Monday, October 1, 2012

Jersey's Subs and Sandwiches

New Jersey, or more commonly "Jersey," sometimes takes a lot of flack in Morgantown. It seems as though there are a good bit of NJians at WVU, and many times, it seems as though they have a certain "guido" personality. At least that's the reputation. So taking that stereotype and basing a restaurant on it is probably risky. But, Jersey's subs and sandwiches has been around for a little while now, so they must be doing fairly well.


Located on the Mileground, this establishment does eat-in, delivery, and they're often seen with their little truck at fairs and events. In fact, one of the first times I tried them was at a fair. Their specialty is their cheesesteaks - I'm not sure why, because I always associated Philly cheesesteaks with Philadelphia, and not necessarily New Jersey. But that's what they're known for.

So, I wanted to finally check out the brick-and-mortar restaurant. To be honest, it was much nicer inside than I expected. I was expecting a mediocre sandwich shop, but it was clean, well-decorated and had a good bit of seating. The menu on the wall was in the shape of New Jersey, and they had other odes to the state around the shop. They had a case of the meats they use, as well as some desserts right in front.

I ordered their philly cheesesteak. When asked what I wanted on it, I wasn't sure what the options were, so I just said plain. On the menu, it never mentioned what types of toppings they had or what came on it, so I should have inquired further. Oh well. I also ordered a side of fries and a drink and sat down. You get charged more for using a card, which is unfortunate. The workers really didn't seem happy to be there, but I overlooked it. I know what it's like to deal with people, so I can't fault him. But a small smile or a thank you would've helped.

After a little while waiting, my friend and I were presented with our baskets of food. My sandwich was huge - two six inch subs, basically. And the basket of fries. And, it wasn't bad. Good amount of salt, and the seasonings are good, but the quality is more questionable. The steak had some grissly pieces in it that put me off, but for the most part, it was mediocre tasting. The cheese intermingles with the meat, all mixed in together, not just laid on top, and adding some peppers on it would probably do wonders for the texture as well as bit of sweetness. But, I'm not sure how many other places even offer cheesesteaks, so if that's your thing, check it out. Their salads didn't look too bad either.

Grade: C
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9 comments:

  1. I'm not sure if there's been a change of management or ownership but I used to eat there on a weekly basis 8-10 years ago, but in the last 2-3 years everything has gone downhill. They're probably getting by on the Jersey name at this point. At this point I'd rather eat at one of the chain sandwich places.

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    1. That seems to be a common theme looking at the reviews of the place. I certainly won't go out of the way for them.

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  2. ^came in to say that really. I have heard nothing but customer service complaints.

    The only day I go is only on Tuesdays now which is buy one cheese steak get the 2nd one for 2 bucks.

    Toppings i get on mine are: Lettuce, tomato, banana peppers, mayo, mushrooms

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    1. Yours is probably better than mine. But even the meat didn't seem great. Not sure I'd really go back unless pressed.

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    2. ya. I dont go that often. Maybe like the guy below me says once a year. Big order of fries small thing of bleu cheese. The cheese steak is good, but I do agree its more of a melted pile of beef with cheese. Not that cheap of one at that which is why and IF I go its only on Tuesday.

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    3. actually whats sad is that I would actually rather go to Charleys Steakery at the gas station at cheat lake =D

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    4. I've never been there - maybe I should?!

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  3. I love their cheesesteak. Hate the service. I was in their three weeks ago and the guy who took my order treated me like I killed his cat. It's the main reason I eat there once a year.

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