Don’t expect anyone to hold your hand at Campo’s, an Old City deli that’s been making cheesesteaks the same exact way for more than 40 years. You might get served a side of attitude along with your steak (don’t ask for extra napkins!), but the cheesesteak here is definitely worth it. They start with a crunchy and airy long Italian roll from Liscio’s Bakery (with seeds or without), and load it with a huge amount of ribeye that’s been freshly griddled and lightly chopped. Added to that is your choice of American, provolone, or Whiz and onions that might be chopped a little too large, although nobody seems to mind.
Campo’s is crowded and not particularly comfortable, but again, people don’t line up here for the charm. They come to this family-run shop for that old-school Philly experience… and one heck of a cheesesteak.