Sonny's Famous Steaks

10 recent ratings
$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Philly Cheesesteaks, Sandwiches
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9 ratings

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228 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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So good! They have GF buns, change their gloves, and clean the grill for GF orders. The GF bun was one of the best I’ve had. It was like real bread! They have a very simple menu with delicious options. Super kind and accommodating’

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic GF cheese steak

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

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We ate here and I had the gf cheesesteak and fries. The meat, cheese, and bun were excellent. Don’t get the cheese whiz for cheese as it is not gluten free. I got the provolone. The staff and service was great though. The staff and service was great even though we were there just before closing. We got our food to go. Only complaint were the fries were mushy so maybe order them crispy or well done.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free at Sonny's Famous Steaks
cheese steak with wiz and grilled onions! 10/10
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Sonny's Famous Steaks
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Sonny's Famous Steaks
Gluten-Free at Sonny's Famous Steaks
GF cheesesteak! Incredible! I love this bread!
They have gluten free bread but NOT gluten free fryers! They use same utensils in both fry and onion ring fryers.
Yum!
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Celiac

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I got the classic cheesesteak on a gf bun. When i ordered they asked if it was Celiac disease, which I confirmed. She then asked the chef to clean the grill and change his gloves. I was amused that they asked over the microphone if anyone else was ordering a GF sandwich since the grill was clean! My cheesesteak was pretty good! Most importantly, I felt safe eating it!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So good I want to cry. I am not sensitive but seemed safe given bread does not go on the grill. Shared fryer though so no go for fries.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


On a trip to Philly with the family. Obviously, we had to try a cheesesteak. My daughter has a mild gluten allergy so I looked up places that had gluten-free rolls. I wasn't worried about a gluten-free kitchen, just the rolls. We were in Old City which is the historic section. I looked up cheesesteak places near The Liberty Bell. Sonny's and Campos were nearby. I asked a few employees at the Visitors Center and they all agreed that Sonny's was a great choice. And they were not wrong. The whole family was thrilled. My daughter was able to order a gluten-free roll and everyone else could order what they would usually have. I tried the gluten-free cheesesteak and it was very good. The staff was super friendly. The line was long but it went very fast. There weren't any open tables but we found a park half a black away and ate there instead. Highly recommended!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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If you are in Philly and want the cheesesteak experience, thus is the spot. I cannot vouch for cleaning procedures, but I have been here several times with no issue. The GF bread is top-notch, and the cheesesteak is as good as the "real" version.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The gluten free Philly cheesesteak was the best I’ve ever had! The bread didn’t fall apart and it actually tasted like real bread, I had to double check it was GF because it was so good!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I will say we don’t worry about cross contamination, but they have the best gluten free cheesesteak!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Ordered gluten-free roll cheesesteaks for my son who has wheat allergies. We aren’t strict about cross contamination, YMMV. I had a bite of his and the gluten-free roll was really good, it was as good as my regular roll. A very good tasting option.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They changed their gloves and prepped it in a different area

Super yummy! the bread didn’t fall apart and it was really fresh! Got the cheese wiz steak sandwich with onions and I’m dying to go back!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have GF buns, but we were told “There’s going to be cross contamination in a place like this.” This may work for an intolerance, but definitely not Celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Was told very rudely by a worker that only the bread was gluten free but none of the meals. Do not recommend this... didn't appreciate getting such a terse response to my question of whether the whole meal was gluten free.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent sandwiches. Knowledgeable staff. Asked about changing gloves and made sure we knew cheez whiz had gluten. It was delicious!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Enjoyed the cheesesteak! Staff told me the fryer is not dedicated and the fries are not safe for celiac.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just ok. Not super flavorful and bun was just all right.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The staff was great and so was the cheesesteak!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great sandwich. $3 extra for GF bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a loaded cheesesteak with provolone cheese on a GF roll and fries (dedicated fryer). Delicious, but about 30% smaller than a standard cheesesteak - not that I’m quibbling, mind you.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Perfect authentic beef and chicken cheese steaks. Fries are unfortunately not GF, but honestly the sandwiches themselves are so rich you don’t need them. Quite knowledgeable about cc. I recommend this place to experience true Philly culture in terms of food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Very knowledgeable about cross-contamination, and even knew the Whiz wasn't gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Never had a cheesesteak until the other night. Had 30 mins between coming from a movie and seeing another so I called ahead and placed my order while I walked over. Was tasty. Ended up coming back later that night for another.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super delicious, amazing find, GF friendly, rolls and understand of celiac! Hopefully the fries will be GF soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten-free cheese steak in Philly. I wish their fries we’re gluten-free too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am so PISSED at this place. Never in my life have I experienced such rude behavior from the workers! I was trying to order and I asked if the pizza burger was gluten free. She said “I think” I then asked her if there was someone she could ask just to make sure. She rolled her eyes, give me a dirty look, then walked away into the employee room slammed a the door. She then walked out and slammed the door again and hugged and puffed as she walked to me in a mad and mean away. Then said “no you can only have bread” as she rolled her eyes. I am so upset. That is NOT away to treat a customer!!!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing GF Philly Cheese steak. It was packed after the 4th parade but definately worth the wait. Go here!!! Yum!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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So good. We felt blessed to get to experience a philly steak and cheese. I was worried about contamination, but none of us 3 celiacs had any issue. We tried the three different cheeses (whiz, provolone, and mozzarella ) and all the toppings. Sandwiches were amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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You guys have the best gluten free steak and cheese subs we have EVER had. So grateful to have stumbled upon your restaurant a few weeks ago. The waitstaff was super friendly and knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure everything would not be Cross contaminated. Wish you had a spot in Boston!!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fulfilled my steak and cheese cravings like woah! 😍

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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So good! My first Philly cheese steak and so good. The bread is unbelievable! I was worried I'd get sick, it was that legit! Celiac and did not get sick. Seems sketchy but they are careful

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Woman at register was lovely! GF buns were terrific! The cheesesteak was great! No tummy ache!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They offer GF buns from Taffet's bakery. My girlfriend (that has celiac) has it frequently and doesn't have any reactions. They seem to do a good job separating the GF sandwiches from the others.

Prior to having GF buns, we noticed they have a seemingly dedicated fryer for the French fries, and they never caused a reaction. This place is awesome!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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