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Cheesesteak Review #73: Tommy Mo’s Steak Shop and Family Restaurant of Collegeville

3.0 out of 5 stars

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For my first review of 2012 I will be covering Tommy Mo’s Steak Shop and Family Restaurant located in Collegeville.  Tommy Mo’s is actually located in Rahn’s which is located between Collegeville and Schwenksville, but they have a Collegeville mailing address.  Tommy’s Mo’s is located right off Route 29 much like my last review of Moccia’s Train Stop.  As usual I am reviewing a plain cheesesteak with provolone cheese and fried onions.

Bread-Not too sure what type of roll they used, but it was really tasty.  It was soft and fresh and it had a nice distinct doughy taste to it.  The meat from this cheesesteak produce quite a bit of grease but this roll did a great job of absorbing it.  Since the roll was originally soft, I was thinking that by the end of the cheesesteak the roll was going to be soggy from all the juices produced from the sandwich however I was wrong.  By the time I finished the cheesesteak the roll was just as soft and dry as it was when I started eating the sandwich.

Cheese-The cheese was only average.  In all honesty this cheesesteak could have used a few more pieces of cheese.  It was hard to get a good taste of the provolone because there was barely any cheese included in the cheesesteak.  One other complaint I have is that the cheese was just melted on the sides of the roll as compared to being melted and mixed throughout the entire sandwich.  It could have been worse and the cheese could have just been melted on the bottom of the roll under all of the meat, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.

Meat-The meat was extremely tasty.  I’m not too sure what it was seasoned with, but from start to finish the meat tasted amazing.  The meat was also diced up in smaller pieces like I am big fan of.  My only complaint with the meat is that I don’t think it was that great of quality.  The meat produced a ton of grease and there were some pieces of gristle and fat that I had to struggle with.  Overall the meat was cooked pretty evenly throughout and there weren’t any burnt or under cooked pieces.  If the meat was just a tad less greasy this cheesesteak would have received a much higher rating, plus their meat would have been some of the best tasting meat I have had in a cheesesteak since starting this blog.

Amount-The roll used was 10 inches which is pretty standard.  For the most part the cheesesteak was pretty filling and you can see from the picture below that it was stuffed from end to end.  The amount of fried onions they included was proportional to the amount of meat used which is good, but this cheesesteak barely had any cheese.  The cheesesteak could have used a least another 2 pieces of provolone to compare to the amount of cheese used in most other cheesesteaks.

Fried Onions-The fried onions were only average. There was a decent amount of them included with the cheesesteak and they were mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak which is a big plus, but they were cooked a little too long and they were too soft and a little soggy.  In all honesty they were kind of gross.

The cheesesteak from Tommy Mo’s Steak Shop and Family Restaurant was only average.  It was actually close to being below average, but the tasty meat was its saving grace.  Besides cheesesteaks Tommy Mo’s also offers other types of sandwiches, salads, and burgers.  The restaurant is a BYOB which is appealing to most people as well.  The restaurant offers plenty of indoor seating a large parking lot so you should never have any problems getting a table or finding a place to park even at the busiest times of the day.  They also offer take-out, delivery service, and catering.  One of the downsides to Tommy Mo’s is that they only accept cash but there is an ATM on site if you need cash in a pinch.  When visiting Tommy Mo’s you need to make sure you are paying attention driving on Route 29 because it can easy to miss if you haven’t been there before.  The building itself looks like house so except for the sign some people would never know that it is a Steak Shop and Family Restaurant.  So if you are driving on Route 29 outside of College I recommend driving a few miles north and stopping at Moccia’s Train Stop instead as they offered a slightly better cheesesteak.

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