It's a food fight! Philly has Pat's and Geno's, West Chester has Lorenzo's and Jimmy C's.

The contenders:

In this corner, we have Lorenzo’s.

In town for almost 15 years.
Originally located on High Street, they have a solid client base and a seasoned owner.

Lorenzo’s Steaks & Hoagies

216 E Market St
West Chester
(610) 696-5660

In this corner, we have Jimmy C’s Steaks.

In town for about 2 1/2 weeks.
Owned by fresh out of college 22 year old Jim Curtis.

Jimmy C’s Steaks

211 E Market St
West Chester, PA 19382
(484) 266-0343

Talk on the street:

“I’m rocking out with Lorenzo’s all the way. There is enough meat on a mini to make four sandwiches at home. I love em.” Tonoa and friends

“Jimmy C’s is just good. I don’t care who has been here longer. I like how it tastes, it’s all in the cheese sauce.” – Rich


Not only have they been around for almost 15 years, but they also have a huge selection of hand-sliced meat and cheese hoagies that have people asking “where’s the roll?” You can actually order items with “less meat” if you are so inclined. They serve hoagies, salads, wings, steaks, burgers and breakfast sandwiches.


Sunday-Wednesday 9am- 9pm, Thursday 9am-10pm, Friday 9am-3am.

How much meat?

A “regular” cheesesteak has 8oz of chopped rib eye cut daily and is cooked with onions and peppers. It’s very filling on the roll and in your belly.


Minis (6″) is $4.01- Large (22″) $11.20

Top Sellers:

American Cheesesteaks and Italian Hoagies


No seating available to dine-in, Lord of the Rings Pinball Machine and a Claw Drop game.

Last Words:

“We thought it’d be healthy competition. We have solid customer retention and everything is fresh and hand sliced. Anyone can say anything about how to make a real cheesesteak but I think how they make it is a bit of a novelty steak. I wouldn’t want to be the guy that opens up across from the “King of Steaks” but in Chester County but we will welcome the competition.” – Drew

Jimmy C’s

Owner Jim and partner have been getting cheese steaks in Philly since they were 6 or 7 years old, and after attending WCU, decided that West Chester needed a cheesesteak place with steaks made the way they are supposed to be made. What does that mean? Slices of rib eye steak grilled and topped with or without fried onions and your choice of cheese sauce. Choose from American, Whiz or Pepper Jack cheese sauce (he pours it over the steak like a rich alfredo sauce) and served on a hard roll to sop up all the goodness. They serve cheesesteaks, chicken cheesesteaks, fries and wings.


Mon-Thursday 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-3am, Sun 11am-9pm.

How much meat?

Their steaks look like they have less meat but it’s just how it’s sliced. There is 9-10 oz of meat on each sandwich. They do not chop it all up together like other places they grill it in slices. The chicken is real chicken that is cut to order, the fries are all hand cut, and their wing sauces are all hand made.


$6.60-10.75 “People have to eat and the economy will come back, this is quality food and it’s worth every bite.”

Top Sellers:

American Cheesesteak and the Garlic Parmesan Wings.


Indoor seating available and bathroom. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 video game “the best game in the entire world” and a city scape mural on the wall.

Last words:

“Now that we are in West Chester you don’t have to drive 45 min into the city to get a real cheesesteak.”- Jim

So there you have it folks. While there are many places in Chester County to get a great cheesesteak (stay tuned for the upcoming competition we will be having for all locations) these two spots will be battling it out for traffic on Market Street. Both stores are looking forward to having you in to give them both a try for yourself. Go in and tell them you’re there for the taste off. Taste ’em both and then vote on CC Cuisine and Nightlife facebook page with your vote.

May the best cheesesteak win.