Philadelphia, PA - A toasted sandwich, grilled cheese sandwich, cheese toastie, or grilled cheese is a hot sandwich made with one or more varieties of cheese on bread. In Philadelphia, you can find Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on the menu throughout the city. From oversized sandwiches at Famous 4th Street Delicatessen to The grilled cheese and tomato soup combo at Woodrow's.
Where to Find Grilled Cheese in Philadelphia
We have you covered with our staff picks of The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Philly.
Famous 4th Street Delicatessen
The most oversized grilled cheese sandwiches in town come from just south-of-South Street's Famous 4th Streets, retro hangout known for its overstuffed corned beef specials; it also makes the city's biggest Grilled Cheese, available with or without bacon. 700 S. 4th Street
High Street Philly
Out of the shadow of Fork, this casual deli has earned national accolades for its house-made bread. The Grilled Cheese is made with Pennsylvania Noble cheddar and cultured butter on roasted potato bread. 101 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Rittenhouse home of East Coast-based seafood company, Luke's Lobster is best known for its lobster roll but does non-crustacean eaters right with its grilled Gruyère on classic Maine bread (with lobster for those who wish). 130 S. 17th Street
East Passyunk's best-kept secret Watkins Drinkery makes a mean burger. But, they also make a grilled cheese that is also just as good. The artisanal concoction always comes on sourdough, fries on the side, and the best part is it never cost more than a few bucks. 1712 S. 10th Street
Woodrow's Sandwich Shop
Intimate urban sandwich bar with outdoor seating serving hearty subs, brunches & salads. The grilled cheese and tomato soup combo are amazing at this small sandwich shop. Must-Try: Woodrow’s Grilled Cheese - parmesan herb crust, American and taleggio cheese, pear. 630 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Silk City Diner
This renovated diner with an outdoor beer garden serves a three-cheese griddled sandwich after midnight? Yes, please. Northern Liberties' classic Silk City Diner loads American, provolone, and Swiss cheeses onto country white, adds a tomato, and country ham or bacon (for those who so desire), for the ultimate late-night or day-after cure-what-ails-you fare. 435 Spring Garden Street.
Soup Kitchen Café
Cozy daytime spot with a small menu of hearty American fare, plus veggie options. Fishtown's plainly perfect coffee-plus-morning cocktails Soup Kitchen Café does its triple-cheesed grilled Cheese four ways: plain, with pickled green tomatoes, vegan or with a cup of tomato soup. 2146 E. Susquehanna Avenue.
Tavern On Camac
A Cozy, all-American Tavern on Camac combines four kinds of Cheese on its griddled sourdough: Cooper sharp, Cotswald, pepper jack, and Midnight Moon, and serves it with a cup of tomato soup. 243 S. Camac Street.
Mac 'n' cheese is the base of this fast-casual bowl concept with comfort food-inspired toppings. Classic Mac sandwiched between two buttery slices of Texas Toast, melted American Cheese and grilled to perfection. 104 South 18th Street
Good Dog Bar
Hip bar serving craft beer & signature blue-cheese burgers on 3 pooch-themed floors. Must-try is the mustard-braised barroom grilled cheese brisket, with Emmenthaler cheese on pieces of sourdough bread with hand-cut fries. 224 South 15th Street
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