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1501 S 8th St, Corner of 8th & Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6401
+1 215-468-6093
11:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for the top rated cheesesteak to take a friend from Spain to sample her first. We'd had all other famous Philly steaks (Pat's, Jim's, etc.). Glad we discovered Cosmi's! It is now our favorite!

Thank lisette601
United States
Level Contributor
159 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Stopped in here to check it out based on other reviews and we're happy to say this was the best cheesesteak we have had in Philly. Lot's of steak. toppings, and the roll was amazing!! Not greasy, just juicy and perfect. Huge sandwich! There was little to no wait time and the owner was super friendly and took the time... More 

Thank sunny45
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here with the girlfriend to check out this South Philly deli, and per the routine, sample their cheesesteak offering. The owner was working, and the dude is super friendly and personable. He's energetic, talkative, and polite. If I was a resident of the neighborhood, I could see myself being a regular patron. Regarding the steak, let me say... More 

Thank Bradley C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Right at the corner between Dickinson and 8th street. Their burgers are amazing, cheesesteak is super! Way better than Geno's and Pat's. The owner and staff are very friendly. My favorite is their Smokehouse burger. It looks like a convenience store from the outside. They have 2 tables and about 8 seats inside store. People usually take out but you... More 

Thank tlthule
Level Contributor
109 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This was our firstd and very quick visit to South Philadelphia in more than 20 years. Looking for hoagie shop and Cosmi's turned out on top every time. Ordered eight different hoagies, from Italian, Sicilian, Roast Beef, Turkey and more. Every one was delicious, the cold cuts were the best. Would highly recommend Cosmi's when in South Philadelphia area or... More 

Thank Sam N
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place is a wonderful anachronism. You step inside, suddenly you're in one of those places that no longer exist. Nothing fancy here, in fact when we saw the store facade we almost turned around!. But do go in, cheesesteaks are really good, staff is super friendly, and price is great.

Thank infoexchange
Level Contributor
225 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Decent Cheesesteak, great Hoagies good service very clean friendly environment well-stocked well-organized very appealing they know what they're doing there everything's layed out and merchandise well bright and clean it's a lot for a corner store

Thank 2Bige257
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I heard alot of good things about their cheesesteak and I usually follow up on this type of info so off I went deep into South Philly to try this cheesesteak....I've followed up on places that everybody liked in the past but I didn't such as Johns Roast Pork and you can add these guys to that list....here is my... More 

Thank Kevin W
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This corner deli was exactly what I was looking for -South Philly Cheesesteak without the fan fare..Very juicy sandwich with quality bread and cheese.. Overall just what you'd expect from and authentic cheesesteak.. Owner was super cool to talk to and the hours are great.. I ate my steak in the deli and chatted it up with the owner and... More 

Thank bmajor7
Worcester, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Not a touristy place at all, but a deli that sells cheese steaks and hoagies. You want touristy, you can find plenty of them in Philly, but who needs long lines and addy-tood? I've tried them all, and this place does it right. My daughter and I stopped in for a couple of steaks to go and we weren't disappointed... More 

Thank yazkazoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 S 8th St, Corner of 8th & Dickinson, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6401
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-468-6093

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?