Philly’s Best

Philly’s Best
907 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657


Straight from Philadelphia,
there’s no place in Chicago like Philly’s Best
With the most authentic cheese-steak sandwich in Chicago,
this place is better than the rest
Quality beef, hot cheese, all in a soft Philly-made bread
Ingredients are imported straight from Philadelphia,
and all the good flavor will make you go crazy in the head!

Along with their large portions are menu items such as Philly fries
Served with their white cheese Philly sauce…
something your taste buds would love to give a try
And then there’s the favored Philly Cheese Steak Egg rolls, which may make you lose control,
with a taste that you will feel right in your soul!

A cheese-steak sandwich could be served on garlic bread if you choose,
and with each bite you gain a taste of Philly and there’s nothing you lose
All sandwiches come out piping hot and ready to eat,
and they have the classic Tastykakes, if after your meal you’re craving a sweet Philly treat

This is a home away from home and in three locations throughout Chi-city!
Put on that Eagle’s hat,
finish reading this poem,
and get down to the Philly nitty-gritty!





  1. N2OO2

    February 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Love you site. You write about your subject with authority (and good photos). Well done.

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 11, 2016 at 2:08 am

      Thank you!! I appreciate the feedback.

  2. mcaldwellauthor

    February 16, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    This looks yummy, Chicago food, delicious! Who doesn’t enjoy eating a yummy steak and cheese, and some yummy Philly fries? 🙂
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you!! It was delicious ?

  3. Marisa

    February 17, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Oh, that looks wonderful! (How humiliating it is that I live as close to Philly as I do, but have never had a cheesesteak.) Happy eating, and thanks for stopping by eve’s apple! ~Marisa (

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      If you ever find yourself in Philly be sure to let me know where you find the best cheese steak!

  4. Tico

    February 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and the like. I love philly…but love the philly cheese steak even more! With wiz!!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      February 18, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      Ever had Steve’s Prince of Steaks in Philly?? And yes…can’t have a cheese steak without WIZ!!

  5. scolgin

    February 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    This is a rather funny site! 🙂

  6. Oldman

    February 20, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Love good a cheesesteak! When we go home to South Jersey at Christmas we get a cheese steak from our favorite deli.

  7. Racer

    February 26, 2016 at 5:50 am

    I’m exiled from Philly area to SoCal and here Philly’s Best is also the most authentic cheese steak. I even met a kid that went to my High School working at one out here. Closest thing to a Hoagie though is Jersey Mikes Original Italian.
    Maybe the best part about going to Philly’s Best is being able to get some Goldberg Chews, some Tasteykakes or Franks sodas.

  8. R. Johann

    February 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I used to work in Allentown and got to Phila. frequently. Hard to get even a bogus steak sandwich in vegas where I now live. Have you ever tried Bookbinders Snapper soup as it is another Philly and Delaware County specialty? Even Amazon sells the canned version, but restaurant is better.

  9. waltzingaustralia

    March 1, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Thanks for visiting my Midwest Maize blog, Donna. I don’t live in Chicago but I’m close enough to enjoy having a recommendation for my next visit — and that Philly Steak sandwich looks mighty tasty.

  10. beef.ormance

    March 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    It is good to read that there are also other people who like food and art! Keep the good work up!

  11. nomadicniko

    March 9, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Lots of fun reading your posts! I’ve also picked out a few new places to try next time I’m home.

    I always make time for the Philly’s Best in Greektown when I’m in town – amazing!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      March 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you!! yes, philly’s best is amazing ?

  12. highrollersvmcca

    March 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Have you ever tried the Canadian specialty, Poutine? The Venetian in Las Vegas has the best this side of Quebec City.

  13. Marita Poll Images

    March 15, 2016 at 12:27 am

    thanks for this! I’m a Chicago girl who’s married to a philly boy- so we HAVE to try this place.

  14. writerspilecki

    March 18, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I looooove your pictures. They make me hugely hungry! I am allergic to rhyme outside Ogden Nash and Seuss. Sigh.

  15. booguloo

    March 19, 2016 at 3:19 am

    How much to Ship it to So Cal??? I’d meet it at LAX. I’ve had Hot Whites from Syracuse and Pretzels from Philly and steaks from Chicago town.

  16. Elizabeth Resnick

    March 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Cute post! I’m originally from Philly…love. Tastykakes and the Eagles!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      March 23, 2016 at 4:39 am

      I was just there in the summer and fell in love with the city! Can’t wait to go back 🙂

  17. caloknowsfood

    March 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Thanks for showing love on my blog! That cheesesteak looks incredible! Btw GO EAGLES!!!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      March 23, 2016 at 4:38 am

      Go Eagles, indeed! Love philly 🙂

  18. roxhhh

    April 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    oh, you are wicked
    completely beyond witty
    causing my mouth to water
    over the food in your fair city…

    love it!

  19. d.good

    April 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    oh my goodness, this looks amazingly delish!!!

  20. waltzingaustralia

    April 22, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Thanks for the heads up. Something to look for next time I’m downtown. Cynthia

    1. Donna Chlimon

      April 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      No problem! You definitely won’t regret it 😉

  21. maribethbatcho

    April 27, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Philly here and never EVER had my steak wit wiz. And never will. And we don’t all say ‘wit,’ either.
    Never ever had a bad steak sandwich anywhere. Ever. Some are better than others, but all in all, not one is ever bad.
    Cute blog you have…

  22. ianbcross

    October 3, 2016 at 2:31 am

    I have some friends who live on N Sheridan, so I will definitely forward this posting to them. Thanks for dropping by my blog, Borderline.

  23. chosenrebel

    October 6, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Great find. My favorite was to get the steak sandwich and carry it into the Cubs game.

  24. Forrest Pasky

    October 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve always heard about these Philly cheese-steak sandwiches and wanted to try one. Not sure what they might be offering up in SF Bay Area might do it justice though. Very nice piece.

  25. sandikaye

    October 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve heard that Chicago has a mean Philly Steak though I don’t eat meat but it sure does look good.

  26. reupac

    October 18, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Wow your idea to mix poetry, food, and restaurants is quite creative. Great way to engage and connect subjects.

    – Reupac

  27. smzang

    October 21, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    My favorite sandwich in all the world. I have at least one a week (made at home with lots of grilled onions and extra cheese) and I shall never eat another one without remembering your poem. Very much enjoyed.

    I would have thought nothing could improve on the perfection of my homemade Philly steak sub, but having it while reading your poem raises the excellence of that perfection!

    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 25, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      That sounds really good! I’m glad my poem will be remembered as you eat your Philly sub, which sounds yummy by the way 🙂

  28. jflem81

    February 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I’m from Philly and if they’re as good as you say, It could be cause for concern. We’re supposed to have the best cheesesteaks here! Tasty Kakes too?!

    Otherwise, great article. Love the poetry and I will have to look this place up next time I’m in Chi-town.

    1. dineANDrhyme

      February 2, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Haha I think Chicago’s coming up on the cheesecake game ? Thanks for checking out our page!

  29. Karina Pinella

    April 30, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    I love that video. Now, how about showing us how they make those cheese steak egg rolls? They look great!

    1. dineANDrhyme

      April 30, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      We’d have to go for a part two! 😋 They sure were amazing and definitely different than the egg rolls ever we’ve tried!

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