Philadelphia, PA - From Atlantic City to Wildwood, NJ. Fellow cheesesteak adventures Amigo Dan, cousin Stevie and no nickname Bill headed down the shore for a day of cheesesteaks.
Jersey Shore Cheesesteaks
With six stops on our list, I do not know if it was the poor weather, COVID-19, or the beginning of summer, but none of the cheesesteaks really stood out.
We went to the original White House Sub Shop, AC; Voltaco's Italian Foods, OC; The Inlet on Olde, North WW; Russo's Market, North WW: Crest Tavern, WW Crest and Bell's Philly Grill, North WW.
White House Sub Shop was the de facto winner because we basically had nothing bad to say about it. The Atlantic City rolls are much softer than I remember and a pleasure to eat.
Voltaco's Italian Foods could have been the winner if they mixed the fried onions in with the Cheesesteak. The Cheesesteak was delicious with the cheese was melted everywhere. The fried onions were good, but they are lying on top.
'The Inlet' from the Inlet on Olde would have also been the winner if I were with people with sophisticated palates. 'The Inlet' is a cheesesteak with shrimp scampi on top. Nice big shrimp.
Russo's Market was probably the biggest disappointment, even though I've heard great things about Russo's. The Cheesesteak had great weight, and it looked good. But, there was just something about the taste. It could have been any number of things, so it goes in the disappointment category and not the bad cheesesteak category.
The Crest Tavern, Cheesesteak probably had the best roll, meat, cheese, and fried onion ratios. Besides, it came with chips and pickles. It just needed to be more significant.
Bell's Philly Grill is the new kid in North Wildwood and really has a chance to become a fantastic Cheesesteak place. We got the pepper cheesesteak, and I just think they need some time to get their ratios right, and the ingredients working together.
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