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No cheesesteaks: the 5 best beef-slingers in Philadelphia

Published On 11/06/2013 Published On 11/06/2013

You already know where to go for the city's best cheesesteaks, but where do you go for just steak that isn't covered in whiz and isn't from a chain? Luckily, we've found the 5 sweetest answers to that question right here:

Barclay Prime

5. Barclay Prime
Rittenhouse Square
This trendy Stephen Starr spot earns its... um, spot on our list thanks to meat options like the 28-day dry-aged 16oz NY strip, and the 18oz Gachot prime dry-aged ribeye. Not enough for you? There's also the 24oz dry-aged porterhouse. Still not enough? How about the 50oz Tomahawk ribeye, or maybe some sliders? Seriously, you should be full by now!

Bridget's Steakhouse

4. Bridget's Steakhouse
The location hurts its ranking, but it's worth the drive for a relaxed, modern take on the steak spot. Bridget's offers up things like a 16oz spice-rubbed ribeye w/ horseradish cream & crispy onion straws, and a surf n turf "Butcher Block" w/ two 5oz lobster tails, one 10oz filet mignon, jumbo shrimp, day boat scallops, and a shton of other stuff.

Butcher & Slinger

3. Butcher & Singer
Rittenhouse Square
It's got an old-Hollywood vide, a raw bar w/ crab legs & fresh shucked bi-valves, plus a "steak & chops" that, thankfully, is just plain old school: try the Delmonico or their signature porterhouse.

Creed's Seafood & Steaks

2. Creed's Seafood & Steak
King of Prussia
A staple since 1982, Creed's has a slightly stuffy air that suggests people are here for serious business... eating a 45-day dry-aged authentic Angus 16oz porterhouse w/ their sour cream-red bliss smashed potatoes, garlic buttered haricot verts, and a choice of a classic sauces.

Buona Via

1. Buona Via
A raucous Italian joint with a sprawling dining room where you can chow (err, ciao?) down on authentic boot-foods, including a filletto di manzo, which is a 12oz center cut beef in a Cognac-Barolo wine sauce.

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1. Barclay Prime 237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Rittenhouse)

On the ground floor of the old Barclay building -- which was once the most famous hotel in the city and the site of the Abscam sting from American Hustle -- Barclay Prime is a high-end steakhouse, where options range from the petite 8oz filet to the dinosaur-sized PA Pride 50oz tomahawk rib eye. The first thing you need to do here is order the foie gras cheesesteak, because no other place has it. If for some reason you're not into delicious goose fat, dig into some Kobe sliders or another choice cut of steak.

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2. Bridget's Steakhouse 8 W Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002

Serving up small plates like lobster risotto and tempura spring rolls and mains like their 16oz Rib eye, Bridget's brings a modern twist on the steakhouse to Ambler.

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3. Creed's Seafood & Steaks 499 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Old world sophistication colors this King of Prussia surf-n-turf resto. Stop in for a cocktail or their famous filet mingon tournedos.

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4. Buona Via 426 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA 19044

An Italian resto in Horsham that serves up a mean steak in their brightly-lit, villa-inspired space.



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