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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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Antoine's Foods

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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]

Captain Nemo's

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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.

Corner Market

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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.

Deli News

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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.

Highland Park Pharmacy

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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.

International Bakery

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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.

Jimmy's Food Store

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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.

Kuby's Sausage House

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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.

Mr. G's Beverage Center

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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?

Quoc Bao Bakery

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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.

Rex's Seafood

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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.)

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

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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.

Tortas La Hechizera

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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]

Antoine's Foods

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]

Captain Nemo's

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.

Corner Market

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.

Deli News

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.

Highland Park Pharmacy

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.

International Bakery

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.

Jimmy's Food Store

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.

Kuby's Sausage House

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.

Mr. G's Beverage Center

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?

Quoc Bao Bakery

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.

Rex's Seafood

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.)

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

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.

Tortas La Hechizera

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]

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