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Best Philly Cheese Steak Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2007 - Big Al's Steaks - CLOSED

Big Al\'s Steaks

Big Al's Steaks

5607 Regency Lakes Blvd.

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

954-480-8550

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Everyone knows necessity is the mother of invention. It's also the mother of Big Al's Steaks, a recently opened Philly cheese-steak joint that gives a damned good reason to visit otherwise lame Coconut Creek. Big Al Costillo and his son Adam migrated from Philly to South Florida expecting to find some place that compared to their favorite local cheese-steak shop, Geno's. But they didn't. So they opened one in a little space (and by little, we mean ten people fit, at most) in a depressing strip mall between State Road 7 and the Sawgrass Expressway. It really didn't look like much — your typical little sandwich shop with a couple of TVs, some barstools, and white walls adorned with Flyers and Eagles paraphernalia. But then we watched the assembly of our sandwich behind the plate-glass window. The thinly sliced rib eye searing on the flat-top grill. The American cheese whiz dripping from the ladle. The even distribution of fried onions. Our saliva was practically gushing when we finally took a bite, chewed, and entered cheese-steak heaven. Then we found out that our Philly roll had actually been in Philly earlier in the day. Big Al wasn't about to compromise on fluffy Philly bread. Now we just wish he'd throw some good brews on the menu. Coming soon: Big Al's expansion into Delray Beach.
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JC32
JC32

I used to eat at Big AL's, now I eat at Direct From Philly. Better sandwich...

Carl Ponder
Carl Ponder

Wow! have tried both cheesesteak places and Zio's on Atlantic ave and Military is BY FAR the BEST!! gotta try this place!

Vinny
Vinny

Having traveled quite extensively across the USA, I would fashion my self as a true Cheese Steak aficionado, sometimes traveling hours out of my way just on the mention of some quirky Cheese Steak stand. In Florida I have enjoyed Cheese Steaks at Sonny�s in Hollywood Fl., Philly�s Famous Cheese Steaks in Clearwater and most recently at Big Al�s in Delray. I enjoy food and the experience of the outing�but most of all shearing both with other people. For Cheese Steaks�try Zio�s in Delray Beach and then you tell me.

Jim
Jim

Best cheese steak in Florida ... Sonny's on 66 Avenue in Hollywood, Fla. Been in business for over 40 years- same family.and I am from philly. Pat's - Jimmy's - Geno's , no match for Sonny's. Passed on to son - you will have to wait in line on weekends... he's not open on sunday anymore.Ask for #109.....

Barbara Rosen
Barbara Rosen

Living in South Florida for the past 36 1/2 years, we\'ve tried them all, but nothing compares or can beat Philadelphia steak sandwiches, hoagies, or pizza. We\'ve seen Big Al\'s advertised on T.V. and my husband\'s eyes got as big as silver dollars, because the steak sandwich looked like it was from Geno\'s or Pat\'s. Unfortunately we live in Pembroke Pines, and that is a little far for us. Is it possible there might be some thought of bringing Big Al\'s down this way a little closer? Waiting for a reply.

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