Everyone loves a good Cuban sandwich... that doesn't include Mark and Brian! Ewwwww! Seriously though, loving sandwiches (Cuban or otherwise) is a pretty universal thing, even if good sandwiches aren't. That's why we ate every single sandwich in Dallas that has ever been made (or something) to pick out the five best you need to be eating right now.
More Like This
Lobster Roll, 20 Feet
Yes, Dallas is nowhere near an ocean. But, no, that doesn't mean you shouldn't be eating lobster rolls, especially when they've been assembled by Marc Cassel, who's been jolly-rogering his way to one of Dallas's top under-the-sea-sandwiching destinations.
Shaved Ribeye Steak Sandwich, Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop
Black Angus beef, grilled red onions, blue cheese crumbles, and roasted garlic mayo mean no one's gonna want to tongue-kiss you after you eat this, but you're not gonna care. At all. (OK, maybe just a little.)
Tuna Salad Khanwich, DaLat
Sometimes, you just want a simple, classic... tuna salad-stuffed banh mi. Do not skimp on the Sriracha.
Roast Beef, Jersey Joe's Deli
Now that Gio's is gone (RIP), the crown for best roast beef sandwich in North Dallas goes to Jersey Joe's, which is largely hidden, despite being right off the Tollway. Roast beef on rye, slathered in horseradish, with just a little bit of lettuce? Perfection.
The Pitmaster, Pecan Lodge
Because sometimes you can't pick what 'cue you want from Pecan Lodge, the Pitmaster sandwich's got a little bit of everything: brisket, pulled pork, sausage, cole slaw, and jalapenos.
"The best things in life are smoked in a pit and steeped in time-honored traditions," this outstanding Texan BBQ joint's website reads. Pecan Lodge boasts Mesquite BBQ rubs, Southern fried chicken, fried okra, and the best beans ya'll have ever had.
The name sounds like a place Tony Soprano might visit on his way to the Bada Bing!, but in reality, Jersey Joe's (and Joe himself) is friendly, safe, and inviting and they serve up some up the best sandwiches in Dallas.
DaLat is a Vietnamese-American fusion restaurant that specializes in comfort food and stays open late so you can get your Pho fix until 2am. At this simple, chic diner-esque joint, you will find traditional dishes like beef and cabbage Pho and slow-cooked pork Ramen. But they also offer strangely satisfying options like Dorito-viche (ceviche on nacho cheese Doritos), meatball shooters (yes, drinkable shots of meat), Vietnamese Burger (pork burger Bahn Mi style) and Pho pizza. They also offer a list of Vietnamese inspired cocktails like the Vietnamese Iced Coffee (similar to a White Russian) to give you that liquid courage for Karaoke nights every Tuesday and Thursday.
Fishy eats from Marc Cassel in a nautical-themed spot.
It's no surprise that one of the best sandwich shops in in the city is nestled in Dallas' historic Deep Ellum (they've got all the good stuff). Operating like an old-school deli, the bare-bricked Uncle Uber's serves up classics like the the Cuban, quirky specialties like the Veggie BunME, and downright deviously tasty stuff like shaved ribeye steaks and glutenous quarter-pound patty burgers. And no self-respecting Deep Ellum restaurant would be caught dead without a draft selection from the Deep Ellum Brewery.