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Willy-Joe's Steak Shop
Ranked #121 of 492 Restaurants in Allentown
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

Love this place, best hot dog's in the area or anywhere, use the Lehigh St location, it is different, cleaner, place to sit down, and if you like a brew this location has beer. The downtown location is shabby and not in a very good area, cheese steak is fine at Lehigh but downtown awful,

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Thank Stanley H
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We generally use the Lehigh Street location because it is closer and parking is easier. We go about once a month for crisp hot dogs w/everything (mustard, onion and chili). They are reminders of the hot dogs served in the Coal Region in the 50's. It could be cleaner and the entrance-way is a turnoff but don't let that deceive you. Their draft birch beer is a treat with the wieners, cold and crisp. They have other fare and sell six packs of beer as well as draft.
Two criticisms, the onions are not consistently the same and getting back onto Lehigh Street takes patience and ingenuity. If you want a GOOD dog skip the competition in Allentown and go here.

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Reviewed 18 August 2011

OK, I was always a hot dog addict.
My addiction started at this place back in the 1950s.
I was fascinated watching big Willy make those dogs and steaks, while Josephine supervised.
My fascination with the taste and texture of a WJ dog bordered on devotion.
That tasty hot dog, the magical chilli sauce, the snappy onions, and that moist, delectable bun.
This was the best deal in town, and at $1.30 today, it still is!
As a kid I was missing something.
The Willy Joe's steak is their best item on the menu. WJs was making the best steak sandwich's long before Gino's and Pat's came up with their Philly Cheese steak, a very tasty item
We stopped by the 15th and Liberty location
three times, and the Lehigh Avenue location twice.
I prefer the 15th Street location for steaks. It is now located in a changing area, so stay alert.
I met the new owner. He said that Joe gave him her secret recipe for the chill sauce, when he purchased the business.
It's true.
The steaks are great without cheese. They now come with the same chilli sauce Willy put on his dogs. The steak bun is identical to the old school version, the pickles and peppers too.
Try Willy Joe's steaks, and dogs, you will not want any other.
* Nix besser is a Pennsylvania Dutch expression
which means there are none better.

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