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Cheesesteak Review #49: Steak and Hoagie Factory of Abington

3.0 out of 5 stars

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My next review comes for a chain of  cheesesteak and hoagie restaurants all over South Eastern Pennsylvania.  I am referring to Steak and Hoagie Factory.  I ended up visiting the closest location to where I live and that was their Abington location.  They have stores in Warminster, Doylestown and a few other places.  For those of you who don’t already know what I always review, I got a regular cheesesteak with provolone cheese and fried onions.

Bread-The roll was really fresh.  I’m not too sure what type of roll it even was.  From what I have been reading online some people say they make their own rolls while some other people said they were Amoroso rolls.  If it was an Amoroso roll it was unlike any other roll from them that I have ever had.  I wish I could give you a definitive answer on what type of roll it was.  The roll was pretty doughy tasting.  It did an OK job of absorbing some of the grease from the horrible quality meat that I will get to in a little bit.

Cheese-The cheese was only average.  It didn’t have much of a taste to it.  It also wasn’t mixed throughout the entire sandwich which is a huge turn-off for me.  It was just situated on the bottom of the roll and they just placed the meat and onions on top of it.

Meat-While the meat was pretty tasty it wasn’t great quality.  There was a ton of grease from it and there were also a few pieced of meat which contained fat.  This was really disappointing.  Other than the poor quality the meat was cut up in to smaller pieces which is something I am a huge fan of.  The meat had a good unique taste to it, so their meat didn’t completely kill their overall rating.

Amount-The overall amount of ingredients was pretty horrible.  There was very little cheese and there was not very much meat.  You can see from the picture that the cheesesteak was lacking meat.  The roll was about 10 inches which is normal so I don’t have any problems with the bread.  The last thing to comment on is the fried onions.  They included entirely too many fried onions compared to the amount of meat and cheese.

Fried Onions-The fried onions were pretty decent except for the amount of them included. They cut up the onions in too long stringy pieces and they were mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak.  They were fried to a nice crispy texture, and because of the decent quality of them this added a little bit to my overall rating of the cheesesteak.

Abington’s Steak and Hoagie Factory only serves up a standard cheesesteak.  I hope their other locations do a better job with their cheesesteaks.  I was expecting a lot from this cheesesteak and I was extremely disappointed with the final product.  Unfortunately I can’t recommend this cheesesteak to anyone.  I am pretty sure than any pizza place in Abington can sell/make just as good of a cheesesteak as the Steak and Hoagie Factory.  Their menu isn’t as large as most other places either but if you want a standard hoagie or fries this might be the place for you.  Just stay away from the cheesesteaks.  Also this place is in no way a factory.  There were no conveyor belts rolling out ingredients or anything like that, so don’t visit one of these locations hoping to see anything spectacular when it comes to the food being made :).

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  1. frank b
    May 9th, 2011 at 16:44 | #1

    I don’t know where that knucklehead got his degree in eating cheesesteaks, but I’ve been going to Steak & Hoagie Factory for 20 years and they are one of the BEST steak sandwiches around! What make them so great is their roll! If you were a sandwich critic, you would know that the bread they use for their rolls is a marvelously designed bagette for Steak & Hoagie. They don’t even know how to spell Amoroso roll. And yes they do bake them fresh every day. You won’t find that in sandwich shops that use Amoroso rolls.
    That company has a prmier product and I would recommend it everyone.
    Mr. Critic, please wash your mouth out and go back and try another cheese steak. You may have experienced an off day. I hope you enjoy the second time!

  2. admin
    May 9th, 2011 at 16:54 | #2

    Thanks for the feedback. Do you frequent the Abington location or one of their others? I’d be willing to try them again if you’ve had some good cheesesteaks at another location. Also how do you spell Amoroso?

  3. frank b
    May 10th, 2011 at 08:22 | #3

    I do go to the Abington location and also the Penndel location. Both seem to have a good product. I’m sure there are days when the cook has an off day, but I think for the most Steak & Hoagie Factory have a pretty uniform product. I like the specials they offer on their web site. Amoroooo… who?

  4. KJ
    November 1st, 2011 at 19:32 | #4

    Are you sure they’re not D’Ambrosio rolls? They look just like the rolls that Lee’s Hoagie House in East Norriton has and I know they are D’Ambrosio. They used to be, anyway.

  5. Cheesy
    May 15th, 2013 at 15:40 | #5

    Steak and hoagie uses a french roll called “Vie de France”. Look it up. Nothing like D’Ambrosio or Amoroso. And it IS specifically for steak and hoagie. I would know. I worked there. For a long time too. Maybe you should try them again. A lot of things have changed. Including how they do their onions.

    As for that cheese part. The cheese NEVER gets put on the roll then the meat on top. Unless it’s cheese wiz. Which you said you get provolone. The meat is cooked, then the cheese gets melted on top. If you say there isn’t enough cheese…. ask for more. Because the amount of cheese put on is the standard for the store.

  6. Kevin
    May 15th, 2013 at 18:52 | #6

    Thanks for checking out my blog. One thing I plan on doing is revisiting some places I’ve already reviewed. I’ll be sure to add them to my list. Do you have any other recommendations for cheesesteaks to review around the area? I’m looking for some ideas so that I can move forward with my blog. Thanks.


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