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Indianapolis' 4 best spots to score cheesesteaks, without breaking the bank

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop | Photo: Tabitha S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 03, 2020.

Got a hankering for cheesesteaks?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cheesesteak hot spots in Indianapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike.

1. Big City Grill & Lemonade

photo: nicole s./yelp

Topping the list is Big City Grill & Lemonade. Located at 23 E. 38th St. in Meridian Kessler, the traditional American spot, which offers burgers and cheesesteaks, is the highest-rated low-priced cheesesteak spot in Indianapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 93 reviews on Yelp. 

The restaurant serves salads, sandwiches, burgers and more. On the menu, look for the steak and chicken combo sandwich with mushroom and onion.

2. Steak Escape Willow Lake

photo: mari g./yelp

Next up is College Park's Steak Escape Willow Lake, situated at 2440 Lake Circle Drive. It's a location of the national chain. With 4.5 stars out of 79 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score cheesesteaks and sandwiches has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

Steak Escape Willow Lake is a sandwich shop that specializes in cheesesteaks of the South Philly variety. Also on the menu, look for the fresh-cut fries and the grilled veggies and meat bowl.

3. Philadelphia Steak and Fries

photo: jay s./yelp

Park 100's Philadelphia Steak and Fries, located at 5745 W. 86th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable spot to score cheesesteaks and sandwiches four stars out of 36 reviews.

Philadelphia Steak and Fries specializes in cheesesteaks but it offers an entire breakfast menu omelets, biscuits, French toast and more. On the menu, look for the Philly hoagie with ham, salami and cappacola or the meatball sub.

4. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

photo: jastina c./yelp

This member of the well-known chain Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, a spot to score sandwiches and cheesesteaks in Castleton, is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 128 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5320 E. 82nd St., Suite 105 to see for yourself. 

The business specializes in cheese steaks and serves freshly made roasted pulled turkey and slow roasted beef. The menu offers a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and more.


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