To subvert grumpy monarchs, angry medieval youths scrawled condiment graffiti such as "Fran Tanner has the plague" or "the king is a jerk" inside their sandwiches. Dig beneath the lettuce to bring history to light with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of cheesesteaks, breakfast, and more at Rick's Steaks on South Broad Street, located inside the Bellevue's Gourmet Food Court.
Lunch is served all day at this bready shrine to stacked and sliced edibles. Top-quality chuck-eye beef is paramount in every breaded bite of the steak sandwiches. Try the pizza steak ($8) with provolone and pizza sauce; the Phila-BUSTER ($12) dropping with double meats, cheeses, and toppings; or the plain steak ($7.50) with or without onions. Veggie lovers can opt for the handheld feast with a seitan substitute ($6.50) or a lovely layering of cheese, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and onions ($6). Side selections include an order of french fries ($3.75), sweet-potato fries ($3.75), or beer-battered onion rings ($4.75). Fuel up on morning tastes with Rick's selection of omelettes and breakfast sandwiches. Served on a mini steak roll or English muffin, options abound from mushroom, egg, and cheese ($4.50) to bacon, egg, and cheese ($2.95). View the complete menu here.
In business for more than 75 years, the famed eatery doles out dependable grub with the loving hand of a tenured lunch lady in Des Moines. Stop into the Broad Street location on a whim for a quick and satisfying savory bite.
NBC Philadelphia featured the eponymous Rick cooking up cheesesteaks on The 10! Show:
- It was a good meal and not expensive; it beats fast food by a long shot. I recommend Rick's for an original Philly Steak sandwich on your visit to the 'City of Brotherly Love' – bdkmd8, TripAdvisor
- A long line usually means it is worth the wait and it certainly was. We had the cheese steaks and they were quite tasty. – Hopsing-NH, Urbanspoon
200 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102Get Directions