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Best Cheesesteak in L.A?

personalchef Mar 12, 2005 05:07 PM

Who has the best Philly cheesesteak in L.A.? Thanks!

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    james Mar 12, 2005 09:04 PM

    South Street in Westwood.

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    1. re: james
      RacerX Mar 13, 2005 09:12 PM

      South Street also has a branch in Burbank:

      117 N Victory Blvd
      Burbank, CA 91502
      Phone: (818) 563-2211

      I thought the sandwiches were good but kinda pricey. Not sure how they compare to a real philly cheesesteak.

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      Jack Flash Mar 14, 2005 02:37 PM

      South Street (mentioned below) is fairly authentic. I believe they fly in Amoroso's rolls and have a Cheez Whiz option. It's expensive, considering what it is, but that may be due to their operating expenses vis a vis the rolls.

      It's where I go when I need a fix.

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        berrybrain Mar 14, 2005 03:13 PM

        i've never been to philly so i don't know about authentic, but from what i've read this place is not . . . and maybe that's a good thing. I love Philly West, 1870 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. It's open early and late and is great and cheap. It's a bar/restaurnat - not fast food, but you can get it to go. I think it's around $4-5 for a cheesesteak.

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          kalikahuna Aug 23, 2006 05:29 AM

          I can't believe people suggested South Street!! That place is terrible. Philly West on the other hand is fantastic. A little known secret though is the grill to order at UCLA's hospital cafeteria...big rolls, good steak, provolone, bell peppers, mushrooms and grilled onions. But Philly West is the winner so far, though I personally am still looking for better

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          1. re: kalikahuna
            Das Ubergeek Aug 23, 2006 02:20 PM

            John's Philly Grill in Anaheim.

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            mc michael Aug 23, 2006 01:42 PM

            Try the Palm's at lunch time.

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              Philly Aug 23, 2006 03:39 PM

              I agree with John's Philly Grill; been to the Huntington Beach location. If you're up for a drive, try Philly Frank's in San Marcos.

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