Review: Philadelphia Steak & FriesAuthor: WIBIA | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
Philadelphia Steak and Fries
5745 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46278
At first glance, this appears to be a chain because it is surround by chain restaurants. They use branded cups, however the pictures of the food and other items have an independent feel to them. They also serve breakfast, which my father-in-law likes quite a bit.
What I Ate: Philly Cheese Steak Combo; $7.50. Deluxe Chicken Teriyaki Combo; around $7.50.
The sandwich is made to order as you get a number and they will call it out. Register help was painfully long, I was using a coupon and the person was obviously new as they did not understand how to take away mayo on the Chicken Teriyaki.
Anyway, my Philly Cheese Steak was generally tasty. I asked for a little bit of mayo and they should put it under the meat, not swirl it on top. It looked gross to me, so I skimmed off the mayo drizzle. The only negative was the sandwich was really salty. The fries were too salty as well (a seasoned salt bath), so much that I didn’t finish my fries and that is a rare occasion.
I didn’t like the Chicken Teriyaki. What turned me off was the cheap-o shredded cheese. If I ordered this again, I would not get the deluxe version and just get meat and cheese. However, my wife liked it just fine.
Would I Buy It Again? Sure. I didn’t love it, but also didn’t hate it. The Cheese Steak is cheaper and better than Penn Station. However, I might ask for light seasoning the next time to avoid some of the salt issues. Either way, I am inclined to default to an independent quick serve and I wish that we had more of them around.