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Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop

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6030 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135-3733 (Formerly Chink's Steaks)
+1 215-535-9405
10:30 - 19:00
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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a late lunch after flying into PA from CO. Cute little neighborhood place. Great cheesesteak sandwiches, could've used a bit more cheese but the meat and onions were perfect. The milkshake was huge, should've shared one instead of getting 2.

Thank Christine G
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not bad for our first time here. People at the front could be a little nicer to tourists. Such gloom when serving food behind the counter

Thank T2204EAlaural
Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whiz wit. I've had cheesesteaks at a lot of places from Jim's to Geno's to Abner's to Tony Luke's. This weekend my sister took me to Joe's. Hands down my new #1. Tender not too thin slices of meat, perfectly diced and tender onions, and a lot of whiz. No skimping on anything. Fresh and nicely chewy bread. A pickle... More 

Thank RochesterTraveler585
northeast US
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162 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is very small in a row home. Decor is stepping back to a 60's soda shop. I think the booths my still be from the 60's. The food is fantastic! The cheesesteaks are delicious. They offer a somewhat limited selection of cheesesteaks which I like. basic - steak, cheese, fried onions Whiz or sliced cheese the room is... More 

Thank 29paskier
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only do you get fresh, yummy cheesesteaks, but their milkshakes are to die for! And I adore their pickle bar with lot's of fresh topping to add to your sandwich. Service is fast and friendly and I'm never disappointed.

Thank 459dawnl
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Small clean diner that's very busy but turns tables quickly. The staff is hard working and friendly The French fries are crisp and come a lot of ways. There is a pepper and pickle bar. That I thought was needed. I found the steak sandwich a little one dimensional. Ordered with provolone onions and mushrooms. No real wow of flavor... More 

Thank Calvin H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Philly for a week and a friend of mine told me I needed to try a famous Cheesesteak, they're really a thing from Philadelphia and I said yes. Since it was my very first time in the city I had the "normal" cheesesteak and I can't say a bad thing about it. It was HUGE and DELICIOUS,... More 

1 Thank Kelo P
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for steaks sandwiches because we kept hearing how good the are. We got the sandwiches to go, and a few milkshakes as well. Loved everything. The steaks were the best I've had in years!!! The milkshakes were delicious too. The wait was long because they were busy and we didn't order in advance. We happened to be... More 

1 Thank Joanne E
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This was like a time capsule. Cheese steak sandwich and crinkle cut fries were hands down the best I've ever tasted. Service was great and friendly. Definitely want to go back again very soon.

Thank Raymond A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I've stopped at this location, as well as the one they have on Girard. The sandwich in my opinion is average to OK, but I love the fact they have crinkle cut fries. The day we stopped in, the whole of the staff were females...I'm not sure if that's always the case, but I found that unique (cooks and waitresses).... More 

Thank Bradley C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6030 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19135-3733 (Formerly Chink's Steaks)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-535-9405

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?