We were going to see a gallery in the Old City part of Philadelphia and so, I looked for places for cheesesteaks there, stumbling upon Sonny's Famous Steaks, a casual place located on Market street.
This place might not be as known as Pat's King of Steaks, Tony Luke's or Geno's, but it is definitely a place to know: low key, its menu items are not expensive, the highest dish there being the double grilled cheese burger, a hamburger served between two grilled cheeses. And when you try their grilled cheese, you quickly understand that it can be a heart attack on a plate. We did try their grilled cheese that is made with two thick slices of brioche, and two cheeses (provolone and american), with some tomato as an add-on. It was delicious: there was so much cheese that it was oozing from the middle of the sandwich.
Of course, we also tried their cheesesteak, that was made with a generous amount of a thinly sliced ribeye and american as our pick for cheese. The meat was succulent: juicy, tender, it was smothered by lots of cheese and housed in a very good bread that was soft and not chewy.
We ended up paying $16 for the grilled cheese, the cheesesteak and a bottle of water: pretty good deal! Sonny's Famous Steaks is now on my radar and I would definitely go back. Maybe next time to try that grilled cheese burger...
Enjoy (I did)!
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Sonny's Famous Steaks - 228 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106