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The Connecticut-style lobster roll at TJ’s Seafood Market.
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12 Stellar Sandwiches to Eat in Dallas

From award-worthy banh mi to the legendary subs at an East Dallas favorite, these sandwiches reign supreme

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The Connecticut-style lobster roll at TJ’s Seafood Market.
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Sandwiches can be simple, humble creations — say, peanut butter and jelly smeared on some grocery store white bread — but they’re also capable of culinary greatness. Those seeking the best lobster rolls, tomato and burrata creations, chicken sandwiches, and bahn mi will find them all around Dallas.

Here are some epic locals sandwiches to try for a lunchtime treat.

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Goodfriend Package

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Just across the street from the original Goodfriend, Goodfriend Package serves up some of the city’s best sandwiches piled high with house-made pastrami, cured hams, and other delectable meats. There are always seasonal and limited specials to try, but the classic 

Shug's Bagels

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More than just a bagel shop, Shug’s offers lox-and-cream cheese sandwiches, egg-and-bacon sandwiches and even crispy chicken cutlet sandwiches, all on their signature New York-style boiled bagels. Don’t sleep on the beet-cured lox sandwich on an egg bagel.

Lubellas patisserie

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Any sandwich on this shop’s soft, buttery, fresh-baked croissants is excellent. Don’t sleep on the smoked ham, though — it sounds basic but tastes exceptional. Sliced ham is layered with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, and dijonnaise. The servings are enormous and come in a lunch box with chips. The chicken pesto sandwich, with grapes, pecans, and onions, is also an excellent lunch option. 

This Oak Lawn Ave. restaurant’s falafel sandwich is an explosion of savory, herby flavors. The falafel is stuffed into house-made pita bread and layered with hummus, herb tahini sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and just enough hot sauce for a cool but crisp/spicy but smooshy bite. Pro-tip: order the Greek fries as the side. 

TJ's Seafood Market

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The best lobster roll in Dallas is a hotly debated issue, but TJ’s is top-notch. It’s a Connecticut-style sandwich with a ridiculously generous portion of huge lobster chunks on an eggy, custom-baked challah bun drizzled with lemon thyme-infused butter. The restaurant has added some new lunch options for the summer, if that doesn’t tickle your imagination, including a fried cod sandwich that’s worth a try.

This Lowest Greenville restaurant added lunch to its offerings a while back, and among many great options are a couple of can’t-miss sandwiches. The charcuterie sandwich features a rotating selection of meats and cheeses on a croissant and a rotating style of pickle on the side. True to its style, Rye likes unusual pairings so that this sandwich could be any wild, fun thing at any given lunch. And its fried chicken sandwich has quickly become a customer favorite, paired with Korean wing sauce and burnt honey-gochujang emulsion.

Jimmy's Food Store

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Everyone has their favorite sandwich at Jimmy’s, but the piece de resistance is arguably the prosciutto panino. It’s got thinly sliced prosciutto layered with thick slices of freshly pulled mozzarella, flavorful, juicy tomatoes, and fresh shreds of basil on a giant crusty roll.

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Anytime the craving for a crispy chicken sandwich kicks in, this is the place to go. The Cardi B, a chicken sandwich with spicy mayo and a pickled coleslaw and jalapeno blend, is hands down its best-known sandwich. For those ready to mix it up, the U.O.E.N.O. awaits: basil parmesan buttermilk fried chicken topped with crisp onions and jalapenos drizzled with a house-made sour cream ranch. 

Pecan Lodge

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Instead of ordering brisket by the pound at this Deep Ellum staple, consider the Pitmaster sandwich. That same luscious smoked beef is stacked on top of a bun, smoky pulled pork, and house-made sausage, then topped with slaw, fresh sliced jalapenos, and tangy house barbecue sauce. 

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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There’s a little something for every sandwich lover at this local favorite. The shaved ribeye is like a steak salad on a bun, with blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, and grilled red onions. And the Veggie BUNme puts a vegan twist on the bahn mi, pairing up grilled mushrooms, avocado, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, and a delightful daikon carrot slaw with jalapenos.

Sandwich Hag

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Sandwich Hag serves traditional Vietnamese banh mi with ingredients made from scratch. It’s owner, Reyna Duong, was a James Beard Award nominee in 2023 for Best Chef. It’s a winning combination with no substitutions. 

La Bodega Rotisserie and Goods

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What you’ll get at this sandwich shop in Oak Cliff depends on the season — the menu rotates regularly. The tomato and burrata are a tasty favorite for a light bite this summer. And it is a rotisserie, so whatever iteration of a roasted chicken sandwich is on the board is a big yes.

Goodfriend Package

Just across the street from the original Goodfriend, Goodfriend Package serves up some of the city’s best sandwiches piled high with house-made pastrami, cured hams, and other delectable meats. There are always seasonal and limited specials to try, but the classic 

Shug's Bagels

More than just a bagel shop, Shug’s offers lox-and-cream cheese sandwiches, egg-and-bacon sandwiches and even crispy chicken cutlet sandwiches, all on their signature New York-style boiled bagels. Don’t sleep on the beet-cured lox sandwich on an egg bagel.

Lubellas patisserie

Any sandwich on this shop’s soft, buttery, fresh-baked croissants is excellent. Don’t sleep on the smoked ham, though — it sounds basic but tastes exceptional. Sliced ham is layered with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, and dijonnaise. The servings are enormous and come in a lunch box with chips. The chicken pesto sandwich, with grapes, pecans, and onions, is also an excellent lunch option. 

Sachet

This Oak Lawn Ave. restaurant’s falafel sandwich is an explosion of savory, herby flavors. The falafel is stuffed into house-made pita bread and layered with hummus, herb tahini sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and just enough hot sauce for a cool but crisp/spicy but smooshy bite. Pro-tip: order the Greek fries as the side. 

TJ's Seafood Market

The best lobster roll in Dallas is a hotly debated issue, but TJ’s is top-notch. It’s a Connecticut-style sandwich with a ridiculously generous portion of huge lobster chunks on an eggy, custom-baked challah bun drizzled with lemon thyme-infused butter. The restaurant has added some new lunch options for the summer, if that doesn’t tickle your imagination, including a fried cod sandwich that’s worth a try.

Rye

This Lowest Greenville restaurant added lunch to its offerings a while back, and among many great options are a couple of can’t-miss sandwiches. The charcuterie sandwich features a rotating selection of meats and cheeses on a croissant and a rotating style of pickle on the side. True to its style, Rye likes unusual pairings so that this sandwich could be any wild, fun thing at any given lunch. And its fried chicken sandwich has quickly become a customer favorite, paired with Korean wing sauce and burnt honey-gochujang emulsion.

Jimmy's Food Store

Everyone has their favorite sandwich at Jimmy’s, but the piece de resistance is arguably the prosciutto panino. It’s got thinly sliced prosciutto layered with thick slices of freshly pulled mozzarella, flavorful, juicy tomatoes, and fresh shreds of basil on a giant crusty roll.

INVASION

Anytime the craving for a crispy chicken sandwich kicks in, this is the place to go. The Cardi B, a chicken sandwich with spicy mayo and a pickled coleslaw and jalapeno blend, is hands down its best-known sandwich. For those ready to mix it up, the U.O.E.N.O. awaits: basil parmesan buttermilk fried chicken topped with crisp onions and jalapenos drizzled with a house-made sour cream ranch. 

Pecan Lodge

Instead of ordering brisket by the pound at this Deep Ellum staple, consider the Pitmaster sandwich. That same luscious smoked beef is stacked on top of a bun, smoky pulled pork, and house-made sausage, then topped with slaw, fresh sliced jalapenos, and tangy house barbecue sauce. 

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

There’s a little something for every sandwich lover at this local favorite. The shaved ribeye is like a steak salad on a bun, with blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, and grilled red onions. And the Veggie BUNme puts a vegan twist on the bahn mi, pairing up grilled mushrooms, avocado, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, and a delightful daikon carrot slaw with jalapenos.

Sandwich Hag

Sandwich Hag serves traditional Vietnamese banh mi with ingredients made from scratch. It’s owner, Reyna Duong, was a James Beard Award nominee in 2023 for Best Chef. It’s a winning combination with no substitutions. 

La Bodega Rotisserie and Goods

What you’ll get at this sandwich shop in Oak Cliff depends on the season — the menu rotates regularly. The tomato and burrata are a tasty favorite for a light bite this summer. And it is a rotisserie, so whatever iteration of a roasted chicken sandwich is on the board is a big yes.

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