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Order Cheese Steaks at These Five Restaurants in Las Vegas

Where to score the classic Philly cheese steak in Vegas

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Pop’s Philly Steaks

The holy trinity of cheese, steak ,and bread is comfort food, hangover cure, and cheat day rolled into one. Even casual cheese steak fans know that the classic sub was created in Philadelphia, but few realize how far back the history of the menu item goes. The cheese steak — which curiously enough did not originally feature cheese — was dreamed up in the 1930s by two hot dog vendors named Pat and Harry Olivieri who were bored with their usual lunch.

Since the original beef, onion, and bread version, the cheese steak went through multiple transformations before arriving at its modern day iteration. Today’s cheese steak features rib-eye steak or round top steak, Cheez Whiz, provolone or American cheese, a roll from Amoroso’s, and various other toppings, if so desired. Those hungry for the perfect cheese steak in Vegas can find it at these five restaurants.

Pop’s Philly Steaks

A Las Vegas cheese steak institution

The distinctive triangular building on the corner of Decatur Boulevard and Alta Drive has been home to some of the best cheese steaks in Las Vegas since 2002. Open 24 hours a day, Pop’s Philly Steaks serves a variety of Philly cheese steaks including simple varieties with Cheez Whiz, American cheese, or provolone and exciting creations featuring bacon and Swiss and pepperoni pizza toppings. Philly’s famous Italian ice makes for the perfect post-cheese-steak cool down.

Pop’s Philly Steaks, 501 S. Decatur Blvd.; 702-878-6444

Those Guys Pies

Cheese steak by the lake

Tucked away in a tiny storefront beside Lake Sahara, Those Guys Pies is a true hidden gem that serves more than just pizza. While the pies are worth a try, the restaurant’s cheese steaks are the real standout. The 10-inch rib-eye cheese-steaks are loaded with generous layers of cheese, plus optional onions, mushrooms, peppers or even less common toppings such as broccoli rabe.

Those Guys Pies, 2916 Lake East Drive; 702-629-2626

Philly Cheesesteak Factory
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Great cheese steaks from a gas station

Every true Las Vegan knows that sometimes the best meal in town comes from the least expected place. This is definitely the case with Philly Cheesesteak Factory. Located inside a gas station near Sunset Park, this unassuming spot offers a simple menu of steak or chicken cheese steaks with a choice of cheese, mushrooms, onions, or peppers. Other menu items include chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, and onion rings.

Philly Cheesesteak Factory, 6115 S. Pecos Road; 702-456-6500

Philly cheese steak at The Stake Out Bar & Grill
Philly cheese steak at The Stake Out Bar & Grill
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Dive bar delights

Located near the UNLV campus, The Stake Out Bar & Grill is a Buffalo Bills themed dive bar that just happens to serve a pretty mean cheese steak. The dimly lit bar offers a winning combination: cheap booze, and Philly cheese steaks with mushrooms, onions, peppers, or bacon.

The Stake Out Bar & Grill, 4800 Maryland Pkwy.; 702-798-8383

Straight From Philly Steakout
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Cheese steaks served on genuine Amoroso rolls

True to its name, Straight From Philly Steakout serves cheese steaks in true Philadelphia tradition. The westside restaurant serves its cheese steaks on the preferred Amoroso roll, which is soft and slightly salty. On-the-go diners can order the popular Philly Phanatic steak (topped with chili, Cheez Whiz, American cheese, and provolone) from the drive-thru.

Straight From Philly Steakout, 5181 W. Charleston Blvd.; 702-822-6360

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Those Guys Pies

2916 Lake East Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117 (702) 629-2626 Visit Website

Philly Cheesesteak Factory

6115 S Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120 456-6500

The Stake Out Bar & Grill

4800 Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV

Pop’s Philly Steaks

501 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107 (702) 878-6444 Visit Website

Straight from Philly Steakout

5181 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 110,, Las Vegas, NV 89117