market in South Philadelphia. One day he decided to have something quite different for lunch, so he sent for some chopped meat from the butcher shop. He cooked the meat on his hot dog grill, placed the meat onto an Italian roll, and dressed it with some onions. Just as he went to take a bite, a cab driver who ate a hot dog everyday asked what he had there. Pat said that it was his lunch. The cabbie insisted that Pat make him one.  "Hey.....forget 'bout those hot dogs, you should sell these." The steak sandwich was born. As the years passed, both employees and customers alike demanded change...cheese was added.

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James Y.

Zero Stars for customer Service, the person at the counter didn't even look at us, and threw the food on the counter like he is serving a dog. Asked for Napkins & Bag, still didn't give us... Read more

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Shen T.

I used to come out here for work and of course, always have to stop by one of the places to get my fixing on cheese steaks. Well, this recent trip is with family and thought to try Pat's again.... Read more

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Mirrella B.

Pat's was one of the places on my list to try during my trip. It was easy and quick to place an order. You join the line, and they prepare your order as you're ordering. They give you your order... Read more

pat's king of steaks

1237 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19147 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
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  • Dinner
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  • Drive Through
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
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