This Middle of Nowhere General Store Has Some of the Best Hoagies and Cheesesteaks in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is a state abundant with sandwich options. From the infamous cheesesteak to hoagies piled high with salami, ham, and provolone, no matter what you are craving you'll find it somewhere within this state.

With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to discern which food joints are good, and which ones are great.

Depending on where you live you probably already have your own personal favorite spot to order a juicy sandwich, but if we've learned anything from the experts, some of the best and most mouthwatering restaurant establishments are hidden in the most unassuming places.

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Forksville General Store is one of those places. Tucked away in Sullivan County within the north-central section of the state, this general store is known for having some of the best and most delicious cheesesteaks and hoagies that rival delis and sandwich shops from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.

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Forksville is a rural town surrounded by lush state forest, historic churches, covered bridges, and an infamous 150-year-old general store. Forksville has been recognized by countless publications over the years from Rider Magazine to USA Today.

A step inside Forksville General Store will take you back in time. Here you'll find a charming log cabin exterior with original signage. Inside the store and restaurant are covered in vintage memorabilia from a Pillsbury Doughman to old license plates.

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Their deli counter, known as Big Mike's Steaks and Hoagies serves up some incredible mouthwatering food that is totally bucket list worthy. The deli is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 am until 7 pm.

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When it comes to cheesesteaks, there are 9 different options to choose from. Opt for the classic OG Philly topped with half a pound of chopped steak, your choice of cheese, and fried onions, or go for something a bit more unique like the Stella. This huge cheesesteak contains a half pound of chopped steak, grilled pepperoni, provolone cheese, and Big Mike's garlic fries.

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If cheesesteaks aren't your fave, Big Mike's also offers hoagies, wraps, hotdogs, and salads. Their second most popular menu item is the Italian Hoagie, a massive sandwich containing salami, spicy capicola ham, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onions topped with mayo and olive oil.

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The perfect complement to an epic sandwich from Mike's is definitely a side of their fries. Covered in garlic sauce, melted cheese whiz, bacon, and bbq sauce, these are an absolute must-try.

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The food here alone makes a drive to Forksville well worth the trip, but to top it off, this general store is also surrounded by some breathtaking views from the Loyalsock creek to rolling mountains. The deli offers outdoor waterfront seating.

You can find the Forksville General Store located at 22 Bridge St in Forksville, PA 18616.

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