Geno’s vs. Pat’s: The Battle of the Philly Cheesesteak


Anybody from the East Coast of the USA knows what a cheesesteak is. Within the realm of cheeseteaks, connoisseurs are more than familiar with the epic rivalry between Geno’s and Pat’s, two spectacular restaurants located in south Philadelphia, PA. Charbel and I took it upon ourselves to test it ourselves, and this is what we found.

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The classic Philly Cheesesteak contains steak, whiz, and onions, and that’s exactly what we got. In my opinion, Geno’s is superior. The bread is outstanding, and although it’s drenched in grease, that’s exactly how I like it. Most people outside of the US are probably confused as to what “Whiz” is. Here you go:


Yes.. it’s canned cheese. And yes, we put it on our food. No, it’s not absolutely disgusting.

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Don’t be fooled by the price differential because with taxes, they both cost $10.00. The price between the two acclaimed cheesesteak establishments is a non-factor. Although Pat’s bread is sybaritic, it can be a little overwhelming and take away from the steak. On the other hand, it does soak up all the grease and cheese, making for a nice finish to the overall sandwich.


I’ve frequented both establishments and have concluded this: You can’t go wrong with either. No matter which cheesesteak legend you dine at, you’re mouth will savor that moment for a lifetime. It’ll make you revisit Passyunk Avenue every time you’re in the region and no other Philly Cheesesteak will honor the art that Geno’s and Pat’s have created.


2 thoughts on “Geno’s vs. Pat’s: The Battle of the Philly Cheesesteak

  1. I don’t know- there is something really special about a cheese whiz cheese steak- Geno’s is my choice. However, I would gladly conduct my own taste test.

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