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May 13, 2011 06:44 PM

Steve's Prince of Steaks -- still pretty durn good

I went to Steve's for a cheesesteak today in Langhorne, a rare treat I allow myself 2 or 3 times/year. Wow, was it ever good. My co-workers also raved. I hadn't been to Steve's in like 20 years, and recently rediscovered them. It's good to know some places don't change. The steak was pricy ($9.50ish) but worth every penny. I had mine with prov, shrooms, hop peppers & sauce. Friends had the whiz wit.
not my #1 steak in the area, but definitely in the top 3.

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  1. I'll bite - what are the other 2 in your cheesesteak yum?

    1. Steve's is amazing. Try ordering with "both cheeses"--whiz and liquified American, swirling together in perfect harmony. Really sublime.

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      1. For those who know, Steve's has the best cheesesteaks in Philly.

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        1. re: JoeGee

          yummykimmy, other than Steve's, I'd have to put Pudge's in Blue bell/norristown as one of the top steaks in the area. Back in the day, I recall liking Larry's bellyfiller but haven't been there in many, many years. So, not sure I should've claimed to have a top 3...would you settle for a top 2?

          1. re: knappy123

            Thanks for the update - have not been a big fan of the pudge, but I'll try Steve's.

            1. re: yummykimmy

              Steve's and Pudges are completely different styles so definitely give Steve's a try.

        2. Had Steve's just last week. Quality cheesesteak. Great steak, and good amount of cheese, just too little steak for my liking. It was slightly busy when we went, so this could have been an issue, but I don't think it takes too much time to add extra steak, and I would have gladly waited. Had they put 2-3x as much on the roll, I'd probably have given it a 10.

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          1. re: tzanghi

            Next time order with extra meat, fills in the roll a hell of a lot better. Not to start yet again 'mine is better than yours', but l am a fan of Chink's

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Thanks for the advice, didn't know that was an option. I actually went to Chink's first right before Steve's, but we got there at around 7:55 and the gate was halfway down on the door so I figured I didn't wanna bother them with an order right before close. Ended up hitting D'Alessandro's and Sonny's after Steve's, but would much rather have sampled Chink's instead.

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                Tried the original Steve's today for the first time. Loved it. For me the secret is the way the American cheese is melted. Makes all the difference. Of all the places mentioned here Chink's is the only one I haven't tried. Have to make the trip there next. Thanks for the call.

                1. re: waynefoodie

                  The American sauce is great. The other "secret" is that each piece of steak is grilled to order... not steaming in a pile like the other places. This is also the reason John's is so good.

            2. Yum - tried for the first time yesterday. Like the style of non chopped meat, and the bread is nice and crusty. My first few bites were, eh...then I got to the yummy onions and cheese! The drink/fry guy was totally stoned and almost ruined the experience because he was so inept, but the french fry guy preparer saved the day and picked up his sorry a$$ slack. Their locations are way out the way, but glad we made a trip of it yesterday....after lunch we headed over to a laser tag place across from the Neshaminy Mall and had a great family day!