Cuisine - American, Places - Milwaukee

Review: The Philly Way

Philly Way ExteriorEven though I’m in New England now, I still have a few reviews of Milwaukee-area restaurants to post. Today, let’s take a look at a great sandwich stop near downtown.

The Philly Way has two locations – the original, situated under the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower on S. 2nd St., and the newest spot on S. Packard Ave. in Cudahy, Wis.

The first location opened in December 2002 by Philly transplant Dave London, who once worked at Pat’s in South Philly.

Today, many Philly natives and cheese steak connoisseurs post their reviews on sites like Urbanspoon and Yelp saying that The Philly Way is as close to the real thing as you can get.

The menu is quite simple. Cheese steaks made with shaved beef, grilled onions and your choice of other toppings like mushrooms, cheese, and sweet or hot peppers. The Philly Way also does chicken cheese steaks, burgers and hot dogs.

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Cuisine - American, Places - Milwaukee

Review: Five Guys Burgers & Fries

The Washington Post called them the “Willa Wonkas of Burgercraft” in a review, and they have been Zagat-rated for nine years. With monstrous burgers and ridiculously large portions of fries, Five Guys Burgers and Fries recently opened a new location at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wis. The national chain now has six Milwaukee-area locations, and in 2010 is looking to open up 200 more chains across the US.

Five Guys entrance at Mayfair MallThe Mayfair location opened in the storefront formerly occupied by The Sharper Image and a Laacke & Joys seasonal location (for longtime Milwaukee residents you might also remember it was once home to Mr. Bulky’s candy store), across from Panera Bread on the shopping center’s first floor. The restaurant has an indoor mall entrance and an outside sidewalk entrance.

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