By Jacob Villega | Brandywine Line – Brandywine High School
When you’re roaming Delaware and you get a craving for a good old fashioned cheesesteak,where do you go?
Possibly Pat’s Pizza? Maybe Claymont Steak Shop? Or how about Capriotti’s? These three restaurants were rumored to have among the best cheesesteaks in Delaware, so we thought we’d put them to the test and find out for ourselves.
By Town Square Delaware
Who hasn’t seen pictures or videos of Vice President Joe Biden enjoying a juicy cheese steak from Claymont Steak Shop? While still in the Senate, Biden often made time to stop by one of his neighborhood eateries for a bite to eat and a chance to greet old friends. That’s because Claymont Steak Shop has been serving up subs even longer than Joe has been in public office. Restaurants don’t stay in business that long, and they certainly don’t get repeat business from one of the busiest officials in Washington just because of their good looks. Owner Demi Kollias is always brimming with ideas to keep the business (and her food offerings!) fresh, attractive and on top. We caught up with Demi to ask about her strategy for success — one that just about any other small business owner might appreciate.
Big Sandwiches, Low Prices at Claymont Steak Shop
Written by: Mark Nardone
Whether it offers first-class dining or an authentic taste of the First State, each restaurant on this list is worth the drive (and a repeat visit).
The Claymont mainstay is so popular among locals and out-of-staters that a second location recently opened in Newark, though the name remains unchanged.
News Journal Readers & Staff Taste-Testers Find the Yummiest Cheesesteaks in the StateBy Ryan Cormier, The News Journal
Based on reader’s submissions, a four-person panel of cheesesteak fans made up of reporters and editors at The News Journal feasted on steaks from the top three shops to determine a critics’ pick for the best cheesesteak in the state.
Claymont Steak Shop, with its exclusively-made rolls from Serpe’s Bakery in Elsmere and its wholesale rib-eye steak from its own Claymont Food Company, was crowned the winner!
News Journal Article
Written by Wade Malcolm, The News Journal • Photo by Jennifer Corbett, The News Journal
Oscar Flores, a cook at Claymont Steaks for over 16 years, talks about the times that Vice President Joe Biden has come into the steak shop for sandwiches.
Several pictures hang on the wall of the Claymont Steak Shop alongside a note signed by a customer, Joe Biden.
While a U.S. senator, Biden made occasional stops at the iconic lunch spot in the heart of his old hometown to get a hoagie, sometimes wearing Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt.
One day, before he left, the future vice president went behind the counter to pose for photos with the dish washers and kitchen help. He shook their hands and slapped them on the back. He grabbed them by the shoulders and spoke directly into their faces.