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Frankie's South Philly Cheesesteaks

#128 of 1,539 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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2574 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-3363
+1 520-795-2665
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Fond du Lac, WI
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw on the food channel site. I have never had a Philly cheesesteak before but I thought it needed something, like sauce. The pizza steak was very good. You can eat in but it is a more take out place.

Thank WIRelaxed
Tucson, Arizona
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Best tasting Cheesesteaks in town. A little hot!! But you can ask for the chilis on the side and it still taste great.

Thank tbjones2017
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Oh, Frankie's, how I love your cheesteaks soooooo much! I have been here on several occasions, and I always make a point to eat here when I'm back home in T-Town! I always get the 12" steak "wit" onions. I've tried American, Provolone, and the classic Cheez Whiz; none disappoint. I also order a small drink because they have free... More 

Thank Krag S
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Better to eat at for dinner than lunch - you can actually find parking then! Great atmosphere, excellent food and relatively large portions for the higher pricing. The at table peppers are FANTASTIC. Really only downers is parking can be a bear and prices are a little high, but for the best Philly Cheesesteak in AZ... Worth it!!

Thank Ryn_and_Mike
Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I used to come here all the time when I lived in Tucson, but I am now in Phoenix and only able to get here every few months. Just went back this past weekend and it is STILL delicious! My husband is from Philly and he says this place has the most authentic cheesesteaks he's had outside of Philly, so... More 

Thank Jaclyn B
Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I love it when your at Tucson meet yourself with the many food trucks around and I get a cheesesteak from Frankie's. I like to visit Frankie's eatery every couple of months to get my cheesesteak fix. The offer chips and tasty cakes from Philly. Eatery is small but very friendly. The owners enjoys walking around chatting when he's there... More 

Thank azcheesefan
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380 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My buddy and I are here on a business trip and stopped here after seeing this location on TripAdvisor. Being from NJ and having had NUMEROUS cheesesteaks along with seeing it had high ratings, we gave it a try. We walked in and noticed hot peppers on every table in liquid. Look out hot stuff. It was a good sized... More 

Thank ROB A
Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have lived in Tucson for over 30 years passing Frankie's hundreds of times. I can't imagine why this was my first visit. What prompted me was watching a TV show that showed the making of some great looking Philly cheesesteaks - just before we are about to vacation in Philly. I asked my husband if Tucson had a cheesesteak... More 

Thank Travelfilter
Gilbert, Arizona
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I have never had a "real" philly cheeses steak sandwich from philly, but if this is authentic I may have just had a bad one. It was an average sandwich. I got provolone but afterwards I regret not getting cheese wiz. Not sure if I will return to re assess. Overall just average.

Thank Blumldm
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

My wife is originally from Philadelphia and grew up enjoying Pat's and Geno's, so she knows the real deal. Now living in Arizona I searched to find a lunch spot to surprise her. I suggested we try Frankie's. What a pleasant, fun, and tasty surprise. The building is nondescript and parking is a bit of a challenge, but when you... More 

Thank Gregory J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2574 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-3363
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-795-2665

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