I Went To Philly 416.927.9090 open daily lunch and dinner
This family run business is parked on the busy Yonge Street, and the interior reflects the commercial environs – harsh light, low ceilings and décor that could be described as high-end fastfood. But the cooking is good, particularly the American style Philadelphia cheese steak sandwiches.
First up is “The Works” with provolone cheese, onions, mushrooms, green peppers and whiz (cheese whiz) $8.65. Properly seasoned and peppery moist and the addition of the whiz it really makes the sandwich. The bun itself is spongy with a soft interior and a light crust; like a cross between a hotdog and a Kaiser bun.
The lightly battered Blooming Onion at $8.25 is thinly sliced, served with a “housemade 1000 island dressing” which normally I’m not a big fan of but really enjoyed. Fries are freshly cut, however, a little on the dry side.
Overall this place seems like it could be featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. I thought the cheese steak was delicious and it didn’t break the bank. And they sell YOO-HOO, one of the few places in Toronto that sell the liquid chocolate delight.