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15 Gloriously Gooey Grilled Cheese Sandwiches to Eat Right Now

Keep it simple, or get creative with wacky toppings

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Bread, cheese, bread. Seems simple enough, right? While many might argue that their own homemade version of grilled cheese is best, everyone knows a sandwich made by someone else is the best tasting one out there.

From simple classics to meaty renditions and even a sweet option, these 15 spots serve up some of the best melted cheese sandos in town. Just don’t call it a kids menu item.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Common Table

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Roasted pork tenderloin and three cheeses on sourdough make The Common Table’s grilled cheese a fan favorite, especially after it’s been dunked in the restaurant’s marinara sauce.

Ruthies Rolling Cafe

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Specializing in several varieties of grilled cheeses, this kitchen on wheels serves up versions with everything from pulled pork to brisket to Nutella. Track the truck down on Facebook.

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The Market Local Comfort Cafe

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Vegetarians and kosher diners looking for a hearty grilled cheese to warm up with should consider The Market Local Comfort Cafe, where the classic comes with a side of chips, and a small cup of tomato soup for dipping.

Grilled cheese, tomato soup and more at The Market Local Comfort Cafe
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Norma's Cafe

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For those who can’t decide between mac & cheese and grilled cheese, the off-menu Grilled Mac & Cheese at Norma’s might be just the right compromise.

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

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A haven for grilled cheese enthusiasts, this restaurant dedicated to the humble sandwich serves up a dizzying array of options. Start with the basic grilled cheese, then gussy it up with Manwich-style sloppy joe filling, fried bologna, or mac ‘n’ cheese.

BIRD Bakery

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Leave it to a bakery to make a stellar example of a grilled cheese. It’s simple, but the addition of buttery brioche takes this sandwich to the next level.

The Porch

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Gruyere, cheddar and American cheeses come together on brioche for this toasted hit, which comes paired with tomato soup for the ultimate in comfort.

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Dock Local

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This seafood-focused spot combines sriracha, lobster, their highly addictive crab queso, and melted gouda on sourdough bread to inspire heart palpitations.

Lobster Grilled Cheese at The Dock Local
Dock Local

Fount Board & Table

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This State Thomas temple of tea, coffee, charcuterie and cheese is still closed for indoor dining, but they offer online orders, pickup and shipping of their beautiful boards nationwide. For lucky locals, however, sandwiches like the Grilled Cheese can be picked up any day of the week. Made with raw milk cheddar and Sweet Grass Dairy’s Asher blue cheese, this one won’t be anyone’s mama’s grilled cheese.

Grilled Cheese by Fount Board & Table
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Brown Bag Provisions

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Brown Bag Provisions marries their own house-made Meat & Patience bacon with triple layered brioche, cheddar, bibb lettuce, tomato and mayo for a grilled cheese/BLT hybrid.

The Grilled Cheese Meets BLT at Brown Bag Provisions
Brown Bag Provisions

AllGood Cafe

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This home cooking spot in Deep Ellum serves their grilled cheese with roasted green chiles, chipotle mayo and a combo of cheddar and pepper jack cheese for a nice kick. It’s available for curbside pickup, too.

Sky Rocket Burger

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Though known for their cheesy, stacked burgers, this spot knows what to do with some bread and cheese. Their grilled cheese is griddled on the flat top and is simply made with sourdough bread and cheddar cheese.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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In Deep Ellum, this beloved sandwich shop dresses up its grilled cheese with provolone, roasted red peppers, and garlic mayo on sourdough.

Overeasy

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At this adorable eatery inside the Statler, find Quinten’s grilled cheese, a sourdough-based sandwich that’s topped with cheddar, American cheese, and ham.

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Jonathon's Oak Cliff and Jonathon’s Diner

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While technically on the kid’s menu at Jonathon’s, word on the street is that anyone can order up an adult grilled cheese and the folks in the kitchen will make it with anything on it.

Grilled Cheese at Jonathon’s
Jonathon’s Oak Cliff

The Common Table

Roasted pork tenderloin and three cheeses on sourdough make The Common Table’s grilled cheese a fan favorite, especially after it’s been dunked in the restaurant’s marinara sauce.

Ruthies Rolling Cafe

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Specializing in several varieties of grilled cheeses, this kitchen on wheels serves up versions with everything from pulled pork to brisket to Nutella. Track the truck down on Facebook.

Ruthies Rolling Cafe/Facebook

The Market Local Comfort Cafe

Grilled cheese, tomato soup and more at The Market Local Comfort Cafe
Rachel Pinn

Vegetarians and kosher diners looking for a hearty grilled cheese to warm up with should consider The Market Local Comfort Cafe, where the classic comes with a side of chips, and a small cup of tomato soup for dipping.

Grilled cheese, tomato soup and more at The Market Local Comfort Cafe
Rachel Pinn

Norma's Cafe

For those who can’t decide between mac & cheese and grilled cheese, the off-menu Grilled Mac & Cheese at Norma’s might be just the right compromise.

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

A haven for grilled cheese enthusiasts, this restaurant dedicated to the humble sandwich serves up a dizzying array of options. Start with the basic grilled cheese, then gussy it up with Manwich-style sloppy joe filling, fried bologna, or mac ‘n’ cheese.

BIRD Bakery

Leave it to a bakery to make a stellar example of a grilled cheese. It’s simple, but the addition of buttery brioche takes this sandwich to the next level.

The Porch

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Gruyere, cheddar and American cheeses come together on brioche for this toasted hit, which comes paired with tomato soup for the ultimate in comfort.

The Porch/Facebook

Dock Local

Lobster Grilled Cheese at The Dock Local
Dock Local

This seafood-focused spot combines sriracha, lobster, their highly addictive crab queso, and melted gouda on sourdough bread to inspire heart palpitations.

Lobster Grilled Cheese at The Dock Local
Dock Local

Fount Board & Table

Grilled Cheese by Fount Board & Table
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This State Thomas temple of tea, coffee, charcuterie and cheese is still closed for indoor dining, but they offer online orders, pickup and shipping of their beautiful boards nationwide. For lucky locals, however, sandwiches like the Grilled Cheese can be picked up any day of the week. Made with raw milk cheddar and Sweet Grass Dairy’s Asher blue cheese, this one won’t be anyone’s mama’s grilled cheese.

Grilled Cheese by Fount Board & Table
courtesy of Fount Board & Table

Brown Bag Provisions

The Grilled Cheese Meets BLT at Brown Bag Provisions
Brown Bag Provisions

Brown Bag Provisions marries their own house-made Meat & Patience bacon with triple layered brioche, cheddar, bibb lettuce, tomato and mayo for a grilled cheese/BLT hybrid.

The Grilled Cheese Meets BLT at Brown Bag Provisions
Brown Bag Provisions

AllGood Cafe

This home cooking spot in Deep Ellum serves their grilled cheese with roasted green chiles, chipotle mayo and a combo of cheddar and pepper jack cheese for a nice kick. It’s available for curbside pickup, too.

Sky Rocket Burger

Though known for their cheesy, stacked burgers, this spot knows what to do with some bread and cheese. Their grilled cheese is griddled on the flat top and is simply made with sourdough bread and cheddar cheese.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

In Deep Ellum, this beloved sandwich shop dresses up its grilled cheese with provolone, roasted red peppers, and garlic mayo on sourdough.

Overeasy

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At this adorable eatery inside the Statler, find Quinten’s grilled cheese, a sourdough-based sandwich that’s topped with cheddar, American cheese, and ham.

Overeasy/Facebook

Jonathon's Oak Cliff and Jonathon’s Diner

Grilled Cheese at Jonathon’s
Jonathon’s Oak Cliff

While technically on the kid’s menu at Jonathon’s, word on the street is that anyone can order up an adult grilled cheese and the folks in the kitchen will make it with anything on it.

Grilled Cheese at Jonathon’s
Jonathon’s Oak Cliff

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