HISTORY

Since 1979, Ishkabibble’s has been serving the best cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks to locals and tourists alike. Located in a historic building on South Street, the name is rich in history itself. Pronounced ‘Ish’ as in ‘wish’ and ‘bib’ as in something you might wear while eating a cheesesteak, there are several meanings including a Yiddish expression meaning something like “Do I look like I care?” Ishkabibble is also the title of s 1913 song and the nickname of big band trumpeter, Merwyn Bogue, who sang the song along with other novelty tunes with the Kay Kayser big band during the 1930s and 40s. Ishkabibble’s is the home of the original chicken cheesesteak and has long been regarded as a local favorite because of made-to-order cheesesteaks, the half-lemonade/half-grape juice drink called the ‘Gremlin,’ and freshly made Spanish fries. Come to Ishkabibble’s for real food and eat where the locals eat.