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Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Date: February 24, 2013 09:50AM

Simple question: What is the best Cheese Steak (Steak and Cheese if you wish) in Fairfax County?

Alexandria has Al's Steak House, Arlington has BadaBing's Food Truck and I've always liked the Broiler on Columbia Pike, but I've never tasted anything memorable in FFC.

Discuss...





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/24/2013 09:58AM by White Possibly Hispanic.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: JustanFYI ()
Date: February 24, 2013 09:56AM

Not in FFX, but well worth a short drive:

Tony's Pizza
13629 Dumfries Rd
Manassas, VA
703-791-5023

I rate them one of the absolute BEST in the area.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Blowtorch33 ()
Date: February 24, 2013 12:19PM

Hard to beat Big Al's. Too bad the place is such a dump, but sometimes dumps have the best eats!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Fairfax County Resident ()
Date: February 24, 2013 02:36PM

Hands Down .. Mama Mia's in Rose Hill Shopping Center best ones in Fairfax county !!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Good eats ()
Date: February 24, 2013 05:29PM

Taco grande off Cooper road.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Various Locations ()
Date: February 24, 2013 06:15PM

Super Pollo

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: billy club ()
Date: February 24, 2013 06:22PM

Memories of my last greasy cheese steak
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: rubino's in herndon ()
Date: February 24, 2013 06:34PM

Rubino's....

easily the best.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: BigK ()
Date: February 24, 2013 07:03PM

Buon Appetito in Chantilly. I am from Philly and this is as close to Philly I have found in this area. It is owned and run by Italians and they know how to make it the Philly way. That is no damn salad on my cheesesteak. Just meat, onions and cheese. That is how a real cheesesteak is made. The bread is good but not exactly like the rolls in Philly.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Cheezestake ()
Date: February 24, 2013 07:13PM

It's called steak and cheese around here. If you want a cheesesteak, go to Philly.

That being said, there's a small but popular deli off of Fullerton road in Newington, called Jenny's Deli, that serves a delicious steak and cheese. Their pastrami is pretty tasty too.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: BigK ()
Date: February 24, 2013 07:18PM

At Buon Appetito in Chantilly that I mentioned above it is called "cheesesteak" as it should be. If you want something close to the real Philly experience this is it in both name and taste.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: PHIILY SUCKS ()
Date: February 24, 2013 09:20PM

Mama Mias in ROse Hill SHopping Center is classic.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Where? ()
Date: February 24, 2013 09:24PM

Where exactly is Rose Hill shopping center?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Date: February 24, 2013 09:43PM

Rose Hill is in Alexandria on Franconia between Van Dorn and Telegraph. It's been many years since I've tried Mama Mia's, but I will have to go back to refresh my memory.

Whenever you eat your next Steak and Cheese, please take a picture and post it to the forum if you can. It would be interesting to see the differences between the different places.

Thanks!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Other name ()
Date: February 24, 2013 11:18PM

For the old timers Wht was the name of Mama Mia's before it was Mama Mia's?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: BigKnowNothing ()
Date: February 24, 2013 11:37PM

BigK Wrote:
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> At Buon Appetito in Chantilly that I mentioned
> above it is called "cheesesteak" as it should be.
> If you want something close to the real Philly
> experience this is it in both name and taste.


Their online menu calls it a "steak and cheese", not a "cheesesteak", but thanks for playing, anyway!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: fatty ()
Date: February 25, 2013 12:48AM

Good eats Wrote:
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> Taco grande off Cooper road.


I used to eat there alot, until there began holding out on the meat. Does their cheese steak look anything like the pic from the OP?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: winneris ()
Date: February 25, 2013 05:45AM

Other name Wrote:
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> For the old timers Wht was the name of Mama Mia's
> before it was Mama Mia's?


I grew up in Rose Hill and the best part of Mama-Mias is that it has never been anything else.

It is the original and I bet they still have the same tables, juke-box and big-ass steel grill from when I was there over 30 years ago.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: pizza ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:57AM

Mama Mia's in Rose Hill use to be Rose Hill pizza way back in the day...in the 70's. The owner had 3 store: Rose Hill Pizza, Springfield Pizza (across from the Holiday Inn), and then Vienna Pizza right there in Main Street.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: virginia gold prospector ()
Date: February 25, 2013 12:52PM

MAMA MIA AT ROSE HILL IS THE BEST AROUND

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: You, sir... ()
Date: February 25, 2013 03:06PM

BigK Wrote:
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> Buon Appetito in Chantilly. I am from Philly and
> this is as close to Philly I have found in this
> area. It is owned and run by Italians and they
> know how to make it the Philly way. That is no
> damn salad on my cheesesteak. Just meat, onions
> and cheese. That is how a real cheesesteak is
> made. The bread is good but not exactly like the
> rolls in Philly.

...are no Jack Kennedy. Or rather, Buon Appetito is no Philly cheesesteak. First, the staff are all hispanic -- not that there's anything wrong with that, but they've never *heard* of a cheesesteak: they think you want "cheesecake". The menu doesn't list it either, just "steak & cheese". Once you get that squared, they think it should come with lettuce & tomato. Not a bad steak & cheese, but definitely not what you had.

So maybe they've changed (OK, for completeness, maybe you hallucinated the whole thing, or the nature of the universe has altered so "cheesesteak" doesn't mean what it used to, but Occam's Razor suggests the first as most likely).

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: dog breath ()
Date: February 25, 2013 03:30PM

Most are too young to remember Starvin Marvins in Alexandria on Beauregard St near Little River Turnpike. The place was forever crowded and catered to the late nighters. Best cheesesteak ever.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: your nemesis ()
Date: February 25, 2013 04:02PM

I concur...VERY hard to do better than Starvin Marvin's

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: February 25, 2013 04:02PM

IHOP

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Banned In DC ()
Date: February 25, 2013 06:43PM

Mama Mia's in Rose Hill is my personal favorite. HOWEVER, if "Sam" (the owner and normally the only employee, sort of looks like Surge from System of a Down in about 20 years) isn't the one working, I walk right out. No one else who works there can make a cheesesteak quote like he can.

And for the record, Rose Hill Shopping Center is located on Franconia Road/Rose Hill Drive intersection. For those of you who don't know, it's about half way between where Franconia hits S. Van Dorn and where Franconia ends at Telegraph. It might not be the best cheesesteak in the area, but it's damn good. I have friends from New York who insist on going there every time they come to visit. And seeing as how all New Yorkers are food snobs, that's saying something.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Banned In DC ()
Date: February 25, 2013 06:45PM

Mama Mia's in Rose Hill is my personal favorite. HOWEVER, if "Sam" (the owner and normally the only employee, sort of looks like Surge from System of a Down in about 20 years) isn't the one working, I walk right out. No one else who works there can make a cheesesteak quote like he can.

And for the record, Rose Hill Shopping Center is located on Franconia Road/Rose Hill Drive intersection. For those of you who don't know, it's about half way between where Franconia hits S. Van Dorn and where Franconia ends at Telegraph. It might not be the best cheesesteak in the area, but it's damn good.

I have friends from New York who insist on going there every time they come to visit. And seeing as how all New Yorkers are food snobs, that's saying something.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:38PM

dog breath Wrote:
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> Most are too young to remember Starvin Marvins in
> Alexandria on Beauregard St near Little River
> Turnpike. The place was forever crowded and
> catered to the late nighters. Best cheesesteak
> ever.


and they sold good weed back in the day too, haha

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Blowtorch003 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:03PM

dog breath Wrote:
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> Most are too young to remember Starvin Marvins in
> Alexandria on Beauregard St near Little River
> Turnpike. The place was forever crowded and
> catered to the late nighters. Best cheesesteak
> ever.

Sounds good but I think the poll was about places that still exist

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: fucwad02 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:25PM

You fat loser. eat something healthy.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: dog breath ()
Date: February 26, 2013 07:50AM

Whobe Wrote:
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> dog breath Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Most are too young to remember Starvin Marvins
> in
> > Alexandria on Beauregard St near Little River
> > Turnpike. The place was forever crowded and
> > catered to the late nighters. Best cheesesteak
> > ever.
>
>
> and they sold good weed back in the day too, haha

did they? never knew that and they never offered. I remember it was a great place to stop after a night of drinking.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: dog breath ()
Date: February 26, 2013 07:54AM

I now hit Valentinos a block away from Starvin Marvins, place has damn good pizza

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Disappointed ()
Date: February 26, 2013 07:56AM

Ate at Mama Mia's last night. That's the best VA has to offer? Not impressed.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Worst Traffic Everyday ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:27AM

We'd go there more often except that we do anything we can to avoid that whole area around 236 and Beauregard, worst traffic patterns in the county, both the roads and the parking lot in the strip mall.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: kathie ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:33PM

I remember Starvin Marvin's in Alexandria...I worked there from 1976 to 1981...best food & most fun job EVER!! Great owners, co-workers & customers anywhere! Good times & GREAT memories!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: CB ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:50PM

Pomodoro's, fair oaks, across from Regal Theaters.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: cewpwp ()
Date: March 03, 2013 01:30AM

Have A Bite - Fairfax City

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: FreeBreakfast ()
Date: March 03, 2013 06:10PM

Mama Mia's is crap, that guy who owns it is crazy and cheap like a Jew.
Anyone can heat up some steakum's throw provolone cheese on it and get a decent bun. That's what the guy at Mama Mia's does, totally not worth it.

Pizza Boli's at Hunstman square used to make a good one, been a few years since I've been there though.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Dirty ()
Date: March 03, 2013 06:13PM

The guy at Mama Mia's has a dirty place. It is never clean. I stopped going there over a year ago. Look at the floor and the griddle. Filth.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Date: March 04, 2013 05:03PM

Dirty grill = tasty food

Dirty floor = stickiness factor

Have you ever been to a Brooklyn pizzeria? If the floor is filthy, the pizza is awesome. Maybe the same principal applies.

Mama Mia's inside:


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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: dog breath ()
Date: March 04, 2013 05:25PM

kathie Wrote:
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> I remember Starvin Marvin's in Alexandria...I
> worked there from 1976 to 1981...best food & most
> fun job EVER!! Great owners, co-workers &
> customers anywhere! Good times & GREAT memories!

thank you

good times

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Sang Chung ()
Date: March 04, 2013 05:52PM

George's Steak and Things, if you're down in Fairfax City/Station area, goddamn great cheesesteaks

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: novadamer ()
Date: March 05, 2013 10:34AM

Big Joe's in Manassas (by the Best Buy). Better than anything in Philly. Yeah I said it.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Pops ()
Date: March 05, 2013 02:27PM

novadamer Wrote:
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> Big Joe's in Manassas (by the Best Buy). Better
> than anything in Philly. Yeah I said it.


Definitely have to check it out next time I'm in Manassas, but can we stick to FFC?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: ChuckL ()
Date: March 24, 2013 11:34PM

I used to eat there back in the 80's??. It was run by a family from Palestine (green cards I think). Sitting there having a Philly for lunch when someone walked up to the counter "Order for Smith.." and the owner proceeded to set 2 large grocery bags on the counter. When they left I asked "How many [Philly] do you sell a day? He thought a second and said, "Hmmm, not sure. We order 2000 buns a week...". I thought to myself "HS! I'm in the wrong business." I was only there for 90 days then gone for 18 months. Next time I walked it I got half way to my stool, he looked at me and "You grew a beard." (HS! again...). I do remember they threw the onion on the grill then the Steak'ems on top and started chopping and cooking. Every place else grills separately - that just doesn't work. Oh, and the buns were really soft - think Charmin. Aww, the fond memories...

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Cheesesteak ()
Date: March 25, 2013 12:24AM

Little Italy in centreville has an awesome steak and cheese....best I've had outside of philly. Surprised no one listed this place yet, but you must get it to go. Never dare eat inside tha tplace

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Love to tell you ()
Date: March 25, 2013 08:11AM

Try Murray's frozen minuet stakes. I own a restaurant in Fairfax and I serve this shit disguised as a Philly Steak and Cheese. The folks eat this up, I spend $.35 on a roll $.45 for some lettuce and tomato $.20 for a piece of processed cheese food and $1.15 for this "steak" and sell it as a 12" Philly Steak and Cheese for $9.95. No one has ever complained. Most of my customers are fat and lazy grease junkies and wouldn't appreciate a quality sandwich. They wolf this crap down so fast I don't think they really taste it. I could upgrade to better quality food but there seems to be an endless supply of obese car eaters who don't demand decent food. I'm open until 2:00 AM and I serve mostly stoned or intoxicated credit card paying customers from 10:30 pm till closing.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:10AM

Believe it or not "Hong Kong Kitchen" a old Chinese greasy spoon carry out on Rt 1 in the little shopping center with a 7-11 next to Mt Vernon Square Apts. Two sizes small and regular = big . Both are cheap small less then 5 dollars, sliced rib eye steak piled on . I get mine stright up steak, onions and cheese thats it real Philly Style. I tried Als in Alex., Als is super expensive and needs a soup bowl to eat it from, sloppy drippy and takes a half hour to get.
Ive also tried numerous others over 40 years and I am always surprised for the last 15 years by the Great S&C from the H.K.Kitchen.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:21AM

Oh, the Spanish Bakery next door has some of the best "Real Tacos' in FXCO

The pic at the top looks like the Cheesesteak at Hong Kong Kitchen.

Years back they had bad checks plastered on the walls it was good laughs looking at some of them while I waited.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Cho Sunwon ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:27AM

Ye Ole Woodson Man Wrote:
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> Believe it or not "Hong Kong Kitchen" a old
> Chinese greasy spoon carry out on Rt 1 in the
> little shopping center with a 7-11 next to Mt
> Vernon Square Apts. Two sizes small and regular =
> big . Both are cheap small less then 5 dollars,
> sliced rib eye steak piled on . I get mine stright
> up steak, onions and cheese thats it real Philly
> Style. I tried Als in Alex., Als is super
> expensive and needs a soup bowl to eat it from,
> sloppy drippy and takes a half hour to get.
> Ive also tried numerous others over 40 years and I
> am always surprised for the last 15 years by the
> Great S&C from the H.K.Kitchen.

Woof! Woof!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: goodsammiches ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:49PM

Johnny's Pizza on Park Street In Vienna.

Good Food Great People.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Bert M ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:21PM

Not FFC, but there used to be a place called Sports Cheesesteak on Rt 123 just south of the FFx county line in Woodbridge/Occoquan. I think they closed due to the Lorton Prison closing. I'd like to know if they reopened somewhere else. They had a great cheesesteak.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 04, 2013 08:12PM

Sports did have a great cheesesteak 8 dollars ran by a lady by herself it seemed and she had some other great subs too but its gone, Signs still there and nothing happening there in about 3 years now.


Ok now Im "The Shill"" Hong Kong Kitchen""The Shill" No Bow Wow or Cats meow either!
HK Kitchens Cheese steak sub is great!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 04, 2013 08:34PM

One more place , A Sub shop in McLean on Elm St, Impossible place to park
Very busy and great subs.

Anthony's in Falls Church on Rt 7 was a good SC sub when they used good Italian bread a bit crunchy and wide,but alas a bit cheap wit de meat and wrapped the sub in paper but they are now using a soft "Hot Dog Roll" bread and put it in a styrofoam box so their stars dim.

If I want a hot dog roll I'll get a hot dog. F the plastic box, wrap em up , get it! And put some meat in there real sliced rib eye not no stinking steakums
and charge us for it ..we'll pay for a great Cheesesteak sub!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: dcbullets ()
Date: April 05, 2013 02:27PM

Rays the 3rd in Rosslyn is a tasty, upscale cheesesteak. prob the best around here.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 05, 2013 10:48PM

Reading this thread I had to go to Hong Kong Kitchen for a large sub 7.80 with tax. Steak Provolone or other cheese, onions stright up about 12 inches of really good greasy cheesesteak! Only a bit dripped on me till I got out the truck to eat it! I was full the rest of the day.
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: mike the jackel ()
Date: April 05, 2013 10:58PM

Hong Kong Kitchen? Could be a cheesehorse/cat/dogmeat sandwich.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 05, 2013 11:17PM

Good and Greasy steak .. Just like Pats in Philly!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 06, 2013 10:32AM

Anthonys Steak & Cheese wit onions. Rt 7 Falls Church, Good but they used to have a better wide crisp roll and wrapped em in paper like a true Philly, This is a regular about 7 dollars and change
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Date: April 06, 2013 02:53PM

@Ye Old: +2 for the pics.

Now we're getting somewhere. Anthony's looks like the real deal. Hong Kong kitchen looks a bit too mutilated. Which one do you prefer of the two?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 06, 2013 05:37PM

Hong Kong Kitchen's This is the size I always get the regular less then 5 dollars wit no "salad" on it as another poster also says.
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: April 16, 2013 10:40PM

Went to Als in Alexandria today, Has been about 10 years,Nice guy runs it at the register, hes been there as owner since 1965! when he bought it from you know who. AL. A great steak and cheese sub 8 dollars for medium and large is 12 dollars, This is a med and filled me up. Not as greasy as before and a different roll, Als and Antonys in Falls Church both had wide flatter rolls kind of crispy, the baker must have gone out of business.This today was great and a crisp roll would have made it hard to eat as it is filled. I ordered it stright up steak onions wit cheese. It was about 10 inches long and had many more onions and less meat then Hong Kong Kitchens 7 dollar 12 inch cheesesteak, also some of the meat had a very greasy taste but it was great! Ill give Al's a split decision for the BEST CHEESESTEAK IN NOVA,

HONG KONG KITCHEN and ALS STEAKS ***

Cheesesteak Greasy Stars

Hong Kong Kitchen 3 ***
Als 3 ***
Antonys 2 **
Place on Elm St in Mclean 2 **
Marios Arlington 2 **
Most others 1 *
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: DirtMcGirt ()
Date: April 17, 2013 12:38PM

Just got a cheesesteak from a food truck called Bada Bing. They looked official. My 2 cents on it though is it's a bit too salty. Not bad though, $9 buckes. Haven't tried any of the others mentioned in this thread.
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: DirtMcGirt ()
Date: April 17, 2013 12:39PM

Oh damn, sorry... guess FFU doesn't have file size restrictions on.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Slew Foot ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:22PM

Believe it or not, the "Right Angle Cafe" in the DewBerry building in Fairfax off of Rt 50 has an EXCELLENT cheesesteak. I really was very impressed.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Progress ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:34PM

White Possibly Hispanic Wrote:
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> @Ye Old: +2 for the pics.
>
> Now we're getting somewhere. Anthony's looks like
> the real deal. Hong Kong kitchen looks a bit too
> mutilated. Which one do you prefer of the two?


Better act quick. Anthony's is about to close its doors.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: September 11, 2013 08:51PM

Another one with 3 greasy Stars. The Italian Deli on Elm St in Mclean. I had one there some time ago it has been hard to find a parking place, today I went about 2pm no problem and it was a Great Cheese Steak I'll say it.."The Best Cheesesteak In Fairfax County". So from #2 to #1 with me. a bit less then 9 dollars. They also have many excellent cold cut subs and other subs and they make 3 ft and 6 ft subs for partys about 50 and 110 dollars each. This is the place I refered to as The Place on Elm St. Hong Kong Kitchens is a good one too and a bargain.

The Mc Donalds across the street was closed. Their signs down, I dont know if there a remodel or they went somewhere else, It was a busy one but the parking.. Elm St is now a 1 way Street. 3 Pigs BBQ is now long gone too. It had been on a downhill road a long time.
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: need meat ()
Date: September 11, 2013 09:26PM

All those pictures are fucking killing me. I WANT A FUCKING CHEESESTEAK RIGHT FUCCKING NOWWWWWW!!!!!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: retard hand ()
Date: September 11, 2013 09:27PM

What the fuck is with that Downs Syndrome hand in the last pic?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: retard hand ()
Date: September 11, 2013 09:28PM

Goddamn! That is one seriously fucked up hand

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: September 11, 2013 09:59PM

Tears..Weep. Putting me "Down". But I also want another Cheese Steak Right Now...! To get my ageing claw around! But I weep because I wanted to get a "Romano" Cold cut sub, Cappacola Ham, Mortadella, Genoa Salami and Provolone with L.T and Oil and Vinagar to go and did not!

Ye Ole "Italian Deli" is Great! Check Em Out. Let us know..

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: October 23, 2013 07:39PM

Had a good Steak and Cheese (Cheesesteaks don't have salad on them) with LTM and grilled onions at Mama Mia's in Rose Hill Center on Franconia Road.

I had a lousy sphgetti dinner there but it was a good 20 years back, anyway there steak and cheese is good and at 7.50 for a 8 inch sub a good deal, Not too greasy, plenty of meat yes the Steakum type but it was good as others have said.
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: White American with Onions ()
Date: October 24, 2013 08:06AM

Philly Cheesesteak Factory off Duke St in Alexandria in between Telegraph and Pickett.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: October 26, 2013 08:58PM

And another.. Franconia Pizza's Steak and Cheese LTM grilled onions. more expensive then Mama Mia's a bit over 8.00 with the tax. Not steakum, rib eye but not as much meat as Mamas and Italian Deli. It was good.And its the Wednesday special.

Now as far as a hamburger sub they have a great one, two fresh burgers on there toasted roll. Thats really good at Franconia Pizza, and the spahgetti and meat sauce dinner about 9 dollars had a nice salad and was very good when the former owners who were Koreans had the place but I have not rried it lately.

It has turned over three times in the last 10 years. A younger guy on the ball nice guy had it, then the Koreans who did a good job and now the newest owner who is one the ball too.
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Rockhound ()
Date: October 27, 2013 12:41AM

Elies (sp?) Deli in University Mall was okay the one time I had it there. A cheesesteak not from South St in Filthy just doesnt cut it for me though... no whiz, no cheesesteak. No smog, no cheesesteak. No ex-cons behind the counter, no cheesesteak.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Update.... ()
Date: October 27, 2013 12:58AM

^ That changed hands a long time ago and went downhill, sadly.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: harris teeter ()
Date: October 28, 2013 11:24AM

HT makes good ones!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Chris P ()
Date: March 02, 2014 05:51PM

I remember Starvin marvins very well. Lived in the Hamlet Apts off Beauregard in the late 70's. Guy working there ( we called him Marvin) was always eating., wasnt he? Good memories

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: September 19, 2014 10:44PM

Got Cheese Steak in my head the other day, went to Als, this time for a cheee steak with American cheese thats it.. Good Good Good! 9.80 out the door with tax. A special treat now and then! Als is def. one of the Best in NOVA for cheese steak or steak subs!! I'll say #1 and #2 depending on the day of the week. And what Mclean's Elm streets "Italian Deli" is doing!
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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Not an Al's fan ()
Date: September 20, 2014 12:13AM

Ye Ole Woodson Man Wrote:
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> Got Cheese Steak in my head the other day, went to
> Als, this time for a cheee steak with American
> cheese thats it.. Good Good Good! 9.80 out the
> door with tax. A special treat now and then! Als
> is def. one of the Best in NOVA for cheese steak
> or steak subs!! I'll say #1 and #2 depending on
> the day of the week. And what Mclean's Elm
> streets "Italian Deli" is doing!

The beef/steak that Al's uses is totally devoid of flavor. Looks good, but tastes "meh" or worse. Avoid at all costs.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Deebo ()
Date: September 20, 2014 12:50AM

Still though... What the hell happened to your hand? You should take more pictures of it. Its more interesting than all those sandwiches... Or just start a new thread about your hand.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: crawl of cthulhurt ()
Date: September 20, 2014 05:05PM

yeh, american food crops are 70% gmo craps now
and they feed this to all the livestock
it just tastes way off

and american cheese isn't cheese
it's processed cheez fude
they spray it on the plastic wrapper

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: September 20, 2014 05:10PM

American cheese is called "cheese food" because it's mostly cheese.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: crawl of cthulhurt ()
Date: September 20, 2014 05:17PM

Depends on what you call cheese

Pizza Huts cheese supplier Leprino Foods uses a silicone-based industrial chemical in the patented manufacturing of Pizza Cheese, which hasn't been approved for usage in food

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: September 20, 2014 08:10PM

Oh Well.. I guess I should not have posted "cheee steak" ..Got everyone confused as to what "cheee" is.

All I can say is Al's is a Good Greasy 3 Stars! Great sub!.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Bulletin... ()
Date: September 20, 2014 08:48PM

Prissy organic technologies cannot produce enough food to feed the number of people in the world. Humans have been modifying crops for millennia. Today, we have tools that do it faster and more precisely. So what?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: PckC9 ()
Date: September 20, 2014 09:07PM

Roy Rogers has their cheesesteaks back.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Grow Up... ()
Date: September 20, 2014 09:25PM

crawl of cthulhurt Wrote:
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> Pizza Huts cheese supplier Leprino Foods uses a
> silicone-based industrial chemical in the patented
> manufacturing of Pizza Cheese, which hasn't been
> approved for usage in food

LOL! Hair-on-fire food-nazi alarmism from 2006.

Leprino is meanwhile the world's largest producer of "mozzarella" and is the supplier to Papa John's and Domino's as well as Pizza Hut. Also to most major frozen foods producers. It is estimated that 75% of Americans eat Leprino cheese every year, Mmm-mmm, good!

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: crawl of cthulhurt ()
Date: September 21, 2014 12:36PM

Bulletin... Wrote:
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> Prissy organic technologies cannot produce enough
> food to feed the number of people in the world.
> Humans have been modifying crops for millennia.
> Today, we have tools that do it faster and more
> precisely. So what?

the "so what", shill, is that gmo includes the splicing in of other species genes including fish, insect, and other mammals

there is nothing precise about it and they aren't paying me to be their fucking guinea pig

5% of euro crops are gmo, 70% of american crops are and without any labeling
even commie china has gmo labeling

it allows the crops to endure under the hosing of more monsatano roundup pesticide poison

and guess what is really considered the "pests" in this equation?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: crawl of cthulhurt ()
Date: September 21, 2014 12:41PM

Grow Up... Wrote:
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> crawl of cthulhurt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Pizza Huts cheese supplier Leprino Foods uses a
> > silicone-based industrial chemical in the
> patented
> > manufacturing of Pizza Cheese, which hasn't
> been
> > approved for usage in food
>
> LOL! Hair-on-fire food-nazi alarmism from 2006.
>
>
> Leprino is meanwhile the world's largest producer
> of "mozzarella" and is the supplier to Papa John's
> and Domino's as well as Pizza Hut. Also to most
> major frozen foods producers. It is estimated
> that 75% of Americans eat Leprino cheese every
> year, Mmm-mmm, good!

yeh, noticed you put "mozarella" in quotes
more like "mob-zarella" since la cosa nostra bought out much of the wisconsin cheese industry

so a food-nazi is a consumer who wonders where don "chee fingers" leprino gets off putting a product hitherto only used in boiler water to prevent bubbles forming in their jabba the hutt american consuming product pizza hutt cheese

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Two Wheeler ()
Date: October 14, 2014 10:29AM

Go to the next county over. Arlington Va. Mario's Pizza has the best steak and cheese around. Been open since 1954. Real, 1/8th of an inch thick rib eye steak. Not that paper thin Steak-um garbage. And good sub rolls from Ottenburg bakers. Ate there almost every day for several years. Moved away for a while. Came back several years later and Lefty still remembered my usual order. After having their rib eye, from then on you will be disappointed with the Steak-um most others use.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Asshole Spotter ()
Date: October 14, 2014 11:05AM

crawl of cthulhurt Wrote:
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> yeh, noticed you put "mozarella" in quotes

You were the only one who put "mozarella" in quotes. Others have known to spell it with two z's. In any case and as is widely known, here is no such thing as shredded mozzarella. Can't be done. You have to process it and introduce additives. Otherwise it all becomes just a goopy lump.

> more like "mob-zarella" since la cosa nostra
> bought out much of the wisconsin cheese industry

How much of this True Crime report is tales from the 1970's?

> so a food-nazi is a consumer who wonders where don
> "chee fingers" leprino gets off putting a product
> hitherto only used in boiler water to prevent
> bubbles forming in their jabba the hutt american
> consuming product pizza hutt cheese

No, that would be an "asshole" there. Much worse than a "food-nazi".

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Mario's makes a Great One ()
Date: October 14, 2014 11:40AM

> Lefty still remembered my usual order

Lefty makes a great Steak and Cheese at Mario's. They use a shredded cabbage instead of lettuce and Yes that Ottenburg roll is the best round here.

Shame on Costco for not carrying them anymore. the longer Ottenberg sub rolls, all they got are some short ones.

Al's, Marios, Itialian Deli all are great steak subs here.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Make Your Own ()
Date: October 14, 2014 12:32PM

Use rare roast beef from the deli counter. Put a greased metal pie tin in a 300-degree oven. The sky's the limit from there. Sweet onions and peppers in first. Maybe a couple of teaspoons of salsa. Salt, pepper, and spices to taste of course (garlic powder, paprika, italian seasonings, etc.). When that begins to soften, 3-4 slices of the roast beef cut cross-wise several times. Just before the steak is ready, add 2-3 slices of swiss or other cheese. Mayo and white vinegar on a grill hoagie roll, then add the pie tin stuff. CheezWhiz if you like. Yum.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: October 15, 2014 10:03PM

Asshole Spotter Wrote:
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> In any case and as is widely known, here is
> no such thing as shredded mozzarella. Can't be
> done. You have to process it and introduce
> additives. Otherwise it all becomes just a goopy
> lump.

So pizza is a myth?

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Cheeze ()
Date: October 15, 2014 10:30PM

Madison Deli McLean, but not open for dinner.

Not the best, but very good and the best I have found in the area.

The best used to be from Hectors in Falls Church circa 1977-1980.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Fatty703 ()
Date: October 15, 2014 10:52PM

No such thing as a great steak and cheese in ffx county save that for new york or washington dc.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Romantica ()
Date: October 15, 2014 11:25PM

Romantica Pizza Georetown Pike, Great Falls

Great roll, good pizza, fast service

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Asshole Spotter ()
Date: October 17, 2014 07:45PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> So pizza is a myth?

It is if you think that the shredded creamy-colored stuff they put on top of a pie is just plain mozzarella. It's had chemicals added to it and it's been dusted in special powder that helps keep the shreds separate. Leprino is the leader in doing this which is why so many outlets use Leprino processed pizza cheese.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: Hungry ()
Date: October 18, 2014 12:38AM

The Breeze. Herndon. Order 5, Put
All the meat on one bun. Then you
Got a real Philly cheesesteak. Y don't
Reastraunts around here,understand,A
Cheesesteak, means STEAK. NOT A WISHN
SAMITCH. Put some meat n cheese on some
Bread. Want a real cheesesteak, You aint gonna
Find it any where around here.10 4.

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Re: Best CheeseSteak in Fairfax Co
Posted by: bad recommendation ()
Date: October 18, 2014 03:48PM

Tried the Italian Deli in McLean on Elm St. today based off this thread & the fact that we were in the area. First of all, nothing Italian about the place. It was terrible, maybe under new Ownership since previous posts? The cheesesteak meat was cheap & many pieces were burnt to a crisp & tasted like a dirty grill. The sub roll was doughy too. Not going back.

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