Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pat's Steaks

Pat's Steaks
1237 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Pats is a pretty good cheesesteak, but it's very touristy and is in no way the best cheesesteak in town. If you go early you'll probably be able to get a cheesesteak without waiting in too long of a line. If you go around 1-3am there is usually a line wrapped around the building. There is no indoor seating so you will have to eat outside so be prepared for that if it's cold out.

One of the nice things about Pat's is that the time that you order your cheese steak, pay for it, and get it is about 15 seconds so don't be discouraged if you see a long line. The people working there have zero patience so definitely know what you're ordering before you get to the window. It's best to stick with just a cheesesteak with wiz and or onions. After you get your cheese steak you can go to another line for drinks and fries, their cheese fries are covered in cheese wiz too and they are incredible.

The cheesesteak itself is pretty good. They are about 10 inches and have thicker cut meat with cheese wiz slathered all over it. It looks like a lot of food but it goes down quick. Waiter service comes in the form of homeless people, who without asking will take your trash and give you some napkins to clean the mess of cheese off your face. I usually give them a dollar for the trouble and they'll leave you alone after that.

Pat's is really a good place to get a cheese steak any time. It's also probably the most consistant cheese steak place that there will ever be, they have it down to a T. Everyone should try one at least once.