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The best cheesesteak isn't from Philadelphia (Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown: New Jersey)

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A Jersey restaurant is giving Philadelphia a run for its money when it comes to cheesesteaks.
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D M (5 hours ago)
The best Phillies are actually in Montana. Thats facts 100
23IBD (1 day ago)
Adrian Poitier (1 day ago)
It is a a disservice to the community of Camden NJ that throughout this 1:40 video not once was the city or town location of this establishment mentioned. And you purposely left the name of it. South Jersey is not Philadelphia it Los Angeles it is many towns and cities. As a member of the community this is extremely disrespectful.
P2floyd (4 days ago)
Had the cheese steak in Philly. I've never had anything more overrated in my life.
Christopher Pazen (6 days ago)
🤤 Mmmmm looks great
mikedoesseo (13 days ago)
I've never been to Philadelphia or NJ..................but I have been making Cheese Steaks the traditional and right way and love them. I watched this full episode and a lot was mentioned about how they season their onions. Can anyone guess what they are putting on those onions who has been there? I'd rate my current attempts a 9/10 and want to get just the slightest bit better. :)
Maximus Decimus  (15 days ago)
I hate watching this when I'm hungry.
Billy Brigade (18 days ago)
I'd visit this place for sure.Damn I miss bourdain already.We will miss ya pal.
vibratingstring (18 days ago)
If you are ever in Honolulu, you have to go the Philly Cheese Steak restaurant there. As a Philadelphian I laughed, but then I went in. And the kid was chopping up the beef, and everything sounded right. The booths were like back home. And the roll was right. I got chatting with the owner, "even the roll was right." He says I kid you not, "we fly them in from Amoroso's." HAHA~!
djiniiiii (19 days ago)
Is that fat fuck Matty Matheson at the back??
apachedisco (22 days ago)
Fuck all of you that came here to say RIP Tony. FUCK YOU.
MrNutsack100 (24 days ago)
Looks like a fart sandwich!
Greenman422 (24 days ago)
Very weird to watch these now
Damien81ful (24 days ago)
I bet it taste like crap
Damien81ful (13 days ago)
Well I bet it does
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
Damien81ful Such a pessimist. Go ahead, Google it, I dare ya.
Jeff Spehar (26 days ago)
Cleveland has the best cheesesteaks.
Drew Rycerz (28 days ago)
This idiocy is why he killed himself.
Brandon Kaplan (29 days ago)
Grew up in Cherry Hill, 20 mins from Philly .. its not a cheesesteak unless its put on a hoagie roll. That “sandwich “ looks tasty though
suckerfree23 (29 days ago)
Miss you Tony
Paul Gordon Boyle (1 month ago)
Exit 16 W
nsmcgirt (1 month ago)
This place sucks,
vervor (1 month ago)
Thanks :)
Fo Reel (1 month ago)
Of course the cook's named Paulie
denmark39 (1 month ago)
Ended too quickly
Mason M (1 month ago)
mb1076 (1 month ago)
I'm not going to risk getting shot in Camden for a f****** cheesesteak.
Liftheavy85 (1 month ago)
demo3456 (1 month ago)
Im glad he is dead
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
demo3456 And I wish YOU were. Nitwit.
doomquixote (1 month ago)
Dylbin Marcus (1 month ago)
Chicks is my favorite
OBAMAhopeless (1 month ago)
LOL !!! This idiot Democrat killed himself. Now in hell.
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
You have nothing better to do than spread this kind of joy? GTFO.
doomquixote (1 month ago)
oh, just 50+
OBAMAhopeless (1 month ago)
teach me. l know you democrat trolls are the best !
doomquixote (1 month ago)
troll level: newborn
OBAMAhopeless (1 month ago)
baby killer
Rashawn Blake (1 month ago)
Sandwiches unlimited or the Papi spot in EO
Mini Me (1 month ago)
I'm sure the sandwich tastes great, but that ain't a cheesesteak.
BootlegFightVideo (1 month ago)
The beef looks awful and poppy sucks pretty much suck.
Gavin McNair (1 month ago)
I love Anthony Bourdain and was crushed when he died, but this is bullshit. Philly has the best no question.
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
Gavin McNair Because you said so...
Big Boi 2000 (1 month ago)
Manny V (1 month ago)
Thought this shit was a bug lol
XxStonedKillerxX (1 month ago)
The best cheesesteak in the world is sold in a derelict food stand in india deep in the slums
Marie Friedlander (1 month ago)
Something about you
Eric Van Zee (1 month ago)
Cheesesteak is served on a long sub roll. This is not a cheesesteak
master25 (1 month ago)
BardockThaRawest (1 month ago)
looks shitty
Art Curious (1 month ago)
RIP Bourdain. This clip is making so hungry.
Alan Wang #36 (1 month ago)
Vegan Demon (1 month ago)
Sorry Ant. I love you with all my heart. But being from Philly and trying noy to be biase. This is not that great only different. Pats baby you're crazy saying this....
Skeene _6 (1 month ago)
Jersey motha fuckas
brandon wright (1 month ago)
The best cheese steak is in philly on south street or any bodega.
Hayden Eden (1 month ago)
Jersey Cheese Steaks >>>>
Rickie-NYC (1 month ago)
No poppyseed for me
C OB (1 month ago)
We love you Tony..enjoy your final trip...see you there
Fred Harvey (1 month ago)
Cheesesteaks are the most overrated sandwich on the planet. Every shithole state on the east coast has their "own superior version" when in reality they're all the same fucking thing: a greasy, artery-clogging, concoction of meat and cheese on bread - that's it. Just eat whatever you want and if someone gets on their high horse about how "authentic" it is, tell them to stop being a pretentious cunt over poor people food.
Learnzz (1 month ago)
Food taste better when your hungry
Mark A (1 month ago)
rip budd
AWSOMUS LATEST (1 month ago)
Subway has the worst....steak...samich
AWSOMUS LATEST (12 days ago)
4orrcountry -what's with that meatball sandwich.....no taste....soybean
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
AWSOMUS LATEST They have the worst EVERYTHING - but they'll do in a pinch, FAR better than fast burgers.
Faladod (1 month ago)
Ayo its gotta be good if anthony bordain is droppin by americas most dangerous hood to eat✌🏿to da philly originators tho👊🏿
Sonyag1 (1 month ago)
The best cheese steak sandwich is in Buffalo, New York.
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
Sonyag1 Okay...WHERE?
mikecantreed (1 month ago)
These guys are really proud to have been on Bourdain's show. They run the episode on repeat at the bar. RIP.
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
They should be.
mikedoesseo (13 days ago)
I would be proud too if I was them. I've never been to Philly or NJ, but I love making cheesesteaks at home. I believe I am making them the right and traditional way after lots of research. What do you think they are seasoning their onions with at Donkeys? It looks really good and I want to try to figure it out. Any guesses?
Dylan (1 month ago)
MIKE ZICCARDI (1 month ago)
This is Not a Real.cheese steak...dont be fooled....
Reno Slim (1 month ago)
The best cheese steak I've ever had was in Parkside PA in Deleware County where Cheese Whiz was NOT an option.
Nautilus1972 (1 month ago)
Processed cheese? This Bourdain guy is a fraud. Typical 'celebrity chef'. Fuck that.
Calvin Lee (1 month ago)
Not P@ts, Not G@nos. Gooey Louie's and Dalessandro's!!
Malik Holmes (1 month ago)
Calvin Lee preach brother, pats and genos are tourist steaks, they're NOT REAL PHILLY STEAKS
Refresh2b (1 month ago)
Actually you can go to a lot of S.Jersey restaurants and get a Quality Cheesesteak product. Just as good as Philly. But I suggest hitting them all up because each is unique and all are Excellent!
Bill Latibay (1 month ago)
Loyalty1269 (1 month ago)
He’s not fuckin with johns
mikemoair (1 month ago)
I don't like messy food. I don't want to eat and then feel like I need to take a shower afterwards. UNLESS I ate with Jessica Alba and we showered together to save water.
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
mikemoair She wouldn't be caught dead with a wimp like you.
fgldnglbs (1 month ago)
Bourdain would, of course, go to an out of the way place. I'll take his, and the posters', word for it. Two weeks ago, I picked up my cousins at the airport and we went to Pat's and Geno's as the head of said Miami family was taking them for the Philly experience. I was giving Pat's a second chance after having a bad experience with tough meat 10 years ago. High marks this time for the meat, bread(which the head of the family underlined) and everything else. Geno's was OK, but didn't break the tape that night. Now, if the poppyseed roll at Donkey's is fresh, I won't call it heresy; I'm curious about the spices. I can guarantee crowds from the X-Ponential Music Festival if they're not there already. If they have portable equipment, they should come. R.I.P., Anthony.
vibratingstring (18 days ago)
We used to eat at Jims' on South Street back in high school on a Friday night. And we ate at Abner's in West Philadelphia on a Saturday night!
fgldnglbs (28 days ago)
Matt Hope See reply below.
fgldnglbs (28 days ago)
Brian Griffin As I said, it was a WHOLE DECADE since I was at either place, so I measure Pat's and Geno's v what I know in my neck of the woods(Bucks) and Pat's, at least that night, got it right for my taste. If Jim's, Delassandro's etc. are revelations, so be it.
Brian Griffin (1 month ago)
fgldnglbs Anyone who namedrops Pat' s and Geno's don't know shit about cheesesteaks. Nice try, tourist.
Matt Hope (1 month ago)
Pats and Genos are tourist traps. In terms of Philly cheesesteaks, they're low tier. Try places like Delassandros, Mama's, and Jim's next time you come to Philly.
togolilbro (1 month ago)
RIP my favorite burger slut :(
Danny Soule (1 month ago)
Yooo he’s dead
Si Señor (1 month ago)
I tried. Not that big of a deal. It’s different.
mikedoesseo (13 days ago)
Hey Oscar..................any guess what they are seasoning their onions with?
Scuffed Steve Aoki (16 days ago)
A cheese steak is a dumb creation to begin with. Of course the idiots of philidelphia came up with it. Why ruin good steak meat with cheese??? The gall...
vibratingstring (18 days ago)
Ontario that is absolutely true. My favourite ofall time was Cisco's but now they are closed! It was a sad day.
FLCL (20 days ago)
frenk GNU ishkibibbles
tgoh1 (24 days ago)
Finally someone who knows
Sue Lee (1 month ago)
Rest In Peace Anthony Bourdain 🤮🤮🤮🤮
Gene Vonderlinden (1 month ago)
looks great !
Rainman (1 month ago)
Rip Mr. Bourdain (1956-2018)
The paper plate was such an elegant touch...?
Tony Soprano (2 months ago)
I finally went!!! I was in sales meetings in Philly and had to go. Three Canadian boys , Me from Toronto a guy from Winnipeg and a dude from Edmonton. We loved the place and the staff was awesome. Great fucking sandwich I will go back again and again when in Philly Camden is a cool town.
Sidrauneg (3 months ago)
I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and I found that the worst cheesesteaks were in th city. PUDGE'S NORRISTOWN PA. THE BEST
Caron (4 months ago)
i like how the video ends abruptly after he tries the cheesesteak....i think he gets shot after
Marc Viquez (4 months ago)
I hate the fact that he calls this Jersey style cheesesteaks since all places in the state serve cheesesteaks on a hoagie roll. Is Donkey's the only place to served it on a kaiser roll?
Lloyd Bonafide (4 months ago)
1:40 - That's about how much time ANYONE normal should spend in Jersey. LMAO.
Lloyd Bonafide (4 months ago)
1:40 - Whats with the wadded up American Flag? Show a little respect you Jersey slug and fold it CORRECTLY every night when you take it down and store is CORRECTLY.
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
Lloyd Bonafide He gets major points for FLYING our flag. Everything okay at home?
Daavid Murphy (1 month ago)
I take it down and fold it daily. Correctly.
brianjschumer (1 month ago)
Lloyd Bonafide I agree but also disagree, hes probably been taking the flag in and out for 30 years, and tired. Much respect for raising and lowering every single day..many of those car dealerships on route 1/9 Jersey Leave theirs up in rain and snow, never lowered.
amishmike1 (4 months ago)
I believe they have a location that's outside of the Baghdad....I mean Camden.....city limits.
Mike West (5 months ago)
Looks like donkey shit to me
tackless (5 months ago)
A poppy seed kaiser roll cannot make the sandwich better it can just make it different. That being said I would try one if I was so inclined to go to this neighborhood. I'm in my seventies and this neighborhood was shit even back when I was a kid.
Midas Report (5 months ago)
(shudders) 0:43 Can't you use a cutting board?!
Fishing4 Fun (5 months ago)
poppy seed roll,,, bullshit
Gannon (5 months ago)
Lmao get the fuck outta here. I am a south jersey native who lives in Philadelphia and Donkeys is overrated and not that great. There's thousands of better cheesesteaks in Philly
boss hog (5 months ago)
Philly is judge on pats and genos Camden bread sucks nj do not have the rolls phila.pa have
Ray Fan (5 months ago)
Is there anything similar to this in LA?
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
Andy Arexx Except dungeons crab. And In'an'Out.
Andy Arexx (1 month ago)
there's nothing in the west coast lol
Mark Krok (5 months ago)
My Grandparents were best friends with the Great Leon . Legendary people came over from poland together my Grandparents lived on Witman Ave miss my Babcia
NJ BEARDED RHINO (5 months ago)
It's looks really good but I'm from NJ and I gotta say Philly does it better
fuzzyone99 (5 months ago)
Cheesesteak is so overrated. There are so many more awesome foods to get in Philly that you could eat great meals out every day for years while avoiding cheesesteak. If you want cheap food-truck food anyway the bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches are better.
mikedoesseo (13 days ago)
Well guys I love your cheesesteak and have really enjoyed making them at home. What other Philly dishes should I be researching on the internet? I know the roast pork sandwich is supposed to be special. What else would you recommend? :)
vibratingstring (18 days ago)
My favourite food in Philadelphia: Anything Georges Perrier chefs. :-)
Charles Rorke (6 months ago)
More fake news from CNN
mikedoesseo (12 days ago)
Yes you're right 4orrcountry..................CNN is not the enemy of the people. They love us! Fake news for all!
4orrcountry (13 days ago)
mikedoesseo (13 days ago)
LOL @ Charles. Fake news! :)
Sarfaraz Nawaz (6 months ago)
anthony bourdan my faviourate on tlc
Marten Dekker (6 months ago)
Fake cheese, air bread...no thks.
Mack Teen (6 months ago)
jeff cracknell (6 months ago)
Fuck CNN! Fuck you all!
Eskimo Joe (6 months ago)
This is seven layers of heresy.
Mark (6 months ago)
I see some ass Whoopins or should I say beatings in Anthony's future.
Joseph Pembroke (6 months ago)
brian morris (6 months ago)
Best cheese steak is in Cleveland Ohio.
Malik Holmes (1 month ago)
brian morris lmmfao😂😂😂😂
John Devereaux (6 months ago)
It's no White House
Tony Soprano (6 months ago)
Im from Canada and use to travel to Camden to help out a drywall plant. I wish I knew about Donkeys I would have eaten there every day

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