Best Cheesesteaks In Baltimore

March 28, 2011 6:01 AM

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Philadelphia may be the standard, but cheesesteaks in Baltimore are getting a reputation of their own.  Check out some great cheesesteaks in the local Baltimore community. – Lance Duvall
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Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

305 York Rd
Towson, MD 21204

You will be saying “ooo… ooo… Jerry’s” soon enough after eating one of their famous cheesesteaks.  Jerry’s claims to have the “World’s Best Cheesesteaks” and it may be hard to argue against their prime menu item.  Jerry’s offers a wide variety of cheeseteaks including The Ultimate, The Fat Daddy and The Beast.  Choose to add bacon, grilled chicken and crispy pepperoni to an already impressive steak offering.  For those looking for a kick of spicy flavor, try handling the T-N-T and Hot Shot signature cheesesteaks. 

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Captain Harvey’s Express

6106 Belair Road
Overlea, MD 21206

At Captain Harvey’s Express, the “Captain sinks the competition” when it comes to their cheesesteaks.  An old Dundalk favorite has now made a new home in Overlea, Md.  and with delivery, the local residents have even more reason to enjoy a cheesesteak from Captain Harvey’s.  It is hard to decide between Captain Harvey’s shrimp cheesesteak and chicken cheesesteak but on Tuesdays try both.  Every Tuesday, buy two 6-inch cheesesteaks for the price of one.  Captain Harvey’s also runs a daily Monday through Friday lunch special of a 6-inch cheesesteak, French fries and a 20 oz. drink.

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Crazy John’s

410 E. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Whether it is morning, noon or late night, Crazy John’s is open 24 hours.  What is not “crazy” though is the availability to order a cheesesteak from Crazy John’s at anytime.   Family owned and operated since 1987, Crazy John’s offers shrimp steak, mushroom steak, pepper steak, chicken cheesesteak and bacon cheesesteak.  Crazy John’s takes pride in their finely chopped steak that is tightly rolled for a the customer to handle.  So let yourself go “crazy” and try a Crazy John’s cheesesteak whenever you feel the need to chow down.   

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MaGerk’s Pub and Grill

1061 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Bringing a taste of Phily to Baltimore, MaGerk’s Pub and Grill is Baltimore’s home for Philadelphia-style cheesesteak.  Located near M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park ad Camden Yards, MaGerk’s has plenty of reasons to celebrate a team’s victory.  Fourteen high definition plasma televisions cover all the action while customers devour The MaGerk and 9th & Passyunk cheesesteaks.  The MaGerk is topped with cooked salami, fried onions with tomato and Russian dressing.  The 9th & Passyunk is a take of the Philadelphia original that is served with Cheese Whiz.


5429 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214

You will need two hands to handle a Cosmos cheesesteak.  No fat and gristle makes this lean choice a top nominee for best cheesesteak in Baltimore.  A full inch of protein is covered in melted provolone.  Cosmos’ cheesesteaks come complete with a toasted roll and fried onions.  For those living in the Hamilton and Parkville community, Cosmos makes deliveries.

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  • Al Skirvanis

    whats wrong with a plain steak or hamburger? i for one hates cheese

  • Skip

    While I agree with the above that these are good places to find a cheese steak you need to try The Landing Strip in Middle River, 3030 Eastern Blvd and The Hard Yacht Cafe on Bear Creek in Dundalk. They deserve mention as the best.

  • DR

    Dont forget Hilltop in South Baltimore

  • Gene

    don’t try Cpt Harvey’s french fries they will cut you short.



  • Claire Abernathy

    Jerry’s Sub’s. You have got to be kidding. Disgusting Try Harry Little instead.

  • Sarah

    HARRY LITTLES in Towson, MD!!! Jerry’s is a joke

  • John

    Step outside Baltimore for the best:
    Trattoria E Pizzeria de Enrico
    Kings Contrivance Village Center
    Trust Me!

  • Assnapkin Ed

    Steakem’s in the freezer section of your local grocer are quite tasty!

  • Renee

    Where is Pizza John’s on this list??? Hands Down Pizza John’s in Essex the BEST!!!!

  • mary

    BEST @ Mc Avoys in Parkville

  • GG

    Yia Yia’s on York Road in Belvedere Square

  • Angel

    Salsa Grill in wood lawn on security blvd same shopping center as AJ Wrights

  • Mark

    Magerk’s is the absolute best in baltimore. Kind of a hassle getting to Federal Hill, but there is really none better. I was at Tony Luke’s in Philly earlier this week and it did not even compare.

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