1527 3RD St N, Jacksonville Bch, FL | Directions 3225030.302729 -81.394468
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 1am;Sun. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Beaches, Jacksonville Beach
AWESOME!!! – Just happened to see this city search website for the first time. After reading reviews for my favorite restaurants I checked out one of my favorites Philly's Finest. The guy who was bad talking it was a fool. He obviously is NOT from Philly bc being from Philly I know what a "real" cheesesteak taste like. He probably eats at Pat's or Gino's. Philly's is the Best hands down in Florida. The "other" restaurant he is referring to is a seafood crack shack. They have terrible food and an even worse atmosphere. But that is a whole different story. I have been going to Philly's Finest for 10 years, YES 10 years. They have been open for even longer. (that says something right there) Their cheesesteaks are awesome, they always have been. Everthing is from Philly. I am from Philly not West chester as this guys says the owner is from. I was born and raised. Yes, I have met the owner a few times. He seemed like a good guy to me, I have nothing negative to say about him. (again I have been going for 10 years) The food is ALWAYS good. I have also had the stromboli's and let me tell you they are not only great tasting but they are HUGE! As for the ice bar, it is really cool and a great concept. We love it!! The restaurant is always clean, as are the bathrooms which is a big thing for our family.
Philly's Finest Upset!!!! – Being from Philly myself (not WestChester as I found out Jeff the owner is from who claims to be from Philly) I know a good cheesesteak and pizza when I see it(&taste it), and this WAS NOT it ! The menu lacks luster, which consists of about 6 ingredients arranged differently throughout the menu. I've had a better cheesesteak at a local seafood restaurant(yes you know the one). So maybe the stromboli is up to par? Hardly. Well, then again, its not even stromboli. Order stromboli and get a calzone. Or at least that's the closest thing I can compare to. Its really a pizza, folded in half!!! Yes! In HALF! & I'd thought I had seen it all. Unbelieveable!! But, what the menu lacks, Jeff (owner) makes up with his horrible attitude. He's about as cold as his "Full Ice Bar" which is about 6 inches of frosty bar space. If your wondering what I am referring to, just open your freezer (assuming it hasn't been cleaned in quite some time) and take a peek. You'll get the idea. I am almost embarrassed that the name has Philly in it. I could keep going, but I am currently at Beachside Seafood eating a real cheesesteak and loving every cheesy minute of it!!!
Not that great – Went there after reading a few reviews highly recommending the Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Didn't go to drink a lot, just to eat. Ordered the regular Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, chips & beer. Waited, must have been thirty minutes and the place was only about half full and just when I"m ready to walk out, the sandwich arrives piping hot, apparently micro-waved. I ate most of it, mainly because I was very hungry, but honestly, the sandwich seemed not much more than corned beef with onions and some sort of cheese. I suspect the long wait was to glean a few more beverages from my wallet. They had good live entertainment, but the Philly cheese steak sandwich wasn't top 40.
Reviews had me fooled – I personally did not enjoy these cheesesteaks at all. The onions were way too sweet, the meat felt undercooked and very bland and even the cheese wiz wasn't appealing. I did however enjoy the waffle fries very much.
Awesome Family Owned Philly Steak Shop – Great Philly Cheesesteaks, awesome service whether we eat in or have it delivered! Wonderful owners!
great place with a cool concept. – My friends told me about this restaurant with a ice bar so I went in on saturday night. The restaurant was absolutly packed with people. I ordered a cheesesteak and my wife ordered a BBQ chicken pizza. The food was great. The service was good, I was impressed with how many people were there that the food came out in a timely matter. I would recommend this restaurant to some one else.
WORST SERVICE EVER – The cheesesteaks are good. The rest is fried. Although, there is always a different staff it changes weekly. The owner is always there and always yelling and cursing at employees and customers. If there was a biggest @sshole at the beach award this guy would take it by a mile. Claims to be a family man but is always hitting on the young girls making them feel uncomfortable. The cheesesteaks arent good enough to make up for service.
Good Sports Bar ! – As this is the only place at Jax Beach with Philly "style" cheesesteaks not bad. The rolls are from Philly area and probably what make the sandwich. Friendly service from staff but be prepared to wait for a sandwich unlike anywhere in Philly. Here is the kicker the owner is a straight up @sshole and probably enough to keep people away.
Back HomeAgain – Philly's Finest is true to its word. It is a family owned business situated right off the beach. The owners re-did the place by making it larger and a really nice place to eat. They even put in an ice bar for all the sports fans out there. I grew up in Philly and ate at all the well known cheese steak restaurants Ex; Pat's, Steve's and Geno's all my life. Let me tell you Philly's Finest is just like home even better. We loved the fresh Amoroso rolls with the loaded steak, cheese , and fried onions. It is the best in the Jacksonville area for a real good down to earth cheese steak. I will go there every time I am in Jax , because we loved it there. Kudos... to a wonderful cheese steak restaurant. They also favor the EAGLES....Go Eagles!!!!
a real philly style cheesesteak rest. – my friends told me about this place philly's finest at jax beach.I am from philly and I really miss a good cheesesteak. The place is a no joke philly style rest. I watched the eagle game against the giants with my girl friend the place was packed. The cheesesteaks were for real. The amarosa bread was a great reminder of home. I would have thought the food was going to be mass made because of all the people there, but i was way wrong. The owner told us that it is always busy during the eagles games and went out of his way to get us 2 seats from the back and made us a spot so we could stay. My girl friend is not from philly and she got a chicken cheesesteak and she said it was the best thing she has ever had. I would definitly go back and will be there for the nfc play off game.. go eagles
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