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Joe's Steaks + Soda Shop

6030 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA - (215) 535-9405
Joe's is a small neighborhood sandwich shop that serves classic Philly cheese steaks along with ultrathick malts.
75% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Cheese Steak
Milk Shake

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Not to disrespect the big-name Philadelphia cheese steak shops, but there is a special thrill in visiting the less-known neighborhood joints that also dish out the city's greatest contribution to American gastronomy. Joe's is just such a place, a mid 20th century ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

6030 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 535-9405

http://www.chinksteaks.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A close view of Joe's cheese steak shows that the sliced beef remains fairly intact as it is cooked on the grill. While there is not a surfeit of meat, it's a good balance with the cheese (American) and onions and, at $6, a good-deal meal.
"A close view of Joe's cheese steak shows that the sliced beef remains fairly intact as it is cooked on the grill. While there is not a surfeit of meat, it's a good balance with the cheese (American) and onions and, at $6, a good-deal meal."
Michael Stern





This view shows how steak sandwiches are assembled, using a trowel to load all ingredients into the toasty roll.
"This view shows how steak sandwiches are assembled, using a trowel to load all ingredients into the toasty roll."
Michael Stern


Cheese steak chefs take a pre-name change break to smile for the camera of a passing pedestrian.
"Cheese steak chefs take a pre-name change break to smile for the camera of a passing pedestrian."
Michael Stern


Joe's makes its heavy-duty shakes the old-fashioned way, using ice cream, syrup, and milk.
"Joe's makes its heavy-duty shakes the old-fashioned way, using ice cream, syrup, and milk."
Michael Stern


Philadelphia's cheese steak aficionados tend to be big fans of Joe's (formerly Chink's), but it is little known to travelers from outside the city.
"Philadelphia's cheese steak aficionados tend to be big fans of Joe's (formerly Chink's), but it is little known to travelers from outside the city."
Michael Stern



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