Cheesesteak Review #65: John’s Pizza of Frazer
4.5 out of 5 stars
My next review took me to another cheesesteak award winning restaurant. The cheesesteak that I reviewed this time around was from John’s Pizza located on the Main Line, in Frazer. The cheesesteak from John’s Pizza has won awards for the best cheesesteak from Radio 104.5 and Q102. John’s Pizza is also recognized worldwide by Conde Nast magazine for the best cheesesteak. As usual I ordered a cheesesteak with provolone and fried onions.
Bread-The roll that they used was a 12 inch Conshy roll. The roll was very fresh and it has a good doughy taste to it. The cheesesteak was a little greasy but the roll did a good job of absorbing it. My only minor complaint was that the roll was a little too chewy, so each bite I took I was almost tearing the roll with my teeth.
Cheese-The cheese was really good. The sandwich contained of ton of cheese and it was mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak which is a huge plus. Just about every bite I took had a even mixture of meat, cheese and onions. They did an outstanding job with the selection and placement of the cheese.
Meat-The meat in this cheesesteak was my favorite part of the sandwich. It was really tender and tasty. the meat was cut up in to tiny pieces which is what I always look for. The meat was seasoned perfectly with salt and pepper and something else I can’t put my finger on. If you look at the picture you can see there was something else included that gave the meat a weird color. I don’t care what it was, because it made the meat taste amazing. The quality of the meat was also impressive as I didn’t have to deal with any fat or gristle. The meat was also cooked perfectly to the point where the meat just about fell apart in your mouth. There were no burnt or undercooked pieces to deal with either.
Amount-The cheesesteak was pretty large. Like I mentioned earlier the roll was 12 inches and it was stuffed with meat. There was also a ton of cheese and fried onions included. By the completion of the cheesesteak I was stuffed. It’s not too often that just a single cheesesteak fills me up.
Fried Onions-The worst part of the cheesesteak was the fried onions. The fried onions were mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak which is good, but only the onions near the surface of the cheesesteak were fried well. As you looked deeper and deeper into the sandwich the onions were less and less fried. The onions that were fried were really good.
The cheesesteak from John’s Pizza became one of my favorite cheesesteaks of all time. If all of the onions were fried evenly I would have given this cheesesteak a perfect rating. It takes a lot for a perfect cheesesteak and they just barely missed it. Still a 4.5 out of 5 is still amazing as I don’t rate that many cheesesteak that high. If you are ever around the Frazer or Malvern area I recommend you stop at John’s Pizza and try their cheesesteak. From reading reviews online they apparently also have really good pizza. They have a large menu so I am sure everyone can find something they’ll like on it. John’s Pizza has a ton of seating and a large parking lot. I went during lunch and there were lots of people inside but there was still plenty of seats and parking spaces open. It’s also a BYOB so if you want to throw back a few while your eating you can. The service was also pretty outstanding. After placing my order it was only about 5 minutes until the cheesesteak was placed down in front of me. In closing, my experience at John’s Pizza was very enjoyable and I hope that if you try them that you will be as impressed with them as I was.