Charleys Philly Steaks coming to Union Station


Thanks to @TonyTGoodman for sending word about Union Station’s newest food court option coming soon:

“.@Charleys Philly Steaks coming to Union Station food court. 3rd DC location after Bolling AFB & L’Enfant.”

Charleys website says:

“We’ve been perfecting our craft for over 25 years. So trust us, we know a thing or two about giving you the best Philly Steaks on the planet. In fact, every Philly Steak we serve is made with 100% USDA Choice Steak, 100% All-White Meat Chicken Breast & Fresh Deli Meats. Guaranteed. You’ll never find a microwave in our stores–because each Philly Steak is grilled fresh, right when you order it. So when you’re at Charleys, you simply can’t go wrong.”

Check out their menu here.


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  • Look at all that lettuce and tomato…

  • If you’re looking for anything close to authentic, you can skip this place. This chain has been a staple of mall food courts for decades.

  • Eew, why is there lettuce and tomato?

  • Not “real,” but not gross. Pretty tasty if you’re already committed to a not-so-healthy meal.

  • Ahh, yes, the traditional “Philadelphia Steak-and-Cheese” sandwich–you can tell how authentic it is not only by the lettuce-tomato-green pepper toppings that come on every Philadelphia Steak-and-Cheese sandwich, but also the slice of melted American cheese.

  • ledroittiger

    I guess this speaks to how badly people want cheesesteaks in the rest of the nation, but their sandwich looks like one of the poorest excuses for a steak I’ve ever seen…

  • Lettuce and tomato are acceptable but then it becomes a Steak Sub, no longer a Cheese Steak.
    I am more concerned about the wacky cheeses – Swiss? Cheddar? American? At least there’s provolone, but where is the Cheez Whiz?

    All in all, it just reinforces my theory that you never buy anything called a “Philly Cheese Steak” outside of Philly. Either it will try too hard with too fancy meat or roll, or, like this place, get everything just not quite right.
    All that being said, if you call these sandwiches, and omit Philadelphia, they’re probably tasty enough.

  • The lettuce and tomato is there because that’s what you get when you order a “cheesesteak hoagie” in Philly. But by all means, continue to believe that the super most authenticarest cheesesteak comes from Pat’s wit Wiz.

  • Not gonna lie, I love this place’s cheesesteaks. They’re really tasty and customizable (which is what everyone wants in the end right? no one agrees on the “right” cheesesteak). They don’t automatically come with lettuce/tomato/mayo/etc I just always say “nope, just plain”.

  • No mention of the bread, which is the most important part. Where do they get their bread from?

    Provolone and wiz are the only two acceptable cheese choices.

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