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Big Mike’s Steaks & Hoagies, established in 1999, is known for serving up THE BEST SANDWICH THIS SIDE OF SOUTH PHILLY in the middle of the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. Took top 3 spot in the USA TODAY BEST CHEESESTEAK competition! Offering takeout service as well as self-serve dining creekside with takeout purchase! Indoor dining available only Saturday and Sunday on first come, first serve basis. (Wait times vary and May exceed one hour so please plan accordingly.) For more info, check out our website at forksvillestore.com.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Beach, BYOB, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

Fabulous cheesesteaks. Although not a fan of cheese whiz I ordered without however forgot about the dirty Jersey fries. Still fabulous. Adorable setting outside. Loved it! Kudos for having a doggy menu.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

I live in South Philly and I can tell you when you order a Big Mike's cheesesteak you are getting as close as you can get to an authentic Philly cheesesteak 3.5 hours away. I came up here for a few days on vacation and...decided to stop by with my girlfriend to grab one. I could tell right away it was legit by the quality of the bread. The steak was good and it was not over filling. I got the American wit (fried onions). My girlfriend thought it was good also and she lived in South Philly her entire life. If you are in the area, make sure to get yourself a cheesesteak from Big Mike's! He is bringing Philly to Forksville.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Very disappointed and over priced. Rolls were not fresh, cheese not melted, steak portion was meager, more large uncooked bits of onions than meat. Pass this place by and get the real deal for a third less. My son and I stopped elsewhere afterwards since...we were still hungry and the butter like garlic sauce was a bit over the top to make up for the bland tasting steak meat.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

Big Mike is a disappointment to the City of Philadelphia. He made the worst cheesesteak my dad and I have had in our entire lives. The roll was soggy from grease, the meat was meager and flavorless, the cheese and the sandwich itself was cold...when we got them, and they tried to make up for the lack of flavor by using a garlic sauce that had a terrible after taste. So bad in fact that we had to get food elsewhere so we wouldn’t be reminded of the terrible sandwiches we had. If you have any tastebuds avoid this tourist trap at all costs. I would’ve rather had someone steal $13 from me and eat a pinecone for dinner than coke here againMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021

I couldn't believe it. These steaks are just like you get in Philly if not better. Ordered mine wiz wit. Of course a great sandwich requires an outstanding roll and these sandwiches have them.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

Open Weekend Only I love Mike’s Philly Cheesesteaks but he’s only open on weekends & only thru a window & the lines are long but worth the wait. Not sure why he’s not opening the restaurant & not having breakfast since Covid restrictions are lifted

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021

If you want a real hoagie or a fantastic cheesesteak, this is the place to come. Their dirty jersey fries are unbeatable, and the staff are on top of things and so polite and friendly!!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 24, 2020 via mobile

Portions were generous Sandwhiches hot and cold were average Fries were crispy and served hot Drink selection was limited

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Cheesesteak with wiz is just amazing. I’m sure all the other things they offer here are good too but for me it the traditional cheesesteak I always get. Hidden knee deep in the middle of nowhere this place has a following. The picture of the...parking lot was taken at 1:00 on a Tuesday. Do yourself a favor and check this place out.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Hidden Gem!!..... I heard from a friend about some “AWESOME “ cheesesteaks so of course I set off on the 1 hour 30 minute drive to see for myself. I was not disappointed, warm cozy and unbelievably clean. Service was great and fast. The food...was above and beyond, so much that I’m planning another visit to try other menu items. One note tho is that it’s not totally handicap accessible...it can be navigated tho...a few small steps to reach restrooms. Note: they close from December 29 thru March 6. Treat yourself to some awesome food and pay them a visit!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

Haven't been here since Big Mike took over. So glad we finally stopped! We've had cheese steaks in Philly and the cheese steaks at BIG MIKE's definitely compare! My husband insisted we stop after a day of viewing the beautiful foliage in NE PA. So...glad we did! My husband got the cheese steak (delicious!) and I got a turkey wrap. Both were very good and can't wait to go back next time we are in Sullivan County.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here after hiking at Worlds End based o. a friends recommendation. The cheese steaks were phenomenal!! Wit and witout onions!!! The garbage fries were delicious too!! Highly recommended a stop here!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We bought some subs over the weekend to take with us on a hike. They were both delicious! The rolls were fresh.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Old friends had told us about this place up on the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania northeast of Williamsport, where you could enjoy the best Philly cheesesteak ever. We were up in Syracuse New York heading back to Baltimore, and decided it was time to give...it a test. Many mountain roads lead down to this establishment, in the middle of nowhere - very rural. Very friendly wait staff. However, we were never disappointed in what we found, as a friendly mountain grocery store/restaurant. Of course, we ordered the Philly cheesesteak, mine with beef and my wife with chicken. We had them put on the “whiz” (for those of you who don’t remember good ‘ole cheese whiz) which makes the cheese steak. If you’re looking for a fun place to eat with a great CHEES STEAKS you gotta go. Their Have a full menu and serve breakfast. You will not be disappointed after the drive to get there.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing breakfast this Sunday. The staff is super friendly. Despite the restaurant being packed, service was fast. The food was great, The coffee very good. It has a nice little store if you miss anything while camping in the state park. It...has a nice pic nic area and a view on the cute river bridgeMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
The evening shows are on a 1-year hiatus, they take a lot of planning and with the recent flooding etc the team dont have the time to practise for them. As Big Mike said, they HAVE been doing them for 17 years, so we can... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Forksville's Big Mike's Steaks & Hoagies

Yes, Forksville's Big Mike's Steaks & Hoagies offers takeout services.

Forksville's Big Mike's Steaks & Hoagies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5