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What do Joe & Jeff, two brothers from NJ, whose family ran a Jewish Deli, know about Philly cheesesteaks? Quite a lot, apparently, judging from their restaurant which opened in April of 2018: MeatHeadZ. It’s in the old Stewart’s Root Beer stand on Business Rt. 1, just north of the Lawrence Shopping Center, providing an authentic, retro feel.
For what it tries to be, the food at MeatHeadZ is absolutely superb. 100% rib-eye steak provides the perfect balance of flavor and grease. Your choice of Cheese Whiz (yes, I know it’s authentic, sigh), provolone (thank G*d!), American, or mozzarella. High quality roll imported from Philly. Choice of onions (yeah!), mushrooms (yeah!), and peppers (boo!), but unlike a lot of places, you can order them separately or not at all (the bane of my life are joints that will only deliver onions — which I love — with peppers — which I dislike).
The fries are really good, too. While they don’t cut them in-house, I was assured by the woman behind the counter that they’ve never been frozen. They certainly taste that way. You can order them in a bunch of different varieties: plain, cheese fries, Buffalo Fries with sauce, bacon, mozzarella cheese, and several other variations.
There are a few concessions to non-red-meat eaters, though not many. You can get a chicken cheesesteak or a plain chicken breast on a roll. The Veggiehead sandwich delivers a vegetable patty with cheese. No doubt a concession to their Deli roots, you can also place an order for Fried Pickles, breaded, served with the house sauce.
You can also order burgers and a pork roll sandwich.
The restaurant’s attention to detail really sets it apart. There’s an absolutely superb condiments stand with real, full-sour kosher pickles sliced thick, hot peppers, banana peppers, sweet peppers, multiple varieties of hot sauce, etc. Really, nothing not to love.
Prices, in the scheme of things, aren’t rock-bottom, but certainly reasonable for the quality.