When it comes to Food culture in Orange County, Costa Mesa ranks as one of the top cities. It houses some of the most modern food trends in California and is a great hub for passionate foodies. Frank’s Philadelphia is far from groundbreaking, but it does what it does well: Philly cheeseteaks. Located near the Orange Coast College Campus (where you can also find a really good milkshake), Frank’s has become a regular lunch spot for me in between classes.
Frank’s Philadelphia “Works Cheesesteak”
- Chopped steak
- White American cheese
- Fried onions
- Banana peppers
Frank’s Philadelphia cheesesteak has everything that you look for in a decent cheesesteak; the meat is finely chopped but thick and the cheese is generous. The banana peppers can be strong, but they don’t overload it so you get some meaty cheesey bites without the kick. My favorite part of this was the texture of the steak, it’s chopped to the point where it almost looks like ground beef, but it allows for a great distribution of cheese. It would’ve been nice if there was more onion, but other than that, Frank’s is a solid lunch.
Plus, I think about Danny Devito every time I go there.
2244 Fairview Rd # B,
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Mon – Sunday: 8AM – 9PM