Charley's Grilled Subs

"Wit cheez", that's how they order them in Philadelphia when the locals want a spray of cheese whiz on top of their steak sandwich. At Charley's Grilled Subs in Salem on Commercial St SE, the cheese is provolone but the sandwich looks the same. I've never eaten a cheese steak sandwich in Philly so I was looking forward to eating one at Charley's. What I found was a messy sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, cheese, grilled onions and steak made to order. I should have paid attention to how they were making the sandwich because I wasn't expecting the lettuce, tomato and mayo. The mayo especially made this already greasy sandwich a diet buster of epic proportions. All that it says on the menu for this sandwich is "steak, grilled onions and provolone" and it would have been a lot better if that's how they left it. The fat content of the sandwich may not have been so noticeable if it hadn't been for the greasiness of the french fries. By the time I got home, the oil from the fries was soaking through the paper bag they were in. They advertise that the fries are fresh and they were. I would say these were easily some of the tastiest fries in town. It's kind of a trade off to get another chain store like Charley's to town because they're sharing a building with Bigfoot Bar and Grill. The Bigfoot which claims to have world famous burgers, is expected to open in January.


Anonymous said...

Charley's wasn't half bad, but I wonder if they are already out of business. I drove by and noticed that all the windows are papered over. That sure didn't last long!

Anonymous said...

Yes, they are closed already. A flier was sent out to our school saying,
"remember those coupons we handed out? nevermind, we're closed"
Is that location cursed??

Anonymous said...

We'll have to see if Bigfoot makes a go of it - if they ever open!

I really enjoyed the last oriental restaurant that was there. The food was great, although the service was very slow at times.

KandN said...

Yes, we enjoyed Grand China, too. We take our Asian food urges to Marco Polo now.
I was sad to have missed the eat Salem night at Tong King. We might've found a new fav.

Chuck Bradley said...

Charley's Grilled Subs is alive and well in Salem Center Food Court. I had a Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich at Charley's today which was remarkably good! I have shunned these places in the past but this is the second gem I've discovered here in the past month. (The other was Sushi Ya Sushi which is worthy of your attention.)