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Feb 17, 2008 09:21 AM

Philly Cheesesteak in Charlotte, NC

Heading to Charlotte next weekend and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for Cheesesteak Hoagies in the Charlotte are. A friend of mine had mentioned a place in Cornelius but I don't recall the name. All suggestions appreciated!

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  1. Dude we have a lot of great things in Charlotte Philly Cheesesteak is not one of them.

    1. Two places come to mind.....Joe Mama's and Lugi's..both are off south tryon. Lugi's in the stip mall w/ Wal Mart and Lowe's...way in the back but worth the trip...I get their's to go and love the way the wrap it all up, paper plate and all....the bread is great...Joe Mama's is a close 2nd...strip mall w/Food Lion...good fillings but the bread's not as tasty...

      1. GFOL, I'm not asking for the next Pat's or Geno's for crying out loud. Just what some of the locals consider the best cheesesteak in the area. I know there has to be some people from the PA/NJ area that could chime in here! It's my opinion that the bread usually makes the difference.

        1. This is the place in Cornelius. I haven't tried it yet but hear the sandos are very tasty and HUGE.

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          1. re: HungryGrayCat

            I from Fort Lauderdale were La Spada is the place to go for subs. There was a time were our family would go once a week to get a sub. One sub easily feeds 3 people. I've been dying to go. I wonder if it's as good.

          2. My husband loves cheesesteak sandwiches, and he's eaten them at both Pat's AND Geno's, and his favorite is still found here in Charlotte at Arthur's. THere are two Arthur's locations: inside Belk's Department store in Southpark Mall and in Two Wachovia in downtown Charlotte.

            There is a cheesesteak shop in Park Towne Village on the corner of Woodlawn and Park Road that I have tried and thought was pretty good, but I cannot remember the name.

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            1. re: hazardnc

              The place in Park Towne Village is called Duckworth's. I didn't have the cheesesteak there so I can't comment on that. My meal was not good at all - very greasy and low quality. I was dragged there so I may have gone in with a bad attitude....

              1. re: hazardnc

                I have never eaten at Arthur's so have no feed back on them but I have tried Duckworth 's at Park Towne Village. It was just OK at best. What they serve is a whole nother deal from Pat's or Geno's. To me it's not even in the same ball park. Put it this way - I ate at Duckworth's once and that one time was enough for me and I ate at Pat's several times while visiting Philly about 15 years ago. I still remember it vividly. It was that good! No wonder Philly is known for its great cheese steak's