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West Chester Cheesesteak???

MN Hick Chowhound Jan 17, 2009 09:09 AM

20 years ago when I lived in East Goshen Township our three favorite local cheesesteaks were John's in Paoli, Peppermill in East Goshen Township and Betty's (south on Rt. 202 - I think). I will be passing through for one day with a friend who has never had a cheesesteak and I want to treat him. Any ideas or comments on the three above? And no, I'm not taking him to South Philly and Pat's, etc - I never could stand the taste of Cheesewhiz. Thanks!!!

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  1. Mawrter RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jan 17, 2009 09:33 AM

    Betty's doesn't exist anymore, more's the pity (and yes, that's where it was, and Jimmy John's next door is still open should you decide on hotdogs instead). People still like Peppermill and I don't know anything about John's (like, whether it's there anymore or what).

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    1. cheesewit RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jan 17, 2009 11:12 AM

      John's is still on Rt. 30 in Paoli. It's in a different building on the east bound side of 30. Cheesesteaks are average - I'm not saying that in a negative way. They're just not in the top tier. Peppermill, however, IMHO, does great cheesesteaks.
      I'd say go to Peppermill.

      1. MN Hick Chowhound RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jan 28, 2009 09:36 AM

        Thanks for the feedback! I took my friend to Peppermill in East Goshen Twp. on Monday night and it was as good as I remembered from 20 years ago. We had the pizza steak stromboli with added onions and sweet peppers and it was fantastic. The pizza dough is light and chewey but nice and crispy on the outside. The meat for the steak was very tasty and the pizza sauce (marinara actually not gravy) was just right. Service is still high school kids but who cares about service when the food is this good and cheap too!

        On another note - I had fond memories of the BK Diner in West Chester and went there for lunch. Forgetaboutit! Some memories don't last.

        Thanks again for the posts!

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          pedroski RE: MN Hick Chowhound Jan 31, 2009 07:40 AM

          Lorenzo's is by far the best in WC.

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            Chuckles52 RE: pedroski Jan 31, 2009 07:27 PM

            In my book, New Haven Pizza on Church does a very respectable cheesesteak. Great pizzas as well.

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              jec6 RE: pedroski Feb 13, 2009 10:02 AM

              Lorenzo's used to be my favorite as well. Where are they located now?

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                PAracer RE: jec6 Apr 12, 2009 02:05 PM

                they're on Gay street, down by Rubensteins office supply store.

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                  CindyJ RE: PAracer Apr 12, 2009 02:18 PM

                  Do you mean Market St.? I'm trying to picture it. The only thing next to Rubenstein's is the Salvation Army store.

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                    wc2473 RE: CindyJ Apr 13, 2009 08:18 AM

                    Lorenzo's is on Market: http://www.lorenzossteaksandhoagies.c...

          2. smobron RE: MN Hick Chowhound Feb 13, 2009 03:20 AM

            Riggtown is by far the best cheesesteak in town ....I am scared to eat Lorenzos

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              keby RE: smobron Feb 24, 2009 04:16 AM

              I hear ya, 3 x meat totally overwhelms the roll. No ingredient is bad but, good lord the portions are so off with equals toooo much meat, not enough bread and cheese. Maybe okay for an all protein diet- not a tradiitonal philly cheesesteak.

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                keby RE: keby Apr 13, 2009 11:18 AM

                I take that back about it not being a traditional Philly Cheesesteak. It's just got an overwhelming overabundance of meat in it. I think you can order it a way that it's not as much meat? Haven't had one in 5 yrs though so I forget how.

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              DrZibbs RE: MN Hick Chowhound May 22, 2009 12:45 PM

              The best is Jimmy C's Steaks on Market Street. They just opened. Awesome with great meat and Jersey rolls.

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                smobron RE: DrZibbs May 24, 2009 08:20 AM

                I recently tried Jimmy C's ...I am not typically a fan of the type of cheesesteak that is not chopped but the meat was very good , the roll was good , I would go back for another on ...I would not order fries again ...super soggy ...maybe working out the kinks

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                waynefoodie RE: MN Hick Chowhound May 27, 2009 05:11 PM

                On the basis of this thread, I tried the Pepper Mill and had a great cheesesteak.

                Thanks for the tip.

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                  Lizette RE: MN Hick Chowhound Feb 27, 2010 11:06 AM

                  You must try Delco's on 202 and rt.1. They have been open for a year and didn't even know they existed. Kind of hard to find. It's in the shopping center at Painter's Crossing, next to Friday's. The BEST cheese steaks I've ever had.

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