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Sonny's Famous Steaks

228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
+1 215-629-5760
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese whiz” (84 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (362 reviews)
“fries” (123 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being my first time in Philly, I wanted to make sure I tried a cheesesteak. I've had them in other places, and I wasn't all impressed when I've had it before. Sonny's was AMAZING and restored my impression of the sandwich. The cheese, onions, and...More

Thank clewgurl16
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came in for a quick bite. Cheesesteak was pretty good -- no scrimping on the meat. Setting was basically eating at a hot dog place -- tables crammed together, loud, no atmosphere at all.

Thank South_Georgia_boy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Chose this based on proximity to our hotel and the fact we were starving after our flight. We weren't disappointed. Food was gorgeous! We ate in and place was nice and clean. Will definitely return.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to Philly for an overnight trip, and Sonny's was our first stop to eat. They didn't disappoint! Plenty of meat, great roll, and friendly service!

Thank Holn1UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful to go to if you want an authentic Philly cheesesteak. There is seating inside or you can get your food to go. This place is within walking distance of all the historic sites. Fast service too!

Thank Tara Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

When your in Philly, you have to eat a cheese steak. We were told, you have to go to Sonny's. Glad we waited in the line, went pretty quick. The cheese steak was pretty tasty. My suggestion, after ordering, head to the back of the...More

Thank diannemendat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Selected Sonny's based on ratings and closeness to our hotel. It was just OK and very pricey for the cheesesteak. We called ahead to pick up. Disappointed that they didn't ask if we wanted grilled onions on the sandwich.

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just passing through Philadelphia for a day, and thought we should have a cheesesteak, even though the local guy we talked to rolled his eyes when we asked where we should get one. He recommended Jim's or Sonny's, and since we were closer...More

Thank AverageJo
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a recommendation from the hotel I tried this place. It is definitely average. The beef steak sandwich did not have any seasoning and tasted just like plain beef. I would not come back here. It is pricey also. If you want a great Philly...More

Thank CAuger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard this was the top place for a philli cheese steak and it totally delivered. Can't compare to anywhere else but went with the family and were impressed. Highly recommend. Delicious! Good value!

Thank Lorenzo558
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Market St, Frnt, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2846
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-629-5760
  • E-mail
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.
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