Originated in Philly and now spread like wildfire across our culinary landscape, the Philly cheesesteak is an American food icon.  Simple, hearty, and delicious, this beloved sandwich is heaven between two buns if you do it right. We think these Tampa restaurants definitely serve up some of the best cheesesteaks and deli sandwiches in Tampa

Philly Phlava

Your cheesesteaks better be good if you're putting Philly right in your restaurant's name.  This place is wall-to-wall Philly serving not just cheesesteaks, but other favorites of this region as well like Tasteycakes, Center City Pretzels, Hank's Soda, and more. Their cheesesteaks are made with fresh, Amaroso rolls just like the places in Philadelphia use, and packed with loads of steak, onions, and more.


Open since 1982, Chubby's is a convenient, little eatery serving pizza, subs, and cheesesteaks for the masses right off Bayshore drive.  They use grande mozzarella on their pizzas, produce is bought from the local market, and bread for those delectable cheesesteaks is baked fresh and delivered daily.  Try any one of their eight varieties of the Philly and be wowed.

Delco's Original Steaks 

Delco's is in Dunedin, about 40 minutes outside of Tampa, but absolutely worth the trip if it's authentic, mouth-watering cheesesteaks you're looking for. Plus, they're HUGE and perfect if you're looking to satisfy a big appetite.


Charran's is home to the "Original Tampa Cheesesteak Sandwich". Head into this North Tampa sports bar and chow down on this unique take on the cheesesteak with thin-sliced grilled steak, white American cheese, grilled onions, tomatoes, and peppers on a soft roll. This is just our take on the best cheesesteaks in Tampa.  Explore our awesome city today and find your own today! 

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