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Pappa Geno's

1801 Ella Blvd., C Houston, TX 77008 | Heights | 713-863-1222

Location Description:

As close to the City of Brotherly Love as you're going to get in the Bayou City, Pappa Geno's offers Philly cheesesteaks near the Heights that both Philadelphia expats and beef-loving Texans can get behind. In a nod to its Lone Star State location, Pappa Geno's even offers its signature steak and cheese on Texas toast, but you'll want to get a regular Philly sandwich just for the wonderfully authentic bread. The owners fly it in from Buffalo, New York, and add Cheez Whiz for that extra Philly oomph.

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  • Cuisine(s): Sandwiches
  • Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Takeout

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