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Oct 23, 2009 11:15 AM

Cheesesteaks in DC? Any suggestions?

My work colleagues are going to be throwing a shower for a Philly native. Would love to be able to serve this. In a perfect world we'd be able to find sliders (baby shower), but we'd definitely go for the better tasting/more authentic option. Does Taylor St. do these? We couldn't find them on the menu. Suggestions would be much appreciated!

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  1. JJ's Cheesesteaks at 14th and U has just opened. I haven't been so I can't speak for the quality.

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    1. re: woodleyparkhound

      I just had a 'build your own' from JJ's. Very very good. I got the cheese steak with L/T/sautéed onions, turkey bacon, black olives, provolone, and hot sauce. Was fairly busy for 2pm. Did not try the fries, however they looked delicious.

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      1. I would contact South Street Steaks in Bethesda and see what they would do for you. They have authentic Philly Cheesesteaks served on Amorosa rolls sent in from Philly each day

        1. on WAMU they were talking about DC foods and segued into legit cheesesteaks, I don't remember any of them except for Philly Cheesesteak Factory. They make them on Amorosa rolls and have cheese wiz (you have to ask for it though) The one in Georgetown burned up and the only other locations I know of are in Tysons Mall and Duke Street in Alexandria.

          1. Here's a detailed description of the cheesesteak at Philadelphia Water Ice Factory on H Street NE. It contains a link to the City Paper review that lists their Top Three.

            This is a really good sandwich. Some say the best in town and the closest to the real thing.
            Just a window out to the street, a few doors down from the Palace of Wonders. It's a block down from Taylor, and around the corner from Horace and Dickie's so we have a hard time deciding up on H Street.
            The cheesesteaks are pretty juicy so you should ask how long they'll hold up. And you might want to make arrangements ahead of time for a big order.