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Philadelphia's 4 top spots for budget-friendly cheesesteaks

Philadelphia's 4 top spots for budget-friendly cheesesteaks
Dalessandro's Steaks and Hoagies | Photo: Art C./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on February 27, 2020.

Looking to sample the best cheesesteaks around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cheesesteak outlets in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fill the bill.

1. Dalessandro's Steaks And Hoagies

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Topping the list is Dalessandro's Steaks and Hoagies. Located at 600 Wendover St. in Roxborough, the spot to score sandwiches and cheesesteaks is the most popular affordable cheesesteak spot in Philadelphia, boasting 4.5 stars out of 2,280 reviews on Yelp. 

We looked there for an overview of Dalessandro's Steaks and Hoagies.

As to what the business is known for, "A landmark in Philadelphia for more than 50 years, this spot offers cheesesteaks, hoagies, burgers, and domestic and imported beers," it states on Yelp in the section about specialties. 

2. DiNic's Pork & Beef

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Navy Yard's Dinics Pork & Beef, located at 1511 Kitty Hawk Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches and cheesesteaks, four stars out of 53 reviews. 

This spot's roast pork sandwich was named "Philly's real signature sandwich," by Insider.com. Look for bites like gourmet Italian sandwiches, veggie-stuffed hoagies and homemade meatball steaks. 

3. Cosmi's Deli

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Cosmi's Deli, a deli that offers sandwiches and cheesesteaks in Passyunk Square, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 347 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1501 S. Eighth St. to see for yourself. 

This spot, which has been operating since 1932 offers bites like award-winning cheesesteaks, along with chicken cutlets and fried eggplant sandwiches. 

4. Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop

Photo: tim k./Yelp

Over in Wissinoming, check out Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 337 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the spot to score cheesesteaks and sandwiches by heading over to 6030 Torresdale Ave. 

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop.

"For the past six decades, Joe's steaks has been serving the finest gourmet cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, and its surrounding areas," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. On the menu, there's also burgers, hot dogs and ice cream sundaes. 

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