Delco Cheesesteak Wars Continue: Round 3

Time passes, but Delco is still passionate about its cheesesteak prowess. We’re still duking it out, even after Rounds 1 and 2! And guess what: Round 4 isn’t far behind.

Long live the Delco cheesesteak!


Liberty Steaks & Hoagies

This venerable spot is under new ownership, but the storied tradition continues. Rib-eye is sliced daily on site for everything from a no-frills cheese-only on a long roll, to classic fixings like onions, peppers and more. Just ask! Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

1937 MacDade Boulevard, Ridley, (610) 872-9304.

Photo courtesy of Liberty Steaks & Hoagies


Big Al’s Eatery

Another establishment owned and operated by locals for more than four decades — of course! Here you can swap out the cheeses, add meats and sauces, plus everything you could possibly want on a cheesesteak: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sweet or hot peppers, pickles … the works. Pro tip: Try the garlic bread cheesesteak. Garlic bread. Open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Sunday.

110 S Edgemont St., Media,(610)-892-9970.


Mark Anthony’s Paisano’s Pizza & Catering

You had us at a “small feeds two to three, and a large feeds four to six.” Those are some generous cheesesteaks! We love the menu, especially the Buffalo chicken cheesesteak served with a side of blue cheese. Remember to get the optional fried onions! BYOB, too. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

105 W Eagle Rd., Havertown, (610) 449-5040 or (610) 449-6959.

Photo courtesy of Mark Anthony Paisano’s Pizza & Catering


Doc’s Deli

This joint is the “cheesesteak doc,” to be sure! The minis are what you’d expect from a regularly sized cheesesteak, leaving the regular as huge. Customer-review sites’ photos show cheesesteaks the length of an arm — talk about leftovers! Try the chicken cheesesteak, chopped just right. Also a winner: the 50 cent pickle or pepper sides. Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

61 Hartley Rd., Lansdowne, (610) 394-6363.


Delco Steaks

They’re not shy about saying “you can’t beat our meat” on their “world famous” prime steaks. Bonus: Both the meat and dairy are sourced from local farms. We favor The Delco, a big fistful of steak and cheese, whether you pick the 8-inch, the Classic Delco 12-inch or the King Delco 24-inch. Add all the usual sides, or extra beef or chicken, too! Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

2567 West Chester Pike, Broomall, (610) 356-1192, and 336 Kedron Ave, Folsom, (484) 497-6600.

Photo courtesy of Delco Steaks

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Nina Malone


Featured photo courtesy of Liberty Steaks & Hoagies