Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

The state of New Jersey is loaded with places that make incredibly delicious ooey- gooey cheesesteak subs.

In the recent past, I asked hundreds of folks where they go in the state of New Jersey to get their favorite cheesesteaks.

It really is hard to say who has the best cheesesteaks because it’s so subjective.

We all have a say!

Some of us agree with one another, and some of us disagree on who makes the best cheesesteak sandwich.

Some of us like onions, peppers, and the WIZ. Some of us like the meat with a few slices of melted Cooper Sharp, provolone, or even mozzarella, sans onions and peppers.

Some of us prefer the chicken cheesesteak over the often used, thinly sliced ribeye.

One thing is certain, New Jersey loves their cheesesteak subs almost as much as they love their pizza.

Notice I said, “Almost as much.” I have to be careful, Jersey folks are a tough crowd when it comes to certain foods.

Cheesesteaks may be famous for being a Philly thing, but Jersey has joint custody of these delicious, juicy bundles of joy.

I’ve written an article or 2 on cheesesteaks in the past year, but most of the content was focused on places across the state.

This article will focus strictly on some of the best cheesesteaks in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

A portion of my content will be based on the hundreds of people who responded to my poll earlier this year.

The rest of my findings will be based on my online research of local food reviews and other resources.

I’ll combine the two to come up the ultimate cheesesteak list.

I’m sure I’ll get flack from a few folks, but that kind of thing comes with the job.

Ocean County Cheesesteak places will get equal time in the next cheesesteak article.

Let’s take a ride through Monmouth County, New Jersey to find the best cheesesteaks – August 2023 Edition.

  • Sonny's Grille - 821 Belmar Plaza, Belmar, NJ 07719

    The Burgers, the Hot Dogs, the wings, and the cheesesteaks are all highly rated by the folks who have eaten there:

    Hand Sliced Top Round Topped w Provolone Cheese, Sautéed Peppers and Onion

  • Grossman's Deli & Grill - : 2005 NJ-35, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 Located in Towne Center Shopping Center

    Mike K left this review not long ago:

    Where’s the sixth star? I need to add the sixth star.

    We or from out of town, and actually came here to go to Oakhurst pizzeria, but found it closed on Monday. Stumbled over here. We found this place completely by accident and this is the happiest accent I think I’ve ever had.

    Between us we had the Philly cheesesteaks, a sub that I can’t remember the name of, some of the burgers, fries, coleslaw… every bit of it was amazing. I’ll be here every time I’m in the area.

  • Sorrento's Subs - 690 Park Ave, Freehold, NJ 07728

    I got a verbal beatdown last time I wrote about sandwich shops and didn’t include Sorrento’s. Please accept my deepest apologies.

    I recently found out that the Sorrento’s crew make a kick ass cheesesteak.

  • Lubranos 36 - 26 NJ-36, Middletown Township, NJ 07748

    No need to go to Philly if you live near Lubrano’s!

  • Neil's Kitchen - 26 West End Ct, Long Branch, NJ 07740

    Neil’s knocks it out of the park with almost every sandwich they turn out. They have racked up a list of awards over the years.

    They were just crowned, Best Cheesesteak in 2023 by NJ.Com.



  • The Speakeatery - 705 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Like Neil’s Kitchen, The Speakeatery is one of the best sandwich shops in all of Monmouth County. Try this:

  • Vinnie's Pizza and Subs - 1817 NJ-35, Wall Township, NJ 07719

    The sign out front says it all. Not just good pizza, calzones, pasta and more. These people know how to make a proper overstuffed cheesesteak.


    Vinnie's Pizza and Subs

    Vinnie's Pizza and Subs


  • Elsie's Sub Shop - 74 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701

    This cash only place in Red Bank is going to rock your world. They let you know up front that their cheesesteaks are nothing like a Philly cheesesteak. With Elsie’s, expect the unexpected.

     Bootleg Cheese Steak – Hot Roast Beef & Cheese


  • Rockafellers Pizza - 421 Prospect St, Long Branch, NJ 07740

    Johnny D,  a listener from W, Long Branch told me that if I wanted to sink my teeth into one of the best cheesesteaks in the area, then go to Rockafellers and order a Cheesesteak With Everything! 

  • Big Bob's Original Philly Cheesesteaks - 14 Wilson Ave, Englishtown, NJ 07726

    They use 100% Ribeye! You can swap that out for chicken too. I’ve never had a cheesesteak from this place, but I have had a Cuban sandwich, and it was pretty tasty. The roast pork was juicy and very flavorful.

    Next time you go to the Englishtown Flea Market, head over to Big Bob’s afterwards. It’s right up the road,

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