There is no sandwich more tasty, tempting, debated or satisfying than the cheesesteak.
Traditionalists might say a true cheesesteak only includes steak, onions and cheese … and bread of course. That’s how Pat and Harry Olivieri of Philadelphia, who are often credited with inventing the sandwich, did it in the early 1930s.
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That’s why it’s called the Philly Cheesesteak.
A lot of different variations have emerged, however, including meats like chicken and a host of other vegetables.
One fact remains undeniable, the experience of biting into a large, toasty roll full of meat, grilled peppers and onions , and dripping with hot, melted cheese is a dinner favorite.
The Myrtle Beach restaurant scene has a wide offering of cheesesteaks, with plenty of places around the Grand Strand ready to satisfy your appetite.
Here’s a list of my favorites, but would love to hear your’s as well in the comment section. • Why it made the list: What some would consider a hole in the wall in the Socastee community of Myrtle Beach has far and away the best sandwich on the Grand Strand. You can choose from a host of pepper options from mild to hot, grilled or raw onion (or both), mushrooms and much more. The bread is excellent, especially when grilled, and the flavor simply phenomenal. • Why it made the list: Grilled right before your eyes, Best of Philly near the heart of Myrtle Beach has a sandwich sure to please. Piping hot, dripping with melted cheese and a host of toppings from which to choose. • Why it made the list: If you’re one who likes a bevy of cheese in proportion to the steak, the Cheesesteak Factory in Surfside Beach is for you. Perfectly seasoned meat and loads of dripping cheese make this a restaurant sure to please. • Why it made the list: The owner, a Philadelphia native, spent years perfecting that Philly style for both pizza and cheesesteaks. His work paid off, as your taste buds will soon see. • Why it made the list: Don’t let the specialty of pizza fool you, this succulent sandwich on a fresh, toasted bun will leave you ready for a return trip. When you want more, they have a second location in the Carolina Forest community. • Why it made the list: Yes, it’s a chain, but the Big Kahuna is a plus-size version of the sandwich shop’s Philly cheesteak. Big and bold flavors for the heartier appetite. There are 5 other locations in the area, including 2 more in Myrtle Beach, 2 in North Myrtle Beach and one in Conway.