Friday, October 23, 2009

Larry’s Steaks Mushroom Cheese Steak

Larry’s Steaks was established in 1956 and is located at 2459 North 54th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131. This Philly cheese steak joint is located right next to Saint Joseph’s University and City Line Avenue. Due to its proximity to the college, Larry’s has become famous because of all the college students that it attracts.

Larry’s Steaks is also the official caterers for the Philadelphia 76ers and St. Joseph’s University since 2003. But what really makes Larry’s famous is that they are the home of the belly fillers. What is that you say? The belly filler is a giant 2 foot hoagie that makes Leo’s Steaks look silly. Let’s go over their steak.

I ordered a Philly cheese steak with onions and mushrooms. Larry’s Steaks chops their steaks as opposed to serving it in strips. The sandwich that I ordered was a regular foot long for $6.25, which is a good value. They give a decent amount of steak in there as well. I did not order the belly filler as this sandwich is just insanely big for my tolerance today. It is really huge and it only costs $12.30, a big deal. You can split this with 2 or 3 people and you would have a cheap meal and be full. The onions and mushrooms were fried and mixed well with the cheese. The Italian rolls were soft but yet not the ideal golden color that a really fresh quality Italian roll would have. Nevertheless, the sandwich overall was very good and the value was excellent. I can see why the Saint Joe’s students really rave about it.

Larry’s Steaks also has a very large sit in restaurant with very cozy booths. This is a huge asset if you want to eat there. The only problem that I had was that I found the cashier to be a little rude. He did not look at me at all and talked to me like the Soup Nazi on Jerry Seinfeld. “Next.” I don’t like this sort of treatment.

Besides the cashier, everything else about Larry’s is the complete package. Larry’s Steaks welcome to the Best Philly Cheese Steaks Club (do something about that cashier will ya)!

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