The Best Cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, Part 10: Ishkabibble’s
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A South Street institution since 1979, Ishkabibble’s is a hole in the wall with a few seats at the counter inside and a walk-up window facing the shaded sidewalk. While they pride themselves on being the inventor of the increasingly ubiquitous “chicken cheesesteak” (made with chicken tenders instead of steak), you should still order their cheesesteak. A fresh loaf of bread is lightly toasted and piled with steak that’s grilled with onions and chopped to order. While purists can stick with the Whiz, a combination of both Whiz and provolone takes this sandwich to the cheesesteak stratosphere.
Make sure you get a side order of onion rings or their perfect fries, which are both super-crispy, and wash it all down with a “gremlin,” or a mix of grape soda and lemonade.