Pat’s who? Gino’s what? Fuhgettaboutit. It’s all about Pudge’s in Blue Bell, PA. Come hungry because a couple of “large” sized sandwiches could feed a small village with a foot and a half of juicy chopped ribeye piled high on fresh Italian bread that tastes like it was just baked that day. If you know what’s good for you, your 18 inches of meat will be smothered with fried onions and have white American cheese oozing out.
I introduced my parents to my favorite, the Mushroom Cheesesteak with fried onions. Mom and Dad made me proud and took it down with gusto.
Ah yes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
First located across from LaSalle University, Pudge’s was started 40 years ago by Frank Carbone, who was nicknamed “Pudge” after Betty Boop’s dog. The restaurant has been in Blue Bell now for over 30 years. They will soon be moving into new digs, but don’t worry they won’t be far. Just around the corner at the Whitpain Shopping Center (1510 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA).
Whenever I’m in town, a cheesesteak from Pudge’s is a must. Wash one down with some of the birch beer they have on tap and you will be one happy, and fullll camper.
1530 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422