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good food in Simi Valley - Great Central Steak and Hoagie

LisaN Jan 11, 2014 05:54 PM

After hearing about this place, I wanted to check it out myself. Went today and was pleasantly surprised. The place is small, and has some seating indoors and out, the food was delicious.

I got a hamburger, which they make in house from ribeye, it was thin, but it was tasty. They also have fresh cut fries which were delicious. Certain days they do homemade potato chips and homemade onion rings.

Friends have gotten the cheesesteaks and liked them. Beware, everything on your sub includes marinara sauce.

the staff there was very nice explaining the toppings, being very courteous when the order was ready.

Great Central Steak and Hoagie
2718 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley
I can't wait to check out the rest of the menu.

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    nosh RE: LisaN Jan 11, 2014 09:56 PM

    Thanks. I've been looking for a good, quick place for lunch after golf in the area.

    No menu on the website. And the heritage is worrisome -- I had a bad cheesesteak at the one on Lincoln a few years ago.

    What were prices and portions like?

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      Feed_me RE: nosh Jan 11, 2014 10:50 PM

      So it's related to the Great Western Steak and Hoagie place on Lincoln in Venice. The mention of the marinara was kind of the give away. I eat one or two of the mushroom cheesesteaks a year. It's not fine dining, but for me it's fine. It's across from Witzend, so I usually end up eating in there when I go to see someone perform so I haven't been there much in the past 2 years. The sandwiches come off the grill really hot and they emit steam maybe the first 5 minutes. The sandwiches are definitely not like the regular Philly cheesesteaks sold by the serious purveyors of that style of sandwich.

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        LisaN RE: nosh Jan 12, 2014 09:57 AM

        That burger you see was four bucks which I thought more than reasonable, considering its fresh not frozen ribeye. My friends go every other week for lunch And nobody complains about pricing, I found their menu through a google search http://www.simivalleyhoagie.com/menu....

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        nosh RE: LisaN Jan 12, 2014 10:11 AM

        Thanks. Very reasonable for a cheesesteak, assuming they are decent size. Surprising cheesesteaks are less than the cold hoagies.

        1. SIMIHOUND RE: LisaN Jan 12, 2014 02:16 PM

          Thanks Lisa. Is this the same place that has been there for some time?

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            LisaN RE: SIMIHOUND Jan 12, 2014 07:27 PM

            I'm not sure how long it's been there.

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              SIMIHOUND RE: LisaN Jan 12, 2014 07:50 PM

              Thanks. I think it's the same place that has been there for many years. I was by there a long time ago and never went back for some reason. I will have to try it again.

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            MarkC RE: LisaN Jan 14, 2014 06:15 AM

            I had business in Simi Valley, and went to this place yesterday based on the recommendation. I cannot agree that this is a chow worthy destination, at least based on the hamburger I had. It was indistinguishable from what you would get at any hamburger stand.

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