Feb 15, 2011

Review: Subway - Steak & Cheese Sub

Subway Steak & Cheese Sub has been an on again, off again menu item that is now a permanent fixture on the menu. Like all Subway subs, it features your choice of bread, cheese, condiments, and veggies and a specific meat, in this case, steak. Since cheese is free on all Subway subs, they really should have just called it the "Steak Sub" but I guess that's just not as catchy.

Since it's "FebruANY," it'll only cost you $5 for a Footlong this month but is normally $6.25.

I went pretty simple and classic with my Steak & Cheese footlong: just steak, provolone cheese, red onions, and green bell peppers toasted on Jalapeno Cheese bread. Jalapeno Cheese bread is not on the national Subway menu so your local Subway may or may not serve it.
Subway steak, like all their meats, is pre-cooked and resembles a chopped moist beef jerky in appearance. Their are two scoops of steak per Steak & Cheese. I believe you get four scoops (i.e double meat) with the Big Philly Cheesesteak. Tastewise, while it's not juicy, it's well-seasoned and tender enough to not be chewy.

The provolone is quite mild and while nicely melted, I found myself wishing for more cheese as I ate the sandwich. The veggies were plentiful and I was pleased to get a good taste of bell pepper and onions in every bite.
The bread was toasted to a nice crustiness with a soft crumb within. While I could see cheese baked in on top, I really couldn't taste it. I especially liked the jalapenos that were baked into the bread; it gave the sandwich the occasional and surprising bite.

While Subway's Steak & Cheese Sub is never going to satisfy my craving for a Philly Cheesesteak, it's a good sub in its own right and I would happily eat it again.

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Nutritional Info - Subway 6-inch Steak & Cheese Sub (244g)
Calories - 380 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 4.5g)
Sodium - 1230mg
Carbs - 50g (Sugar - 6g)
Protein - 26g


  1. That was a pretty funny description of the ingredients, nice. The meat doesn't look very good, I agree with you there. I'm surprised you hate the bread so much though, I've never had a Subway sandwich where the bread was terrible. Average maybe, but never squashed, and not soggy if I don't let it sit around for a really long time.

    It's a convenience choice to me, like McDonald's or Burger King. Subway's all over the place. We can't all just hop in a car and drive across the country every time we want a sandwich.

  2. I almost hate to say this, but ultimately it's obvious there are different sets of standards in play here.  What I would describe as a "good sub" or a sandwich I would "happily eat again" is far different than a Subway Steak and Cheese. Fresh ingredients will trump pre-cooked "scoops" of cadaver gray beef and squishy, soggy, squashed bread every time.  I live in the Deep South, but it wouldn't take too much arm-twisting to get me on a road trip to Philly and NYC for some really good sandwiches, and at prices no higher than Subway's.

  3. As a Philly girl I never thought I would hear 2 scoops of steak in a discription for cheese steak. Can't imagine eating one that wasn't cooked to order. Nothing like the real thing.

  4. Haha, it's like Raisin Bran! But yeah, I wouldn't really compare it to the real thing.

  5. Looks and reads as a palatable and perhaps yummy sandwich so I will give it a try as soon as I can collect and cash in enough aluminum cans to pay for the critter.

  6. Where's the Beef? I just ordered this foot long Sandwich at a Subway located on E. Santa Clara st, in San Jose, Cal at a cost of $7.25, and they gave me two paper trays of meat, need less to say it was not filling and they were stingy about giving me extra vegetables ( Cucumbers, Spinach, etc). Subway needs to publish how much meat each sandwich should have, and posted at Subway stores for customers to compare against.

  7. there was no steak sauce, (raw veggies) is not how i eat my steak sub. i want the steak cooked fresh. i want the option of toasting it, not a necessity cause the steak is cold(pre made portions)! and i want my veggies cooked not raw, plus mushrooms are also a must which the store didnt have cause he said they dont serve the? i love subway..... but a steak sub is something i will never get again at subway. which is sad!!!

  8. they were very stingy about giving us extra veggies to.


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