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Must-Try Cheesesteaks in NEPA

Local Restaurants Bring a Taste of Philly to NEPA

The whole “brotherly love” thing is great and all, but Philadelphia truly stole our hearts with the iconic cheesesteak. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Team Whiz or Team Provolone, whether you order “wit” or “witout.” At the end of the day, we can all agree that nothing hits the spot like sizzling ribeye, melty cheese and a soft roll coming together in savory, delicious harmony.

We might not be Philly, but our local restaurants still know their way around the griddle. They make everything from classic cheesesteaks to sandwiches loaded with crazy toppings. Check out these NEPA eateries to get your cheesesteak fix.

Where to Find Cheesesteaks in NEPA:

  • Armenti’s Pizzeria

    Olyphant, PA

    This Italian restaurant knows how to make a darn good cheesesteak. For an Armenti’s twist, try the Vodka Steak served with mozzarella and homemade vodka sauce, or order the Jersey Boy Cheesesteak with pepperoni, fried potatoes and onions.

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  • Backwoods Bar and Kitchen

    Dallas, PA

    We’ve got two words for you: brisket cheesesteak. Backwoods is known for their barbecue, and this sandwich doesn’t disappoint with smoked brisket, cheddar cheese, caramelized onion, sauteed mushrooms and roasted peppers.

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  • Cosimo’s

    Freeland, PA

    You better pull over if you see this food truck, because they’re known for their original Philly cheesesteaks topped with peppers and onions. You can usually find them outside the American Legion in Freeland.

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  • Cosmo’s Cheesesteaks

    Scranton, PA

    Cosmo’s has such a loyal following that they go through over 500 pounds of steak a week. Order a genuine Philly cheesesteak, or try one of their specialty steaks like the Phat Scranton topped with American cheese, hot wing bites and ranch.

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  • Dagwood's Deli & Subs

    Kingston, PA

    This neighborhood deli boasts over 65 different sandwiches, but we’ll point you right to the cheesesteaks. Dagwood’s makes massive Philly cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks, each served on a fresh, 16-inch Italian roll.

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  • Dominic’s of New York

    Edwardsville, PA

    This food stand grills up sausage sandwiches, pastrami, gyros and, of course, cheesesteaks. You can find them outside of Lowe’s at the West Side Mall.

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  • Electric City Subs

    Scranton, PA

    This Scranton sandwich shop makes dozens of incredible hoagies, including their cheesesteaks. Order a deluxe for extra toppings like fried onions, fresh tomatoes and lettuce.

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  • Fast Freddy’s Sub Shop

    Pottsville, PA

    Stop in for classic cheesesteaks, pizza cheesesteaks, buffalo chicken cheesesteaks and more. They also serve the Fat Freddy, which is filled with fries, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and marinara sauce.

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  • Fat Mikey’s Cheese Steaks

    East Stroudsburg, PA

    Try this sandwich shop’s namesake, The Fat Mikey Cheesesteak, which loaded with fries, Sriracha mayo and Cheez Whiz. Or go the traditional route with The OG topped with onions and Whiz.

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  • Generations Hoagie Shop

    Kingston, PA

    Formerly known as Brother Joe’s, this sandwich shop uses the same time-tested recipes as their predecessor. You just can’t go wrong with one of their classic cheesesteaks or chicken cheesesteaks.

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  • King of Kings Gyros & The Cheesesteak Factory

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    These two local restaurants are now under one roof at their location on East Market Street. For the best of both worlds, try the Twinning Cheesesteak made with half ribeye steak and half gyro meat.

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  • Purple Pepper Deli

    Scranton, PA

    Purple Pepper goes beyond just cheese and onions and offers tons of creative toppings. Try unique flavor combos like the Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Cheesesteak or the Reuben Crunch Cheesesteak.

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  • Samario’s Pizza and Restaurant

    Scranton & Tunkhannock, PA

    The menu at Samario’s has an entire “Cheesesteak Station” with over 30 different sandwiches named after sports teams. Show some PA pride and order the Penn State Cheesesteak loaded with chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, fries, hot sauce and bleu cheese.

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  • Sherry’s Place

    Mount Pocono, PA

    As the “Home of the Great Pocono Cheesesteak,” you can’t really go wrong at this family-run food trailer. They serve beef and chicken cheesesteaks with lots of toppings to choose from.

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  • Steve & Irene’s Hoagies

    Mayfield, PA

    This mom-and-pop sandwich shop has been a local hotspot since 1976. They make everything from original Philly cheesesteaks to creative combos. Come hungry, because a “half” is 12 inches, and a “whole” is two feet.

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  • The Hoagie Hut

    Factoryville, PA

    Located just off of Route 11, this shop has been making delicious sandwiches since 1975. Try hot subs like their classic cheesesteak or their cheesesteak hoagie with all the fixings.

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  • The Tipsy Turtle

    Jenkins Twp. & Swoyersville, PA

    You’ll find epic cheesesteaks at both locations of this beloved bar and grill. From their original one-pound cheesesteak to the decadent “Crabby Style” steak, you won’t leave hungry.

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  • The Union Craft House

    Taylor, PA

    This gourmet gastropub makes a mean Philly cheesesteak and a spicy chipotle chicken cheesesteak. Pair it with a cold craft beer—Union Craft House has over 100 to choose from.

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  • TNT Subs and More

    Nanticoke, PA

    This deli specializes in all things homemade, and their cheesesteaks are no exception. The traditional cheesesteak is a must try. For a bit of a NEPA twist, try the kielbasi cheesesteak.

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  • White House Steak & Deli

    Scranton, PA

    Since 1972, this mom-and-pop shop has been serving their famous, original steak and cheese hoagies. Come try one yourself, and you’ll get why they’re a South Side landmark.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 3/24/21.

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