The West Coast might seem like an unlikely contender when it comes to good cheesesteaks, but you would be surprised. Serving cheesesteaks in the Bay Area since 1982, this establishment has its bread shipped in from Amoroso and treats shipped in from Tastykake to create the authentic Philadelphia experience.
Jeffrey’s Café, Carmel, Indiana
If Guy Fieri’s been there, then that makes it legit, right? This Indiana spot, which was visited by Guy Fieri on an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, has more than 15 cheesesteaks on its menu, including the “9th and Passyunk” cheesesteak topped with fried onions and sharp, creamy Cheez Whiz.
Taste of Philly, Multiple Locations in Colorado
This place takes its cheesesteaks so seriously that it has its Amoroso’s bread and Tastykake treats shipped directly from Philly.
Carl’s Steaks, New York City
Carl’s website boasts that the New York Post claimed it was “better here than Philadelphia.” Perhaps giving this claim some credence, Philadelphia named their cheesesteaks to be “the best in Manhattan.”
Joey’s Famous Philly Cheesesteaks, Detroit, Mich.
The first of many establishments on this list to have its Amoroso’s bread and Tastykakes shipped directly from Philadelphia, you should definitely wash down your sandwich with Frank’s birch beer or black cherry soda. Maybe get two drinks, so you can gulp freely without having to worry about finishing your soda before the sandwich.
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