HOME > Chowhound > General Tristate Archive >

Saratoga Springs has cheesesteaks.

PSZaas May 29, 2008 08:57 PM

Visited the new Liberty Bell Cheese Steaks, across from the Parting Glass. Surprisingly good steaks, made by a couple of guys from Philadelphia. Even the roll tasted right. Lots of Philadelphia stuff, including soft pretzels and Tasty Cakes, too. Not Tony Luke's exactly, but the real deal.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. jspear RE: PSZaas May 30, 2008 09:18 AM

    Across Lake Ave or the perpendicular street?

    3 Replies
    1. re: jspear
      PSZaas RE: jspear May 30, 2008 10:57 AM

      Across Henry Street, the perpendicular.

      Liberty Bell Cheese Steak Shop
      88 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

      1. re: PSZaas
        jspear RE: PSZaas May 30, 2008 11:33 AM

        I thought that was Scallions??

        1. re: jspear
          PSZaas RE: jspear May 30, 2008 04:08 PM

          Next door to Scallions. No connection.

    2. j
      jhopp217 RE: PSZaas May 30, 2008 09:41 AM

      I'm heading up there in three weeks. I'll have to give it a shot.

      2 Replies
      1. re: jhopp217
        jspear RE: jhopp217 May 30, 2008 09:58 AM

        Try Scallions, near by as well, best take out lunch in Saratoga, used to have an exceptional chicken salad.....don't miss Springwater Bistro, Chianti and Mousan House.... but be aware that we are coming up to high season in Saratoga...

        1. re: jspear
          jhopp217 RE: jspear May 30, 2008 10:27 AM

          I am well aware. I go every year around this time. I've also been up fr the Travers a few times. I love the place!

      2. t
        trakman RE: PSZaas May 31, 2008 12:02 PM

        I've gotten them there twice since they opened, and thought both times that even with the Cheese Whiz that they were pretty dry towards the bottom part of the meat. Been so long ago that I had them in Pat's in Philadelphia that I don't remember if that's the norm. Any reactions? The whole grillling process seems to almost be "cooked to order," and pretty slow, and I wonder how they are going to handle it when it gets more crowded when the track crowds are in town.

        1 Reply
        1. re: trakman
          PSZaas RE: trakman May 31, 2008 02:47 PM

          "Cooked to order" is a plus for cheese steaks; meat that sits on the grill gets steamy-tasting. Time will tell how they deal with the July-August rush.

        2. g
          gerchak RE: PSZaas Jun 2, 2008 07:10 AM

          So-so. Too much Wiz, meat chopped way too fine, expensive. Better in Philly, for sure.

          2 Replies
          1. re: gerchak
            jspear RE: gerchak Jun 2, 2008 07:18 AM

            Sorry to hear, is it not worth trying??

            1. re: jspear
              PSZaas RE: jspear Jun 2, 2008 02:18 PM

              He's right, they're better in Philly. But unless you're actually IN Philly, they're well worth trying.

          2. PSZaas RE: PSZaas Aug 5, 2009 06:30 PM

            Liberty Bell Cheesesteaks has closed, don't know why. Nothing on the website, note on the padlocked door. Too bad.

            Show Hidden Posts