My mother and her side of the family is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and so naturally I have always been drawn to the Philly Cheesesteak. What if I told you that the best Philly Cheesesteak shop was in San Antonio, Texas, and not only does it make incredible sandwiches, but it is the number 9 overall rated restaurant for the United States?

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The story gets even better when you consider the guy who runs this amazing eatery, Aleem Chaudhry, arrived in the Lone Star State by way of New York City and not Pennsylvania. In fact, not one Pennsylvania eatery made the list of the Top 100 US Restaurants 2024.

You just have to know that a New York Style Deli that makes better Philly Cheesesteaks than anywhere in Pennsylvania has got to have the fanatics of the Keystone State going wild.

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This is not the first time I have heard of great cheesesteaks outside of Pennsylvania. When I lived in Los Angeles for a couple years, there was the Philly Steak Depot right by Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Santa Monic Blvd. that also served incredible Philly Cheesesteaks.

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