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Captain Gus's Steak Shop

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600 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603-3670
+1 717-392-9929
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 small for the price and the cheesesteak left a lot to be desired.

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Thank CostasDaGreek
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 since Gus died and the prices crept up a little bit. Worth supporting the local... More 

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Thank STRIDERMCPERSON
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 the fries are always cut from hand and are a must try! Prices are reasonable... More 

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Thank Heather D
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Cathy P
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Thank Brendan W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 life come here for a steak sandwich - cops, firemen, lawyers, moms with kids, construction... More 

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Thank MacDonald S
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Grew up in Lancaster and when I want a solid cheesesteak, I go here. It's always what I expect and exactly what I want!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Recently while in Lancaster I read a review on Capt Gus's steak shop. The reviews very on the most part very good so I decided to give it a try. First off the place is small and shows that its been around for a while (which is good). Inside is also very small with limited seating, but is small on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 20:00
Thursday
07:30 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?