100 Favorite Dishes: No. 49 -- Philly Cheese Steak From Philly Steak Sub Shop in Miramar

As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 49: Philly Cheese Steak from Philly Steak Sub Shop in Miramar

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At a place that looks more like the previous home of a fallen fast-food restaurant than an independently owned sandwich shop, it's clear that patrons go for the food, not the ambiance. A quiet line of hungry customers can span the entire length of the dining room during a weekday lunch hour, and the staff's primary goal is to get a delicious sandwich into your grubby hands and fast. So you better not mess up the flow of productivity by failing to follow instructions listed on signs at the counter.

To avoid grief from sub shop employees:
1. Know what you want to order when you walk under the "Order Here Please" sign.
2. Place your order to the line cook in a sweaty bandanna and step aside quickly.
3. Quietly wait for the cook to cue you for a toppings order.
4. Pay for your sandwich and quickly trot to the nearest open table.

The most disconcerting part of ordering from Philly Sub Shop isn't the intimidating line of employees behind the counter but passing up dozens of almost equally delicious sandwich options to order the celebrated Philly cheese steak ($4.49 for a six-inch sub). Thinly sliced steak is tossed on a screaming-hot flat-top griddle, then combined with sweet caramelized onions. Mildly sweet provolone cheese slowly melts atop the meaty mixture on a bed of toppings of your choice. Juices of savory, succulent meat are absorbed by a pillowy soft sub roll. After one bite, all stress from ordering begins to dissipate, and if you promise yourself a return visit tomorrow, you'll be 100 percent anxiety-free.
 
Philly Steak Sub Shop
6025 Miramar Parkway, Miramar


Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 50: Bizcoche de Maiz from Maracas
No. 51: Rotisserie Chicken from Publix
No. 52: Encebollado de Pescado from Cafe Paraiso
No. 53: Fish Tacos from Kahuna Bar & Grill
No. 54: Lobster Corn Dogs from Rok:Brgr
No. 55: Gazpacho from John G's on the Beach
No. 56: Black & Blue Oysters from Shuck-N-Dive
No. 57: Latin Macho Burger from Latin Burger
No. 58: Dover Sole from French Corner Bistro & Rotisserie
No. 59: Cider Doughnuts from Chef John Carlino
No. 60: Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry Shop
No. 61: Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul Food
No. 62: Pastrami Sandwich from Primanti Bros.
No. 63: "Monster" Hoagie from LaSpada's Original Hoagies
No. 64: Truffled Chips from YOLO
No. 65: Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels from Timpano Chophouse
No. 66: Fish Sandwich from Lazy Loggerhead Cafe

No. 67: Fresh Tomato Pizza from Pizza Time
No. 68: Seafood Salad Sandwich from Le Tub
No. 69: Wings from Lefty's Tavern
No. 70: Sake Flight from Wild East Asian Bistro
No. 71: Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time
No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 74: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
No. 75: Brussel Sprouts from Cafe La Buca
No. 76: Linguine Vongole from Il Bellagio 
No. 77: Housemade Charcuterie from Market 17
No. 78: Crab Benedict at the Downtowner Saloon
No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub
No. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger


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3 comments
concerned citizen
concerned citizen

Used to be my favorite lunch spot. Must try for cheese steak enthusiasts.

Aburgio16
Aburgio16

That cheesesteak is mediocre looking. Direct From Philly in Deerfield is so much better.

ErinHilburn
ErinHilburn

Call me a food snob, but lettuce should not come anywhere near a cheesesteak sandwich. Ever.

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