PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While there’s never a wrong time to chow down on a cheesesteak, it’s definitely the right day on Thursday. Today is National Cheesesteak Day.
Philadelphia hot dog vendors Pat and Harry Oliveri are credited with creating the cheesesteak back in the 1930s.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Gun Violence Epidemic Continues To Have Devastating Impact On City's Youth
Below, is a list of spots in the region to grab Philadelphia’s signature sandwich:
736 S 9th Street, Philadelphia
Good luck getting through on the phone, but if you can, you’re in luck. Angelo’s serves up some of the best cheesesteaks in the city on bread made fresh every day in-house.
3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia
If you head north in the city, Max’s is the place to be. You might recognize the establishment from the Rocky Sequels, Creed I and II.
Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop
630 South Street, Philadelphia
People who like whiz on their cheesesteak, meet Woodrow’s. The sandwich shop makes their cheesesteak with a homemade truffle whiz that compliments the flavor of the steak and soaks into the roll. The cherry pepper mayo is also delicious if you’re into that.
2567 West Chester Pike, Broomall, Delaware County
Delco Steaks also has locations in Folsom and inside the Wells Fargo Center, but their original location is in Broomall. The sandwich is a little pricey, but that’s the only negative. They don’t skimp, and cooper sharp is essential when ordering their steaks.
600 Wendover St, Philadelphia
Located in the city’s Roxborough section, some say Dalessandro’s is the best cheesesteak in the city. Last year, the shop modernized its ordering system so you don’t have to squeeze shoulder-to-shoulder in the tiny shop.
John’s Roast Pork
14 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia
John’s is an iconic sandwich shop in South Philly. If you go with a friend, split a cheesesteak and a roast pork sandwich and thank me later.
2654 S 10th Street, Philadelphia
If you’re leaving the stadiums and craving a cheesesteak, Oregon isn’t too far away. The shop is also open 24 hours.
Steve’s Prince Of Steaks
7200 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia
Steve’s has multiple locations, but the original is located in Northeast Philadelphia. The Northeast institution has been serving up its quality ribeye on sandwiches since 1980.
1703 S. 11th Street, Philadelphia
Yes, you’re reading that correctly. There’s a barbeque place on this cheesesteak list. That’s because Mike’s puts its own spin on the Philly classic.
They make a brisket cheesesteak that might be one of the best sandwiches in the city. They serve it with a cooper sharp whiz and onions.
206 Market Street, Philadelphia
Oh Brother offers a traditional cheesesteak, but I’d recommend another option. They make a French onion cheesesteak with a creamy horseradish sauce, caramelized onions, and swiss cheese. The ingredients all compliment each other so well. If you’re a big French onion soup person, you’ll love this sandwich.
1223 Haddon Avenue, Camden, New Jersey
Across the bridge in New Jersey, Donkey’s does their cheesesteaks differently. Instead of the traditional long roll, the shop puts meat, cheese, and onions on a poppy seed roll.MORE NEWS: Recent Coastal Storm Uncovers Historic 'Ghost Tracks' On Higbee Beach In Cape May, And It's Not 1st Time
The late Anthony Bourdain once said it might be the best cheesesteak in the area.