You’re going to see Rocky at the Winter Garden Theatre and you need to know where to eat dinner beforehand? No problem! We’ve got just the spot for Philadelphia’s — and Rocky Balboa’s — favorite dish.
The Show: It’s a classic underdog story of a down-on-his-luck boxer with big dreams and a formidable hook. Rocky Balboa goes from small-time fighter to heavyweight champ, gaining outer, and inner, strength along the way. The musical, based on the Oscar-winning 1976 Stallone film, features the impressive footwork, and singing, of Andy Karl. Catch him before the musical closes on August 17.
The Restaurant: A quick-stop sandwich shop that serves the delicacy of Rocky’s hometown.
What to Eat: The name says it all. You can get one “wit” whiz, Provolone or American cheese; “wit” onion; or “witout” ($9), even though you are 99 miles from the City of Brotherly Love. Snacks and sides include all manner of fries (cheese, chili, chili cheese, $3.45-$4.95). Sorry, no raw egg shakes here.
What Else to Know: The spot were Rocky downs a cheesesteak in the film is Pat’s in Philadelphia. A plaque marks the site where Stallone once stood.
For more restaurants near Rocky, see our Theater District dining listings.
Philly Cheese Steak 710
710 Ninth Ave.