Philly’s Cheesesteaks

What happened to Philly’s Cheesesteaks in Hoboken?

Back in December – it was presumed that Philly’s Cheesesteaks was moving down the block to the old Maoz Vegetarian (according to workers on scene). Whatever the case is or was – The old falafel joint is now up for rent. Whoops!

You’ll have to stick with the Midtown Philly Steaks as your only dedicated cheesesteak place in town (although there are plenty of other options as well).

Philly's CheeseSteaks comes up for rent and doomed in Hoboken NJ

Philly’s Cheesesteaks moves to 315 Washington St. in Hoboken, NJ

12/5/2012 Update:

Those of you nervous that Philly’s Cheesesteaks at 523 Washington Street weren’t answering their phone this week – fear not!

They’re taking over the previously doomed Maoz Vegetarian spot at 315 Washington Street. Not sure why they’d move to a seemingly smaller space – but I’d surmise there were some economic benefits for the change.

Just have patience while they complete the latest “Washington Street Musical Chairs” act, and they’ll re-open soon!

Philly’s Cheesesteaks – Hoboken, NJ

Description: Cheesesteak sandwich take out. “Philly’s Cheesesteaks is owned and operated by true Philadelphians. We know what it takes to make the world famous “Philly Cheesesteak.” Come in and try our menu. We have brought a slice of philly to Hoboken.”
Address: 523 315 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 610-9001, Fax: (201) 610-9045

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33 Responses

  1. plywood says:

    really good wings!!!! Who would have guessed! See, ya, I’ll be back in an hour!

  2. hoboken411 says:

    They took the sign down today, and said they’d reopen by next Thursday at the new spot.

  3. BklynHobo says:

    So what happened to the reopening?

  4. WorldBFree says:

    What about Piccolos Hoboken – Famous for Cheesesteaks at ~ newark and clinton?

    Didn’t know it existed until I walked by (it was closed on weekend day). The signage looks relatively new…Is this place still around or even a real business? Their facebook page seems like it is open.

    Or does it not count because they aren’t exclusively cheesesteaks only world famous for them?

  5. homeworld says:

    Apparently they got screwed over by their landlord who raised the rent and then stabbed in the back by a former employee who is now running the new business at the same location.

    • BklynHobo says:

      That’s messed up if that’s the case, but I have to say the new place (Midtown) is slightly better than the previous…[quote comment=”219994″]Apparently they got screwed over by their landlord who raised the rent and then stabbed in the back by a former employee who is now running the new business at the same location.[/quote]

  6. nbm3 says:

    Picolos is good steak sandwiches, but not Philly style, they actually give you a nice rib eye on a toasted hero bread.

    • joey maxim says:

      yeah and check the size of the sandwich (4 inches long) tastes good but comeon the father
      and son arguing each morniing sinatra music does not sooth the situation pasta faguloi and a sandwich to expensive but you like you pay..[quote comment=”219998″]Picolos is good steak sandwiches, but not Philly style, they actually give you a nice rib eye on a toasted hero bread.[/quote]

  7. Hoboken Dog says:

    I hate to see any business in Hoboken go under and competition is always good in the marketplace….

    That being said. MIDTOWN Cheesesteaks is soo much better than Philly’s ever was. The new place actually fills up the bun with steak. Great meat-to-bun ratio. And all the varieties on the menu are really great and flavorful. Keep up the high quality and I will keep coming back.

    The fries are fantastic too. Give the Cajun or Lemon Pepper a try.

    I used to order Philly’s every few months or so, now I am ordering Midtown practically every week. Definitely glad to see an improved Cheesesteak place here. Give it a try.

  8. escaped68 says:

    Is Philly’s cheesesteaks a franchise? There is a Philly’s cheesesteaks in atlantic highlands, I was in the area this morning and got detoured because of road work and went by a small strip mall with a Philly’s cheese steak, related?

    • MidnightRacer says:

      I’ve seen dozens of “Philly’s cheesesteaks” from Texas to New Jersey. Can’t protect the commonly used name. What you can do is qualify it with an additional word and protect that. Like:

      Uncle Philly’s Cheese Steaks

      or

      Milli Vanilli Philly’s Cheese Steaks

      or

      Escape, Escape, bo-boscapie,
      Banana-fana fo-fapie
      Fee-Fi-mo-mapie
      Escapie! Philly Cheesesteaks[quote comment=”220139″]Is Philly’s cheesesteaks a franchise? There is a Philly’s cheesesteaks in atlantic highlands, I was in the area this morning and got detoured because of road work and went by a small strip mall with a Philly’s cheese steak, related?[/quote]

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