The 10 Best Cheesesteaks That Aren't Made in Philly

In a city where barbeque and Tex-Mex reign supreme, Cheesesteak House has its work cut out for it. Located off of West Davies Street, the shop doesn't look like much — and it doesn't even come with Whiz. Fortunately, the queso here’s got you covered.

Dinning on a Dime

In a nod to authenticity, owner Joel Padilla imports the bread for his sandwiches from Philly bakery Amoroso's; slightly crusty on the outside with a bit of chew, they provide a worthy foil for the generous filling of finely chopped, griddled-to-order beef topped with grilled onions, melty Swiss cheese, and any other additional toppings (green bell peppers and jalapenos make excellent add-ons), making for a sandwich that can successfully be picked up and eaten without having to resort to a knife and fork. There's no Cheese Whiz to be found here, but Padilla's housemade queso makes a tasty, if somewhat blasphemous, substitute.