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13 Iconic Sandwiches of Dallas

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From old-school grilled cheese and barbecue to overstuffed lobster rolls and massive tortas, here are 13 iconic sandwiches that are embedded in the fabric of the city's dining scene. While some have been around for decades, others are relative newcomers that have nonetheless made an impression; although they're not necessarily fancy or groundbreaking, all are likely to come up in conversation when posing the question, "Where should I go for a sandwich?"

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1. Antoine's Foods

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4234 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 528-5291
Antoine's has been serving up dirt-cheap po'boys in this slightly sketchy Harry Hines location for over 50 years. Try the roast beef or the multi-meat Super -- the tangy chow chow relish makes all the difference. [Photo: Anthony V./Yelp]

2. Captain Nemo's

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1426 N Irving Heights Dr
Irving, TX
(972) 438-7777
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This dive of a sandwich shop has been serving up cheese steaks in Irving for 40 years. House-baked bread, provolone, grilled onions, and griddled thinly sliced steak makes for a killer sandwich paired with a cup of housemade navy bean soup or chili.

3. Corner Market

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3426 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-8283
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This neighborhood flower shop-slash-cafe on Lower Greenville has won plenty of awards for its sandwiches, all of which are named after different M Streets, like the Mockingbird Turkey & Apple and the Marquita Miami Club.

4. Deli News

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17062 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248
(972) 733-3354
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Deli News has been building authentic New York deli-style sandwiches like the pastrami on rye for over 20 years, and it shows: In-house cured and smoked meats beat the pants off of most of the city's other delis.

5. Highland Park Pharmacy

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3229 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 521-2126
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For a taste of nostalgia, go grab a bar stool and order a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. There's nothing fancy about this sandwich, but somehow it just tastes so right, particularly when followed by one of legendary milkshakes.

6. International Bakery

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2662 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 242-3797
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It may be a little (or a lot) out of the way, but this Carrollton dulceria makes the best Cuban sandwich in town. Pair with a cortadito for a little taste of Havana.

7. Jimmy's Food Store

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4901 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-6180
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The Italian Stallion loads up a soft sandwich roll with practically every delicious cold cut known to man -- mortadella, capicola, sopressata, pepperoni, porchetta, coppa, and prosciutto, plus mozzarella and provolone cheeses and the usual suspects (mayo, lettuce, tomato, etc.). The large size will feed a family of 4.

8. Kuby's Sausage House

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6601 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2231
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A Dallas staple since 1961, this is a German sausage haus, so obviously you want the Reuben with sauerkraut and a side of German potato salad.

9. Mr. G's Beverage Center

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1453 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 867-2821
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Plano's giant beer and liquor store-slash-deli has been providing killer sandwiches since 1987. What could be more iconic than a sandwich called the Jerry Jones?

10. Quoc Bao Bakery

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3419 W Walnut St
Garland, TX 75044
(972) 272-9892
The banh mi here are top-notch, with crisp in-house baked baguettes, unusually tasty mayo, and quality meats, including barbecue pork, grilled chicken, and pate.

11. Rex's Seafood

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5200 W. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 351-6363
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Lobster rolls have become quite the trendy menu item recently, but Rex's is where folks have been going for a taste of New England since 2006. (Fridays only, mind you.)

12. Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

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2202 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235-7321
(214) 357-7120
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The barbecue sandwiches here may not be the best in town, but they're certainly the most legendary -- especially when eaten at one of the old wooden school desks that populate the OG Inwood location. Chopped brisket or pulled pork are the best options.

13. Tortas La Hechizera

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5611 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX
(214) 688-0236
Imagine a torta roll loaded with chorizo, potatoes, cheese, shredded lettuce, and crema, then slathered in red chile sauce. It is the Pambazo, and it strikes fear in the heart of many. Do not be afraid -- but you will need a lot of napkins. [Photo: Jacque Manaugh/CraveDFW]

1. Antoine's Foods

4234 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219
Antoine's has been serving up dirt-cheap po'boys in this slightly sketchy Harry Hines location for over 50 years. Try the roast beef or the multi-meat Super -- the tangy chow chow relish makes all the difference. [Photo: Anthony V./Yelp]
4234 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

2. Captain Nemo's

1426 N Irving Heights Dr, Irving, TX
This dive of a sandwich shop has been serving up cheese steaks in Irving for 40 years. House-baked bread, provolone, grilled onions, and griddled thinly sliced steak makes for a killer sandwich paired with a cup of housemade navy bean soup or chili.
1426 N Irving Heights Dr
Irving, TX

3. Corner Market

3426 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
This neighborhood flower shop-slash-cafe on Lower Greenville has won plenty of awards for its sandwiches, all of which are named after different M Streets, like the Mockingbird Turkey & Apple and the Marquita Miami Club.
3426 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Deli News

17062 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75248
Deli News has been building authentic New York deli-style sandwiches like the pastrami on rye for over 20 years, and it shows: In-house cured and smoked meats beat the pants off of most of the city's other delis.
17062 Preston Rd.
Dallas, TX 75248

5. Highland Park Pharmacy

3229 Knox St., Dallas, TX 75205
For a taste of nostalgia, go grab a bar stool and order a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. There's nothing fancy about this sandwich, but somehow it just tastes so right, particularly when followed by one of legendary milkshakes.
3229 Knox St.
Dallas, TX 75205

6. International Bakery

2662 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75007
It may be a little (or a lot) out of the way, but this Carrollton dulceria makes the best Cuban sandwich in town. Pair with a cortadito for a little taste of Havana.
2662 North Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX 75007

7. Jimmy's Food Store

4901 Bryan St., Dallas, TX 75206
The Italian Stallion loads up a soft sandwich roll with practically every delicious cold cut known to man -- mortadella, capicola, sopressata, pepperoni, porchetta, coppa, and prosciutto, plus mozzarella and provolone cheeses and the usual suspects (mayo, lettuce, tomato, etc.). The large size will feed a family of 4.
4901 Bryan St.
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Kuby's Sausage House

6601 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205
A Dallas staple since 1961, this is a German sausage haus, so obviously you want the Reuben with sauerkraut and a side of German potato salad.
6601 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205

9. Mr. G's Beverage Center

1453 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75093
Plano's giant beer and liquor store-slash-deli has been providing killer sandwiches since 1987. What could be more iconic than a sandwich called the Jerry Jones?
1453 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75093

10. Quoc Bao Bakery

3419 W Walnut St, Garland, TX 75044
The banh mi here are top-notch, with crisp in-house baked baguettes, unusually tasty mayo, and quality meats, including barbecue pork, grilled chicken, and pate.
3419 W Walnut St
Garland, TX 75044

11. Rex's Seafood

5200 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209
Lobster rolls have become quite the trendy menu item recently, but Rex's is where folks have been going for a taste of New England since 2006. (Fridays only, mind you.)
5200 W. Lovers Ln.
Dallas, TX 75209

12. Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

2202 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75235-7321
The barbecue sandwiches here may not be the best in town, but they're certainly the most legendary -- especially when eaten at one of the old wooden school desks that populate the OG Inwood location. Chopped brisket or pulled pork are the best options.
2202 Inwood Rd.
Dallas, TX 75235-7321

13. Tortas La Hechizera

5611 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX
Imagine a torta roll loaded with chorizo, potatoes, cheese, shredded lettuce, and crema, then slathered in red chile sauce. It is the Pambazo, and it strikes fear in the heart of many. Do not be afraid -- but you will need a lot of napkins. [Photo: Jacque Manaugh/CraveDFW]
5611 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX

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