Subway Steak and Cheese Review

Subway Steak and Cheese Review
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Product Name: Subway Steak and Cheese

Product Description: The Steak & Cheese sandwich features slices of beef steak, and you can choose either American cheese, cheddar cheese, or provolone cheese. You can also choose a 6-inch sub or a 12-inch sub. Some locations even offer Steak & Cheese Sliders.

Brand: Subway

Offer price: 8.49

Currency: USD

Availability: LimitedAvailability

Subway Menu

  • Taste & Texture
  • Health
  • Value

Subway offers subs to fit every taste and satisfy every craving. From simple meat and cheese subs to the B.M.T. (short for “Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest,” the ingredient combinations are endless. One sub that caught a lot of attention when it was first released was the Steak & Cheese Sub, a variation of the famous regional “Cheesesteak Sandwich” popular in Philidelphia. It was tough to find a Cheesesteak Sandwich outside of the city just a few years ago, but thanks to some creativity, Subway is one of the major chains that now offers their version. How does it stack up to the original? Find out in our Subway Steak & Cheese review. 

History and Inspiration

The Steak & Cheese Sub is inspired by the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, which is made from thinly sliced pieces of beefsteak and melted cheese in a long hoagie roll. It was developed in the early 20th century by combining frizzled beef, onions, and cheese in a small bread loaf. Of course, it has roots in the U.S. city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cheesesteaks have grown in popularity among restaurants and food carts throughout the city. Now, variations of cheesesteak sandwiches can be found in many fast-food chains and even high-end restaurants all over the country. Subway’s Steak and Cheese Sandwich made its debut in 2006 as one of two premium steak sandwich offerings. It’s made of diced pieces of seared seasoned steak, cheese, fire-roasted sweet bell peppers, and onions on your choice of Subway’s aromatic, fresh-baked bread.

Types of Subway Steak and Cheese

The Steak & Cheese sandwich features slices of beef steak, and you can choose either American cheese, cheddar cheese, or provolone cheese. You can also choose a 6-inch sub or a 12-inch sub. Some locations even offer Steak & Cheese Sliders. 

Subway Steak and Cheese Review

The Subway Steak and Cheese Sub tastes even better toasted – you want the cheese to be extra melted. To make it taste more like an authentic Philly Cheesesteak, add ketchup and mayo. 

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1.      Taste and Texture [3.5/5]

Each 6-inch sub comes with two scoops of steak. Subway’s pre-cooked steak is slightly moist, well-seasoned, and tender enough to chew without too much work. You can choose any cheese you like (some locations offer more choices than others), but I enjoy Provolone cheese, which is mild and nicely melted. I also ask for extra cheese because two slices just aren’t enough. The veggies were tasty, crisp, and fresh. There were plentiful too, so I got a good taste of bell peppers and onions in every bite. I like the parmesan garlic bread or the jalapeño cheddar bread. Both are fresh and delicious toasted. You can add any condiment you like, but mayo and ketchup will give you the more authentic Cheesesteak taste. For variation, I’ve also enjoyed it with chipotle sauce. 

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2. Are they healthy? [3.5/5]

The 6-inch sub has about 26 grams of protein, thanks to the steak and cheese, making it a decent source of this nutrient. The Steak & Cheese sub also contains 10 grams of fat, 50 milligrams of cholesterol, and no trans fat. You’ll get plenty of carbs, as there are 39 grams in a 6-inch sub, as well as 2 grams of fiber and 5 grams of sugars. While meats and cheeses may provide some nutrients, veggies are the healthiest part. Onions are a good source of quercetin, which helps your body absorb other nutrients it needs, so the more, the better. Green bell peppers are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.

3. Are they Worth it? [4/5]

If you don’t live in Philadelphia, but you have a cheesesteak craving, the Subway Steak & Cheese might be your next best choice. You can find a Subway location just about anywhere, even internationally – and with so many flavor combinations, you can customize your sub exactly the way you like it. The price is a bit high, but it’s better to buy a 12-inch sub and share it. Filling, fairly nutritious, savory, and satisfying, it’s worth a try for sure. 

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Final Verdict

It’s not an authentic Philly Cheesesteak, but it’s comparable. It comes with a good amount of sliced steak, melted cheese, and veggies, and the price is fair. Plus, it’s easy to find a version you really enjoy with all the condiment, bread, and cheese combinations.

Subway Steak and Cheese Nutrition Facts 

Serving size: One six-inch sub

  • Calories – 340
  • Total fat – 10 g 
  • Saturated Fat – 4.5 g
  • Sodium – 1040 mg
  • Carbs – 39 g
  • Dietary Fiber – 2 g
  • Sugars – 5 g
  • Protein – 23 g

Subway Steak and Cheese Pricing

Subway’s 6-inch Steak & Cheese, with 4 ounces of sliced steak, is $4.99, but the 12-inch sub is around $8.49. The best choice value-wise would be to buy the bigger sub and either share it with someone or save it for later. If you want to add more veggies, sauces, or seasonings, it’s completely free. But if you want more meat, it’ll cost extra. This sub is fast, convenient, tasty, and overall a solid fast-food choice. 

What do you think about our Subway Steak & Cheese Review?

How would you compare the Subway Steak & Cheese with a Philly Cheesesteak? What would make it taste more authentic, in your opinion? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. 

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1 Comment

  1. Taylor Segen says:

    Absolutely nothing like s cheesesteak. Do yourself a favor and go to Jersey Mike’s for a pseudo cheesesteak. I was willing to give this one a try, but I won’t be back.

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