11 of the Best Sandwiches in Dallas
Sandwiches are the second best food after tacos. The two foods are similar concept; both are delicious ingredients in a bread of some sort. Don’t @ me with your opinions on what is and isn’t a sandwich. Go bread or go home. The sandwich, in it’s vast variety, is culinary greatness. Dallas sandwiches build upon this ranging from simple classics to extravagant mash-ups. These are thirteen of the best sandwiches in Dallas. Everyone needs to try them at least once (or multiple times) before leaving Dallas.
Jive Turkey at Cold Beer Company
Sandwiches are not a vehicle for condiments, that’s what french fries are for. Condiments should enhance the sandwich, not distract from it. The Jive Turkey at CBC understands this at a quintessential level. This sandwich is turkey pastrami, roast beef, gouda, jalapeños, and a spicy garlic aioli. The spicy garlic aioli and jalapeños add the perfect amount of kick to the sandwich making it one of the best in Dallas.
Pro tip: Bring the dogs! This bar has great patio space.
Location: 3600 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
Calabrese Pannino at Jimmy's Food Store
Jimmy's is the godfather of Dallas delis. Open since 1966, their sandwiches haven't gotten stale yet. The Italian Stallion is a monster sized sandwich that could pass as a small child. People will tell you to get the Italian Stallion. They aren't wrong... but they are wrong. The Calabrese Pannino is the sandwich that deserves recognition at this Dallas institution. A great sandwich can be simple, it's not always about the show or who is the most creative. This is a simple sandwich made with prosciutto, fontina, and marinated peppers. It starts with good bread and good ingredients. Make your way to the deli counter in the back to get one.
Pro Tip: sip wine while browsing the store and waiting on your sandwich
Location: 4901 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75206
The Duck Sandwich at Blind Butcher
This sandwich is all the glory of Blind Butcher's menu condensed into a pretzel bun. Duck bacon. Duck pastrami. That is all thank you good bye there is nothing else you need to know. This sandwich also consists of goat cheese and house made pickles.
Pro Tip: Blind butcher also has a great selection of local beers.
Location: 1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Cheese Steak at Truckyard
A cheesesteak? What is this Philadelphia? don't get too distracted by the alcohol or food trucks at Truckyard. In the land of queso we do melted cheese on meat pretty well. The proof is Truckyard's monster cheesesteak.
Pro tip: grab a truckyard tea to wash it down
Location: 5624 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206
Fried Chicken + Jack from East Hampton Sandwich co
Hunter Pond had the right idea when he dropped out of law school to start this sandwich chain. The world needs more sandwiches and less lawyers anyway. East Hampton Sandwich co is taking over the dfw sandwich scene. With ingredients like fried chicken, avocado, cheese, and jalapeno cream sauce it's no surprise this sandwich made the list.
Pro tip: Don't eat meat? They also have a mean goat cheese and avocado sandwich.
Location: All over DFW
The Toddfather at Cattleack BBQ
Are you even in Dallas is you don't get the meat sweats once a week? At Cattleack you can get all the melt-in-your-mouth joys of BBQ layered into a sandwich. This is a juicy, fatty pile of perfection. You don't have to worry about having a group of people to help you eat pounds of brisket, pulled pork and sausage. I'm not judging if you can eat all that by yourself. If anything I'm proud of you. For the rest of us there is the Toddfather.
Pro tip: Get there earlier than you think you should. The line gets very long.
Location: 13628 Gamma Rd, Dallas, TX 75244
Pambazo at Tortas La Hechizera
Too often people overlook the pambazo for the regular torta. No more! The menu at Torta La Hechizera is overwhelming. It has all sorts of tortas and tacos, but you are here with a purpose and that is to eat a Pambazo. This oblong-shaped sandwich is stuffed with chorizo, potatoes, avocado, shredded lettuce and tangy crema, and the bun is... wait for it... completely slathered in guajillo chile sauce. I don't believe sandwiches should be eaten with a fork and knife, but this is an exception.
Pro Tip: Leave time for a nap after you eat this.
Location: 5611 Maple Ave, Dallas TX
The Simple at Super Chix
Is that a Chick-fil-a sandwich? I'm so glad you asked. It is not. Super Chix has graced DFW with the magic of Chick-fil-a style sandwiches brought to you on a potato bun. They even have a great sauce selection. You'll barely notice the difference, only that it is better.
Pro Tip: Challenge yourself with the Nashville hot... if you dare
Location: 14999 Preston Rd Suite 226, Dallas, TX 75254
Bologna Sandwich at Shoals
Shoals is the bar dreams are made of. They are mixing well done classic cocktails. The sleek decor matches the smooth jams they play. On top of it all, they have delicious food. Point in case: the bologna sandwich. This old school lunch meat gets a makeover in this sandwich. It is served on fresh bread, house-made relish, and heaps of bologna.
Pro Tip: get a side of empanadas
Location: 2614 Elm St, ste 110, Dallas TX 75226
Pork Sausage Banh Mi at Sandwich Hag
Sandwich hag began in Dallas as a pop up restaurant consistently selling out. This was the case the first time I encountered them. It is also how I learned that their pork sausage banh mi is putting all other sausage sandwiches to shame. Now they have a brick and mortar in The Cedars. This means you can have Sandwich Hag every day! What sets Sandwich Hag apart from other Bahn mi joints in DFW is the attention the pay to ingredients. They make their sausage in-house and use local sourced ingredients.
Pro Tip: Try every kind of banh mi they have!
Location: 1902 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
C. Senor at C. Senor
Some believe “Apparently they have sandwiches too, but the tacos are good enough that I’ve never even bothered ordering one. Honestly, you’ll probably be fine if you do the same.” -Tim Cato
Everyone is entitled to his/her/their opinions, but in this instance these opinions are wrong. By no means do I want to throw shade at the stands tacos. There are so many good taco options in Oak Cliff. Why not take advantage of the delicious sandwiches this place has to offer? As you see the cheese stretch as you pull the sandwich halves apart you’ll know you made the right decision.
Pro Tip: Don't accidentally order the tacos
Location: 330 W Davis st, Dallas TX 75208