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412 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204-5123
+1 410-583-7211
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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It is historic. It is good I used to eat here in the mid-90s. 20 years later I have returned and it's still good. It doesn't matter that the worker seems agitated. It is anathema to downgrade this place. The Real Thing can do no wrong!

Thank Matt_Bloch
Timonium, Maryland
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This place has been in Towson for a long time. Now on York Road next to Green Turtle. Cheese steak sub is the best. Everything else is secondary.

Thank donandeileen
Towson, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

While the Cheese Steaks are very good at the Real Thing, my goto sandwich at this place is the Lamb or Chicken Gyro. Talk about over-stuffed, but the huge pita wrapped eats are more than worth the money.

Thank Matt P
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1,009 reviews
764 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Real Thing really serves the best cheese steaks in town. The cheese steaks come in 6 and 9 inches, and I love how orders are fresh off the grill. The hours are awesome. If you're ever craving greasy food or in need of a bite after going out, The Real Thing will be available. I'm a fan of the... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I went there couple of times. Very good food, we got cheese steak and it was so delicious. They have special hot sauce which is yummy. The owner is so friendly, and funny as well. The place is okay, not that so clean and not dirty too.

Thank Matar A
Baltimore, Maryland
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

I know that this is a highly rated sub shop, that is why my son and I had to try it. He is a Philadelphia Cheese Steak Sub fanatic. I equally love a good one too. Since my favorite place in Baltimore changed owners after decades, and immediately went downhill, we are constantly in search for a new stomping ground... More 

Thank Chuck R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

I love this place! The owner is so sweet and the cheesesteaks never dissapoint! He always fills them with a ton of meat and toppings!

Thank mamasgirls1
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

If it makes a cheesesteak- I’ve tried it. I ‘ve eaten tones of them and have come to the conclusion that this is one of the best places to get them. If you like cheesesteaks- you have to get one here! Great for lunch or dinner. With their late night hours- they’re also great at the end of a long... More 

Thank Greta S
Timonium, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

OMG! The cheesesteaks are delicious! Perfect toasted roll, tender steak and gooy REAL cheese. Who really eats cheese whiz on steaks that is just disgusting. It doesn't even taste like cheese. Go to The Real Thing you won't be disappointed. Owner is very nice, the place is a little hole in the wall but so worth the visit.

Thank ILovePink1296
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Went there for the cheesesteak sandwich and was not disappointed. It was awesome.

Thank dobie469

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 412 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204-5123
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Towson
  • Phone Number: +1 410-583-7211

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