Lefty’s Does Cheesesteaks Right

. April 3, 2020.
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A re-introduction to a classic favorite

Lefty’s Cheesesteak will be open for carry-out only. There will be no dining in due to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Lefty’s Cheesesteak on Ann Arbor Saline Road is one of a dozen restaurants in the franchise serving classic American sandwiches to Southeast Michigan hoagie lovers. This restaurant offers a menu of delicious sandwiches in a casual setting and an appreciation for the amazing things “lefty’s” can do (the owner is a lefty).

Friendly and fun

Lefty’s is clean and spacious with plenty of natural lighting. When you walk in, a giant wall (coincidentally on your left) includes about 50 pictures of famous left-handed celebrities, athletes and politicians. Trying to name each one with the kids is a great way to pass the time as you wait for your food. The staff were very friendly and checked on us several times to make sure everything was to our liking.

Comfort food

We ordered a variety of dishes, allowing everyone to take a few bites of each. There is no menu specifically for kids, but most of the items on the menu are kid friendly. The sandwiches are too big for kids, so one sandwich might be enough for a couple of kids to share. Just be prepared for some messy fingers and shirts. We ordered a classic 12-inch cheesesteak hoagie ($11.89) with red pepper sauce, a fried chicken sandwich ($6.99), a corned beef reuben on rye ($10.99), a Greek salad ($6.99), curly fries ($3.29), cheesesteak eggrolls ($5.55) and buffalo chicken eggrolls ($5.55).

IMG-0352The first bite of every sandwich was divine. The cheesesteak hoagie is made with a tender ribeye steak grilled to order and served piping hot in warm, soft bread with gooey, melted cheese and grilled onions. Add the spicy cherry pepper sauce to your cheesesteak for a nice kick. The eggrolls boast the same ingredients as the sandwiches but are wrapped and then deep fried in a wonton shell, then served with a cool, spicy thousand island dipping sauce. The corned beef is marinated with a house recipe of spices, cooked overnight and sliced to order. It is served with savory sauerkraut, made the way a reuben should be.

The fried chicken sandwich featured a crispy chicken breast topped with fresh lettuce, tomato, and cheese, then adorned with a tangy sauce. Our son enjoyed eating it like a burger and declared it “tender and juicy.” The hoagie was the sandwich of choice for our 4-year old because she liked the soft bread filled with warm, tasty meat. Our 6-year old loves beets, olives and feta so the Greek salad was her favorite. My husband chose the hoagie and I loved the sauerkraut on the reuben. And who doesn’t love hot, well-seasoned curly fries? There are a number of cold cut sandwiches and Coney hot dogs on the menu which we will try on our next visit. We also promised our daughter we would go back to try the rainbow colored Superman cheesecake (reminiscent of the Superman ice cream flavor)!

Treat yourself

Although Lefty’s Cheesesteak might not be the best place to abide by your New Year’s resolutions, you will definitely be satisfied with the quality food and service. A casual, friendly atmosphere with attendant service and decadent, savory, comforting and indulgent sandwiches. Everyone deserves to treat themselves. A hoagie from Lefty’s is the right way to do it.

The Short Course

Kid-friendly: Yes.
To avoid wait: Usually no wait.
Noise level: Relatively quiet.
Bathroom amenities: Clean bathrooms but no changing tables.
Highchairs: Yes.
Kids’ menu: No.
Anything healthy for kids: It is burgers and hoagies but there are salads too!
Food allergy concerns: I would recommend discussing with server.

Lefty’s Cheesesteak

3157 Ann Arbor Saline Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 | 734-929-2122

4003 Carpenter Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 l 734-677-7717

5055 Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 l 734-879-1000

Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday 11am-8pm
leftyscheesesteakinc.com