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Great steak and cheese in NH?

observor Feb 19, 2008 10:39 AM

I actually love D'Angelo's but they are skimping on the meat and it was already a little expensive. I've tried USA Subs in Derry, Theo's in Manchester, and Pizza Bella in Bedford but all weren't that awesome. Anyone have a good steak and cheese to recommend?

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    viva manchvegas Feb 19, 2008 10:59 AM

    Manchester West Side...Bob Nadeau's
    Manchester East Side...Sandy's Variety
    Manchester Downtown...Joe Kelley's

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      observor Feb 19, 2008 12:00 PM

      What is it about them that you enjoy?

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        viva manchvegas Feb 19, 2008 05:49 PM

        Lots of beef tips slightly marinated in Italian dressing (flap meat, aka steak tips is the only acceptable meat to use), cooked on a well seasoned flat top, real american cheese, ala land o lakes, fantina sub roll delivered fresh that day. There are many short cuts that owners may employ along the way, but if they are stying true to this formula they will have a good steak and cheese. Evidently Nadeau's has fallen off by changing the formula.

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        observor Mar 27, 2008 10:55 AM

        Tried Joe Kelley's, and while the steak seemed to be pretty good, if a little salty, there was so little of it, it is hard to really say. Have to say I still love D'Angelo's, wish they weren't so skimpy.

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        snl1129 Feb 19, 2008 02:52 PM

        We used to like Pappy's..on elm st. It's like a marinated steak and cheese. good fresh bread. Although we haven't been in quite some time. May have changed.

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          gryphonskeeper Feb 19, 2008 03:32 PM

          ok, Nadeaus has gone downhill... they want almost 10 bucks for a greasy pit of cheap steakums.

          try Sub Contractors on Debuque St, right near Catholic Medical Center, small hole in the wall place, but the subs are awesome, huge and cheap. Last I checked he used steak tips and not "steak ums" type of swill.

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            viva manchvegas Feb 19, 2008 05:44 PM

            Did not know Nadeau's went to the dark side. That is sacreligous that they are not using tips. All good runs must come to an end I guess. i haven't been to the West side in forever so that's what i get for speaking on rep.

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              rmsoul Feb 20, 2008 02:35 AM

              Add Candia Rd Convenience Store to the list. I find them as good, if not better than Sandy's Variety.

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            lexpatti Feb 20, 2008 03:52 AM

            Pizza Express (in Manch) makes the best subs ever. I usually do a roll up (they do it the best). Their ingredients are sooo fresh. Their steak is sooo tender and delish, I also often get the steak tip salad. I'm disappointed in most steak and cheese because they lack flavor & steak is fatty/stringy - Pizza Express is awesome, like they are using really good meat.

            If you are a little south, the Glenview in Chelmsford (just off Rt. 3) has awesome subs too. I haven't had the steak and cheese but they look awesome and family raves, I usually do the hot pastrami there.

            I'm on weight watchers now, so these I won't endulge for a while - enjoy one for me! :-)

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              gryphonskeeper Feb 20, 2008 04:10 AM

              Where is pizza express? My hubby is the steak and cheese lover, and I would like to try them out as well.

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                lexpatti Feb 20, 2008 04:50 AM

                On the corner of Valley and Maple - in that little plaza with Gill's Indian and that Spice Market, Store24, etc. I'm trying to eat a lot healthier so been having their salads more often now - can't believe how fantastically fresh their vegies are and with the grilled chicken salad - they are chix breasts/or huge tenders cooked perfect (moist, not dry) with some seasoning and like 3 or 4 big pieces (too much so I take a breast or two home for other meals). Same with the steak tip salad - very tender, not dry. I love their pizza too but it's their subs and salads that I'm shocked at the quality.

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                  bergzilla Feb 23, 2008 04:32 PM

                  We did Pizza Express - it was very good, we didn't do Shaved Steak - we did Steak Tips - they were a little well done but overall pretty good, we will be going back to check out the traditional Steak and Cheese next week.

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                othervoice Feb 23, 2008 10:59 AM


                A good steak and cheese sub 1/2 is only around 9 points. Good for a craving day and hold back on other things.

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                  lexpatti Feb 23, 2008 11:42 AM

                  Great to Know, thank you.

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                Redstone Feb 20, 2008 09:56 AM

                Actually, if you get up as far north as Littleton, the pizza place on Main Street makes a good one.


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                  A avenue Feb 20, 2008 11:30 AM

                  I used to go to school in NH...we used to drive to the Mass. boarder to Gabby's in Winchendon for steak and cheeses. Just thinking about them makes me want to take the drive!!

                  1. Gin and It Feb 20, 2008 11:38 AM

                    My husband swears the cheesesteak at Wilton House of Pizza, in Wilton, NH, is the best he's ever had. He gets it plain (no onions, peppers, or mushrooms) so I can't vouch for those additions.

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                      observor Feb 20, 2008 01:37 PM

                      Wow thanks for the suggestions.

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                        RandyL Feb 20, 2008 02:15 PM

                        Christopher's Subs in Nashua served me one of the best steak & cheese subs I have had in NH - but it has been a while.

                        The very best steak bomb I have ever had was at Danelly's in Nashua. I think it is on Allds Street.

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                          ctroutman Feb 23, 2008 07:54 AM

                          Cahills Super Subs in Hudson, NH has THE best, hands down..(Rte 111 and Keyes Hill intersection)

                          Try it and post back

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                            observor Mar 4, 2008 06:45 PM

                            Had a large steak and cheese at Cahill's today and found it to be quite good. The steak was flavorful and juicy, there was a good amount of cheese, the roll was soft and chewy, and it was a very large sub for the price. I also asked for extra pickles and got plenty. Overall, quite good...

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                            Fortato Jul 9, 2008 06:52 PM

                            I used to live walking distance from Christophers, and they did have an awesome steak and cheese... I had forgotten about it until now.

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                            observor Feb 23, 2008 05:19 PM

                            Have tried the steak and cheese at Pizza Express and while it wasn't bad, it definitely needed much more cheese. Was very good value, though....still searching for a really excellent one...

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                              pastryprncess Feb 27, 2008 10:30 AM

                              Milano's in Nashua has a solid cheesesteak. Also, Sky Market in South Nashua makes nice sandwiches.

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                                RandyL Feb 27, 2008 10:48 AM

                                I did forget to say Milano's. Very good but I have found both Christopher's and Danelly's to be a notch better. I do like Milano's fish and chips alot (OT).

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                                masstransplantlovesnh Mar 14, 2008 12:08 PM

                                Pizza Man in Hooksett and Bedford.
                                Steak and Cheese is to die for!

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                                  observor Mar 19, 2008 02:38 PM

                                  Could you elaborate?

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                                    jbird001 Apr 10, 2008 06:48 PM

                                    I've been to pizza man in hooksett before...HUGE servings for an average price ...it's ok if you're hungry... but I think it lacks the flavor of some other places.

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                                  jbird001 Apr 10, 2008 06:47 PM

                                  Clemenza's Deli & Italian in Auburn, NH just off exit 2 on 101 East.
                                  They make awesome steak and cheese subs from scratch. The only problem is it's not an eat-in place because it is in a gas station. They do have picnic tables outside...so if its rainy or cold; screw you. It's more of a trucker's stop but I live in the area and used to go all the time.

                                  Bull Run off of exit 9N on interstate 93 N and S. They have a very good menu as well.
                                  Steaks subs are good. Always very clean there. They also have a meat shop...they sell a plethora of the finest cuts. Well those are my two...who has more?

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                                    snl1129 Apr 12, 2008 01:18 PM

                                    Bull Run has recently changed over to Adamo's pizza. They have a great menu. We actually tried the poutine there. Now I"ve never had the original Montreal poutine, but this was good. We ordered a spinach and feta pizza. Very good! And the owners seem a little more friendlier than before.

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                                      Fortato Jul 9, 2008 06:55 PM

                                      I was going to recommend Bull Run. The steak and cheese is fantastic. It's a good size sub also. The Poutine Fries are pretty good too...It's nice to see them on a menu around here.

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                                      kpolar Apr 12, 2008 06:04 PM

                                      I commute through Winchendon so stopped at Gabby's based on the post above....awesome home-baked whole wheat roll, classy but down home, not expensive, the sub was mad tasty...a perfect chowhound rec...like what you usually get but that bit better, a gem in the middle of nowhere...thanks yo--

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                                        observor Jul 8, 2008 12:40 PM

                                        Had Sandy's Subs in Manchester on Candia Rd...very good. First one I've had that had chunks of meat instead of being thinly sliced. Very good, tender, flavorful, good bread, lots of cheese and lots of veggies, decent price. He says times are hard, so if anyone is into a steak-and- cheese, you might want to have one there.

                                        Let it also be known that there is a two dollar-off coupon on the D'Angelo web site, so you can get their one pound steak and cheese for 8 dollars and change. That is definitely a good-sized sub.

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                                          lexpatti Jul 8, 2008 04:58 PM

                                          Recently had one from checkmate in Manchester and I liked it alot. Nice chunks, good cheese. I didn't like the thick bread roll though (I usually do roll ups)

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                                            Lee Gordon Jul 9, 2008 12:10 AM

                                            Is Perillo's still around? When I was in high school (many many years ago) it was on Elm Street near Bridge (next door to what was then Morreau's Hardware store) and a few years ago it was farther down Elm Street approximately across from where the baseball stadium is now. Last I knew it had moved even farther south to Calef Road but I've never been to that location. Back in the 60s Perillo's was about the only place in Manchester that you could get a sub -- and they were great.

                                          2. hiddenboston Jul 22, 2008 06:39 AM

                                            If you don't mind going way, WAY up into NH, Grandma's Kitchen on Route 3 in Whitefield has an excellent steak and cheese. It's a nice, friendly family-run place with very low prices and a real local following.

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                                              BJennif Jul 24, 2008 08:17 AM

                                              A second vote for Cahill's Super Subs in Hudson. If you are willing to drive a bit...try Georges in Lowell. Near Plain Street - my Dad used to work at the Sears store there and it was a favorite of everyone. My parents just went back and tried them recently and they said it was just the same. Try it - you won't be disappointed.

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                                                lexpatti Jul 24, 2008 12:22 PM

                                                Kewl!! Is George's a subshop or convenient store, pizza place??? Is it on plain st or chelmsford st (rt110)?

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                                                  observor Jul 24, 2008 12:34 PM

                                                  Do you have a more specific address?

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                                                    observor Jul 24, 2008 12:38 PM

                                                    Is that George's Deli on Gorham st?

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                                                      lexpatti Jul 24, 2008 12:40 PM

                                                      Or George's Pizza in two locations in Lowell????

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                                                        BJennif Jul 24, 2008 02:01 PM

                                                        Yes, just confirmed. It is at 1224 Gorham Street and was voted the best deli/sandwich shop in greater Lowell for 7 years.

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