Monday, August 10, 2009
Pat's King of Steaks (Philadelphia, PA)
1237 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA, T: 215-468-1546
Allegedly the inventor of the (Philly) cheesesteak, Pat's King of Steaks is as much a tourist attraction as a pig out spot (as is mortal competitor Geno's across the street). At one counter they sell the steak sandwiches, at the other the fries and drinks.
I went for a plain steak sandwich with fresh onion and added (at the condiment counter) some really hot peppers and some really hot sauce ($7). The sandwich was very fresh: great bread and tender steak. The taste was good, but not remarkable. The side of fries ($3) was unremarkable.
Leaving aside the history and linked touristic value, Pat's is fairly expensive yet average quality cheesesteak place.