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.

VERDICT: 75/100
Leaving aside the history and linked touristic value, Pat's is fairly expensive yet average quality cheesesteak place.

1 comment:

  1. Great blog! I've never understood the appeal of Pat's either, filling yet unremarkable food, although probably a "must" for the experience and history.