fast food cheesesteaks
by CrazyTigerFan on 7/8/10
Philly's Steak House is a local chain that offers several different takes on the sandwich from Philadelphia. There are currently two locations, both on the West Bank: one in Oakwood Mall, and one on the West Bank Expressway near West Jefferson hospital. The Expressway location is the more consistent of the two. Unfortunately, the former Airline location is no longer open.
You can get a cheesesteak sandwich or a loaded potato, in addition to some other sides. The primary ingredients are steak, chicken, shrimp, and hot sausage. Cheese, onions, tomatos, and other condiments are available as optional toppings. There is an order-by-name/number listing of standard sandwich variants, but you can also just wing it and go with what you're hungry for.
As for the sandwiches themselves, the Lean 'n Mean - chicken, shrimp, hot sausage, and cheese - is a pretty mean sandwich, while the Surf 'n Turf - steak, shrimp, hot sausage, and cheese - is a beefier but heavier version. And then there's always the #1, the Philly Cheesesteak.
No, this is not a restaurant where you will find experimental cuisines. But if you're hungry and looking for a good sandwich to fill you up, you can do much worse.