The soundtrack of sizzling top round, ribeye steak, or even chicken, on a well-seasoned grill sets the scene for the phenomenon that is the Philly cheesesteak. A perfect marriage of caramelized onions and bell peppers, smothered in copious amounts of provolone, American cheese, or Cheez-Whiz bubbling atop, gets all stuffed into an Italian roll to round out the Philly classic.
The substantial sandwich is known to quell hungry appetites, whether it’s a half or a whole portion. Considering its hyper-regional specificity, it might take a bit of work to find a good version here in the Twin Cities. However, times have changed, and there are a select few that have made it their mission to deliver a tasty take on the Philly favorite.
Here are 9 places to find a prime cheesesteak.
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.