Somewhere in between the stadiums and South Philly, the Highways and the Byways, almost on the edge of town as we know it, lies a place. A place unlike any other place. A small trailer-looking-shack of a permanent food stand Called Tony Luke’s.
Tony Luke’s is the most out of the way of the Big 4 (Jim’s, Pat’s, Geno’s, and Tony Luke’s) and the only one with two names. You can get a variety of things here now but people go for the cheesesteaks. There’s a reason to make the 10-minute trip. The cheesesteaks are amazing.
You order your steak one way, and one way only. If you wanted a cheesesteak with onions and wiz, which is the standard, you would say “Wiz Wit please”. They know you want a cheesesteak so you just say your cheese and if you want onions or not. The way I like my cheesesteak, I would say, “American Wit and mayo please”. If you have any European in you, you gotta get the mayo. It adds a little something in my opinion.
Good luck with your ordering and I hope you enjoy that melty cheese, those full slices of rib-eye beef, those near caramelized onions and that freshly bread baked. YUM!