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Ishkabibble's Eatery

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City Center East
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337 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1518
+1 215-923-4337
08:00 - 23:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an institution. We're reticent to even review Ishkabibbles because we can still get a seat at the counter, but those in the know KNOW. Most people get the classic Philly Cheesesteak here and if you did, you wouldn't regret it. However, if you've never had a Chicken Cheesesteak sandwich, this is the one. The cheese fries are... More 

1 Thank BradandMegan
Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got lost in old Philly lookign for a certain resteraunt ( will not name) and we stumbled across this place. It wasn't int eh best part of town nor the best looking place, but we were hungry and enjoy trying the local favorites. After finding a place to aprk we walked ( hand in hand) to the resteraunt. The... More 

Thank phkbc
American Fork, Utah
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very, very, very, very goooooooooooooooooood philly cheesesteak. We tried three different places in Philly when we were there and this was by far the best. Bread was good but wasn't the whole sandwich, and the sandwich was absolutely fantastic. If you want a really tasty Philly sandwich you have to go here.

Thank BoBahoravitch
Baltimore, Md
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141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I took my 16 yr old son here and we both liked our cheesesteaks. I liked that they had the choice of whiz, American or provolone. Bread was toasted, all tasted great. Fries were shoestring type and were very good too. Menu has a nice selection of steaks, burgers, hoagies, chicken and seafood. Will go here again if nearby.

Thank ppt4
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

You just have to visit if you are in town, best Philly Cheesesteak and fries. Everyone said it so No wait and service was ok. It was good to eat authentic food and we had no complaints. Easy to get a table and food was good, not great but good. We will come again.

Thank Lexie B
Miami, Florida
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This isn't a tourist gimmick like Patsy's or Gino's. this place has two locations a few blocks from one another. They also have wonderful tasting French fries. If you ask them to make your sandwiches to go, they separate the meat and whiz from the bread and you can reconstruct the sandwich at home! The meat is the best tasting... More 

Thank Ting B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to grab a couple of steaks to go. I did my regular whiz with, while the girlfriend did the mild provolone with. Everything about this place was solid, but not award winning. The portion and the price were respectable, as was the taste. They took cards and had decent fries. If you're on South street and are debating... More 

Thank Bradley C
Brooklyn, New York
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This place has such rave reviews and is well-known so I figured it MUST be good! Well...it was ok? I was highly disappointed because I opted to not go to Gino's because I was told this was the best in Philly. I fixed my mouth for some extraordinary philly cheesesteaks and what I got was some overpriced, bland, heart-burn giving,... More 

Thank L G
The Woodlands, TX
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92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Open late, lots of tables, great food. The cheesesteaks are large for the price and the bread is nice and soft. I normally like peppers and onions on mine, but they don't grill them very long here so they're almost raw. Next time I would skip them and have it plain with whiz cheese. Can be tricky to find parking,... More 

Thank amymlong
Treuddyn, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Stopped here for lunch after doing the historical stuff & to fuel our walk to the art museum. Great tasting, quick and delicious. Love the thinly shaved beef, so flavoursome. Plus there are tables! An added bonus.

Thank Holsworth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1518
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-923-4337

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?