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Best Philly Cheesesteak in Austin

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jersey0107 May 31, 2007 01:54 PM

I used to frequent Texadelphia quite a bit for this great sandwich. Then I got introduced to Delaware subs which I have not been able to top. Not only are the cheesesteaks great but so are all the other sandwiches. Does anyone else know another great place for philly cheesesteaks?

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    pjcowboy RE: jersey0107 May 31, 2007 02:09 PM

    Hogg Island Deli blows both of those out of the water.

    1. Knoblauch RE: jersey0107 May 31, 2007 02:14 PM

      Hog Island Deli is the only place in town that has produced a Philly Cheesesteak that deserves the name, in my experience.

      Here's one of a few conversations that may be of interest:
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/310139

      1. porkmuffin RE: jersey0107 May 31, 2007 02:40 PM

        agreed on Hogg Island. it's the closest you will find to the real deal. i myself used to LOVE Delaware for basic sandwiches, but have found that they have a new bread recipe that is far inferior to the former bread recipe. i still prefer Delaware to T-Cloud and other "chain" sandwich places, but not by much.

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          Twill RE: porkmuffin May 31, 2007 06:02 PM

          I think that Hog Island gets the consensus vote. It's the total package. Additionally, every other sandwich they have that I've tried (tuna steak, old italian, paisano, italian sweet sausage and chicken parmesan) is better than anywhere else around. And they're folded into the best sandwich bread in town-and I think that's my first unequivocal statement on Chowhound.

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            Rene RE: Twill May 31, 2007 08:52 PM

            Consensus here on Hog Island... however, if one is not in that vicinity, Saccones, Deleware and Jersey Mike's are acceptable... they are actually quite good but I don't think anything has come close to competing with Hog Island... the bread, the meat and cheese mix - oh if I were downtown right now!!!

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          jersey0107 RE: jersey0107 Jun 1, 2007 08:44 AM

          Thanks for the feed back, I will definitly try the place once the biker rally is done. As for Delaware, if I can make it to Hog Island, I will take Delaware over the rest of the chains. Thanks again!

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