Cheesesteak burger, cheesesteak salad and the classic cheesesteak: Photo by Kathy Tran

The Cheesesteak House is not Pat’s King of Steaks or Geno’s, those iconic Philadelphia sandwich stands. And that’s OK. Here, we have the Rangers and Mavericks games on the TVs. There’s no pressure to order with as few words as possible. And you can have a seat inside a nice, clean restaurant while you eat your delicious sandwich. The counter-service restaurant is in a modest retail strip with a bodega, a barbershop and an Herbalife place. Owner Joel Padilla orders the restaurant’s bread from Philadelphia bakery Amoroso’s, so there is the authenticity of a bun that’s crispy on the outside and chewy inside. The food is delicious, consistent and inexpensive. Padilla and staff are friendly. He might not remember your name, but he will remember you; he greets every customer with a big smile and “hello!” Along with cheesesteak sandwiches, the restaurant also offers chips and queso, burgers, deli sandwiches and salads.

Cheesesteak House
2015 W. Davis

Ambiance: Fast casual

Price range: $4.50-$7.75

Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Did you know?
Chicken cheesesteak sandwiches are half price after 5 p.m. Wednesdays.