Cheesesteak Review #31: Steve’s Prince of Steaks of Philadelphia
3.0 out of 5 stars
Steve’s Prince of Steaks located in Philadelphia is the subject of my latest cheesesteak review. In the new year I hope to get back on track of more regular cheesesteak reviews. I’m shooting for 1 review every two weeks. Anyhow for this review like usual I just had a cheesesteak with provolone and fried onions.
Bread-The bread was only Ok. It was definitely fresh and tasty, but it was a little tough. I had the cheesesteak around lunch time so the bread should have definitely been fresh. I am thinking that the particular type of roll they use is supposed to a be a little chewy.
Cheese-There was tons of cheese on the cheesesteak, however a lot of it was just sitting on top of the sandwich. The cheese wasn’t anything special as it tasted like most other places. I would have liked it to be melted throughout the entire sandwich but it wasn’t so that was that.
Meat-They use large pieces of meat compared to diced up meat which I am not a fan of. The meat is very similar to the the frozen meat that you can buy in the freezer section of your local grocery store. The meat was also missing seasoning, as it tasted very bland. I was extremely disappointed with the meat and it played a large role in the low rating. The quality itself was pretty average too. I saw a few pieces of meat with a little fat on them, so that also hurt the overall rating. The meat wasn’t too greasy or anything like that so that is why I say the quality of meat was just average.
Amount-I was impressed with the amount. The roll was about 10 inches, maybe a little more. Even though the sandwich doesn’t look that big in the picture below, there was tons of meat stuffed inside. The amount of cheese was pretty standard and the amount of fried onions was a little less than what I was expecting By the end of the sandwich I was pretty stuffed. I didn’t even need to order a side of fries or anything like that, and I am glad I didn’t.
Fried Onions-The fried onions were nothing special. They were fried to a nice brown color and they were nice and crispy. Like I mentioned above there weren’t very many onions included and it sucks because what they did include was extremely delicious.
In all the cheesesteak I tried from Steve’s Prince of Steaks was nothing but average. I read a lot of good reviews online about Steve’s so I was excited to review them. With a little better tasting meat they could have gotten a much higher score. All it would have taken was probably just a little salt and pepper and they would have an outstanding cheesesteak. There are a ton of cheesesteak joints around Steve’s and I would almost recommend giving them a shot before this place. The cheesesteak wasn’t bad, but it didn’t meet my expectations and it was no where close to being good. They have a pretty limited menu so don’t expect to order anything other than a cheesesteaks, fries, or burgers. Throughout the Delaware Valley Steve’s Prince of Steaks has a few locations, but the one I visited is the one located on Bustleton Avenue, which is their main location.