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Pat’s King of Steak’s

Pat’s King of Steak’s

After discovering the steak sandwich, Pat Oliveri opened Pat’s King of Steaks on 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue to sell his new creation. Eventually, according to legend, he added cheese to the recipe. The famous Philly cheesesteak joint has been serving residents and visitors since its opening in 1930. Today, Pat’s and its across-the-street rival, Geno’s Steaks, stay open 24/7, and it’s a good thing—people line up outside both establishments at all times of day and night.

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Tags: Dining & Restaurants, Neighborhoods & Towns

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