April 9, 2015
Article by neffknows_admin


Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop is pleased to announce that their highly anticipated opening of the second location is set opened on Wednesday, April 1st. Located at 1 West Girard Avenue in Fishtown (the former New Acropolis diner) at the corner of Frankford and Girard Avenues, this long awaited opening comes on the exact date of the second anniversary of the restaurant’s rebrand from Chink’s Steaks. The beautiful 1,700 square-foot space boasts modern fixtures and furniture in Joe’s colors but keeps the vintage soda shop style intact. The restaurant seats up to 100 people (70 indoor, 30 outdoor), where guests can be served table side or sit at the countertop.

The new location has added over 40 new jobs to the area and Patrick Groh, Regional Manager and son of Owner Joe Groh (along with longtime General Manager Stefani Mahoney), has taken the reigns from his father for this location.

“Fishtown is a great fit for us and we are so happy to be part of such a wonderful community,” says Patrick Groh, Regional Manager of Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop. “We want people to know that although this is a new location, our cheesesteaks and quality will remain the same.”

Along with the new location comes several exciting vegan and vegetarian menu additions, including a Vegan Cheesesteak, $11, which is made with Vegadelphia “steak,” topped with mushrooms, fried onions and vegan “mozzarella” cheese and is served on a vegan Baker Street roll. Hand Cut Fries, $6.75, made with the skin on with Russet potatoes, have also been added, along with a Black Bean Burger, $6.00, that is hand-crafted and made with oats, veggies, a variety of spices and topped with spicy guacamole and served on either a vegan Baker Street bun or a Sweet Christine’s gluten-free bun. Other new menu items include an specialty pickle and pepper bar, extended milkshake program and a weekly Grilled Cheese Sandwich special, $5.00 that will change each Thursday and is served on Texas Toast and grilled to perfection.

The Fishtown store will have extended weekend hours to cater to the area’s late-night crowd, closing at 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The original location on Torresdale Avenue, which has been cooking cheesesteaks to order and handcrafting sodas, milkshakes and egg creams since 1949, will remain open with Owner Joe Groh at the helm.

Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop has been consistently revered as one of Philadelphia’s top cheesesteaks by the likes of Craig LaBan (in 2002), Philadelphia Magazine, City Paper, and more. Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop is also the only cheesesteak restaurant ranked in YELP’s top ten Philadelphia restaurants, sandwiched right between Morimoto and Amada.

Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop at 1 West Girard Avenue is open for 7 days a week, from 11am – 10pm Sunday – Wednesday and from 10am – 3am Thursday – Saturday. In addition to their cheesesteak menu Joe’s Steaks + Soda Shop also proudly serves burgers, hot dogs, hot sausage sandwiches, specialty and traditional milkshakes, sundaes, floats, egg creams and house-made soda’s.

For more information please visit www.joessteaks.com , call their new location at 215-423-JOES or follow them!