Monday, July 02, 2018

South Street Steaks shut down by Montgomery County after "accident"

South Street Steaks is closed due to an "accident," according to a sign in the window. The restaurant has been closed since June 25 at 7:22 PM, according to a condemnation sign posted by the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, which has declared the building "UNSAFE" for occupancy.

Strangely, in 2011, the cheesesteak restaurant was also condemned, after it was struck by a vehicle. Even more strangely, the restaurant is not saying anything about the "accident" that caused the closure - or even that they are closed - on any of their social media accounts or website.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

From the the MoCoShow blog:

"I reached out to South Street Steaks and they told me the following:

”There was an accident ( a car from a public parking side hit the store wall) and caused structural damage to the building. Under the county law it is unsafe for us to reopen until the necessary repairs are done. At this time it is unknown how long.”"

That sucks. Not their fault that some idiot driver smashes into their place. It's a good place to go for late-night eats.

Anonymous said...

"Strangely, in 2011..."

Change to "Coincidentally, in 2011..."

It's hardly "strange", since the building is next to a parking lot.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that none of my fellow Grammar Nazis have commented on that sign.

Woodmont said...

Troll Force One has landed.

Anonymous said...

Notice how "Woodmont's" comments are only in response to "trolls"? He never actually comments on the subject of Dyer's articles. He's like the vigilante squads that Milo Yiannopoulos fantasizes about.

Anonymous said...

5:50 AM After the Capital Gazette shooting, it's not OK to just stand by when an obsessed troll is in our midst on a local news site. One with apparently many perceived grievances.

Anonymous said...

Not one single comment about how some Arabs bought this place and as a result, how downhill it went. I hope they never open again.

Anonymous said...

@6:09 The owners are from India.

Anonymous said...

Even worse. What the hell do Indian immigrants know about Philly cheese steaks? Clearly nothing because it's good awful. Original owners served a decent facsimile to the Philly staple.

Anonymous said...

Stupid autocorrect. To be clear, it's god awful and no one thinks otherwise. Please go out of business and take Smoke BBQ with you.

Anonymous said...

7:15 AM They're still getting good reviews on Yelp.

Anonymous said...

Yelp is the biggest joke in the review business. I've been to the great Halls of cheese steaks in Philly. I've also been to South Street Bethesda. So you know what? Yelp is wrong. Again.

Anonymous said...

Their cheese steaks are fine. Not as good as what you'll get in Philly, but they also are open until 3am on weekends and at least 10pm on weeknights. Few take-out places in Bethesda are open so late, and they're on UberEats too.

I've often seen the owners there working the night shift. I'll give my business to anyone willing to work hard and long hours to make a buck.

Anonymous said...

@9:04 Yelp is NYSE-listed, so they must be doing something right.

Anonymous said...

9:25 - that has nothing to do with the reviews. They are often wrong. What's more, people are paid to give places higher ratings that don't deserve them. To each his own. The food is garbage but I agree that the owners get credit for working as hard and and as late.

Anonymous said...

They have good reviews on Google also, some negative mixed in. It certainly is more positive than negative, not universally condemned like Soup Up or something like that.

Anonymous said...

Look, if you want something to eat at noon on a weekday, you have a whole bunch of choices, and this isn't #1. But if you want to eat at 1am on Friday night, this is one of the few choices out there. That's their selling point.

Anonymous said...

restaurants are known to have all of their employees and friends write glowing reviews for them on Yelp and Google reviews.Those reviews should not be trusted.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Exactly what I said and that's 100% true. No one from Delaware and certainly greater Philly would ever eat that crap. Drunk people will eat anything at 2am but that doesn't mean it's good.