Donkey’s Place Cheesesteaks

Donkey’s Place Cheesesteaks

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Philadelphia, PA - Donkey’s Place Philadelphia, PA - Donkey’s Place is November on the 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar. November, election season, elephants, and donkeys, it felt right.

Eating the 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar at Donkey’s Place, Camden, NJ.

Ever since my first visit to Donkey’s Place, I have been fixated on their poppy seed roll and my crooked teeth. Now I can’t stop thinking about how much meat Rob fits on his little grill and a 2022 Historic Cheesesteaks Calendar.

I met guest eater Steve from Philly Talks Podcast at Donkeys for a late lunch. It was Tuesday, so we got a table relatively quickly.

My consigliere Mike O from Medford continually tells me that he loves Donkey’s meat (which may soon be on a t-shirt).  

Sidebar - Donkeys has a lovely selection of t-shirts and Donkey’s Place merchandise for sale.

As we waited for our table, I took a picture of the mountains of meat cooking/marinating/soaking in heavenly grease that Rob had on the grill.


You can feel the history of the place sitting at the bar, especially since Donkey himself is looking down at you from his perch on top of the heavy wood bar back.

But, sitting at one of the tables in the back gives you a chance to soak Donkey’s Place history. There were some ‘older timers’ sitting near us.

I wondered what the ‘older times’ from the ’50s, ’60s & 70’s sat back there and talked about.

I got a cheesesteak. It still comes on a poppy seed round roll. I focused on meat, cheese, and onions this time.

I think the meat and onions on Rob’s little grill give everyone a chance to blend in with each other’s juiciness and flavor. Mike O is correct. It is good meat.

It is not chopped, and there is a lot of it. It is a round roll, so the meat is stacked. I call the onions sauteed. They remind me of the onions from the old street hot dog vendors. The cheese may get a little lost in the oniony goodness.

Eating the Cheesesteak Calendar at Donkey's Place, 1223 Haddon Ave, Camden, NJ.
They go home, go online and buy the 2021 Cheesesteak Calendar;

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Jim PappasThe Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure -   Hi, my name is Jim Pappas, and I have eaten hundreds of different cheesesteaks in the last year. A year ago, May 16, 2018, I started my Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure to find the ultimate cheesesteak. To see more great cheesesteak places, check out my website at The Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure.

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