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Feb 12, 2008 10:09 AM

Philly's Best Opening in Pasadena (Del Mar Station)

My boyfriend swears by it, hope it lives up to the hype!

220 S. Raymond Avenue, Suite 120
Pasadena, CA 91105

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  1. i eat at the san dimas location - only eat there when i have the coupon ...not sure why people like it so much ain't bad but nuthin' special

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    1. re: kjs

      agreed, based on my experience from the irvine location

    2. I've never tried Philly's Best, but I can't imagine it's an improvement over Fredo's.

      720 N Lake Ave
      Pasadena, CA 91104

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      1. re: duke_of_mildew

        An improvement? Probably not, although I've never tried the hoagies at Fredo's, only the cheesesteak. Philly's Best does a decent hoagie, though again not as good as others in Pasadena. Then again, for Gold Line convenience, it can't be beat!

        A decade ago one had to search far and wide for a decent cheesesteak in SoCal; I consider all of these options to be a blessing of riches.

        1. re: Jack Flash

          The cheesesteak at Fredo's is wonderful, but that Amoroso roll they're so damn proud of is a disaster in the hoagies. Like trying to gnaw through a bath sponge! Soft roll and leathery crust work OK when there are hot, moist ingredients inside, but ghastly in a cold sandwich. If you're in that neighborhood and want a hoagie or sub, go another couple of blocks north to Pietro's, next to the Roma Deli at North Lake and Mountain. Really good, even though their bread is a tad chewy, too. Not quite as good (or cheap!) as the subs from Claro's, but then you don't have to go to Arcadia, either...and you can get a beer if you want.

          1. re: Will Owen

            Let me guess. You aren't from Philly as you would know that Amoroso's is the choice roll for both cheesesteaks and hoagies.To be quite frank, both are subpar from outside of Phillly

      2. I've been to the one in Whittier and the food is quite good. I love the cheese fries and sandwiches. They have the packaged desserts from Philly. It's quite yum.

        1. fredos rocks and a cool owner

          1. I've eaten at both regularly being I live in Arcadia and work in Irvine.

            Fredos is hands down better imo.