If you’re absolutely sure you won’t get on a plane and fly to Philadelphia, then DP Cheesesteaks is the place for you. Its a heck of a lot closer, a heck of a lot cleaner, and, without a doubt, probably just as good.
Found on Broadway in downtown Salt Lake City, DP Cheesesteaks already has something great going for it: location. It shows, too. The lunch time crowd is business dressed, collared shirts and ties all around.
But enough about them. Let’s talk food. Let’s talk cheesesteaks.
My lunch was a “hot, pepper steak,” covered in jalapenos and banana peppers, as well as one red cherry pepper sitting on top. The meat was hot and plentiful, juicy and dripping, with a slice of provolone melting into it. In other words, it was all sorts of win.
The six-inch hoagie was also warm and soft, just a tad chewie on the outside and perfectly cooked on the inside. There was enough bread to hold the sandwich, almost overflowing with meat and peppers, together, in contrast with a lot of sandwich shops which seem to skimp with drying bread.
If you’re downtown, walk on over. The food is fast, fantastic, and fresh, and the prices very reasonable.
Service: 6/10 (fast, but serve yourself)
Atmosphere: 6/10 (it’s just above fast food)
Eat-ability Quotient (an average of scores): 7/10