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Cheesesteaks in Monmouth County?

mfp79 Sep 6, 2009 10:22 AM

I'm from Philly and have been craving a really good cheesesteak...Is there such a thing around here? The Midtown has a great steak sandwich, but it's not the same...Any recommendations would be great!

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    LarryLg Oct 21, 2009 09:27 AM

    While I've never had a cheesesteak from Pat's or Gino's in Philly, my favorite is definately Willy's in Red Bank. You can see the quality of the meat before it is put on the grill, fresh beef sliced in house, (ribeye?). I also like the cheese sauce - Willy's version of Cheeze Wiz (I guess), although I preter melted provolone. I also like the fries, not hand cut, but properly prepared frozen.

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    1. re: LarryLg
      jenieo Sep 4, 2010 05:09 PM

      I have to say. I have lived int eh Red Bank area for two years, after being a north jersey native and Willy's is VERY disappointing. The worst I'd say is the service. The three times I have tried Willy's the counter staff is young and just act like they could care less. They are unkept and have bad attitudes. The food, eh... at best. The roll should be heated and the meat is not a generous portion.
      C'mon people, there is much better out there.
      Willly's needs to shape up.

    2. seal Sep 6, 2009 12:24 PM

      Willy's in Red Bank.

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      1. re: seal
        beentheredonethat Oct 19, 2009 03:43 PM

        Late night in the summer Jimmy in Belmar makes a nice cheesesteak, some times i stop there after getting a big buck of fried chicken at Macks's on the boardwalk in Belmar ..great taste and CHEAP

        1. re: seal
          coldsolderjoint Oct 20, 2009 12:24 PM

          Willy's is in my personal top 2 "best" NJ cheese steaks. Double check the times they are open (maybe call).. because the last 2 times I went to a show at Count Basie, he wasn't open.

          The best cheese steak in my personal opinion is Ted's Stop. It's in South Amboy, so technically Middlesex County, but not too far from Willy's. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/651860

          Uncle Philly's should be opening soon.. I am eager to try them. I hope they do not disappoint.

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