Philly Cheesesteak History | Philadelphia Caller

Philadelphia, Pa - If you are reading this from out of town you probably think Pat's and Geno's is one cheesesteak shop; but, they are actually two rivals located right across the street from one other.


Pat's founder, Pat Olivieri had the honor of, creating the iconic cheesesteak in 1930, making Pat's the first cheesesteak in Philly.

Geno's launched their cheesesteak shop directly across the street 36 years later and claimed to have mastered the sandwich. Both Pat's and Geno's are opened 24/7 minus a few holidays, and yes, they are regarded as a "tourist traps" by any local, however, for out of towners, The experience is part of the fun!

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