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Oct 16, 2009 02:24 PM

Best Cheese Steak (Philly) in Michigan

I know of Gabrielle's....

Any other's that I should give the time of day too?

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  1. If you're in Livonia, try Joe's Sub Shop on Middlebelt south of 6.

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    1. re: Jim M

      Might try that tonight.

      BTW as a side note. Try out Tony Baloney's at Merriman and Schoolcraft for subs.
      I think its the bread that does it for me....

      1. re: Jim M

        Got over to Joe's and it was a nice very solid contender. I think I will be visiting them more to check out the rest of the subs.

        1. re: coney with everything

          Very good authentic Philly Cheesesteak, they ship in Amoroso Bread from Philly. Onions and Cheese Wiz for the win.

          1. re: coney with everything

            Joey's gets the bread right, but the rest is just okay. Gabrielles is better.

            1. re: freddyeats

              Tried Gabrielles earlier this week and enjoyed it, very good cheesesteak and the price, could not be beat.

            2. re: coney with everything

              I just ran into a new Garden City Location today off of Middlebelt just north of Ford on the east side of the street in a big strip mall.

              1. re: JanPrimus

                Having recently taken a gastronomical tour of Philly, I was excited to try Joey's in Garden City today, especially since they import the buns from Philly. Supposedly the "secret" that makes the buns so good is the tap water which, of course, you can't get here.

                I tried one "wit" and it was very good. I normally would have ordered the sandwich with Provolone, but I was so busy reading the extensive menu and forgot, so I was served the standard Cheez Whiz. I was surprised how much I liked it.

                I'll defintely go back. The Chipotle sweet potato fries the people at the next tabel were eating looked great.

                1. re: Rosedale

                  i went to the joey's store in taylor last week for the first time. had a half cheesesteak wiz wit and it was great.

                  1. re: Rosedale

                    Took my husband to try Joey's last night. We got a couple pizzas. Not as great as the cheese steak. Way too much cheese on both (I know there are people who believe there is no such thing as too much cheese, but it's true) and the crusts were way undercooked. Salad looked like it came from the neighboring Kroger and straight out of a bag.

                    The cheese steak was so good earlier in the week, we're going to give other items another try.

              2. Going to have to go with the Champs Special at Champs in Brighton. It is not called a philly but is a fine sandwich with meet, onions, peppers, cheese and a bun.

                Best regards, tony

                1. Anyone been to Big Mouth Famous Cheesesteaks on McNichols?


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                  1. re: rainsux

                    I went to BigMouth in November. No eat in, only take-away. Clean appearance, friendly staff, lots of meat, bun was Philly style. I think it was ~$6 so other than take-away only it was pretty good.

                    As a comparison, I have eaten at Joey's in the fall. Really good roll and with mushrooms and peppers it was very good. Philly soda brands as well (Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak). I ate outside on an old cafeteria table, very nostalgic. There are two tables inside as well. Ikea isn't far away if that's your destination.

                    Also, Unwrapped recently had a review of Great Steak and Potato Co. Their is a store at the Great Lakes Crossing (Auburn Hills) food court. Nothing special compared to Joey's and Big Mouth. I am going to go to Gabrielle's next week for a comparison.

                    1. re: goatgolfer

                      Gabrielle's Westland (Ford and Wayne) location is a lot closer to Ikea than Joey's.

                      Hell I would say that either Joey's was a good 20 miles from Ikea.

                      Thinking about trying Bigmouths for lunch next week.

                      1. re: JanPrimus

                        First, thanks to the map police on the food site.

                        Secondly, thanks for the food info on Gabrielle's. Had lunch there today and the ambiance was very fun. Mostly regulars (they were cooking their food before they came through the door). Great meat, terrifice onions, cheese whizzy sort of american processed stuff and the roll was pretty good too. With the eat in capabilities and overall friendliness of the place I think Gabrielle's might be my personal winner.

                  2. Izzy's in Ann Arbor on Stadium Blvd makes a good one.