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By George! Pizza, Pasta & Cheesesteaks

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1136 Arch St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2921
+1 215-829-9391
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a native Philly Gal....I do have my prejudice regarding Cheesesteaks.....Personally I think I make a pretty darn good one but my kitchen isn't open for business.....so on the recommendation of a Philly Cop...we ventured into the Terminal and picked up a Cheesesteak at By George. The steak was tender, the roll seeded (meh) with the right ratio of crunch... More 

Thank red6111
Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

didn't like this cheesestake, it was just meet onions and a bit of cheese on a big bun, wouldn't be back here

Thank SeanTravelz
Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

When I'm in Philadelphia I eat as many cheese steaks from as many different places as I can. I asked some locals where I should go in the Reading Terminal Market for a great cheese steak. By George, they said! So I headed in that direction. I gotta say, it was delish. Of the three cheese steaks I enjoyed on... More 

Thank freutmich
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had my first Philly cheesesteak here and it was divine. Only complaint was it was so big I couldn't eat it all!

Thank emma1987186478
Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I grew up in the Philadelphia area on a steady diet of cheesesteaks. And for the past 12 years I have been living in China, where there aren't any cheesesteaks to be had... so when I came back to the States for a visit, I had a hankering for a legit sandwich. "By George" did not disappoint. First of all,... More 

Thank EJChina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were told to go here. It was OK. I got the cheesesteak and my boyfriend got the sausage pepper and onion sandwich. They were really big, plenty of food, and tasted good. It wasn't the best cheesesteak I've ever had, but was good enough. Reading terminal is great, though.

Thank gringatx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Located in the market with tasty sandwiches, pasta and pizza. This indoors market provides more options if you're not into this type of food

Thank Regina S
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our first visit to Philadelphia and the Market. By George had a long line up and we joined it. Worth the wait. Very friendly staff and an incredible variety. Try the cheesesteak (of course) I got the hot peppers. Huge serving. Freshest buns ever. Great beef. Went back again.

Thank RalphW_10
Temperance, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Nice big slices, great toppings and they heat it up with each order so it is good and hot, wrap it to go so you can find a place to eat and still be warm.

Thank InSearchOfGoodFood4U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Large tasty cheesesteak with plenty inside presented on fresh hoagie roll. Is this the best cheesesteak I've every eaten? Difficult to say. However, it was pretty darn good and worth a try.

Thank PeghandleMike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Pizza, Italian, Fast food, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 Arch St, Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2921
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-829-9391
Brick Oven Pizza, Cheese Steaks, Chicken Cheese Steaks, Stromboli and Calzones, Gourmet Sandwiches, Pasta Salads, Caesar Salad, Hot and Cold Italian Specialties, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Ziti, Sausage Peppers & Onions, Fresh Home-Made Pastas (cut to order) Frozen Pastas as well as Marinara and other Incredible Sauces, Pizza Dough, Fresh Mozzarella, Antipasti, and Bake-at-Home Stromboli and much more. "YOU HAVE A STEAK IN IT" Our mission is at the heart of what we do: "buy one, feed one." With every Cheesesteak sold, we use a portion of our profits to feed a child in need. We're passionate about helping those in our local and global communities while doing what we love-serving you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?