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Carl's Steaks

Map & Directions 507 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10016
  • American
  • Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Wed 11am-12am, Thu 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-4:30am
  • Takeout, Delivery, Order Online
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Chalk up another attempt to re-create Philadelphia's foremost vernacular culinary attraction, the cheesesteak. Doomed to failure? Only partly. Carl's Steaks has been undertaken by a real cheesesteak scholar, and the formula features thin sliced beefsteak worried on the griddle with a pair of long spatulas, then heaped with fried onions and one of the doctrinaire collection of cheeses: American, provolone, Swiss, and-perhaps most authentic-Cheez Whiz. Though the Whiz is applied with a timid hand, the sandwich comes as close to the original as anyone ever will on the East Side of New York. Which is about 70 percent of the way there.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/10/09

    Though Steak-Umms were invented in the '60s, they reached their apotheosis in the '80s, when every suburban house had an ample supply in the deep-freeze, deploying them in casseroles, burritos, sloppy joes, and lasagnas, in addition to the use for which the Reading, Pennsylvania, Steak-Umms company originally intended them - Philly cheesesteaks. Though the razor-thin portions of... More >>

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  • New York Habitat on 11/30/11

    A taste of Philly in NYC, keep it classic here. Get the cheesesteak with whiz & onions.

  • Andrew C. on 11/28/10

    No question. Best in nyc

  • Manny on 11/19/10

    Come when really busy. Wait for, then grab the seat in back corner. Have sex on stool against Yankees schedule.

  • Bartek R. on 12/26/09

    Get the wiz

  • Hank L. on 04/08/11

    Best cheese steaks in NYC...hands down

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