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Mar 21, 2011 06:41 AM

Steak'n'cheese in Silver Spring

The best I've had recently is Cheesesteak Mike's in Hillandale. Not to be confused with a Philly cheesesteak (though I'm guessing they can make it that way), but with LTM & FO. Admittedly, I haven't eaten at Continental in Kensington in ages.

Cheesesteak Mike's has pretty decent fries, as well.

Cheesesteak Mikes
10222 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903

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  1. Not sure I know the difference, unless you mean wit whiz.

    How about South Street Steaks in Bethesda ?

    7 Replies
    1. re: GraydonCarter

      I guess South Street has several locations

      South Street Steaks
      4856 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

      1. re: GraydonCarter

        3rd South Street Steaks for pretty close to correct Philly Cheesesteak

      2. re: GraydonCarter

        South Street makes a mean cheesesteak; it's dangerous that I work right around the corner from it.

        I think the difference between a cheesesteak and a steak and cheese is subtle; the cheesesteak is really a set group of ingredients (soft roll, beef, prov or whip, onions) whereas the steak and cheese is it's "generic" counterpart. I would never call my favorite steak and cheese (Viola's Subs in Niagara Falls) a Philly cheesesteak, but they are similar in nature.

        1. re: reiflame

          A DC steak & cheese is akin to a Philly cheesesteak hoagie: it comes with lettuce, tomato, and mayo unless you specifically ask them to hold it. And it's usually topped with American cheese or occasionally provo.

          1. re: monkeyrotica

            Exactly. It's so nice to hear that from someone else! The S&C is a kissin' cousin to a CS and I would often opt for the cheesesteak hoagie just to change things up.
            I railed against this thing called a steak and cheese for so long, until I just realized that I could appreciate it for just what it is; a darn good sandwich.
            Now, if they could get the bread right in this neck of the woods...

            1. re: monavano

              I've found really good cevapcici bread at Cosmopolitan Grill and excellent birote bread at La Mexicana Bakery, but neither are appropriate for a cheesesteak. I've yet to encounter anything approaching fresh Amoroso rolls; everything is either bloated dough or rock-hard cr@p. Even the H&S stuff from Baltimore isn't that great.

              1. re: monkeyrotica

                I have always order the cheesesteak hoagie even in Philly

      3. Anyone know of "Billy's" in the Cherrydale area of Arlington? I saw it this morning and have not heard of it prior.

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        1. re: Dennis S

          Sounds like it is the same owner, Cherrydale Deli, different signage.