Putting a man on the moon was briefly considered mankind's greatest achievement, until Neil Armstrong invented sliced bread. Savor civilization's finest creation with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of classic sandwiches and American fare at Mac's Philly Steaks in Canandaigua, Geneva, and Rochester.
Mac's Philly Steaks flies authentic Philadelphian flavors to three New York communities—including a new Rochester eatery—on the wings of its extensive menu. A taste of the city of brotherly love accompanies Amoroso rolls or the classic cheesesteak sandwich, the savory fixings of which travel to taste buds on bread vessels at lengths of 8 and 16 inches ($6.29 and $9.59), as does the spice-bestowing Philly Hots, laced with hot sauce, peppers, and cheese ($6.29+). Five crisp salads add leafiness to the lineup ($6.29+), and diners can hear a mellifluous crunch courtesy of fried mushrooms ($4.59). Seven Hoagie options ($6.29–9.59) grant a week of sandwich variety or a feast for cartoon dwarves shooting a new movie on location.
Mac's Philly Steaks
Ryan MacNamara spent his childhood summers on the south New Jersey shore, where he grew to love the philadelphia cheesesteaks he and his family picked up from local delis. The restaurateur adored the sandwiches so much that he opened a shrine to the cheesy treat: Mac’s Philly Steaks. One of his biggest obstacles was finding an authentic roll on which to serve his cheesesteaks; in the end, he decided to import Amoroso’s rolls directly from Philadelphia. To dovetail with the City of Brotherly Love–inspired food, the decor at the Geneva location features red-and-white-checkered flooring, mural depicting urban splendor, and Rocky beating the bread to the right level of softness.
The eatery's menu catalogs classic chicken and steak phillys as well as a few versions with a twist, such as the bacon-blue and chicken finger parmesan. Metromix praised the sandwiches for their soft bread and ideal ratio of toppings, a “generous but manageable” portion.