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johnindabronx Dec 4, 2010 06:59 AM

Are any of the philly cheesesteak joints in NYC any good? Which ones?

  1. MWinston Sep 2, 2011 12:47 PM

    The only ones that have lived up to my standards so far are Shorty's over in Hell's Kitchen and Philly's on Houston (yeah, the one with the sign in the Disney font, really).

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    Shorty's
    576 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Philly's Original Cheese Steak
    191 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

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      sjjn Sep 2, 2011 08:21 AM

      Shorty's on 41st and 9th ave...
      http://www.shortysnyc.com/browsers/sh...

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      Shorty's
      576 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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        ohboy511 Dec 7, 2010 01:07 AM

        This place has a pretty darn good one and variations, plus nice selection of brews to wash it down... been to Philly-this place is close enough for this retired chef! Great place to enjoy a game on the telly, too! To go or to stay-this place is worth the trip and easy to get to as it's just outside of Times Square near Port Authority.

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        Shorty's
        576 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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          hungryinmanhattan Sep 1, 2011 06:45 PM

          I know this thread is a bit old, but we tried Carl's tonight for the first time. You may not believe this but I have never had a cheesesteak before. We read your hound cheesesteak threads and settled on Carl's Cheesesteak because Wogie's was just too far. Maybe that was a mistake. We ordered the cheesesteak with onions. The cheesesteak was way over-salted, and I like my salt! The bread was very good, though. Maybe it was just an off night, but it was not very good. Perhaps we will try Wogie's one day.

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          Carl's Steaks
          507 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

          Wogie's
          39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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          mccaffrey32 Dec 5, 2010 05:38 PM

          Jess321 is right. Wogies and 99 Miles to Philly are both good. Do not trust anyone that says Carls. Carls is not a good cheesesteak.

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          99 Miles to Philly
          94 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Wogie's
          39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

          1. Jess321 Dec 4, 2010 11:59 AM

            My favorites are Wogie's on Greenwich st. in the West Village and 99 Miles to Philly in the East Village (I think it's off of 2nd ave?). Wogies has good waffle fries, and both deliver (to Greenwich village, at least). I order mine with American cheese and onions, though, no peppers and no whiz, so can't comment on those. The bread at Wogies is a little better than 99 miles, but both are decent stand-ins when you can't go all the way to Jim's in Philly!

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            99 Miles to Philly
            94 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

            Wogie's
            39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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              RawTunaFan Dec 7, 2010 08:37 AM

              I also love Wogies!

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              Wogie's
              39 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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