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Sep 24, 2008 11:58 AM

philly transplant seeking the best CHICKEN cheesesteak (not beef please!)

Homesick and seeking the best CHICKEN cheesesteak in the LA area. Live in Hollywood but will drive almost anywhere to satiate my craving. Have scoured the board and found lots of delicious sounding regular (beef?) cheesesteaks, but thought a thread on chicken ones might be awesome. Thanks!

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  1. Lee's Hoagie House in Pasadena does a chicken version. It usually comes hoagie style, but if you didn't want the vegetable matter, they're quite accommodating.

    Lee's Hoagie House
    2269 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

    1. If you look deep into some of the Philly steak theads, you'll see some of my comments/questions on chicken versions....I have never received a reply, so I assumed I'm the only Hound who does chicken...I don't eat beef for a variety of reasons.

      Burbank shouldn't be too far to drive. I go to Philly's Best on Olive, and order a chicken hoagie w/provolone, but they also have da Wiz and white american cheese. Pretty generous on the portions, very flavorful, and on an Amorose (sp?) roll, so pretty authentic. Plus, they have peppers/pickles etc. and really good fries and onion rings.

      Try it, you won't be sorry, and be sure to report back!

      1. I've never had a chicken cheesesteak while visiting Philly, and I've never had one here in L.A. But, if Big Mike's makes a chicken cheesesteak anywhere near as good as everything else they do, then I'd say your craving is satiated...

        Big Mike's Philly Steaks
        507 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

        Big Mike's Philly Steaks & Sub
        1314 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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        1. re: Joe Blowe

          Now that Markie D's is gone, Big Mike's is my westside favorite for Philly cheesesteaks. Good meat, hot, generous, and I like the flavor punch from their hot and sweet peppers. They offer a chicken cheesesteak option, and while I'm a purist they also have some other Italian hoagies including an eggplant parm that could be a vegie-friendly option. I have yet to try their garlic fries alongside, but their lacy battered onion rings are really excellent, and a great accompaniment to any main they serve there. I've been to the Big Mike's in El Segundo, on the west side of Main to the north near the high school with an easy parking lot alongside.

        2. I only eat chicken steaks at philly cheesesteak places. Fredo's chickensteak is/was great, thinly sliced chicken, not pieces/chunks of chicken. The status of Fredo's apparently is in question:

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          1. re: slacker

            I had one of their "chicken works" a couple of weeks ago, and while it was good, it sadly wasn't the same as it used to be.

          2. Philly Cheesteak on Magnolia Blvd in North Hollywood (NoHo to the in group) between Lankershim and Vineland makes a prettty good chicken cheesesteak and good fries. I recommend them.