The Original Philly's Famous Cheesesteak Company was established in 1990 in Clearwater Florida. The founder, Paul J. Campbell age 23, came to ... More
Philly's Famous Cheese Steaks
The Original Philly's Famous Cheesesteak Company was established in 1990 in Clearwater Florida. The founder, Paul J. Campbell age 23, came to Clearwater for the Philadelphia Phillies Spring training when he realized no place in town made anything close to an authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich. What he found was places that sold a steak n cheese , hot roastbeef on oversized hot dog buns (hardly a Philly Cheesesteak!). How could a city that hosts the Phillies not know how to make a cheesesteak? Two years later, Paul left Philly to open the first restaurant in Florida to serve a real Philly Cheesesteak. Blame the water or the humidity but no one could make a roll that tasted like the Amoroso rolls from Philly. Paul convinced a food supplier to bring in Amoroso Rolls from Philadelphia. 21 years later and Philly's still has what people claim is the best cheesesteak outside of Philadelphia. Since then, many restaurants have tried to duplicate Philly's success but very few have made it. We believe it is the ultimate compliment that so many people want to be like Philly's.
These guys have been around longer than anyone and started the whole Philly cheesesteak craze in this part of Florida. I first had a cheesesteak from them when they were in Clearwater in 1990 after a Phillies spring training game. It was awesome then and still is just as good almost 20 years later. It's funny watching over the years all the restaurants trying to duplicate them. At the time, they were the only place you could get a cheesesteak on an Amoroso roll. There are alot of places that serve cheesesteaks now and some use the Amoroso roll but just aren't the same. I still go out of my way for the orginal
I love this place for their food options and the best Philly Chicken Cheesesteaks around and since I dont eat beef, this place is a blessing to me. The sandwich is awesome and I love them. I have them add bell pepers and mushrooms with the cheese and onions already on them and I am good to go...love them. I also love their friend okra which is a southern soul food for me and they have awesome shakes. Their deliver service is excellent and the food is hot on arrival, very hot which is awesome for delivery service to your home for something other than pizza.
I usually have lunch brought in on paydays, and I've found that Philly's is pretty good. You can order small or large on cheesesteaks, and there's a wide selection of add-ons. I usually get heavy on the mushrooms, with onion rings and okra. They also have bottled soda. I usually have my food within an hour after ordering. Their bottled vanilla cream soda, incidentally, is out of this world.
The cheesesteak itself...I want to faint in bliss and keel over.
I can't speak for the actual restaurant ambience itself, mainly because I've never actually dined in.
For a good meal, reasonable price, definitely worth checking out.
I am from boston and love a good steak and cheese sub ...well they got it going on in that department. The prices are reasonable and they deliver to a limited area. They also have good shakes and most of the sides I have tried were top notch. 10 outa 10 in my book!!
This is like a steak from Philly. Amoroso's rolls, whiz, the best!!! I've been places that never heard of whiz and the rolls are soft. Those places get crossed off my list fast! Philly's Famous is real and they get it! Keep up the good work.
Wow, I love this place. I'm originally from Buffalo, NY where we know a thing or two about food. I was lucky enough to find this place by accident and I'm glad I did. I now go out of my way (20 miles) on my way home 2 times a week to get one of these cheese steaks. Not only great food, but beautiful women serving you, and they have a drive through! Perfect 10 in every way, I'll be there to get one in the morning, can't wait!
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