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Aug 7, 2008 01:51 PM

Craving Steak n Cheese...


I just wanted to see if anytone would be able to recommend a great steak n cheese sandwich place.

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  1. Philly West has cheesesteak sandwiches. I'm partial to their "Hoagie Steak" sandwich, really good. Enjoy!

    Philly West Bar & Grill
    1870 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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    1. re: debra

      i love philly west's hoagie steak!!!!! add a little salt and it's even better.

    2. Fredos on Lake in Pasadena. Phillys Best in Fountain Valley. Steak Depot in Hollywood. Philly Cheese Steak on Lincoln in Venice, Big Mikes in Hermosa Beach. There you have it, the 5 Burroughs are covered.

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        1. re: wilafur

          Big Mike's also has a location on Main Street in El Segundo -- by far the best Philly cheesesteak on the westside, now that Markie D's has hung it up. I get the large with both hot and sweet peppers and save half for later, and their onion rings are also great. That cheese steak shack on the east side of Lincoln in Venice is Great Western -- horrible, burnt onion, slapped on american cheese, the worst I've had. Philly West does a very good cheesesteak, but I think their half-pound flame-grilled burger on the same roll is even better.

          1. re: nosh

            That is it, Great Western. When the old guy, who is a little masugganna, makes them, they are great, is he still there?

      1. Philly's Best, Olive and Verdugo in Burbank. Don't like Steak Depot, although their onion rings RULE!!!

        1. Closest I've had to the Philly original was at Victor Jrs. in Culver City.

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          1. re: Adsvino

            Victor Jr.'s is quite casual, friendly, and an excellent value. I really like their meatball subs, eggplant parm, and Italian salad. The pizzas that have gone by look and smell great but I haven't had one. But while a Philly cheesesteak is a featured dish on their awning, I've found them to be tasty but not at all authentic. More like a hot roast beef grinder than an ultrathin-sliced mound of beef griddled on a flattop. I'm a big fan of the place (which is closed weekends, by the way) but I'd recommend other dishes there. Very similar to the non-Philly cheesesteak served at Hoagies & Wings, which took over the spot of the beloved Markie D's on Washington a block east of Sepulveda -- theirs actually came with lettuce and tomato on it.

            1. re: nosh

              Great Western on Lincoln is absolutely awful. I had it once, maybe eight or nine years ago and still can't get the taste out of my mouth.

              1. re: noahbites

                "eight or nine years ago and still can't get the taste out of my mouth"

                That's funny!