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“Amazing cheesesteaks and French fries”

Sonny's Famous Steaks
Ranked #34 of 4,406 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: Sonny's is known for its authentic, award-winning Philly Cheesesteaks just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell and National Constitution Center in the heart of historic Old City, Philadelphia. Sonny's is continually ranked number one on Philly Cheesesteak top ten lists, notably by GQ in 2014. We care about our sandwiches. We use 100% fresh Angus beef and slice it fresh every morning (most places order it sliced). Each sandwich is individually prepared to order (versus the now common practice of producing a batch of sandwiches at once). That's why both tourists and locals frequent Sonny's -- it's real, it's genuine, and it's delicious. Sonny's Cheesesteaks is in downtown Philly, convenient to hotels and sightseeing hubs. Tour groups and school groups flow in and out of local hotspot. We provide discounts to groups that book in advance on our website. We also have discounts for US Military, police officers, students and more! We pride ourselves on our friendliness. We love newcomers and are eager to teach folks everything and anything about cheesesteaks. Don't get nervous ordering, and please, ask questions! Sonny's is the real deal Philly cheesesteak experience -- and it's easy to get to by foot, cab, or subway (SEPTA 2nd Street Station). Feel free to call for directions or check online.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing cheesesteaks and French fries”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Couldn't be happier with a cheese steak joint in Philly. By far one of the best, Sonny's offers high-quality meat on their steak sandwiches and their fries are damn good as well. The seating is very limited, so plan on getting takeout if you're there during prime lunchtime/dinner hours

  • Visited February 2014
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Lake Worth, Fl
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“Want A Great Philly Cheese Steak?”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Want A Great Philly Cheese Steak? Come to Florida. Sonny's was recommended by the tour bus guide. It is just down the block from Campo's. The meat on the sandwich was tough, the onions were in large chunks, but the bread was good. I think that all the hype about the home of the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich has caused the quality to go down. It has become just another tourist trap.

Visited April 2014
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“Must have meal near historic area!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We had lunch at Sonny's while touring Independence National Park. Not a long walk, even for our two kids who usually complain about long walks! Long line went quick and everyone was friendly and helpful. I got the classic and I highly recommend it, even if you wouldn't normally eat cheese whiz. It was delicious! Can't comment on sides because the cheesesteak was enough for us. Prices are super reasonable too. Make this your one cheesesteak if you are visiting Philly, you won't be disappointed!

Visited April 2014
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Fairview Park, Ohio
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“Worth the Wait!”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Wanted an authentic cheese steak sandwich - this was recommended to us. Very busy -waited in line about 20 minutes but the results were excellent !! Our family had a little bit of everything on the menu and everyone left very happy!! Outstanding onion rings. To quote another reviewer, "If you miss Sonny's, you WILL miss the "THE BEST"!!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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“Great but greasy”
Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

The food was good but extremely greasy. The experience was neat and unusual. The workers were funny and efficient. I could picture Chris Christy walking in and getting a cheese stake.

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