Timid by nature, stomachs resort to growling only after their succession of politely worded letters are roundly ignored by the brain's bureaucratic front office. Quell an appetite that's finally snapped with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of cheesesteaks, sandwiches, and more at Jake's Steaks in Edgewater.
Jake's overloads fresh rolls with juicy meats to create a delectable menu of belly-stuffing subs and steak bombs. The cheesesteak main attraction, Jake's Combo ($6.99), hogs the spotlight with a captivating mélange of cheddar, fried onions, mushrooms, sweet peppers, and sauce, all supporting a powerhouse performance by 100% rib-eye steak. Jake's steer-searers cut and season the meat on-site, age it for two days for flavor, and then cook it right along with its toppings rather than adding them afterward. Freshly sliced Idaho potato fries ($2.39 for a medium), which can also be served with cheese, chili cheese, or gravy, complete the feast with more finesse than a Norman Rockwell mom serving up a freshly baked American flag. The theory that hunger is purely psychological can also be disproven with wraps, salads, and subs such as the italian meatball ($5.99), which plasters protein orbs with provolone and a variety of seasonings.
- So if you are homesick for a real Philly experience, or like me, have never actually been there, but love all meat, then Jake's is the place to go. – Mark T., Yelp, 10/06/2008
- I've been schooled by Philly purists, so I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great cheesesteak in Edgewater. – Shannon T., Yelp, 12/07/2008