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March 19, 2021 — In celebration of National Cheesesteak Day on Wednesday, March 24, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite takes on the iconic Philly cheesesteak — both traditional meat and cheese as well as vegetarian and vegan offerings!  




Marino Brothers Cheesesteak at  The  Bourse,   Old  City’s modern artisanal food hall, is the go-to spot for high quality, locally-sourced, and farm-fresh Philly cheesesteaks. The menu includes rib-eye steaks with choice of cheese and onions, The Works with mushrooms, onions, and sweet peppers, Pizza Steaks, Cheesesteak Hoagies, and Breakfast Cheesesteaks with eggs and onions.   

The Bourse Food Hall’s updated hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm.   

111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 |    




East  Passyunk   Avenue ,  home  to over 150 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is the  mecca  for  cheeseteaks  among tourists and locals with the legendary Pat’s King of Steaks and Geno’s Steaks. Both local landmarks are open 24 hours, seven days a week for folks to enjoy the Philadelphia staple.   

Check out the respective businesses’ websites for more info.      

1904 E. Passyunk Avenue |     




MilkBoy   South Street , part of the iconic, Philadelphia-born  MilkBoy   brand known for booze, bites, and great music, and  MilkBoy   Philly,   the  landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City, offer their take on a  veggie -friendly cheesesteak, dubbed the “ Caulisteak ”, made up of American cheese, mushrooms, onions, roasted garlic aioli, and the star of the show – cauliflower, available at both locations.   

For meat lovers, enjoy a delicious Chicken Cheesesteak consisting of “Tommy Sauce”, with or without onions, and choice of beer cheese, American or provolone cheese, available only at MilkBoy South Street.   

Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 –11 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm.    

MilkBoy  South Street | 4 th  and South St |   215.925.6455   |    

MilkBoy  Philly | 1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 |  




Red Owl Tavern, part of the Kimpton Hotel family is a rustic-chic tavern offering upscale American comfort fare & house cocktails. Their Philly cheesesteak is topped with white cheddar and fried onions, and comes with a choice of a salad, parmesan truffle fries or regular fries.  

Opening hours are Monday through Thursday, 12-8pm, Friday 12-9pm, Saturday from 8am-9pm, and Sunday 8am-1pm.  

Red Owl Tavern | 433 Chestnut Street | 215.923.2267 |   




Sabrina’s Café,   the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, offers a delectable, meat-less, dairy-free take on the iconic sandwich with their Veggie Philly Cheesesteak made up of marinated seitan, sautéed onions and long hots, served with vegan cheese on a Sarcone’s roll, available at all open Sabrina’s locations.   

Fairmount | 1804 Callowhill St | 215.636.9061 |    

Collingswood | 714 Haddon Ave | 856.214.0723  |    

Wynnewood | 50 E Wynnewood Rd |   484.412.8790  |     

University City | 227 N 34 th  St | 215.222.1022  |     




-Allanah Richman