Philadelphia, PA - Dad‘s Deli and Catering, Marlton, NJ. Monday morning, and I think quarantine is over, but maybe not. At 9 am, I wound up in Malvern, PA, and very upset that to be far from Wilmington, DE. So, one can imagine how I felt at 10:30 am when I ended up in Berlin, NJ.
Dad‘s Deli and Catering Cheesesteak Review
Dad‘s Deli and Catering has been on my go-to list for quite a while. I first heard about it from John Cohl, the mash-up master. When he eats traditional food, there’s a good chance it came from Dad‘s Deli and Catering.
One thing I like about dad’s Deli is they open early, like a squirrel burying his nuts. It’s nice to have a list of early morning Cheesesteak spots.
Two things brought Dad‘s Deli and Catering to the front of mine recently. One, a couple in Marlton a few weeks ago. I was actually on my way to dad‘s Deli when I received their uber request, I took it, and ended up out of the area.
The second was a recent post by Derek Timm of BlueJeanFood.com (I saw it on Facebook) reviewing Chick‘s Deli. Chicks Deli is in an alley. Derek called it a ‘hidden strip mall.’ Sorry, Derek, it is an alley. Granted, it’s a Cherry Hill Alley, so it’s a beautiful alley, but it’s still an alley.
This made me think of Dad‘s Deli because Dad’s Deli is behind Rita’s Water Ice. It made me wonder if South Jersey’s best Cheesesteaks were behind stuff.
I was starving, so I looked online and saw one of the weekly specials was a South Philly Chicken Cheesesteak. So, I called and asked if I could have the South Philly Chicken Cheesesteak made with beef.
The young woman on the phone sounded busy but was courteous and said, ‘of course,’ and I ordered the South Philly chicken cheesesteak made with beef.
It comes with Sautéed Peppers, Onions, Spinach, and Provolone Cheese. I like this sandwich as a whole and was intrigued by the cheese. It was either laid on the roll or on top of everything while on the grill.
Because the cheese kind of wrapped itself around everything. It made for an interesting cheese experience.
The peppers, onions, and spinach were perfect. They worked well together, but I could have used more. The meat was good but a little dry. But, hey, it was on a sweet fresh roll.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure at Dad's Deli and Catering, 135 N Maple Ave, Marlton, NJ.
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