I stopped by Philly’s on Rainier Ave. and Martin Luther King in Seattle recently to try out their cheesesteak sandwich. I ordered the deluxe steak cheesesteak which came piled high with beef, lettuce, tomato,onions, peppers, and sauce. The sandwich was big and a little greasy just like a good cheesesteak should be. The bread was nice and soft. It was a great tasting meal that filled me up. I have no idea of what the calorie count or fat content of this sandwich is but it’s probably better we don’t know. The sandwich could have been improved with a little more cheese and perhaps more tender meat but it definitely satisfies your carving for cheesesteak. Philly’s is small and the decor is nothing much to speak of but people come here for the food, not the ambiance.
Many people think this is the best cheesesteak in Seattle and it may well be since I have not tried many others. But I used to live in Philadelphia–the birthplace of the cheesesteak. We used to make special trips to South Philly just to have a cheesesteak at Pat’s and Geno’s. Now those were classic sandwiches!