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Apr 9, 2008 09:41 AM

Best Sandwich in Dallas

I've got to admit, I love a good sandwich. And that Cuban sandwich at Jimmy's might just be my favorite right now. But, there are so many varities of sandwiches that it's really hard to pick the best. Aside from BBQ and hamburgers, what is your favorite sandwich and where do you get it?

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  1. I love love love the ham and poblano melt at Central Market.

    1. Tops - My own BBQ sandwich about 10 mins after it has gotten off the smoker (brisket or pulled pork with a burbon BBQ sauce).....jealous aren't you!!

      Second - Bahn Mi Thit Nuong (Grilled pork)at La Me' in Dallas (Walnut @ Audelia)

      Third - Any sandwich at Corner Market in Dallas (Greenville Ave)

      Fourth (tie) - Deluxe Po-Boy at Antone's on Harry Hines or Jimmy's Cuban

      Fifth - La Hechizera on Montfort for a Torta....any meat...they are all great!

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      1. re: LewisvilleHounder

        Banh Mi (I like #1) at La Me in Dallas
        Pan Bagnat at Voila in Allen

        1. re: LewisvilleHounder

          I will admit for a chain Jason's has a good muffaletta

          1. re: LewisvilleHounder

            it really is very good....who'd have thought it......

          2. re: LewisvilleHounder

            I second(??) The po-boy at Antones. I was amazed to find them. I remember eating at the original (I think) near the Astrodome in Houston. They started franchising about ten years ago and they have never been the same. The one on Harry Hines reminds me of those days when the sandwich was made ahead and sat in a bin while the flavors "married".
            I intentionally took Harry Hines instead of Stemmons to get somewhere today so that I could have a "super" for lunch...

              1. re: kindofabigdeal

                It's east of Wycliffe, at Douglas I think. About the 4200 block. There is a Binzwanger Glass store across the street. I think they close at 15:00. Try the original or the super (same as original but with more meat and cheese.) They have other po-boys like roast beef, pastrami and tuna but I can't tell you anything about them. For nearly 30 years (did I just say 30 years?) I have had nothing but originals or supers with a bag of fritos...


                1. re: birddogfoodie

                  the hours are a bummer for those of us that's work 1900-0700, but I'm sure I can make it on an off day.

                  1. re: birddogfoodie

                    Antone's tuna 'po boy with their incredible chow chow relish is, just delish!

              2. re: LewisvilleHounder

                Update on Central Market sandwiches. I just stopped in with a co-worker today and they have changed the counter around to the end of the olives/pickles/dips/condiment counter. I believe someone told me they were implementing a fresh sushi bar where the old sandwich counter was. The sandwich counter is no longer right by the deli meats and cheeses. Also gone are the menu of sandwiches and no substitutes are made (no pastrasmi, corned beef or roast beef). You have a selection of about 10 meats (more or less) that is predetermined by the counter. I bummed at the no pastrami so I hurried to Jersey Mikes down the street.

              3. I love Jimmy's too...if you are talking about the Italian market Jimmy's. That place has some great sandwiches for great prices. The meat is fresh, because they slice it in front of you, along with all the other ingredients. You can't beat a sandwich from Jimmy's food store during your weekly lunch break. They have a prosciutto panini that's one of my favorites.

                1. The King (or Count?) of Sandwiches, the Monte Cristo, is my favorite. Unfortunately, the only place I know to get it is Bennigan's (locations abound), so I rarely get one. Anyone know where else you can get one? What about a good Po Boy? That Philly Cheesesteak place downtown makes a serviceable sandwich.

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                  1. re: sike101

                    imo the crawfish poboy @ the Big Easy in Plano is a fine sandwich. Poboys aren't really to my preference though.

                    1. re: sike101

                      Alligator Cafe on Gaston near Baylor in East Dallas has great Po Boys.

                      1. re: sike101

                        Yeah the Dream Cafe has a Monte Cristo. I have yet to eat it but I have eaten the Cloud Cakes and they are delicious. I just mentioned them at my Dallas food blog. [ ] When I go back I am definitely going to try the Monte Cristo.

                        1. re: theLittleDish

                          Finally went to Dream Cafe. Had the Monte Cristo, wife had the Cloud Cakes. Both very good. Not exactly the kind of Monte Cristo I've had before where the entire sandwich was deep fried. But my LDL may be a few points the better for it. The place is under construction right now, but it definitely feels like an Austin spot. Certainly out of character for the neighborhood.

                      2. I heartily agree with the Cuban or any sandwich from Jimmy's and the sandwiches from Corner Market as well. I'll add the Palm Beach (pimento cheese) sandwich at Highland Park Pharmacy as another fave.

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                        1. re: michaela0416

                          Stopped in last week to Corner Market to see what was up. Have read reviews about it being an awesome place. The concept is very cool, but the sandwiches were not what I was expecting. The bread supposedly from Society Bakery was just a typical ciabatta roll for my Big Texan and some decent bread (would be good on it's own) for the Pimento. I decided on the pimento standing in line glaring at the menu and trying to make up my mind (I spotted the review in D Magazine that they had a "memorable" pimento cheese sandwich) and then asked the chef what he would get if he was eating that day. He suggested the Big Texan....roast beef, bacon, cheddar, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, and chipotle mayo. It all sounded good. So waited about 20 mins for a sandwich and there was maybe 8 people in the place and 4 of them already had their meal, so don't expect the speedy grab and go. The roast beef was bland and I believe Boar's Head brand (??). The Big Texan lacked any kind of "Texan" flavor, I guess I could count the bacon. The chipotle mayo had no taste (or at least on my sandwhich it added nothing) and I could not even detect any smokiness from a chipotle. The roast beef was much more bland than even the cheap processed kind at the local supermarket deli counter. All of this for $7.50 for the Big Texan. The pimento cheese was even worse. The cheese was definitely grated processed American cheese (I could tell by the saltiness). The sandwhich as a whole was way to salty and had to much gloppy mayo with very little hint of the pimentos. The bread was a much more hearty bread than the "Big Texan" but with the pimento cheese it was too much. The slices were too thick and it was a dry coarse grain bread which was coupled with an over salted cheese made you pucker for water. The pimento was $6.50.

                          I also got a Greek Salad...typical pitted kalamata olives, generic feta, tomatoes, celery, purple onions and a almost tastless vinagrette.

                          I would really like to see this place succeed b/c I really like the area and on the day I went (that perfect Spring day in Dallas) would be awesome to enjoy a great sandwhich on the patio/sidewalk. I would suggest by first using some cheddar, less mayo, and more pimentos for the pimento cheese sandwhich. The Big Texan either needs some quality deli meat the DaBecca brand from Clifton comes to mind or make a small house-made portion each day. The cheese could use some help also from some Texas cheddar (Veldhuizen makes a nice cheddar) as could the greek salad feta from Latte Da Dairy.

                          Some of the people in the M Streets and Lakewood area might like this place but I would travel a bit further up Greenville and go to Central Market for a sandwhich. I would even pay that money again if they used better quality ingredients. Don't mean to sound harsh on the place but for $19.25 for two sandwiches and a small serving of Greek salad I would expect better.

                          1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                            I had their cuban and thought it was pretty good, though it's a simple sandwich. What made it was that they had house roasted pork loin, and it was good. Later I had a open face lox sandwich for breakfast and it was a little dissapointing. The saltiness killed everything else and the cream cheese was almost absent. One nice touch was the sprouts, which tempered the other intense flavors. My cuban was good enough that I'd like to try another sometime, but I agree that the price point is higher than the quality warrants.

                            I like places like this for complex, metrosexual sandwiches that I'm ashamed to order in front of my ham and cheese parents. Anything simpler I would go straight to the source, like at Kuby's.

                            I don't know this for sure, but I think the bread comes from Empire.

                            1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                              ^ Everything you say is spot on. The fact that they proudly display "Board's Head" products should say enough. The last and only sandwich I ordered was bland and uninspiring as were the sides that accompanied it. Corner Market is a quiant, friendly, neighborhood concept but the food certainly underperforms.

                              On a different but related note, I had the Cuban at Jimmy's for lunch earlier today - YUMMY!

                              1. re: carousel

                                slathered mojo sauce ≠ cuban sandwich

                              2. re: LewisvilleHounder

                                I must agree with you. I lived down the street from Corner Market for years and eagerly awaited its opening, I guess it was last year. I did like the morningside chicken sandwhich but have only been in a few times because every time I go i end up waiting FOREVER for my meal even when it is not busy. Then once I get it I am left wondering if it was all worth it. I wish I could comment on more of their items but am sad to say that I cannot because I avoid going due to the long wait. I am very sad to leave a bad review because the owner is such a nice man. I hope that someone sees all of this and can take the critisism and use it constructively because I would like to see them succeed.