Owner, Eddie Lenhart, moved cross country from North East Philadelphia to San Diego for a change of scenery. The sunshine was addictive but after a while he really missed some of the home-style cooking from his home town. He tried several places that claimed authentic Philly-style cooking, but none really measured up to his expectations. [You can't fool a Philadelphian when it comes to their cheesesteaks and hoagies.] A friend suggested that he should quit complaining and start his own restaurant...and thus was the beginning of Eddie's Philadelphia Steaks/Hoagies and Burger place.
He found a wonderful homestead on the corner of Myrtle avenue and Capps Street in the North Park district of San Diego. Wanting that 'homemade' feel and including some more 'San Diego' touches, like the outdoor patio area, Eddie transformed the house into a friendly restaurant with a deli-like feel. Opening in 2009, Eddie's was a quick hit. Not just because of the unique style, but mostly because the food was 'that darn good'.
Eddie really wanted his place to reflect the great taste of 'home', so he includes only the highest quality meats and ingredients in his menu. Everything is hand made and made-to-order, which at times takes a little longer than you typical fast food place. But if you wanted tasteless fast food, you wouldn't be at Eddie's.