What food says “Pennsylvania” better than a Cheesesteak? It’s an undeniable classic that has made waves across the entire country, and it all comes from this beautiful state. Finding the best Cheesesteak is a massive undertaking, but if you start out by just sticking to North-Eastern Pennsylvania, you can try other areas like Philadelphia later. For now, here’s a list of some cheesesteak establishments in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area that you should try.
532 Moosic St.
Scranton, PA 18505
Starting right in Scranton, try Cosmo’s Cheesesteaks. This restaurant allows you to choose from a variety of American classic meals, or you can go all-in and take their cheesesteak challenge, where you have 30 minutes to down almost 7 lbs of the local specialty meal.
King of Kings Gyros & Cheesesteak Factory
17 East Market St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Locals have given this one restaurant a lot of glory over the years, but you should be the judge for your own taste buds. With Gyros and Cheesesteaks, there’s an interesting level of variety that gave birth to the “Twinning Cheesesteak,” a sandwich made with half of their signature ribeye steak, and half with gyro meat for a combo you will rarely find anywhere else.
Steve and Irene’s Hoagies
Mayfield, PA 18433
You may already know about this destination if you live in the Mayfield area, but if you don’t, trust the locals that have been ordering sub after sub since 1976. Like most of this list, Cheesesteaks are not the only meal you can enjoy, but you might call this your favorite Cheesesteak if it checks all your boxes.
The Tipsy Turtle Market Street Pub
29 Market St.
Jenkins Twp., PA 18640
While not exactly a Cheesesteak shop, the Tipsy Turtle is a small chain you can rely on for cheesesteak at three different locations. Be sure to try wings from their impressive list of wing sauce flavors for another option if you need a break from steak.