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Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

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Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

Last visit we went to Campos based on advice from this forum and the steaks were yummy but the atmosphere was basically like a delicatessen with tables. It was perfect for our summer visit, we sat outside and enjoyed the evening.

This time is hubby's birthday and I'd like suggestions for something a bit nicer. We will be staying in the historical area.

Are there any restaurants that serve a great cheesesteak with waitress service? We are traveling with a four year old so nothing too upscale.

Thanks for any suggestions, they are much appreciated.

Edited: 7:53 pm, February 21, 2013
Philadelphia...
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1. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

Not that I can think of. Cheesesteak shops in general are counter service. I'm sure there are some restaurants with cheesesteaks on the menu. But not the real thing.

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2. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln (barely), you can get a great cheesesteak, or you can get waitress service, but you can't get a waitress to bring you a great cheesesteak.

Go to Jim's, 4th & South. Get your cheesesteaks and head upstairs.

Edited: 9:51 pm, February 21, 2013
Philadelphia...
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3. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

Has anyone had a cheesesteak at Moriarty's? I haven't but I think of that as a likely choice.

Cherry Hill, NJ
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4. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

I have, their cheesesteaks (Moriarity's) are ok, nothing special.

When it comes down to it, a cheesesteak is really street food and doesn't translate in its native form to a sitdown experience.

The best idea I've got is a sports bar, like Chickie and Pete's but that probably won't work with the little one.

Phila PA
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5. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

Eulogy Tavern has a decent cheesesteak in that area. It's not a classic Philly cheese steak but it's a good sandwich.

If you're going to be around the Italian Market area I might recommend a place like Santucci's at the corner of 10th & Christian Sts. They have waitress service, cheesteaks, burgers & really good pizza.

lehigh valley
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6. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

well. theres always Barclay Primes cheesesteak ww.barclayprime

wagyu beef, truffled cheese wiz and foie gras Its $100

Philadelphia
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7. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

I agree with owlyn.

The set of "Nice restaurants for hubby's birthday" does not intersect with the set "places to get a good cheesesteak."

Phila PA
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8. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

This one would require a cab ride, but it is one of my favorite neighborhood gastropubs. South Phila Tap Room has great cheesteak sliders, waitress service & is kid friendly

southphiladelphiataproom.com/sptr_menu.pdf

The fried peanut butter & jelly for dessert is decandent

9. Re: Cheesesteak Question after reading FAQ

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