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Best Philly Cheese steak in montreal?

jack_the_ripper Apr 2, 2008 11:04 AM

So, I just recently got back from Philly/ south jersey. I experienced a philly cheese steak for the first time. I was curious to know if there's any great quality cheese steaks in montreal?

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  1. rillettes RE: jack_the_ripper Apr 2, 2008 11:56 AM

    More so than comparing pizza to those from Italy, I'm pretty sure that cheese steaks in Montreal would be a very pale imitation of the cholesterol bombs from Philly.

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      kpzoo RE: rillettes Apr 2, 2008 12:43 PM

      Up front I'll say that I've never had a Philly cheese steak nor do I eat beef. ;-) And with that complete lack of expertise, may I just chime in and say that my hubby loves the steak-onion-cheese subs at Manzo Pizzeria in LaSalle. (And I love the pulled chicken-onion-cheese version.) I'm sure it's nothing like an authentic Philly cheese steak, but I keep meaning to find an excuse to put in a good word for the amazing subs at Manzo and there's no time like the present. The things that really "make" it are the homemade crispy-crusted bread, as well as the homemade "dressing" that completes the sub.

      1033 90th Ave, LaSalle
      To see the sub menu, you'll need to click on "cliquer ici pour le menu complet" or save yourself some clicking and just go directly here: http://manzo.pizzaclick.ca/2.html

      Very limited delivery area, but totally worth a drive to pick up take-out if you have a craving and a car.

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        jack_the_ripper RE: rillettes Apr 2, 2008 02:59 PM

        well, I'm not talking about it being as good, of course I know they won't be as good. I'm just looking for a quality philly cheese steak... all it's gotta do is beat out Mcdonalds.

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        devilishlyj RE: jack_the_ripper Apr 2, 2008 02:49 PM

        I can't think of a place that really makes it Philly style, cheese-sauce and all.

        1. SnackHappy RE: jack_the_ripper Apr 2, 2008 03:51 PM

          Buffalo Bill is the only place I can think of that makes a Philly Cheesesteak. I ordered it many years ago and thought it was wretched.

          1. zekesgallery RE: jack_the_ripper Apr 2, 2008 04:41 PM


            As everyone has been posting, no. But that being said, there are a bunch of places that will do very good to spectacular Steak & Cheese subs. My personal favorite being Momesso's (5562 Upper Lachine Road)

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              BLM RE: zekesgallery Apr 5, 2008 08:17 AM

              At Momesso's they don't put cheese in the steak subs, but I agree their subs are great

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                zekesgallery RE: BLM Apr 5, 2008 10:50 AM


                My bad, it (obviously) has been a while since I've been there...

            2. nutmegpinch RE: jack_the_ripper Apr 22, 2008 05:50 PM

              Centrale Pizza in Lasalle makes some really good steak subs, buffalo bills is the only place I know of too that makes supposed philly cheesesteaks but they are not the real deal. Manzo os good cuz they are known for the special bread they use for their subs-personally I prefer the chicken one there cuz I don't do red meat but my son says the steak one's good but not as good as Centrale's.
              Good luck!

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