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Steve's Prince of Steaks

7200 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA - (215) 338-0985
Street food par excellence! Read the menus posted on the wall, place your order at two different windows (one for sandwiches, the other for fries and drinks, each paid for separately), then dine at the easy-wipe silver counter that runs along the wall. Steve's thin-sliced beef is a protein tsunami. Combine that with a load of Cheese Whiz and a heap of fried-soft, sweet onions all piled into a chewy tube of fresh bread and you've got a picture of cheese steak perfection.
93% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Cheesesteak
Birch Beer
Chocolate Soda
Texas Tommy
Double-Meat Cheese Steak
Pizza Fries
Cheese Fries

Highlighted Reviews

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John Jacobsen - Photos (4)
September 04, 2007
"Steve's Prince of Steaks is not in downtown Philly, but it is worth the trip out to the burbs to check it out. Steve slices his steak thick (about as thick as a pencil), and doesn't chop the meat at all on the grill. It goes on the roll flat, and is chewier (in a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

7200 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 338-0985

http://www.stevesprinceofsteaks.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The double is one hefty cheesesteak.
"The double is one hefty cheesesteak."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





This is a double dressed with hot sauce and sliced pickled hot peppers.
"This is a double dressed with hot sauce and sliced pickled hot peppers."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The Texas Tommy is listed on Steve's menu under the heading Something Different. This is a split and grilled wiener, with bacon and lots of Whiz.
"The Texas Tommy is listed on Steve's menu under the heading Something Different. This is a split and grilled wiener, with bacon and lots of Whiz."
Cliff Strutz


They have all the requisite do-it-yourself cheesesteak garnishes, and then some.  From the right: hot red peppers, pepper sauce (like Tabasco or Frank's), hot pickled cherry peppers, hot sliced pickled yellow peppers, thin-sliced dill pickles, and pickle relish.  The dill pickle slices are unconventional (maybe, with the relish, they're for the burgers), and a nice vegetable to nibble on the side.  We enjoy our cheesesteaks with the hot sauce and some sliced yellow peppers. (Comly Road location)
"They have all the requisite do-it-yourself cheesesteak garnishes, and then some. From the right: hot red peppers, pepper sauce (like Tabasco or Frank's), hot pickled cherry peppers, hot sliced pickled yellow peppers, thin-sliced dill pickles, and pickle relish. The dill pickle slices are unconventional (maybe, with the relish, they're for the burgers), and a nice vegetable to nibble on the side. We enjoy our cheesesteaks with the hot sauce and some sliced yellow peppers. (Comly Road location)"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A chocolate soda is mixed on the spot, from just seltzer and syrup.  The foamy drink is sweet and refreshing with a hot and salty steak.
"A chocolate soda is mixed on the spot, from just seltzer and syrup. The foamy drink is sweet and refreshing with a hot and salty steak."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


It's my guess that pizza fries, gobbed with molten cheese and tomato sauce, are best appreciated late at night after too much to drink.
"It's my guess that pizza fries, gobbed with molten cheese and tomato sauce, are best appreciated late at night after too much to drink."
Michael Stern


A Steve's cheesesteak as made at the Comly Road location.  If you like a sandwich weighted down with lots of meat, a Steve's steak might not satisfy you (you could order double meat for $2.20 extra).  If taste is all that matters, a Steve's steak is in the very upper echelon of Philly steaks.
"A Steve's cheesesteak as made at the Comly Road location. If you like a sandwich weighted down with lots of meat, a Steve's steak might not satisfy you (you could order double meat for $2.20 extra). If taste is all that matters, a Steve's steak is in the very upper echelon of Philly steaks."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Cheap cheese and chewy meat are the improbable duet that comprise the traditional Philadelphia cheese steak. The one aristocratic ingredient, and the one that transforms ingredients into edible magic, is the fresh Italian roll.
"Cheap cheese and chewy meat are the improbable duet that comprise the traditional Philadelphia cheese steak. The one aristocratic ingredient, and the one that transforms ingredients into edible magic, is the fresh Italian roll."
Michael Stern


Steve's cheesesteak is exactly what we want from a Philly steak.  Everything is right.
"Steve's cheesesteak is exactly what we want from a Philly steak. Everything is right."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


They put lots of Whiz and onions on the sub, so I never need to order it with extra.
"They put lots of Whiz and onions on the sub, so I never need to order it with extra."
John Jacobsen


This close-up shows why so many Philadelphians swear by their cheesesteaks.  The combination of beef, drippy cheese, and well-fried onions is inspired.
"This close-up shows why so many Philadelphians swear by their cheesesteaks. The combination of beef, drippy cheese, and well-fried onions is inspired."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A side view shows just how much meat is on a double-meat cheesesteak.  It's too much, in our opinion.  Throws the sandwich out of balance.
"A side view shows just how much meat is on a double-meat cheesesteak. It's too much, in our opinion. Throws the sandwich out of balance."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Steve's slices their meat thicker than most places (it goes on the grill in slabs the thickness of a pencil), and they don't chop it.  It goes on the bun flat, and thus you end up with much more meat than it looks like from the photo.  The roll is the best I have ever had (cheesesteak-wise), and the sandwich as a whole is second only to Jim's in my book.  Lots of flavor, great onions.
"Steve's slices their meat thicker than most places (it goes on the grill in slabs the thickness of a pencil), and they don't chop it. It goes on the bun flat, and thus you end up with much more meat than it looks like from the photo. The roll is the best I have ever had (cheesesteak-wise), and the sandwich as a whole is second only to Jim's in my book. Lots of flavor, great onions."
John Jacobsen


The easy-wipe counter at Steve's is typical of cheese steak dining facilities. A white tablecloth would be wrong, wrong, wrong.
"The easy-wipe counter at Steve's is typical of cheese steak dining facilities. A white tablecloth would be wrong, wrong, wrong."
Michael Stern


You can watch the grill man at work as you wait for your order.  (Comly Road location)
"You can watch the grill man at work as you wait for your order. (Comly Road location)"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Seems every cheesesteak emporium worth its Whiz has a lengthy sign posted near the ordering window explaining the process.  Steve's sign is so wordy that we are only able to capture the bottom portion in a single photo.  We include ourselves among Steve's loyal subjects!
"Seems every cheesesteak emporium worth its Whiz has a lengthy sign posted near the ordering window explaining the process. Steve's sign is so wordy that we are only able to capture the bottom portion in a single photo. We include ourselves among Steve's loyal subjects!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


With apologies to Pat's King of Steaks, which we really do love, Steve's Prince of Steaks is king in our little black cheesesteak book.
"With apologies to Pat's King of Steaks, which we really do love, Steve's Prince of Steaks is king in our little black cheesesteak book."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


What you see is pretty much all there is.  It doesn't go much further back than those doors.  (Comly Road location)
"What you see is pretty much all there is. It doesn't go much further back than those doors. (Comly Road location)"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The outside of Steve's original location (on Bustleton Avenue), as seen from the sidewalk.
"The outside of Steve's original location (on Bustleton Avenue), as seen from the sidewalk."
John Jacobsen


Steve's radiates street food ambience.
"Steve's radiates street food ambience."
Michael Stern


This is on the way to Steve's, just past exit 27.  I love stuff like this, and if you ever pass it you are only five minutes away from a great sandwich.
"This is on the way to Steve's, just past exit 27. I love stuff like this, and if you ever pass it you are only five minutes away from a great sandwich."
John Jacobsen


Look across Route 1 from Steve's.  Know who makes Cheez Whiz?
"Look across Route 1 from Steve's. Know who makes Cheez Whiz?"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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