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Captain Gus's Steak Shop

600 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3670
+1 717-392-9929
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“cheesesteak” (20 reviews)
“subs” (3 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
600 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3670
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Captn’ Gus’s Steak Shop been around longer than I can remember. Cheesy decor. Odd customers but awesome subs! I haven’t eaten here in over 15 years and nothing has changed. Maybe the oil. But thats about it. You dont stay in business as long as...More

Thank alberttc2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Only in Lancaster do they put sauce on a Philly cheesesteak sub!!! Plus the cheese is not melted into the steak, it's a slice of cheese added like it's an Italian sub. Plus this place is voted # 1 , by god who knows, as...More

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Gus's has been around for quite a long time. More of a locals joint! Steak sandwiches are a little greezzy but tastey. Place is old and looks a little dirty but they are always busy. Seems like a local favorite but not mine!

1  Thank ROKLEN
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I think captain Gus's is a little overhyped just because of its history but that being said it's still worth a try. Place is very small and not a big selection of food. Ordered a cheesesteak and fries. The portion of the fries were very...More

Thank CostasDaGreek
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Idk this place is alright I guess but in my opinion it's a bit pricey for the size of their cheesesteaks. Worth checking out though because it is a Lancaster staple and just a cool little restaurant. I feel like it went a little downhill...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Lancaster and Gus' is a place I always stop when I'm home for a visit. Now, it is not a pat's, geno's, or tony Luke's from Philly but it's damn good competition. The cheesesteaks are great, cheeseburger subs are great and...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

No way like Philadelphia cheesesteaks. I grow up in Phila. There cheesesteaks are not even close to how Phila cheesesteaks are. Captain Gus's steaks are fatty, and they taste just like the frozen Stake- umm that they sell at the grocery store.

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 14 February 2015 via mobile

Obviously its not Philly, but the Philly cheesesteak benefits from the experience of being in Philly. Gus's is good and affordable. Slightly rundown building gives a kittle of that South St appeal.

Thank Brendan W
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The food is great (especially the cheese steaks and other subs). Prices are excellent. My fav is the cheeseburger sub with fries. Though the fries are frozen, they are always very tasty. All subs are made with very fresh ingredients. Folks of all walks of...More

1  Thank MacDonald S
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Always hard to find a good cheesesteak outside of Philly, but Gus's is good. Reliable, satisfyingly hole-in-the-wall.

Thank Brendan W
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3670
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-392-9929
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