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Best Cheesesteak on the White Horse Pike?

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Hello there fellow chowhounds! I am originally from Philly, (now in Florida) and am taking a group of nine ladies to the Jersey Shore for a long weekend. They all want to have a cheesesteak - now I know that you don't have to go into the city for this, there are great places all over. Our route takes us from the Philly airport via Route 30 to Hammonton, then on to Long Beach Island.

Anyone know of a great cheesesteak place between the Walt Whitman Bridge and Hammonton, on route 30?

thanks in advance!
Joan from the Florida board

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  1. I don't think you're gonna find anything along that route at all. It seems to me you have two options. 1) before you get on the Whitman bridge go to tony lukes, which is basicall under the bridge. Pretty Good cheesesteak. Actually was voted Best of Philly a couple years ago. 2) get on the expressway from the bridge and head down to atlantic city. That trip won't take that much longer, time wise. A cheesesteak at the White House sub shop is out of this world. A little different then the philly cheesesteak because of the roll, but equally as delicious. I know this doesn't specifically answer your question, but it's the best i can offer!

    1. Thanks Smitty!
      Going out of our way to Atlantic City is not really an option, especially since we'll be going there sometime during the visit anyway. Tony Luke's sounds like a winner, only a few minutes detour. Is it in a decent neighborhood? I'm not expecting anything fancy, just don't want the gals to be scared of getting out of the car...

      1. yeah save it for the White House. even if the they aren't the absolute best they're darn good, and lookin at all the celeb pics that cover the walls is great fun. they have EVERYONE!

        1. a small detour will gert you to Chicks in Cherry Hill - right off Route 70 on the westbound side and probably the best in South Jersey.

          1. Neighborhood is fine. It's not the best area in the world, but there are generally so many people getting steaks there all times of the day that you will have no problem at all. For the record, you should all buy a roast pork with sharp provolone and sauteed spinich and split it also. No matter what else i get, i cannot leave without getting one of them also, it's that good! Good luck and let us all know what you thought.

            1. Johns Pizza in Williamstown has fantastic cheesesteaks and steak fries, IMHO the best so jersey has to offer ;-)
              John's Pizza
              (856) 629-8688 1971 N Black Horse Pike
              Williamstown, NJ 08094

              1. Thanks, vipfitness!

                1. If you get a cheesesteak on the way out and you're going to come back the same way, stop in Hammonton for Italian food if you still have an appetite.

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                  1. re: rockhopper

                    Where did you mean, rockhopper?
                    On another board, somebody recommended Brother's Pizza in Hammonton. Is that the place you have in mind?

                    1. re: joan

                      Hammonton has a huge Italian population with many restaurants.
                      One that you will certainly pass has the prosaic name "Maplewood". (Joe Italiano's Maplewood I is the full name. There really is a guy with that name). It on the whitehorse pike. It's a classic red gravy joint.

                      Here's an old review:
                      Although I don't know what antipasta is; maybe it's an Atkins diet thing :
                      )(it's antipasto. pasto means meal so it's food served before the main meal)

                      some user reviews:

                    1. JUST BACK!
                      Thanks to all for the wonderful suggestions!
                      We ended up going to Tony Luke's in South Philly for the much-anticipated cheesesteak stop. It was wonderful. Lots of local color (do they really let you park your car in the median lane without ticket???), and best of all, the cheesesteaks were melt in your mouth delicious. There was a line out the door, but it moved quickly. Typical Philly attitude was displayed by the staff (gotta love it), and the food came quickly, hot, and correct.
                      My cheesesteak hoagie was $6.50. We figured the price was so low, they surely would be small. Boy, were we wrong! As it was, we had plenty leftover for our midnight snack at the shore. Smitty, I tried talking everybody into trying the pork, but we were just too stuffed!
                      We parked across the street, at Tony's offshoot bar and grill. Our big church van held nine ladies, (and we had decorated it at the airport with martini glasses and little sayings) - out we poured, to the jokes of a man standing on the sidewalk, who turned out to be none other than Tony himself. It was great fun meeting him. After we ate across the street, we came back and had a cocktail at the bar. Good drinks and nice friendly bartender.

                      Thanks again to all!

                      P.S. In Atlantic City, we had midnight pizza at Tony's Baltimore Grill. Outstanding!

                      1. Wow! good score and fun time was had by all, wonderful ;-)

                        Soo Glad you went to Philly for the Authentic Tony Lukes,the one in the casino is owned by USFOODS-cant touch south philly ;-0