Barry’s Steaks was established in 1989 and is located at 471 Leverington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (in Roxborough). Barry’s was started on the cornor of Ridge and Leverington in what used to be Nico's Pizza (only a few steps away from where it is now) by a man named Barry McGuinn. Barry’s shop is a quaint cheese steak joint with several tables and a counter filled with more seats. They give good competition to the other major Roxborough cheese steak shops, Dalessandro's and Chubby’s Steaks.
Barry’s Steaks has a good value for the sandwich at $6.25. The steaks are chopped and filled to a substantial level. The rolls are Italian soft rolls. They are not the full foot long but very close at about 10 inches. The cheese is melted with the fried onions and steak but not so much that it oozes out.
What stood out the most about Barry’s Steaks was there large onion slices that they used. These onions were slightly fried but filled the sandwich. If you are a big onions fan then you may appreciate this sandwich even more.
I also liked how friendly the staff was to me. This is very important for a successful food business as the customer will always remember how they were treated when they ate there.
Barry’s Steaks – welcome to the Best Philly Cheese Steaks Club!