Steve’s got its start more than 30 years ago on Bustleton Avenue in Philly’s Great Northeast neighborhood, which kept it off the radar for a while. But now there are four locations, including one in Center City, so it’s finally getting the recognition it deserves, with lines typically out the door and around the corner on weekends. And it deserves plenty of recognition: These steaks are long and thin (some might even call them dainty), made with hand-sliced ribeye that’s not chopped up on the griddle.
Opt for Whiz and it’ll come right out of the can and onto your sandwich — and will most likely get all over the place as you try to eat it (which isn’t a bad thing). Other cheese options include American, provolone, and mozzarella, and you’re also given the option to go double-meat. We’ve heard their burgers and chicken parm sandwiches are good, too, but when you’re at Steve’s, you get a steak.