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“Almost as good as in Philly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Philly's Best

Philly's Best
22722 Lambert St, Ste 1703, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1618
949-855-8442
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Ranked #28 of 174 Restaurants in Lake Forest
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Laguna Niguel, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Almost as good as in Philly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Malvern, PA I know what a Cheese Steak should taste like. After moving to CA years ago I could not find a good cheese steak sandwich anywhere. Once I located Philly's Best in Lake Forest I had finally found a restaurant that makes an almost as good as in Philly cheese steak. My favorite at Philly's Best is no longer a cheese steak but a Cheese Chicken with sweet peppers, grilled onions and provolone cheese. I will be in Philly in September so I can get the real thing again and compare it to what CA offers.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Foothill Ranch, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
“There is none better!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Philly's Cheesesteaks are amazing! My personal favorite is a cheesesteak without onions, and with American and provolone cheeses served on just half of an Amoroso® roll. The meat is so tender and juicy!!! Such great flavor. There are more topping options (mushrooms, sweet peppers, onions or pizza sauce) to add to your cheesesteak. Philly's Best ships Amoroso® rolls directly from Philadelphia. You can also grab some authentic Frank's® soda, PA Dutch Birch Beer®, some Wise® chips and Tastykakes®. They also have hoagies, chicken sandwiches, burgers, french fries and crunchy onion rings. Check out the side bar where they feature two different kinds of dill pickles. If you can't make it to Philadelphia, don't miss stopping in to get a taste of Philadelphia's best food!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Forest, California
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“Great cheese steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice limited outdoor seating. Good cheese steaks. Fast service.
French fries are not the greatest but certainly acceptable. Nice selection of beers.

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California, United States
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“The best cheesesteak in California”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is the real thing, authentic cheesesteaks (beef or chicken) on delicious Amoroso's rolls from the east coast. If you aren't in the mood for something hot, their cold sandwiches are made from the same rolls and Boar's Head meats. You should also say yes to the Philly pepper spread, which really makes for a flavorful sandwich.

There are also numerous east coast delicacies, from Tastycake snacks, to Frank's black cherry soda, to fresh-made garlic pickles and sweet peppers.

Reasonably priced, exceptional quality. If you want to experience a Philly cheesesteak in all it's glory, you owe yourself a visit.

Visited September 2012
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La Habra, California
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“AWESOME FOOD!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Philly's is the BEST, hence the name :) Can't beat it, great tasty comfort food. My boyfriend begs for it all the time, and it really hits the spot on a lazy weekend.

Visited October 2011
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