Sonny's Famous Steaks

Sandwich Place, Fast Food Restaurant, and American Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
  • Mooney M.
    "This is by far the best tasting cheese steak in Philly!"(33 Tips)
    Rory P.
    "... stay for the Crazy fries - fries covered in cheese wiz, bacon,..."(2 Tips)
    Roberto T.
    "Love their French fries!"(11 Tips)
    Landon M.
    "The classic extra whiz might be the best in town."(3 Tips)
65 Tips and reviews
  • cheesesteaks
  • french fries
  • authentic
  • crazy fries
  • lively
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  • Roberto T.
    Love their French fries!
  • Hind R.
    Hind RMay 13
    Their burger is good
  • Christy T.
    We like the cheese steaks here over Pat's and Geno's. Need to get extra cheese if you like wiz. The peppers they put on have a pickle flavor and were yummy.
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessOctober 22, 2016
    Come for the cheesesteak, stay for the Crazy fries - fries covered in cheese wiz, bacon, jalapenos and onions
  • Alexander B.
    Alexander BlazicOctober 4, 2016
    The cheese steak is good I m going back anytime anynight
  • Tim B.
    Tim BushnellAugust 13, 2016
    The classic, also cheese fries if you are super hungry. If you are going to splurge on a cheese steak go all in
  • Michael P.
    Michael PrasuhnJuly 1, 2016
    Bacon cheesesteak was amazing
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornMay 19, 2016
    Great cheesesteak joint. Better than Campo's. Keep it real with provolone, grilled onions, lettuce and tomato. Lots of other toppings for free or cost. Fries were ok, crazy fries seemed interesting.
  • Mat B.
    Mat BurnettMay 16, 2016
    Damn you straight to hell, Sonny! I've gorged myself on this nearly perfect cheesesteak and now nothing means anything any more.
  • Kyra K.
    Kyra KilianMay 2, 2016
    Very good. There was no where for us to sit so we got it to go & ate in our car! Worth the few minute wait. Pay attention on how to order.
  • Mike
    MikeApril 12, 2016
    So so Philly cheese steaks..
  • Talal N.
    Talal NasserMarch 8, 2016
    One of the best places that makes good burger! In Philadelphia. I recommend to try American cheese burger with all vegetables.. So yummmmmmy 😍👅
  • Toshio M.
    Toshio MochizukiJanuary 11, 2016
  • Avery C.
    Avery ChipkaJanuary 6, 2016
    Not even remotely the best cheese steaks in the area.
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo ArtaviaNovember 29, 2015
    Cheesesteak is good. Good fries
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LeaderOctober 21, 2015
    The cheesesteaks are the best!!!
  • Paddy
    PaddyOctober 13, 2015
    Delicious Philly cheesesteak. Keep it traditional with cheesesteak and cheese whiz.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RossOctober 5, 2015
    Good cheesesteaks, dive atmosphere, crowded at lunch.
  • Paige M.
    Paige MillerJuly 25, 2015
    The service is okay, the cashier made a comment to my mother that wasn't appropriate but the other staff was very friendly. The chicken tenders are good + the cheesesteaks are tasty but not the best.
  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MooreJuly 23, 2015
    Best cheesesteaks in Old City. Big enough to split, unless you are famished. Can get crowded so you may have a wait. But worth it.
  • David W.
    David WangJuly 19, 2015
    Great impression of Philly cheesesteaks! Not as busy as some of the other famous places
  • Tiff L.
    Tiff L.June 17, 2015
    Chicken philly!
  • My C.
    My CheckInApril 14, 2015
    Meh. I was expecting a much more rich and juicy flavor instead it was dry and just meh.
  • Will I.
    Will IlarrazMarch 22, 2015
    First time here and I did expect more being from NYC. The Bacon Cheese Steak isn't bad but I want a beast of a sandwich.
  • Mehr
    MehrFebruary 26, 2015
    Melt in your mouth Philly cheesesteak. Hoagie bread is soft and complements the juicy meat wonderfully. Do yourself a favor and eat here before leaving town!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillFebruary 13, 2015
    I am glad I popped in.....A very good cheesesteak.
  • Victoria U.
    Victoria U.January 18, 2015
    I prefer Jim's but the bread is super fresh and these are smaller (so less of a bomb). Shorter lines than Jim's, Pat's or Gino's.
  • Sumita S.
    Sumita SahaDecember 30, 2014
    Its close to the Liberty Bell, and the food is worth the 15 min queue. You might not get a place to sit at 6:30 pm but most people do takeouts.The classic with provolone and onion was yum, good meat!
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdDecember 21, 2014
    Whiz wit, one of the best.
  • Mizu
    MizuNovember 8, 2014
    Close to all the tourist attractions
  • Leonard H.
    Leonard HansonAugust 27, 2014
    Solid cheesesteak within walking distance of Independence National Park.
  • Sam O.
    Sam Od1eAugust 25, 2014
    Pizza steak & pepperoni steak were both solid
  • Mooney M.
    Mooney MjAugust 7, 2014
    This is by far the best tasting cheese steak in Philly! Cash is king and it is made fresh to order so expect to wait a bit for your food.
  • Jason A.
    Jason AndersonAugust 6, 2014
    I went with the classic and French fries. Great food. Whenever I'm in Philly I try and stop here.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle McArdleFebruary 28, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Went super downhill after it was named best in the city. Takes 15 mins to get food now, even if it's empty.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BarrFebruary 8, 2014
    Mediocre at best. I hear its great some days. This was not one. The bread was nothing special the meat was dried out and there was very little cheese. I've had better cheesesteaks in New York.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MasJanuary 10, 2014
    Screw Pats and Ginos. Better steaks for less money. Fifty cents less but still, less money for a much much better steak
  • Will K.
    Will KeechJanuary 6, 2014
    Great steaks...yummy yummy yummy
  • Coralia J.
    Great Philly classic
  • Ron
    RonJune 19, 2013
    Get the Classic, best served w/ a free side of sarcasm!
  • Brian G.
    Brian GlickApril 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Call your order in ahead during tourist season.
  • Luke H.
    Luke HalpertOctober 27, 2012
    Good cheesesteaks, but VERY small portions. Not what you'd see from elsewhere in the city.
  • Jeffrey M.
    Jeffrey MarshallOctober 21, 2012
    Always the highlight of my Philly trips.
  • Keith B.
    Keith BlakeOctober 13, 2012
    Very Good!!!!!
  • Bertrand
    BertrandOctober 12, 2012
    Very good first experience with phili cheesesteak. Try the provolone and sweet pepper with some onion rings or some fries.
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy Holley-TaylorAugust 25, 2012
    Cheesesteak wProvalone & onions, cheese fries & cherry Coke. Yummy.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChalifourJuly 19, 2012
    They take credit cards. They literally put in the machine while in eating.
  • Emily C.
    Emily ClaypooleMay 31, 2012
    The guy behind the counter with tattoos was super nice but the bread with way too chewy. Better steaks other places but still not bad.
    PhillySteakOut.comMay 30, 2012
    Head over after the Old City lunch rush. They’re not as busy after 3pm.
  • Heather H.
    Heather H.February 25, 2012
    Takes cards now. Chicken steak ok. Staff was very friendly.
  • Social E.
    Social Espionage, LLCJanuary 17, 2012
    Very authentic. They go light on the spice so you can dress it up with hot peppers, hot sauce or mustard. Definitely a 'to-do' if you are in PHL
  • Landon M.
    Landon MessalJanuary 14, 2012
    The classic extra whiz might be the best in town.
  • Dave A.
    Dave AmatoNovember 17, 2011
    Best steaks in Philly wiz with. Fuck Ginos and fuck Pats!!!
  • Gabrielle S.
    Gabrielle SOctober 14, 2011
    Slow line. Expensive. Cash only. Won't give you a cup of water. Good food though.
  • Martín G.
    Martín GatitoSeptember 12, 2011
    classic combo! delicious! Read more
  • doreen
    doreenAugust 7, 2011
    Best chicken cheese steaks ever in philadelphia
  • Anne-Marie D.
    Fries are great. Chicken cheese steak is whole chunks of chicken. Interesting, but I think I prefer the traditional, minced up style of other places.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CornellMay 11, 2011
    The french fries were the best part, steak and cheese was a little dry and not much flavor!
  • Joel W.
    Joel WishkovskyApril 18, 2011
    Slowest steak place in the city...holy moly!!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie Burg-BrownMarch 11, 2011
    Service was great, cheese steak was just okay.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LailFebruary 20, 2011 seasoning on the steak. Just bland.
  • David V.
    David VauxJanuary 30, 2011
    Lol famous steaks? Barely. These things can be made at home. Avg steak at best. I feel like I'm at one of those philly cheese steak places but are like in a another state. Wannabees.
  • Jim M.
    Jim McLaughlinAugust 15, 2010
    Great cheese fries
  • Samuel-F P.
    Samuel-F ParentApril 27, 2010
    Apparently the best Philly Cheese Steak sandwich in town - was great!
  • Stefania A.
    Stefania ArientiMarch 25, 2015
    Double grilled cheese burger.. E poi muori!
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