Cheesesteak Review #7: Campo’s Deli of Philadelphia
3 out of 5 stars
For my weekend review I decided to try Campo’s Deli located in Philadelphia. I was in the area at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel at a user conference for Stone Edge Technologies, the company which I work for. As usual I ordered their regular cheesesteak with provolone and fried onions.
Bread–Definitely fresh. However by the time I got the cheesesteak home the bun was all soggy. The sogginess actually made the cheesesteak a little more enjoyable for some reason. My hands got all messy, but I guess that’s the price you need to pay for glory.
Cheese–Tons of cheese melted throughout the whole sandwich. Definitely very enjoyable.
Meat–There were large pieces that at times were a little tough to chew. I also tasted some gristle, but the flavor was still good. It was better tasting meat than most of the others places I have visited so far. The last few sandwiches I tried had really small cut pieces of meat and I am beginning to like that better than larger pieces of meat for some reason and that was the only thing that disappointed me about the meat.
Amount-They only had one size. From the picture below you can see that it wasn’t very large, but it was stuffed pretty full with meat. I was still a little hungry by the end of the cheesesteak, but after the last few days of nonstop eating I can afford to go hungry for a few hours.
Fried Onions-The onions were mixed throughout the cheesesteak pretty evenly. They were fried perfectly and caramelized to the perfect flavor. My only complaint was that there weren’t very many onions.
I was expecting big things from this place after the reviews I have read, however it was just average. I still recommend it to anyone looking for something good to eat because they serve some pretty cheesesteaks. Next time I go there I will be sure to try one of their sexy cheesesteaks as compared to their regular cheesesteak. So if you are around Market Street in the city be sure to check out Campo’s Deli.