The place with the BEST Cheesesteak in Philly, Geno's was founded by one of Philly's own, Joey Vento in 1966. The man had two boxes of steaks, a few hot dogs, and $6 in his pocket when he turned on the grills at 9th and Passyunk. Neighboring joints predicted he'd last six months, tops. Little by little the shop at 9th and Passyunk drew more attention. Before long, people were saying they were the best steaks they've ever had. Joey kept at it. Business was booming in 1971 when Joey and his wife Eileen had a baby boy. Always one to do things his own way, Joey decided to name his son Geno. Joey passed away in 2011. Geno has since taken over the shop and is carrying on Joey's legacy by serving up the famous Philly cheesesteak.The place with the BEST Cheesesteak in Philly, Geno's was founded by one of Philly's own, Joey Vento in 1966. The man had two boxes of steaks, a few hot dogs, and $6 in his pocket when he turned on the grills at 9th and Passyunk. Neighboring joints predicted he'd last six months, tops. Little by little the shop at 9th and Passyunk drew more attention. Before long, people were saying they were the best steaks they've ever had. Joey kept at it. Business was booming in 1971 when Joey and his wife Eileen had a baby boy. Always one to do things his own way, Joey decided to name his son Geno. Joey passed away in 2011. Geno has since taken over the shop and is carrying on Joey's legacy by serving up the famous Philly cheesesteak.
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D M.

04/17/2016

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Great for anyone's taste buds.. Genos Steaks is an atomosphere of its own.. whether you're going traditional or crazier

PK
Paul K.

12/22/2014

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Best cheesesteaks in Philly.

FM
Fadi M.

08/18/2014

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very bad service

when you go to genus steak and order a cheese steak sandwich like you going to plz these assohole in side the store treated like chit

12/08/2013

Decent cheese steak

I also reviewed Pat's which is across the street. Both are good but I have had better in other places.

10/06/2013

Geno's is great!

I can't believe that I'm the first one to review this place! Well, the question is, Pat's or Geno's? Geno's or Pat's. Bring a big appetite to Passayunk Ave. and try both as they are on opposite corners. Safe neighborhood.

JB
John B.

02/19/2013

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Geno's steaks are made of half gristle, half poop. At least, that's how they taste. There is nothing to recommend this filthy slime pit, save for the pretty lights which are only visible at night. Spend your cheesesteak money at Chinkk's, Pat's, Rick's, or Tony Luke's. Yeah, those places are dirty, too, but their food tastes infinitely better.

M
mal215

07/21/2012

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piece of S**t

All i have to say is if u go there just expect to be treated like S***!!n Pats n Jims steaks are better. The owner passed away that's sad but he was a racist ahole. also If u don't speak English don't even waste your time.

G
guadee

03/14/2011

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One of the best???

I think the bread is better than Pats but the wizz could be runnier. The price is flat out too high (almost $15) for a mediocre sandwich fries and a drink.

M
morlee

03/04/2011

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Wiz With

All around a good cheese steak.

C
chrisknowsbest

08/06/2009

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A great place for a steak (if your an idiot)

MMM! love those rock hard buns and YUMMY! huge chunks of over cooked dry ground-beef tasting steak. And what's that? Puke on the sidewalk? YES PLEASE! We call that a Tuesday @ Geno's. Order the fries and bring them to Jim's so you can get a real steak.

More Business Info

Hours
Regular HoursMonday CLOSED, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday CLOSED, Thursday CLOSED, Friday CLOSED, Saturday CLOSED, Sunday CLOSED
Payment method
cash, no credit cards, cash only
Price Range
$
Neighborhoods
South Philadelphia, Bella Vista - Southwark
Categories
Steak Houses, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Take Out Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Sandwiches, Take Out, Steakhouse

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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