What Makes A Great Cheesesteak? - Boxhill Crabcakes


What Makes A Great Cheesesteak?

Learn what makes a great cheesesteak at Box Hill!

Learn what makes a great cheesesteak at Box Hill!

While many customers come to Box Hill for our world-famous crab cakes, our large cheesesteaks are another favorite! The sub may look easy to make, but using the right ingredients is essential for making a great cheesesteak. Come into Box Hill to try one of our signature cheesesteaks for yourself to see what all the hype is about!

The Bread

As with any sandwich or sub, a cheesesteak is nothing without a delicious base of bread. Some people prefer their rolls toasted while others like a soft and chewy roll. Either way makes a good cheesesteak, as long as the bread has a balance of being a little chewy, not too airy, and not too tough.

The Meat

When you order a cheesesteak, you should expect to get a sub filled generously with shredded steak. At Box Hill, we always want to satisfy our customers, and pile on as much meat as the sub can handle! You should never feel hungry after eating a good cheesesteak.


This is where it gets tricky, as people have very strong opinions about which type of cheese should be on a cheesesteak. In many tourist spots in Philly, you will likely find bright yellow Cheez Whiz. In more local shops, you’ll find more traditional cheese such as American and provolone.


A traditional simple cheesesteak will just have fried onions and maybe a few hot or sweet peppers for added flavor. However, you can add practically any topping to a cheesesteak and it will taste delicious, including basics like tomatoes, mushrooms, and lettuce, or more untraditional additions such as pizza sauce or sriracha.

Cheesesteaks From Box Hill

Our cheesesteaks are one our most popular menu items, and for good reasons! As with everything we serve at Box Hill, we make each meal with the best ingredients to ensure our customers are satisfied. If our cheesesteaks sound too good to be true, check out a few comments from happy customers!

  • “Their subs and all their food is out of this world! Once you go there, you will always go back!” – Karen Chriest, Facebook.
  • “They have the best subs I know first hand. My favorite sub shop too…!” – Shelby Turpin, Facebook.
  • “A Harford county landmark. Best cheesesteak sub around town.” – East C., Yelp.
  • “Loaded steak subs are tasty!  It’s no-frills dining. Good food doesn’t need frills.” – Jessi E., Yelp.

It’s Always the Right Time for Box Hill

We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.

Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.

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