Cheesesteak Review #72: Moccia’s Train Stop of Schwenksville
3.5 out of 5 stars
For my 72nd cheesesteak review I ended up in the small borough of Schwenksville, PA located in Montgomery County. Right off of Route 29, which cuts through the town, and right on top of the Perkiomen Trail there is a well known restaurant that has been the go-to place for many people for the past 30 years. I am referring to Moccia’s Train Stop. As usual I ordered a cheesesteak with provolone cheese and fried onions.
Bread-The bread was only average. It was a little tough at first, but it definitely softened up with the help of the grease produced from some of the ingredients. It was definitely fresh and it had a normal doughy taste to it. The roll that they used was your typical Italian style roll. I’m not too sure of the exact brand of roll that was used either as this review is actually being written about 3 weeks after I ate the cheesesteak, and I didn’t jot down any useful information about the bread. If I had to guess from just looking at the picture I would say that it was a Conshy Bakery roll.
Cheese-This cheesesteak was loaded with provolone cheese that was melted throughout the entire sandwich. I really enjoyed the cheese as it had a nice and distinct provolone taste to it that most other places don’t have.
Meat-The meat was cooked pretty well and it was diced up in to small pieces like I am used too. However; the meat was kind of dry extremely bland tasting. It had no taste at all. Most places will at least season the meat with salt and pepper but I don’t think they even did that. The meat seemed like decent quality as there wasn’t any gristle or fat that I had to fight with, but the bland tasting meat really hurt my overall rating of this cheesesteak.
Amount-This cheesesteak was pretty large. The roll used probably exceeded 10 inches and it was stuffed with meat. The amount of cheese they included was above average and the amount of fried onions they included was right on par with most other places. This cheesesteak along with an order of cheese fries filled me up so I have nothing bad to say about the size of the cheesesteak nor the amount of ingredients they included within it.
Fried Onions-The fried onions were only average. They were mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak which is a huge plus, but like the meat they also tasted kind of bland. There were cut up in to small pieces unlike my last review where the onions included were long and stringy. As far as how they were cooked goes, they were cooked pretty evenly to a nice soft and crispy texture and they were also browned to a nice caramel color.
In closing the cheesesteak from Moccia’s Train Stop was only average. The cheese they included and the size of the cheesesteak were really the only things that stood out about this cheesesteak. From talking to people I know and from reading reviews online I was expecting a lot more out of Moccia’s. I’m hoping I just caught them on an off day because I really wanted to like their cheesesteak and I figured I would have because literally everyone I have talked to about Moccia’s Train Stop had nothing but great things to say about their cheesesteaks. If you are in the Schwenksville area I do recommend stopping by this eatery but I don’t recommend the cheesesteak. They have an extensive menu that includes pizza, Italian dishes and all types of sandwiches so I recommend giving something else a shot. After all, this place must serve something good if it has been in business for as long as it has been. Moccia’s Train Stop offers both indoor and seasonal outdoor dining as well as pickup and delivery service. They also serve alcohol on site, both beer and wine, which is a huge plus. The restaurant is really easy to find and it also offers plenty of off street parking in their own private lot.