Cheesesteak Review #77: Frusco’s Steaks of Philadelphia
1.5 out of 5 stars
My next review took me back to Northeast Philadelphia. This time around I had a cheesesteak from Frusco Steaks. Frusco Steaks is located in the Tacony/Wissinoming area of the Northeast. Like usual I ordered a cheesesteak with provolone cheese and fried onions for this review.
Bread-The roll that was used for this cheesesteak was a Sarcone steak roll. The bread was pretty tasty. The inside tasted fresh but the outside of the roll was kind of hard making it tough to chew. I’m not sure if this is a normal property of a Sarcone steak roll but if it is I’m not a fan of it. The cheesesteak didn’t produce much grease so it’s hard to measure how well the roll would have absorbed it.
Cheese-The provolone cheese used in this cheesesteak was really tasty and there was a lot of it mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak. The cheese was probably my favorite part of this cheesesteak.
Meat-It was really hard to gauge the quality of the meat. For the most part it was ok. It had a decent taste to it, but it wasn’t something that would “WOW” anyone. The meat wasn’t cooked evenly as there were some over-cooked tough pieces of meat mixed in with some good tasting tender pieces. The meat was cut up in to small pieces which was a plus and it was probably the best part of the meat. I can’t really decide if I liked or disliked the meat because some bites tasted good while others were terrible.
Amount-The worst part of this cheesesteak was its size. The Sarcone steak roll that was used in this cheesesteak was probably only about 8 inches long. Besides the small roll there was very little meat included in it. The amount of fried onions included was average. The amount of cheese included in this cheesesteak dwarfed all of the other parts of it. Luckily I love cheese or else that could have ended up hurting the rating of this cheesesteak even more in the long run.
Fried Onions-The fried onions included in this cheesestak were only average. They were all cooked evenly and too a nice soft texture. They were mixed throughout the entire cheesesteak which is good. The only bad part of the fried onions was that they were not cut up in to small pieces, instead they were long stringy pieces of onions.
I was hoping for good things from Frusco’s Steaks after reading some reviews online, however I was extremely disapointed with their cheesesteak. There really isn’t anything else I have to say about it other than it was flat out terrible. I definitely can’t recommend Frusco’s to anyone. The best part of the Frusco’s experience for me was the outdoor seating that they have available. They have limited indoor seating but outside they have about 5 or 6 tables setup with umbrellas that you can sit at. I can imagine parking being a problem at Frusco’s during busy times of the day, but I am sure if you drive around the block a few times you will be able to catch someone leaving and take their spot.