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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich

A couple days ago, I wanted to try something different and new. My brother heard about a spot for some great Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches that are pretty darn close to the real thing right here in San Diego. Well, not exactly San Diego, but outside in another city called San Marcos. And this friend/coworker pointed us to Philly Frank's Steaks...

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

The store is located right off the 78 and Rancho Santa Fe in a shopping complex. Since, we didn't know the area and we're from South San Diego, you would think it would be smart to bring directions or at least a phone number to call. But no, my brother used his powerful memory to get us there. Besides, he's a CSUSM Alumni and should the know the area right? Nope, got lost and had to pull out the BlackBerry to save us...

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

We eventually made it to Philly Frank's Steaks. If I didn't use the BlackBerry we would never found it. It's tucked inside a shopping complex with basic simple signage that we can't see from the street. Very mom and pop-ish.

As we enter, we went straight to the counter to order. But, since this is our first time there and we normally don't eat cheese steaks, it took us awhile. I guess that our time looking over the menu board made us look like newbies. A regular customer took note and asked us if we've been here before and gave us the run down on how it works. He even suggested us what we should try since it is our first time...

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

I really wish we caught his name. He recommended we try the Cheese Steak 50/50 wit Cheez Whiz and American with onions. Which was also recommended be the waitress taking our order. We also ended up getting a small basket of fries and drinks.

Now, I got to make this clear. I'm not a connoisseur of cheese steaks and never claim to be since I don't really eat them. I always say I only know bad, good, better and best. And I would say that it's up there with the better and best. It's not too greasy like the ones I've eaten before, even though those were great too. The flavor in the beef was delicious...

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

Here's my brother eating in silence, trying to be cool in front of the camera, knowing that he may fall victim to my blog. But we got to block out his face because we're undercover food bloggers/reviewers. HAHA...

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

Philly Frank's Cheese Steak Sandwich in San Marcos

After eating some delicious cheese steaks from Philly Frank's Steaks, Original Cheesesteak and Hoagie Shop in San Marcos it was time to head back south to San Diego in the dreadful afternoon traffic. At least out stomachs were full and had the opportunity to taste what Philadelphia natives say is pretty darn close to the real thing if not the real deal.

Philly Frank's Steaks
151 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-591-0145

1 comment:

  1. love this place!!! gonna go tomorrow

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