Amato's Sandwich Shops

★★★★★
  • 1162 Saratoga Ave

    San Jose, CA 95129

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  • 408-246-4007

About Amato's Sandwich Shops

Hours
11am - 10:00pm, Sundays - Friday 11 am - 9:00pm, Saturday 11 am - 7:00pm, Sunday

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Being Pennsylvania dutch, I know what an outstanding, bonified, Real Philly Cheesesteak is, and folks, Amatos, is the only refuge for real, east coast eats.
The flavor is incomparable, bursting with sauteed onions, american cheese,

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Being Pennsylvania dutch, I know what an outstanding, bonified, Real Philly Cheesesteak is, and folks, Amatos, is the only refuge for real, east coast eats.
The flavor is incomparable, bursting with sauteed onions, american cheese,

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I love this sandwich place. My friend introduced me to this place about three years ago and I fell in love with it. I usually get the steak and cheese shorty sized sandwich is still huge. I think it is impossible to finish a twelve inch. I would highly recommend this place to all.

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I love this sandwich place. My friend introduced me to this place about three years ago and I fell in love with it. I usually get the steak and cheese shorty sized sandwich is still huge. I think it is impossible to finish a twelve inch. I would highly recommend this place to all.

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They use canned mushrooms. That REALLY throws off the flavor of the sandwich. So, do not order with mushrooms. The meat was plentiful but dry. Meanwhile the bun was probably the best part of the sandwich. Does that seem right to you?

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They use canned mushrooms. That REALLY throws off the flavor of the sandwich. So, do not order with mushrooms. The meat was plentiful but dry. Meanwhile the bun was probably the best part of the sandwich. Does that seem right to you?

Pros: they serve beer

Cons: did i mention canned mushrooms? who uses canned mushrooms?

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My friend used to always tell me about this great cheese steak he always got. I finally decided to go there myself and I was so glad I did. The cheesesteaks are perfect!

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★★★★☆

My friend used to always tell me about this great cheese steak he always got. I finally decided to go there myself and I was so glad I did. The cheesesteaks are perfect!

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Amato's is off the hook!!! I've been eating here since 1997, I've never had a bad experience. I love the bread here... If anyone ever wants a great Philly Cheesesteak, you gotta go to Amato's...

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★★★★☆

Amato's is off the hook!!! I've been eating here since 1997, I've never had a bad experience. I love the bread here... If anyone ever wants a great Philly Cheesesteak, you gotta go to Amato's...

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I love love love this place!!! They guys that work there are always friendly and Its like your at your friends house or something!!! The cheese steaks are sooooo good you will be addicted of you dont eat your fingers off....

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I love love love this place!!! They guys that work there are always friendly and Its like your at your friends house or something!!! The cheese steaks are sooooo good you will be addicted of you dont eat your fingers off....

Pros: Friendly services,great food, good prices

Cons: Sometimes it gets really busy but its worth it!!

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It's hard to believe that Amato's isn't more crowded than it usually is. They serve the most incredible cheesesteak sandwiches! The portions are huge - even the smallest option was almost too much to finish and the sides (onion rings, cheese fries, etc.) are yummy, too.

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It's hard to believe that Amato's isn't more crowded than it usually is. They serve the most incredible cheesesteak sandwiches! The portions are huge - even the smallest option was almost too much to finish and the sides (onion rings, cheese fries, etc.) are yummy, too.

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These sandwhiches are without a doubt the best on either coast. If youd rather go chew on a wet taco (yes the guy below me doesnt know cr/-\p about Philly and is propably an illegal immagrant) than go elsewhere. If you know anything about food you'll go to this place for your sandwhiches.

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★★★☆☆

These sandwhiches are without a doubt the best on either coast. If youd rather go chew on a wet taco (yes the guy below me doesnt know cr/-\p about Philly and is propably an illegal immagrant) than go elsewhere. If you know anything about food you'll go to this place for your sandwhiches.

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The kids want good pizza and you want a something else or a nice salad. Here you go, the kids love this place and I have to say I enjoy going here. Excellent service and fresh hot food.

The place to go for pizza and a nice sandwich and a drink.

Very family friendly.

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★★★★★

The kids want good pizza and you want a something else or a nice salad. Here you go, the kids love this place and I have to say I enjoy going here. Excellent service and fresh hot food.

The place to go for pizza and a nice sandwich and a drink.

Very family friendly.

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This is a great family own restaurant that makes the best sandwiches around. It specializes in Philadelphia style cheese steak sandwiches. Its menu consist of around 35 sandwiches (my personal favorite is the chicken cheese steak and mushroom sandwich). If you are looking for a great Philly cheese steak you will be delighted with Amatos!!!!!!

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★★★★★

This is a great family own restaurant that makes the best sandwiches around. It specializes in Philadelphia style cheese steak sandwiches. Its menu consist of around 35 sandwiches (my personal favorite is the chicken cheese steak and mushroom sandwich). If you are looking for a great Philly cheese steak you will be delighted with Amatos!!!!!!

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My wife told me about this place. I arrived about 1pm and the line was LONG. I was in shock. This has got to be good stuff. Well I place my order and wait about 10-15 minutes. Wow, a long wait. I ordered 1 cheesteak, side of onion rings and some chili cheese fries. I instantly munch on it. The sourdough bread is amazing. VERY good stuff. The meat is delicious. Lots of peppers, pepperochinos, lettuce, tomato, white american cheese. No doubt its good stuff. Worth $7?Hell yes! Worth the long wait? Yep. Would I return? I'll be there tomorrow, maybe I'll try the pizza steak sandwich or maybe brave another cheesesteak. The cheesesteak smells so good. Amazing.

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★★★★★

My wife told me about this place. I arrived about 1pm and the line was LONG. I was in shock. This has got to be good stuff. Well I place my order and wait about 10-15 minutes. Wow, a long wait. I ordered 1 cheesteak, side of onion rings and some chili cheese fries. I instantly munch on it. The sourdough bread is amazing. VERY good stuff. The meat is delicious. Lots of peppers, pepperochinos, lettuce, tomato, white american cheese. No doubt its good stuff. Worth $7?Hell yes! Worth the long wait? Yep. Would I return? I'll be there tomorrow, maybe I'll try the pizza steak sandwich or maybe brave another cheesesteak. The cheesesteak smells so good. Amazing.

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Perhaps if you've grown up on the west coast, the cheesesteaks here might appeal to you. But for a native son of the City of Brotherly Love, these cheesesteaks are awful. The buns are like three times the size they're supposed to be and not brushed with egg enough for the proper crust. The wiz is some generic stuff, not real Cheese Wiz. The steak is sub-par from that used in real Philly joints like Pat's, Genos or Jim's. If you're from Philly, you'll be disappointed so stay away.

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Perhaps if you've grown up on the west coast, the cheesesteaks here might appeal to you. But for a native son of the City of Brotherly Love, these cheesesteaks are awful. The buns are like three times the size they're supposed to be and not brushed with egg enough for the proper crust. The wiz is some generic stuff, not real Cheese Wiz. The steak is sub-par from that used in real Philly joints like Pat's, Genos or Jim's. If you're from Philly, you'll be disappointed so stay away.

Pros: Philly Memorabilia

Cons: Bad buns, Bad Wiz, Bad Steak

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When you get the craving for a Philly cheesesteak, Amatos is where you should head to. Extremely friendly staff. The food is absolutely the best in the area, and prices are reasonable. They have quite a selection of different types of cheesteaks. Check it out!

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★★★★★

When you get the craving for a Philly cheesesteak, Amatos is where you should head to. Extremely friendly staff. The food is absolutely the best in the area, and prices are reasonable. They have quite a selection of different types of cheesteaks. Check it out!

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Amato's is a small hole in the wall philly cheese steak restaurant that is fashioned a bit like a diner. You can see them cook your food if you sit at the bar or you can choose to sit at the tables they have in the restaurant or outside. A cheese steak shorty will run you about 6 dollars. Double the size for about double the price. Don't let the names fool you. A shorty is more than enough food for a guy. I have a feeling the only people that order the "whole" are feeding a family with one sandwich. Most of the times, my friends and I get the shorty and if you're really hungry or plan on sharing we will get a half. Personally I get a shorty and eat only half of it. They are large. So you certainly get your money's worth.

Everyone there has been really nice to me. They may have the appearance of an attitude, but once you get to talking to them, everyone is sweet. They are certainly concerned if you didn't like your sandwich or if something was wrong with your experience. I'm sure they'd make you a new sandwich if you asked, but I have yet to get a bad one.

We always order a side of frys as well. Again, one side of frys is generally good for a group of three and certainly good for a pair of you. If you have to buy the frys and a drink and cheesesteak, most likely you're going to be paying around 12-13 dollars. But this is a good meal. They use real steak which you can see them slicing up, bake the break on site daily and are always crowded because of their yummy food. This is a highly recommend if you like large and good cheesesteaks. And always get the frys.

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★★★★★

Amato's is a small hole in the wall philly cheese steak restaurant that is fashioned a bit like a diner. You can see them cook your food if you sit at the bar or you can choose to sit at the tables they have in the restaurant or outside. A cheese steak shorty will run you about 6 dollars. Double the size for about double the price. Don't let the names fool you. A shorty is more than enough food for a guy. I have a feeling the only people that order the "whole" are feeding a family with one sandwich. Most of the times, my friends and I get the shorty and if you're really hungry or plan on sharing we will get a half. Personally I get a shorty and eat only half of it. They are large. So you certainly get your money's worth.

Everyone there has been really nice to me. They may have the appearance of an attitude, but once you get to talking to them, everyone is sweet. They are certainly concerned if you didn't like your sandwich or if something was wrong with your experience. I'm sure they'd make you a new sandwich if you asked, but I have yet to get a bad one.

We always order a side of frys as well. Again, one side of frys is generally good for a group of three and certainly good for a pair of you. If you have to buy the frys and a drink and cheesesteak, most likely you're going to be paying around 12-13 dollars. But this is a good meal. They use real steak which you can see them slicing up, bake the break on site daily and are always crowded because of their yummy food. This is a highly recommend if you like large and good cheesesteaks. And always get the frys.

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The cheesteaks are the BEST. I could barely eat a small one and it was so delicious. I saved it for later. This place is packed at lunch and with good reason. The staff are all adorable and treat you like family. If you haven't tried this you are missing out.

PROS: Best Cheesteak Ever
CONS: none

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★★★★★

The cheesteaks are the BEST. I could barely eat a small one and it was so delicious. I saved it for later. This place is packed at lunch and with good reason. The staff are all adorable and treat you like family. If you haven't tried this you are missing out.

PROS: Best Cheesteak Ever
CONS: none

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Amato's is my favorite cheese steak shop on the West Coast. The gentleman who owns it makes the steaks often, and his son works the register. The steaks are delicious - although sometimes they are a little inconsistent. The cheese doesn't always melt by the time you eat it, things like that. BUT!... when they come out right they are as good as any you'll get in Philly (except Mama's in Bala Cynwd.) As far as the Italian Hoagie - it is my favorite one ANYWHERE. I think it is as good as any hoagie you can get. Fat, delicious, and on large soft roll. The meats are high quality and flavorful! God I want one right now!
Cheesefries - perfect whizzed deliciousness - and refill sodas. Great place! Fun and delicious.

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Amato's is my favorite cheese steak shop on the West Coast. The gentleman who owns it makes the steaks often, and his son works the register. The steaks are delicious - although sometimes they are a little inconsistent. The cheese doesn't always melt by the time you eat it, things like that. BUT!... when they come out right they are as good as any you'll get in Philly (except Mama's in Bala Cynwd.) As far as the Italian Hoagie - it is my favorite one ANYWHERE. I think it is as good as any hoagie you can get. Fat, delicious, and on large soft roll. The meats are high quality and flavorful! God I want one right now!
Cheesefries - perfect whizzed deliciousness - and refill sodas. Great place! Fun and delicious.

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Hey, Being from Philly I know a good Chyeesesteak! and this place has got'm. The Sandwiches there are so big I had to wrap 1/2 to take home. Hey for the price I paid wich was about $7.50 with a drink, the other places I went, you could have made 4 of there sandwiches out of just one of Amato's. Oh and the Cheeses fries are the best I have ever eaten, couldn,t finish them either awhole lot of fries in one order. you get your moneys worth here. But big don't always mean good, but in this case the flavor and great taste make you keep eating till you stuffed so i give Amato,s 9 out of 10. good job keep it up

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Hey, Being from Philly I know a good Chyeesesteak! and this place has got'm. The Sandwiches there are so big I had to wrap 1/2 to take home. Hey for the price I paid wich was about $7.50 with a drink, the other places I went, you could have made 4 of there sandwiches out of just one of Amato's. Oh and the Cheeses fries are the best I have ever eaten, couldn,t finish them either awhole lot of fries in one order. you get your moneys worth here. But big don't always mean good, but in this case the flavor and great taste make you keep eating till you stuffed so i give Amato,s 9 out of 10. good job keep it up

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Their small cheesesteak with the works would definately be more than enough for a large appetite and is about $7. They offer cheesesteaks with chicken. Their sandwiches are meat galore. I request 1/2 the amount of meat with extra cheese. Yum! Ambiance is poor... so take on a romantic picnic or sit by the fire or great for a movie night.

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★★★★★

Their small cheesesteak with the works would definately be more than enough for a large appetite and is about $7. They offer cheesesteaks with chicken. Their sandwiches are meat galore. I request 1/2 the amount of meat with extra cheese. Yum! Ambiance is poor... so take on a romantic picnic or sit by the fire or great for a movie night.

Pros: call ahead, quality fast food, great $ vs portion

Cons: , ambiance

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This is the best place for a cheese steak!! I have been going since it opened, and you cant beat the friendly service and the price for the size of the portion!!

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This is the best place for a cheese steak!! I have been going since it opened, and you cant beat the friendly service and the price for the size of the portion!!

Pros: great food, great service, big portions

Cons: crowded, no parking

 

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