Cheesesteak Review #42: Bridgeport Rib House of Bridgeport
3.0 out of 5 stars
After some time I think I am pretty close to eating every cheesesteak that is available in Bridgeport. This long journey has finally brought me to the Bridgeport Rib House. I was a little reluctant to try their cheesesteak since they are known primarily for their BBQ but to be fair I figured I’d give them a shot. As usual I tried a provolone cheesesteak with fried onions.
Bread-The bread was really good. It was your typical Italian roll. It was fresh and really tasty. It had a nice soft interior and somewhat crispy exterior and it did a great job of housing of all of the meat, cheese and fried onions.
Cheese-The provolone they used was melted throughout the entire sandwich so this is a huge plus. The cheese itself was also very tasty. I don’t know what brand of cheese they use but I wish I did.
Meat-The meat was only OK. It was tasty sirloin and it was diced up in to small pieces but there were definitely some pieces that were a little overcooked which led to a few burnt pieces. One good thing was that the meat was seasoned perfectly. It was good enough to almost eat without a roll and cheese and onions mixed in it. The only other part of the meat that I want to mention was that there was a little bit of grease from it. Luckily the roll did a good job of absorbing most of the grease so the grease didn’t become a huge problem.
Amount-The main thing this cheesesteak was lacking was size. The roll was your normal 10 inches but they should of included more of all of the other components. I was still very hungry by the time I downed the cheesesteak. The good news is that there was not one taste that overpowered everything else which means everything was proportional to each other.
Fried Onions-The onions were only mediocre. They were fried a little but not too the texture that I am normally used too, but it was pretty close. Other than that the fried onions were mixed pretty evenly throughout the whole cheesesteak.
The cheesesteak at the Bridgeport Rib House was a little above average. It was really tasty but other than that it needed some work. With a little more meat and cheese their cheesesteak would probably rank up there close to one of the top 20cheesesteaks I have eaten since I started this blog. For now I am going to stick with the wings and the pork sandwiches that they offer. I have had them a few times now and I definitely recommend them. Or if BBQ is not your thing walk across the street and try Little Sicily Pizza. There are only a a few more places in Bridgeport that I want to review and I hope that I come across a really good cheesesteak because up until now I haven’t been impressed with any of the cheesesteaks that I have tried to date.