Atlanta >Restaurants > Woody's Famous Philadelphia
981 Monroe Dr Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.780856 -84.368810
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast
Philly Cheesesteaks, yes please! Get it with extra onions, mushrooms, cheese and jalapeno peppers!
The Cheesesteaks are good, when they're fully cooked. I made the mistake of taking one to go and when I got to my destination I realized that the inside was RAW and cold. Also, the claim is that they open at 11am. DO NOT go at 11am. All you'll get from the staff are stares, scowls and ignored. I waited 5 minutes and then left without ordering. I had arrived at 11:10am. Still not sure if I will give it one more try or not.
YUCK! – I'm sitting here eating my first cheese steak...IT IS TERRIBLE! I WILL NEVER EAT AT WOODY'S AGAIN!
hmmmm...no wonder I drove past this place for 10 years...
Atlanta's Best Cheesesteaks & More – Never had a bad experience myself... **THIS JUST IN** I went for a bite Sunday and learned there is a new owner of this awesome spot! (looks like I am the last to know)
Looking over Piedmont Park in between Midtown & the Virginia Highlands, Woody's has experienced a re-birth. Now open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner including late-nights on Friday & Saturday, they claim that delivery will begin soon as well.
The Cheesesteak was awesome! Huge portion. Amorosa Rolls available on request. (i asked- they are statying true to the original Woody's formula, but answering the call for the roll made famous in Philly).
My steak was incredible. Had the original with CheeseWhiz and added mushrooms. Nothing pre-cooked here. I watched the shaved meat go on the grill, saw it seasoned to perfection and chopped into submission as the fresh mushrooms were sauteed and the onions added. Just before meat net bread, the Whiz was applied! I opted for the original bread choice (locally produced just for them), and while it isn't the all-hailed and worshiped Amorosa, it is an excellent loaf! I will try the Amorosa choice next time. No fries here, so I grabbed some cops and a coke. The BEST Coca-Cola I've had... This joint's ice is amazing. With free refills, don't skimp on the ice. Lid off, No straw. Trust me.
The steak was awesome. Tender and juicy. Packed with gooey, cheesy goodness. Why do I love Cheese Whiz so much?
Why am I writing this at 6am as I lay in bed before getting ready for my day? Because I woke up wanting more. I'm gonna have more and it's gonna be today if I have anything to say about it. I want more of the sour cream & onion chips i shoved into the meat to add some great crunch. I want another milkshake. No, make it a malt. They make it old-school here. Ice cream scooped by hand into the metal shaker cup, a squirt of chocolate syrup and shot of milk added plus the optional Oreo cookies I had to have, and then I had to wait. Wait for a milkshake that you will remember. I love the consistency. There are all these little lumps of ice cream throughout the milky treat that i just don't find every day.
As for parking... not the most perfect system, but what the heck, the property is a triangle on a hill with moving traffic on all 3 sides.
This place is awesome. Slow down, get out of the drive thru. Here you walk up to the window to place your order where you might just be forced to try out the disappearing art of "The Conversation". Say hello to a stranger... Or are they? You both like Woody's.... I mean really, Who doesn't love a Woody?
Thank you to the new Woody! Consider yourself warned...I'm coming for more!
Yummy Shakes! – Stopped in on a HOT afternoon for an Milk Shake..got the Oreo one - Awesome! My friend got the cheesesteak and really liked it. The staff was very friendly and fun!
Worst Restaurant ever – My grandchildren and I found woody's, Employees started acting funny. like they didn't see us. I asked to use the restroom. It was so small couldn't hardly fit in there. I'm using the bathroom, the employee burst in on me. He had cut his hand so he grabs a metal pan so the blood from his hand can drip in it. That was it, time to go and they probably was gay and I started thinking of aids and blood. wasn't hungry anymore. so we just got up and left. They bathroom is the place where they wash pans and mop floor with the same slop sink. yuk
Woody's – woody's is a wonderfull place to work at and a fun place to eat too. The employee's take excellent care of thier customers and pleases as many as they can.
Slobfest! – The guy who made my sandwich wiped and cleaned his hands on his NASTY SHIRT! Nasty man! We live in the "glove era" dude; get with the program. PS, the sandwich was semi at best.
Best Cheesesteak in Atl – Woody's is a classic. They stick to a basic menu of cheesesteaks and dogs. The staff is friendly, just two guys one takes orders and gets drinks while the other cooks. Great fast lunch if your in midtown. Dont waste your money going to philly connection or any other garbage fast food joints Woody's is the real deal!
Worst. Cheesesteak. Ever. – Let me preface this by saying that we're from Philly...so maybe our expectations are out of whack, but I really tried to not expect much in going to this anything-but-authentic cheesesteak joint. First there was no parking, then we waited, and waited, and waited to be addressed, which is a pet peeve of mine. Is it really that hard for an employee to say, "I'll be with you in one minute" to acknowledge your presence?!? Finally our order was taken, and we proceeded to wait for an ENTIRE HOUR (I swear I'm not exaggerating) for two cheesesteaks (which, by the way, should NEVER include MUSTARD!) and two milkshakes. The food was mediocre at best--and the milkshake was just sad (how hard is it to make a milkshake?!?); it tasted like melted ice cream. By the time we got our food, from the less-than-efficient staff of two, we were just over the whole experience.
Best cheese steak on the planet – I've been going to Woody's for 10 years and it's consistently the best cheese steak I've found. Fresh bread, quality meat (finely chopped, the way I like it) and cheese. I order mine plain and the flavor is wonderful. If you don't specify they do put ketchup and mustard on it so be sure to order to taste. I can't attest to the other foods because I can't imagine going there and getting anything but a cheese steak. The shakes are good and the old school fountain Cokes are excellent.
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