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Jim's Steaks South St.

400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
+1 215-928-1911
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fast food
400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The sandwich lived up to the hype! We ordered 3 steak Phillies with a combination of cheese and onion. Definitely add the onion. We were passing through town and Eric made sure that our family had a great experience even with limited time and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I called from Knoxville TN on a whim for the Super Bowl. Talked to Ken and he shipped me 6 steaks wit. Came as advertised, pulled out of the oven at halftime as a surprise - awesome! Then, when the game started gettin squirrelly in...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here while wandering South St. It checks all the blocks for a Philly cheesesteak: proper roll, real meat, and cheesy. I get red sauce, provolone and onions, just not into the wiz. I find it better than Pats or Geno's and a lot...More

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit-down restaurant upstairs is well taken care of and sit by the window for the view outside to the street. Cash only. Stairs are steep to get up there so if you are older, it might be a little difficult.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got cheese steaks before a concert. Line was long but moved pretty well. The cheese steaks were worth the wait! Many varieties to choose from. Fresh and not greasy! There is some upstairs seating.

Thank rayebaltimore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As excepted probably one if not the best typical food in Phili ! A must to be visited ! Very friendly too

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had originally submitted a bad review on Jim’s Steaks since my office was very disappointed with a large order I placed. The owner read my review and contacted me to find out about the problem. To remedy the situation, he personally delivered a replacement...More

Thank EaglevilleRita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Am I the only person who doesn’t understand the hype around Philly cheesesteaks? Jim’s was seriously bland - a little salt and pepper goes a long way folks! Staff were unimpressive (except for the lovely chap upstairs), place was clean. I will not be back...More

Thank FrequentTravellerUAE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so much better than the 2 big names for cheese steaks. I would go back here over Genos or Pats anytime. However, I'm glad we got to experience Genos and Pats.

Thank 163leslies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome location Fast and good ... Team was friendly and professional Must have when visiting Philly

Thank Colleycole
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Karen W
17 April 2017|
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Response from JimsSouthStreet | Property representative |
The Barnes is on the parkway about a 2.5 mile walk to us. I would grab a cab or Uber/Lyft.
17 January 2017|
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Response from JimsSouthStreet | Property representative |
We are a couple miles away on South St. toward the Delaware River. A thirty minute walk or a 8 minute cab ride.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-928-1911
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THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim's Steaks South St., Bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the most celebrated restaurants in Philadelphia. You'll find us on what's known as the "Hippest Street in Town," serving up the finest cheesesteaks and hoagies from the heart of the city that made them famous. Five-time winner of Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" award and Zagat rated, Jim's is your 'must-have' cheesesteak when only the BEST will do. With well over 200 years of cheesesteak-making knowhow, our staff will make you glad you stopped in each and every time you visit. Whether you're a Philly native or a conventioneer, touring the city's incredible history and museums or just passing through, you'll know you're getting the real Philly cheesesteak experience when you walk through our door. Ask anyone who has tasted our sandwiches! We can't wait to show you how it's done. Our best, Ken Silver Second Generation Proprietor Jim's Steaks South St.
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