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Jul 15, 2009 09:06 AM

real sub sandwiches DFW

The best subs I ever had were in NJ across the river from Philly. Nice soft bread, plenty of toppings and the oil would run down your clothes! What places in Ft Worth/Southlake/Grapevine/Keller area would you recommend to come close this glorious feast??

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  1. Oh gosh, I know I'll get beat over the head for this, but the Jersey Mike's on SL Blvd makes a really good sandwich. I've eaten at a couple of other locations that use less meat, but the one in SL is pretty loaded down.

    If you happen to be on 183 at, or near 157/Industrial, there is Billadelphias (drive-thru or walk up service only) on the NW corner of 183 and 157. Across 183, about 1/2 mile south on 157 is NY Pizza and Deli. Both are VERY good independent deli type sandwich places. Billadelphia has the birch beer and the little "cakes" known from that area as well as the special rolls and chips.

    You can do a Chow search on either of these to get additional input.

    In Grapevine, there is Weinbergers Deli on Main St., but it's touted for it's Chicago heritage and use of products from Chicago. While very good tasting, I've found some of their sandwiches to be skimpy on the meats.

    Also in Grapevine in Cero's Heros - a drive-in, walk-up place with a couple of picnic tables - at Main and NW Hwy. The last couple of times I went, I wasn't happy with the rolls they used, but it's been over a year, so who knows what they're doing now. They've been there for something like 4 decades, so many folk like them. It may be something you want to try. One thing I will say as a positive for me, but many find fault: This is really more of a meat salad on a bun, ie, lots of shredded lettuce, but with the oi/vinegar spicy dressing, I once loved it and it is messy.

    That's all that comes to mind at the moment. I can't think of anything in Colleyville and I don't know Keller at all.

    1. You might like "Jersey Mikes". A franchised chain with roots in New Jersey. There're sprouting up all over Dallas.
      I've been eating lunch at the recently opened Lovers Lane store. They give you a lot of food for the money.
      And, unlike Subway, the employee's are very friendly.

      1. At the risk of sharing his head-beating, I agree with CocoaNut about Jersey Mike's. They cut the meat when you order and everything tastes real fresh. I notice that Fred's Philly has hoagies on their menu, but I have never ordered one. Every time I go to Fred's, I can't make myself order anything but a cheesesteak.

        By the way, Fred's has opened a new outpost in Allen, where I live. Yes!!! I went over the weekend and it was just as good as the mothership on 15th. But, sadly they had no Utz's potato chips or Tastycakes in stock yet.


        Mr Bean

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        1. re: mrbean

          That brings back memories!!

          1. re: mrbean

            TASTYcakes - the name I couldn't remember when mentioning Billadelphia's above - is also carried by Jersey Mikes in Southlake. I would think since it's a franchise, they'd be at all locations? Maybe not....

          2. Further to my above post, there is a "Jersey Mikes" in Southlake at 410 W. Southlake Blvd.

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            1. re: twinwillow

              There is also a Jersey Mikes north on Preston from LBJ on the east side next to Half Price Books for those wishing to try it living in that area (which I do and which I will).

            2. Yep, Jersey Mike's...not so bad. The Jersey Shore is really good.