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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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Naperville, Illinois
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Never been to Philadelphia. On my first day here, I ended up at Reading Market. By George looked good, and did not disappoint. I had the cheese steak stromboli, which was fabulous. Several of the pizza options looked good, especially the sausage and spinach. Next time! Highly recommended!

Thank miller227
Royan, Poitou-Charentes, France
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Not easy to order when you don't know the rules. And as it is very busy , you have to be quick. The waiter is kind and comprehensive. We order one cheesesteack for two and it was enough !! It is a very big sandwich.

Thank jmpelata
Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Best philly cheese steaks ever!!!and they are huge! We loved them! The place is crowded (is like a big market with shops and other fast restaurants) but if you can take the sandwich and eat it around Philadelphia, the cue will be worthy!!!

Thank mariabm222
Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stumbled into the Reading Terminal for a quick lunch, and was drawn to By George because of their wonderful display. Tried the Parma panini and it was everything I hoped it would be!

Thank KRMG57
Venice, Florida
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356 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Was in the terminal wanted a slice, the pizza is good, and satisfying. Everything in their case looked great, but I needed a slice, slightly pricey, but still good

Thank snorkler09
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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386 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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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405 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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