Philadelphia, PA - A rare cheesesteak date night with Carole, who originally wanted to get a Poke Bowl. She has deep Claymont steaks roots, and after a little Cheesesteak conversation, we were on our way to Dead Presidents for a Cheesesteak and a few pints.
Wilmington's Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant
Dead Presidents is a long-time Wilmington Watering Hole. I had a rider a few months ago tell me they had a new chef and this was a perfect opportunity to go.
The Dead Presidents have parking, but not a lot of spots. I know the name is Dead Presidents, but I was surprised by all the Dead President pictures.
The bar area is significant, and most of the tables are in the same general area as the bar—booths on one side and high top tables on the other. They have an outside table area, but everyone was inside watching football.
They had the typical beer menu and probably five craft beers, including a cider tap on tap.
The menu is a typical bar/pub menu. They offer two different cheesesteaks; I wound up ordering a cheesesteak with fried onions and mushrooms, which came with fries.
Everything, including the fries, was seasoned very well, but the meat on top was dry. The meat on the bottom, however, was very juicy and flavorful.
I'm thinking they put the cheese on the roll first and the meat on the cheese. Because something held the juices in.
The roll was standard. I videoed some of the cheese and grease that came out of the back of my Cheesesteak. If they could get that through the whole Cheesesteak, this would be an outstanding cheesesteak.
Address: 618 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805
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