Philadelphia, PA - It had been a long morning driving for UBER, and way past my lunchtime. If I had to listen to my last riders talk to each other for another minute, I would have shoved knitting needles in my ears and ruptured my eardrums.
Kelliann's Bar & Grill
I dropped wound up, dropping them off near 18th & Spring Garden and headed down Spring Garden towards Philadelphia Community College. I parked in the first spot I found and began walking towards City View Pizza.
But, I decided that getting a Cheesesteak was taking a backseat to finding a nice restroom. As luck would have it, Kelliann's bar was the first place I came to, and they had a four-cheese cheesesteak listed online.
I fell in love with Kelliann's right away; it was made with a plank of old heavy wood. I think the men's room had been a telephone booth made out of a massive piece of wood at one time.
Kelliann's has a very long beer list. Mostly bottles and cans, but they had most of the local breweries, including Cape May represented.
I sat down and ordered the four cheese cheesesteak with everything and what turned out to be a lot of french fries.
When my order arrived, it made an excellent first impression. The four kinds of cheese were very well blended, and there was a lot of cheese. One of the cheeses must have been oily, though, because it was greasy.
There's a decent amount of meat on this sandwich that wound up being dominated by the cheeses. I could see all the extras, but most of the taste was dominated once again by the cheeses. It did come on a traditional long roll, which fell victim to the greasy cheese and had a blowout.
I'll be back one day for the Four Cheese Cheesesteak, but without the extras. Even though the four kinds of cheese really dominate this one, I liked it so much, I gave it 90/100.
1549 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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