Jim's Steaks

Sandwich Place · Center City East
400 South St (at 4th St), Philadelphia, PA 19147, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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    DJ K.
    "Genos and Pats r for tourists!!!!"(19 Tips)
    Louis B.
    "It's the best cheesesteak in Philly, but only if you get extra whiz."(10 Tips)
    John W.
    "Try the Cheesesteak Wiz Wit Onions - Dark Lord of the Cheesesteak"(7 Tips)
    "One of the best places to have a Philly cheesesteak."(17 Tips)
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  • Iulia O.

    Best cheesesteak in Philly. Prepare to stay in line to order and then to stay in another line if you want to dine in.

    Iulia Oprea · October 1
  • Gabriela G.

    Great experience! Loved it!

    Gabriela Grossmann · August 25
  • Jillian B.

    Where to go for a Philly cheesesteak.

    Jillian Burnickas · August 19
  • Leechee L.

    The highlight is the fried chili soaked in the oil. DELICIOUS!!!

    Leechee Lei · July 13
  • Funda C.

    Its popular with its steak and cheese, i also suggest to put some lettuce in it!

    Funda C. · July 5
  • Kevin B.

    Get the classic steak with onions, wiz and a little ketchup. Can't be beat anywhere in the city.

    Kevin B · July 5
  • Jacob F.

    Stop arguing over Pat’s or Gino’s, come here, and love each other.

    Jacob Ford · July 2
  • Javier L.

    Cheesesteak whiz cheese! Just amazing!!

    Javier Lorenzo · June 30
  • Daniel B.

    Try the Cheese Steak - #nom (via @Foodspotting)

    Daniel Baird · June 29
  • Louis B.

    It's the best cheesesteak in Philly, but only if you get extra whiz. Otherwise, it can be a bit dry.

    Louis Baltimore · June 20
  • Wandering B.

    Definitely worth the wait. Spend that time figuring out how you're gonna order like a local.

  • Marco G.

    The best Cheese Steak

    Marco Gomes · June 4
  • Rachel W.

    Forget Pat's and Geno's. Seriously. Jim's is now at the top of my cheesesteak list. Yum! 💕

    Rachel Whinnery · May 31
  • Ryan E.

    The lines at this place are honestly so random. Definitely go if you think you are hungry and there is no line.

    Ryan Escobar · May 18
  • Duhdonutman

    Jim's has better bread than Geno's or Pat's. Also if you opt for provolone they "scientifically" put the cheese and steak on the bread to ensure proper meltitude.

    Duhdonutman · May 9
  • Stacey W.

    Best cheesesteaks in Philly!! I want one now!!!!

    Stacey Walker · May 6
  • Angelita M.

    The cheesesteaks are okay. Not as good as I expected. The meat needs salt but the bread is good.

  • Mark M.

    best cheesesteak in Philly. the cooks are really nice and hilarious. love ya Jims

    Mark Mis🍔 · April 18
  • Julie

    This is where to go for your Philly steak.

    Julie · April 4
  • Yann G.

    Yummy Cheese Steak

    Yann Güttinger · March 25
  • Elaine B.

    Cheesesteaks, of course! Sooooooo delicious!

    Elaine Berry · March 11
  • Chelsea L.

    The line is worth the wait. Cash only. Bring a slice of pizza and wrap your cheese steak in it for a unique Philly experience. THEY HAVE VEGETARIAN OPTIONS. <3

    Chelsea Lew · February 20
  • Russell H.

    I've definitely had better. Dont have them put ketchup on, turns in a sloppy mess. Really missing the cheesy gooeyness. Disappointing.

    Russell Hirschorn · January 21
  • Balázs T.

    Must try food category, Free WiFi

    Balázs Toldi · January 19
  • Melanie C.

    Cheese wit ;) my favorite place to eat a cheese steak

    Melanie Caruso · January 16
  • Jesse A.

    Well,I have sampled the big 3 Philly joints in the city and I gotta tell ya,This place is #1.Authentic Cheesesteaks served promptly for standard price.The Philly may not have started here but it--

    Jesse Angelino · January 15
  • Justin E.

    Authentic cheesesteaks and lots of memorabilia over the years!

    Justin Ehrecke · December 27, 2014
  • Joshua H.

    Not sure if my tastes have changed or Jim's has gone downhill. The steak was dry and under seasoned. The bread and peppers were still good. Plenty of good memories here, so I'll still come back.

    Joshua Haftel · December 27, 2014
  • Vivian T.

    One of the best cheesesteaks in Philly. Definitely worth the waiting.

    Vivian Tian · December 17, 2014
  • Ronnie

    Had the traditional cheese steak and it was really good! Highly recommend!

    Ronnie · December 13, 2014
  • Richard M.

    A bit touristy, but classic philly cheesesteaks, and the cooks definitely have a sense of humor!

    Richard McClellan · December 10, 2014
  • DJ K.

    Best cheesteaks in Philly, 4th n South is my spot, Genos and Pats r for tourists!!!!

    DJ Korprit · December 3, 2014
  • Chrissy N.

    Know your order and keep the line moving. Good cheesesteaks, and plenty of seating upstairs

    Chrissy Nickel · November 30, 2014
  • David R.

    Top 5 cheesesteak joint. Super touristy but awesome nonetheless. Canned whiz is the way to go.

    David Rosenbloom · November 24, 2014
  • James T.

    Legit cheesesteaks. Be ready to order, and move on.

    James T · November 23, 2014
  • Erin M.

    I went on a Saturday afternoon and only waited about 15 minutes. So delicious!

    Erin Murphy · November 15, 2014
  • Justin O.

    The cheesesteak is meaty and great with the onions, you can get some extra spice to complement it.

    Justin Ordoveza · October 17, 2014
  • Lori S.

    Skip the canned mushrooms, but the onions and peppers are good!

    Lori Sedlacek · October 16, 2014
  • Ben L.

    Good, real cheesesteak. Far better than Pat or Geno's.

    Ben Lohmann · September 24, 2014
  • Allison G.

    Ask for DOUBLE WHIZ! You're welcome! :)

    Allison Goldberg · September 23, 2014
  • Rick S.

    Better than Geno's

    Rick S · September 22, 2014
  • Sara J.

    The line moves fast.

    Sara Jacoby · September 16, 2014
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    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • 😈Babs💜 .

    Cheese steak... Nothing but cheesesteak

    😈Babs💜 🎱🎶✈🎉 · August 22, 2014
  • Leonard H.

    Tasty. The line's long but moves at a fair pace.

    Leonard Hanson · August 14, 2014
  • Kevin L.

    Awesome first philly cheesesteak

    Kevin Loftus · August 10, 2014
  • Scherjang S.

    These cheese steaks were phenom.. definitely havta have em with the wiz

    Scherjang Singh · August 9, 2014
  • What's Good Here

    Come here at breakfast or before 11am to avoid the long lines at this cheesesteak institution! Order the cheesesteak with Whiz and grilled onions - "wiz wit!"

    What's Good Here · August 7, 2014
  • Aimee S.

    This is my favorite place! Better than all the other cheese steak places and worth the wait!

    Aimee Speer · July 16, 2014
  • Marlene L.

    Excellent! By far the best cheesesteak I've had. Yummmm! 😋😋

    Marlene L · July 6, 2014

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