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Best Philly Cheesesteak/KC Area??

I've tried Chartroose, I've tried Cheesesteak Alley (which is no longer), and I have tried Pepperjacks grill. Your thoughts please. Where to get the best Philly Cheesesteak in Kansas City??

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  1. You should try Grinders at 18th and Oak in downtown. I've had pizza and wings there, but I've only watched the cheesesteaks. With great interest. . .

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    1. re: heatherkay

      Are there still Steak Escapes around? I loved theirs,they had great fries too.

      1. re: heatherkay

        grinders is the BEST. you can choose between provolone or cheez whiz( don't diss it until you try it!!) or both...it's amazing

        1. re: gypsyvice

          I love the cheesesteaks at Grinders! So far I have only had it with the cheez whiz- but I am totally trying out both cheeses next time! Now that I know how good the cheesesteaks are I have the most difficult time deciding between them and pizza!

          1. re: pie

            OK now I am hungry for Grinders! I have only had their pizza but the cheesesteaks are sounding really good.

      2. When I was in KC last summer, I had a really great one at D'Bronx in Crown Center. But since I've never been to Philadelphia, I can't vouch for their culinary accuracy.

        1. Grinders has good cheesesteaks as many on here have said for truely grease dripping goodness check out Mike's Philly Steak Shop on 39th, like half a block off of broadway if your heading south hang a left on 39th like 4 doors down in the strip mall on your left a real hole in the wall BEST cheesesteaks in kc

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          1. re: BIG D2003

            Thanks BIG D, that sounds more along the lines of what I am looking for.

          2. Did you like Chartroose's cheesesteaks? I didn't think it was so good. Having lived close to Philly, I'm always looking for a decent cheesesteak and haven't yet found one in KC. Actually, I did for a while - a place in Westport on Westport Rd right where Papa Keno's is now. They were good. Then I tried Chartroose Caboose and am scared to try another around here ;-)

            1. I've never been to Philly, but Grinder's does purport to get their bread from Amoroso's in Philadelphia in attempt at faithful recreation.

              I don't know if that's meaningful or not. It is a pretty tasty sandwich.

              They also advertise their philly at the place that used to be 2 Guys in Mission on Johnson Dr and Metcalf-ish. It didn't really strike me as a Philly cheesesteak, but was enjoyable in a gross sort of way.