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May 28, 2010 11:52 AM

Fried chicken and cheesesteak

I've got a craving for both. Can you help clog my arteries by pointing me in the right direction to find good fried chicken and cheesesteak sandwiches (the works with shrooms and sweet peppers) in San Diego? Thanks.

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    1. Check out Pop's Jersey Style CheeseSteaks in Pacific Beach, Gaglione Brothers in Point Loma and Philly's Best Cheesesteaks in Oceanside. These are all pretty good in my opinion and I'm from Philly.

      There's also a place in San Marcos that apparently does a good cheesesteak but the name escape me.


      Philly's Best
      1771 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054

      Point Loma Cafe
      4856 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

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        1. re: steveprez

          Philly Franks is in San Marcos. They also keep their Tasty Kakes (and sometimes Candy Cakes) in the freezer, if you like yours frozen. Philly Franks' claim is that they use Amarosa (sp?) rolls... not being a Philly native, I can't comment on how important this is or not.

          The Philadelphia Sandwich Company is on Convoy, and their cheesesteaks are decent.

        2. Also, check out this list, though I can't personally vouch for all of them. The list creator is from Philly. Also, looks like Philly's Best is closed.

          Philly's Best
          1771 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92054

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          1. re: steveprez

            Phillys best in Oceanside just did a name change. It's now cheesesteak grill. It's exactly the same as phillys best. It's my favorite cheesesteak in SD.

            1. re: SDGourmand

              Thanks for the update! Better than it closing.

          2. For cheesesteaks check out Olde City Grill in PB. Haven't tried the others, but it compares favorably with Pop's (which is also good).

            Olde City Grill
            967 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109

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            1. re: mayache

              These guys make a GREAT cheesesteak -- be sure to ask for XTRA provolone! Still got to get over to Pop's. Oh. That's right. I'm off eating beef (and other mammals). Never mind.

            2. 3nd Gaglione Brothers.

              Tried for years to find good fried chicken, Huffman's, Magnolia, etc and have not been too impressed. Might get flamed for this but I'm just as happy with Popeye's compared to local alternatives. On the other hand buttermilk brined Curtis Womack's chicken is truly something special.