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Knife's grilled cheese.
Knife's grilled cheese.
Kevin Marple

20 of Dallas's Greatest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Bread + cheese = yes please.

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Knife's grilled cheese.
| Kevin Marple

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Fact: Everyone loves grilled cheese sandwiches. Even the very worst cooks among us can probably whip up a tasty version at home — but if you're dreaming of something a little fancier, here are 20 Dallas restaurants serving up great grilled cheese.

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All Good Cafe

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Laid-back Deep Ellum fixture All Good Cafe has a damn good grilled cheese: cheddar, pepper jack, roasted green chiles, tomato, and spicy chipotle mayo on sourdough. It comes with a side of kale salad (which makes it totally healthy, right?), plus chips and salsa.

CBD Provisions

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CBD's grilled cheese is definitely one of the more unique ones in town. The TX Shiitake Grilled Cheese is made with gruyere, housemade sauerkraut, and mushroom duxelles for an earthy, nutty take on the classic sandwich. Available only on the lunch menu.

The Common Table

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Some might argue that meat in a grilled cheese means it's not a grilled cheese, but semantics aside, The Common Table's version is tasty: roasted pork tenderloin, cheddar, provolone, and parmesan on buttery sourdough, served with a side of marinara for dipping. [Photo: Beer P./Foursquare]

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

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The Bishop Arts District's new grilled cheese specialists has plenty of options, but the best option is probably "JK's Favorite": American, cheddar and Gruyere cheeses, crumbled bacon, and Dijon on sourdough bread that's crusted with parmesan cheese before being grilled to perfection.

Full Circle Tavern

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The Midwestern-influenced menu at this Cedars bar is heavy on the cheese: Think fried cheese curds, cheese fries, poutine, and the "Fancified Grilled Cheese": cheddar, goat cheese, and provolone on Texas toast, served with pickles on the side to contrast the richness. Tack on bacon for a buck because hey, why not.

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

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Grilled cheese:Emmental, white cheddar, and Monterey Jack, grilled onions and tomato on challah. Or a meaty version with yellow cheddar, angus brisket, grilled onions, and fresh jalapenos
JT's grilled cheese contains more cheese than a human should probably eat in a month, which means it's pretty damn delicious. Gobs of white and yellow cheddar, and goat cheese are served up on toasty, buttery Village Bakery bread, with a side of the thick-cut salsa verde fries for good measure.

Lee Harvey's

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Dive bar favorite Lee Harvey's serves up some surprisingly excellent sandwiches to go alon with its strong cocktails and cold canned beer. The jalapeno grilled cheese is built with swiss, jack, and cheddar cheeses on wonderfully toasty, spicy jalapeno bread. It comes with fries, but you should sub the gigantic onion rings for $1.75 extra. (Or a salad for $2.50, if you're some kind of wuss.)

Lucky's Cafe

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Lucky's is known far and wide for its "Sleaziest, Cheesiest" grilled cheese. Thanks to the diner's recent "farm-to-table" revamp, said sandwich is now made with Dos Lunas and Brazos Valley cheddar cheeses, local sliced tomato, and applewood smoked bacon on nine-grain bread. You should ask to tack on onions, tomatoes, and green chilies if you want it to more closely resemble the OG version. [Photo: Lucky's Cafe/Facebook]

Luscher's Red Hots

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The Wednesday special at Brian Luscher's hot new spot is something called "Francheezies," which is basically a bacon-wrapped Red Hot shoved into the middle of a folded-over grilled cheese. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds.

MAX's Wine Dive Dallas

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If you can tear yourself away from the excellent fried chicken, Max's also does a very worthy grilled cheese, made with gruyere, provolone, and roasted red bell pepper. It's not cheap at $14.50, but it's also enormous and is served with a side of creamy tomato soup, AKA the grilled cheese sandwich's BFF. [Photo: eDo/Foursquare]

Meddlesome Moth

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Great bread can make all the difference in a simple sandwich like the grilled cheese, as evidenced by the Moth's lunchtime version: Tillamook cheddar, gruyere, and provolone are melted on fantastic jalapeno-cheddar bread and served up with a side of soup for dipping.

The Porch

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Henderson Avenue staple The Porch builds their grilled cheese on buttery toasted brioche. Made with gruyere, provolone, Tillamook cheddar, and fresh sliced tomato, it's served with a side of their excellent roasted tomato soup for a very comforting lunch (or dinner). [Photo: The Porch]
Remedy does top-notch versions of comfort food classics like fried chicken, and the grilled cheese is no exception. A generous quantity of Cottonwood River cheddar and charred slices of local tomato are sandwiched by slices of sourdough bread and griddled to melty, cheesy perfection. It comes with your choice of fries or an excellent cream of tomato soup, and clearly soup is the way to go here.

Ruthie's Rolling Cafe

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Popular food truck Ruthie's can frequently be found at Klyde Warren Park, and when the weather is nice one of the park benches makes an excellent spot to chow down on the "Extra Cheesy Classic," made with swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack on buttery toasted sourdough. [Photo: Ruthie's Food Trucks/Facebook]

Scardello Artisan Cheese

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For a fancy grilled cheese, Oak Lawn's cheese emporium cannot be beat. Go classic with Veldhuizen Redneck Cheddar and garlic pickles on sourdough, or try the "Pear and Point," which includes sliced pears, Comte, and Point Reyes blue cheese on country bread drizzled with balsamic vinegar. [Photo: Scardello/Facebook]

Stackhouse

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Stackhouse may be known for its burgers, but it also serves up a mean grilled cheese: Made with cheddar, swiss, smoked gouda, tomato, and bacon, it makes for a mighty fine rooftop patio lunch. [Photo: Stackhouse/Facebook]

Sundown at Granada

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Sundown's grilled cheese definitely isn't one of the healthier items on the menu, but it is pretty awesome: Full Quiver raw milk colby cheddar, Mozzarella Company Oaxaca, and goat cheese are melted on toasted sourdough along with creamy avocado, sprouts, and sweet tomato chutney.

Uncle Uber's

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The sandwich specialists at Uber's do a mighty fine grilled cheese with melty provolone, roasted red peppers, and garlic mayo slathered on sourdough bread that's griddled to perfection. (Be sure to tack on a side of the thick-cut, seasoned fries with a side of habanero ranch for dipping — trust.)

The Zodiac

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Sometimes even ladies who lunch get a hankering for a gooey grilled cheese sandwich. The swanky lunch destination at Neiman Marcus uses gruyere, gouda, and sharp cheddar between two slices of sourdough and serves it up with tomato soup for dipping, as well as a small salad. It's not cheap at $17.50, but every meal comes with complimentary popovers and strawberry butter that make it totally worth it.

All Good Cafe

Laid-back Deep Ellum fixture All Good Cafe has a damn good grilled cheese: cheddar, pepper jack, roasted green chiles, tomato, and spicy chipotle mayo on sourdough. It comes with a side of kale salad (which makes it totally healthy, right?), plus chips and salsa.

CBD Provisions

CBD's grilled cheese is definitely one of the more unique ones in town. The TX Shiitake Grilled Cheese is made with gruyere, housemade sauerkraut, and mushroom duxelles for an earthy, nutty take on the classic sandwich. Available only on the lunch menu.

The Common Table

Some might argue that meat in a grilled cheese means it's not a grilled cheese, but semantics aside, The Common Table's version is tasty: roasted pork tenderloin, cheddar, provolone, and parmesan on buttery sourdough, served with a side of marinara for dipping. [Photo: Beer P./Foursquare]

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.

The Bishop Arts District's new grilled cheese specialists has plenty of options, but the best option is probably "JK's Favorite": American, cheddar and Gruyere cheeses, crumbled bacon, and Dijon on sourdough bread that's crusted with parmesan cheese before being grilled to perfection.

Full Circle Tavern

The Midwestern-influenced menu at this Cedars bar is heavy on the cheese: Think fried cheese curds, cheese fries, poutine, and the "Fancified Grilled Cheese": cheddar, goat cheese, and provolone on Texas toast, served with pickles on the side to contrast the richness. Tack on bacon for a buck because hey, why not.

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House

Grilled cheese:Emmental, white cheddar, and Monterey Jack, grilled onions and tomato on challah. Or a meaty version with yellow cheddar, angus brisket, grilled onions, and fresh jalapenos

Knife

JT's grilled cheese contains more cheese than a human should probably eat in a month, which means it's pretty damn delicious. Gobs of white and yellow cheddar, and goat cheese are served up on toasty, buttery Village Bakery bread, with a side of the thick-cut salsa verde fries for good measure.

Lee Harvey's

Dive bar favorite Lee Harvey's serves up some surprisingly excellent sandwiches to go alon with its strong cocktails and cold canned beer. The jalapeno grilled cheese is built with swiss, jack, and cheddar cheeses on wonderfully toasty, spicy jalapeno bread. It comes with fries, but you should sub the gigantic onion rings for $1.75 extra. (Or a salad for $2.50, if you're some kind of wuss.)

Lucky's Cafe

Lucky's is known far and wide for its "Sleaziest, Cheesiest" grilled cheese. Thanks to the diner's recent "farm-to-table" revamp, said sandwich is now made with Dos Lunas and Brazos Valley cheddar cheeses, local sliced tomato, and applewood smoked bacon on nine-grain bread. You should ask to tack on onions, tomatoes, and green chilies if you want it to more closely resemble the OG version. [Photo: Lucky's Cafe/Facebook]

Luscher's Red Hots

The Wednesday special at Brian Luscher's hot new spot is something called "Francheezies," which is basically a bacon-wrapped Red Hot shoved into the middle of a folded-over grilled cheese. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds.

MAX's Wine Dive Dallas

If you can tear yourself away from the excellent fried chicken, Max's also does a very worthy grilled cheese, made with gruyere, provolone, and roasted red bell pepper. It's not cheap at $14.50, but it's also enormous and is served with a side of creamy tomato soup, AKA the grilled cheese sandwich's BFF. [Photo: eDo/Foursquare]