Pete’s Famous Cheesesteaks opens in Huntington

Bringing authentic Philly cheesesteaks to Long Island.


The cheesesteak battles in Philadelphia are well known. Philadelphians are adamant about where to find the best. It’s either Pat or Geno. Like Rocky Balboa, Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin, Philadelphia lays claim to one of America’s unique cultural icons. A Philly Cheesesteak is traditionally made with thin slices of beef cooked and served on a roll and ordered with or without (you have to go to Philly to find out what that means.)


It’s one of those things. To like Long Island Bagels or Texas Barbeque – you can’t get the same taste anywhere else.


According to online reviews, Pete’s Famous Cheesesteaks comes pretty close to authentic Philadelphia flavor.


What started as a hot dog truck at LIE exit 56 has expanded to offer Philly Cheesesteaks with the dogs.


“In no time, Cheesesteaks became a customer favorite and a family tradition was born,” reads the restaurant’s website.


In addition to the cheesesteak ($12.99), Pete also serves hot dogs and bacon-wrapped sandwiches.


On Yelp, Scott B of Syosset said it was as good as cheesesteak in Philly.


“Finally, someone is opening a real cheesesteak joint on Long Island,” he wrote. “Now I don’t have to drive all the way to Woodhaven or Philly for a good cheesesteak.”


Joseph M of Hicksville agrees.


“Let’s go – This place is absolutely AMAZING,” he said. “The cheesesteak I had was the BEST I’ve ever had in all my years on this great planet EARTH – And I’ve NEVER been to Philadelphia and eaten cheesesteaks – Why drive 2.5 hours when you can get the real thing here in Huntington.


Address: 339 New York Avenue, Huntington, (631) 629-4443.


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Edward L. Robinett