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Jim's Steaks South St.

400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
+1 215-928-1911
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese whiz” (132 reviews)
“sandwich” (247 reviews)
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American, Fast food
400 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1521
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Of course it is fast food ! But if you want to try a Phillie Cheese Steak you need to go there. It is typical and I should say that it is good.

Thank MorvanBiker
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had been asking for weeks before my trip where to get the best cheesesteak, I was informed of several "great" spots, but all of the people that have lived in Philly told me go to Jim's. So I did, it wasn't great. Maybe i...More

Thank DustinLangston
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone told us how famous this place was and how celebrities come here all of the time so we just had to check it out. I felt the meat was dry and I didn't like the cheese. Disappointed. :(

Thank Hamptongourmet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit of a walk from the hisoric district, but worth it. Very good. This place was packed. Additional seating upstairs. Does not accept credit cards.

Thank OmahaNETraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm sorry... this was not good at all... waste of 14.00.... Meat is bland, bun wasn't toasted, mushrooms not seasoned...had to add too much salt, pepper, mayo, and mustard because it was tasteless and dry😒

1  Thank WarEagle4Life
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just thinking about the cheese steaks at jim's is making my mouth water. They were absolutely delicious and huge. I could not finish my steak with whiz and onions, but I desperately wanted to. The only con here is that they only take cash! However,...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 6 days ago

overrated and overpriced, We heard it was the best in the city but it was bland and nothing special. I have had better in South Jersey

Thank mittens97
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this location on Thursday evening. We were able to get in line, only waited about 15 minutes. We were able to watch the steak sandwiches being cooked and put together. It was outstanding. Great flavour. Service was good, staff was friendly.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going there for over 50 years. Always my go to place for cheesesteak sandwiches when we go back to Philly. The authentic one!

Thank E T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frist trip to Philly and this is the place everyone we talked to told us to visit for a real Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It was good but nothing I would go out of my way for. We were disappointed. Perhaps we expected too much. It...More

Thank RightRachel
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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

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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, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
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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