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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgMaybe one of the best things about Vegas is that the city has no cuisine to call its own. That means the mix of personalities from across the nation bring with them sandwiches the country over. Here's a look at 30 iconic sandwiches and where you can find them in Las Vegas.

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1. Andouille Sausage and Peppers at Lagasse’s Stadium

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-2665
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The classic sandwich balances out the spiciness of the sausage against the sweetness of the pepper. Do it Emeril Lagasse style at Lagasse’s Stadium with sautéed onions and peppers, Emeril’s homemade Worcestershire and warm remoulade sauce on New Orleans French bread.

2. Bao at Fat Choy

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595 E. Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 794-3464
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These steamed buns come filled with meats or vegetables and very traditional in China. At Fat Choy, go for the Peking Duck Bao with cucumbers, scallion and hoisin sauce or the Pork Belly Bao with pickled mustard greens, cilantro and crushed peanuts.

3. Beef on Weck at Naked City Pizza

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3240 S. Arville St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 243-6277
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Only in the western part of New York state do you find this thin-cut roast beef served rare on a caraway-and-salt-topped kummelweck roll with horseradish. Christopher Palmeri at Naked City Pizza is a Buffalo, N.Y., native who serves up this sandwich.

4. Beef Short Rib Sandwich at Table 10

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3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-6363
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A barbecue sandwich is technically any smoked meat on white bread that may or may not include sauce. At Table 10, the beef short rib sandwich comes with exotic mushrooms, fontina cheese, served on a baguette with French fries

5. The Bobbie at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

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7291 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 260-4334
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Leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner became one of the most iconic sandwiches in America. Capriotti’s signature sandwich, the Bobbie, is a sub made with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayonnaise. The sandwich was named "The Greatest Sandwich in America" in a reader poll by AOL.com in May 2010. The sandwich got its name from Aunt Bobbie of the original Capriotti family who started the sub shop back in Delaware in 1976.

6. Breakfast Sandwich at Baguette Cafe

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8359 W. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113
(702) 269-4781
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Breakfast sandwiches are pretty easy. Put together egg, a pork product, cheese and some bread for a sandwich on the go. At Baguette Cafe, they come on croissants that are buttery fresh.

7. Catfish Sloppy Joe at RM Seafood

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3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9300
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This childhood favorite is made with ground beef, onions, spices and ketchup or another tomato sauce on a hamburger bun. Rick Moonen’s mom used to make this dish on weeknights since she had to feed a family of 10. Moonen adapted the recipe to use catfish instead of beef.

8. Cheese Steaks at Pop’s

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501 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 878-6444
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Philadelphia's made its mark on the sandwich world with the cheese steak, a thinly sliced beef sandwich topped with onions (order it wit) and sometimes peppers. Choose from popular topping Cheez Wiz (that would be a wit Wiz for onion and Cheez Wiz) or go for something more sophisticated such as provolone. The real deal is only served on Amoroso's rolls. Find the best in Vegas at POP’s, an acronym for Pride of Philly Steaks, where they serve sirloin steak cut razor thin and Amoroso’s rolls. Best of all, it’s open 24 hours.

9. Club Sandwich at Grand Lux Cafe

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-3888
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You don’t even have to be a member to order the club sandwich. Turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheese are stacked on two layers with an extra slice of bread in the middle. The sandwich is usually quartered and served with toothpicks to keep it together. At the Grand Lux Cafe, the Grand Club Sandwich comes with roasted turkey, applewood smoked bacon, arugula, tomato and mayonnaise. 


10. Croque Monsieur at Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro

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3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 346-4642
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Croque Monsieur is just a fancy name for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, but that French name makes it sound oh so much more romantic. Of course, a bechamel sauce is the real secret to this sandwich. Francois Payard uses his grandfather's recipe, layering jambon de Paris, Swiss Gruyere and a rich bechamel sauce between slices of toasted white bread and topped with more bechamel and grated Gruyere.

11. Cuban Sandwich at Cuba Cafe

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2055 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 795-7070
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The Cuban sandwich came about in the cafes of Key West and Tampa at the end of the 19th century when Cuban workers came to the area. Find roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles and mustard on crusty Cuban bread, all toasted in a sandwich press called a plancha.At Cuba Cafe, the Swiss cheese blends well with the pork.

12. DWBLT at Eat

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707 Carson St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 534-1515
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Slap together bacon, lettuce and tomato between toasted bread for a perennial summer favorite. At Eat, Natalie Young gussies up the DWBLT with smoked bacon, avocado and a chipotle mayo on toasted sourdough.

13. Elvis Sandwich at Which Wich

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2192 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 648-8100
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The King of Rock and Roll loved to eat his peanut butter, mashed banana and white bread sandwich browned in a pool of melted butter. While urban legend suggested he liked bacon on it, truth suggests he didn’t, although it sure does add a nice salt flavor to this rich sandwich. At Which Wich, the Elvis Wich comes with peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey and served on a toasted sub sandwich roll.  

14. Fried Oyster Po’ Boy at Lola's - A Louisiana Kitchen

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231 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102-2591
(702) 227-5652
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The other famous sandwich out of New Orleans? The po' boy, really a submarine made with New Orleans French bread. The Crescent City likes to serve them with fried seafood, but really anything can go inside. At Lola’s, try the fried oyster po’ boy, which uses Leidenheimers French bread flown in from New Orleans. Other versions here include the fried or blackened catfish; fried, grilled or blackened shrimp or chicken; or the sizzled ham.

15. Grilled Barely Buzzed Cheddar Cheese at Honey Salt

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1031 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 445-6100
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This childhood favorite get gussied up with a cheesy truffle fondue and rustic sourdough bread.

16. Lobster Roll at Lobster ME

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3663 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 562-7837
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The lobster roll can be found universally in New England, with some a bit creamier than others, some served warm, others cold and some served with chives. At LobsterME, find it with 6 ounces of chilled lobster meat, claw ‘n’ all, and is served on a locally baked, toasted, buttery brioche bun glazed with zesty mayo.

17. Monte Cristo at Maple Tree Cafe

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6000 W. Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 362-5151
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Think of the Monte Cristo as an Americanized version of Croque-Monsieur with mustard, ham and cheese sandwich dipped in an egg batter and then fried French-toast style in a skillet. It comes with a dusting of powdered sugar and even a jam. At the Maple Tree Cafe, the Monte Cristo comes with slices of ham, turkey and Swiss cheese and served with real maple syrup.

18. Moon N Doggie at RM Seafood

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3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9300
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This sandwich has become a staple at RM Seafood since Rick Moonen originally created it on Top Chef Masters. The seafood-based sausage made with white shrimp is served on a buttery toasted bun. Inside find ginger, garlic, shallots and a dash of sriracha hot sauce.

19. Muffuletta at Bread & Butter

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10940 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 675-3300
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One of the staple sandwiches out of New Orleans is the muffuletta, a dish served on a round sesame loaf with capicola, salami, mortadella, provolone cheese and a chopped blend of olives and other pickled vegetables. Let it sit for an hour before eating so the olive spread soaks in the bread. Head to Bread & Butter for Chris Herrin’s version of the muffuletta.

20. Open-faced French Dip at The Country Club

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 248-3463
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This sandwich comes with thinly sliced roast beef served on a baguette or French roll with a cup of beef jus on the side for dipping. A Country Club, find the French Dip served on a thick toasted brioche slathered with mustard cream and piled high with shaved prime rib, melted gruyere cheese and fried crispy onions. Bonus: It comes with parmesan truffle potato chips.

21. Pastrami on Rye at Carnegie Deli

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3400 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 791-7310
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The iconic New York deli sells one-pound versions of its pastrami on rye at its location at the Mirage.

22. Patty Melt at Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery

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1 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 385-1906
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Add a non-cheese ingredient to grilled cheese sandwich to make a melt. At the Golden Gate Tiny Naylor, an original partner at the hotel, was the originator of the patty melt. In the late 1920s, he experimented with some grilled onions on top of a cheeseburger. It was on the original menu of Kenny's Waffle Shop in Northern California in 1926. His son, Biff Naylor, is the current owner of Du-Par's and still carries on the family tradition. The burger at Du-Par’s is topped with caramelized onions and Swiss cheese and served melted on grilled rye.

23. PB&J at Republic Kitchen & Bar

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9470 S. Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89123
(702) 463-3500
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The most unpretentious sandwich of them all is just peanut butter and jelly, but whether you use crunchy or smooth peanut butter, or what type of jam you choose can make all the difference in the world. Head to Republic Kitchen for a dessert version of this sandwich, deep fried and served with strawberry and chocolate dipping sauces.

24. Pink's Famous Chili Cheese Dog at Pink's Hot Dogs

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11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Perhaps the most famous hot dog at Pink's comes with chili and cheese smothered on a nine-inch hot dog and served with onions.

25. Reuben at Greenberg & Sons Deli

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3790 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 740-6969
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Put together corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut with either Russian or Thousand Island dressing and griddled between two slices of rye bread for the Reuben. The tang of the sauerkraut plays off the creaminess of the dressing, while the rye bread makes friends with the corned beef. The cheese just balances it all out. At Greenberg’s Deli, they shave the meat right in front of you.

26. Short Rib Grilled Cheese at Fat Choy

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595 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 794-3464
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Go a bit more complicated with the grilled cheese sandwich at Fat Choy, where Sheridan Su serves it with short ribs. Here it comes with onion jam and provolone and cheddar cheeses.

27. Skirt Steak Sandwich at Delmonico Steakhouse

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-3737
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The grilled skirt steak sandwich here comes on a ciabatta bread with roasted mushrooms and onions, horseradish mayonnaise, spinach and truffle French fries.

28. Spicy Meatloaf Sandwich at Lagasse’s Stadium

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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The meatloaf sandwich is one of those dishes served as a leftover. At Lagasse’s Stadium, the spicy meatloaf sandwich comes with provolone cheese on New Orleans French bread with lettuce, pickle, tomato and black pepper mayonnaise.

29. Truffled Egg Salad Sandwich at Eat

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707 Carson
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 534-1515
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This sandwich staple comes needs mayonnaise to bind together the ingredients. Natalie Young at Eat uses two farm-fresh scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms, chives, feta, bacon and smashed potatoes.

30. Whitefish Salad at Bagel Cafe

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301 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 255-3444
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Classic whitefish salad is one of those New York deli finds on every corner in the Big Apple. Here in Vegas, head to the Bagel Cafe for the salad served on rye or a bagel. Add some cream cheese to make it even creamier.

1. Andouille Sausage and Peppers at Lagasse’s Stadium

3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
The classic sandwich balances out the spiciness of the sausage against the sweetness of the pepper. Do it Emeril Lagasse style at Lagasse’s Stadium with sautéed onions and peppers, Emeril’s homemade Worcestershire and warm remoulade sauce on New Orleans French bread.
3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Bao at Fat Choy

595 E. Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89104
These steamed buns come filled with meats or vegetables and very traditional in China. At Fat Choy, go for the Peking Duck Bao with cucumbers, scallion and hoisin sauce or the Pork Belly Bao with pickled mustard greens, cilantro and crushed peanuts.
595 E. Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89104

3. Beef on Weck at Naked City Pizza

3240 S. Arville St., Las Vegas, NV 89104
Only in the western part of New York state do you find this thin-cut roast beef served rare on a caraway-and-salt-topped kummelweck roll with horseradish. Christopher Palmeri at Naked City Pizza is a Buffalo, N.Y., native who serves up this sandwich.
3240 S. Arville St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

4. Beef Short Rib Sandwich at Table 10

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
A barbecue sandwich is technically any smoked meat on white bread that may or may not include sauce. At Table 10, the beef short rib sandwich comes with exotic mushrooms, fontina cheese, served on a baguette with French fries
3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. The Bobbie at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

7291 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner became one of the most iconic sandwiches in America. Capriotti’s signature sandwich, the Bobbie, is a sub made with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayonnaise. The sandwich was named "The Greatest Sandwich in America" in a reader poll by AOL.com in May 2010. The sandwich got its name from Aunt Bobbie of the original Capriotti family who started the sub shop back in Delaware in 1976.
7291 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

6. Breakfast Sandwich at Baguette Cafe

8359 W. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Breakfast sandwiches are pretty easy. Put together egg, a pork product, cheese and some bread for a sandwich on the go. At Baguette Cafe, they come on croissants that are buttery fresh.
8359 W. Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89113

7. Catfish Sloppy Joe at RM Seafood

3930 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119
This childhood favorite is made with ground beef, onions, spices and ketchup or another tomato sauce on a hamburger bun. Rick Moonen’s mom used to make this dish on weeknights since she had to feed a family of 10. Moonen adapted the recipe to use catfish instead of beef.
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119

8. Cheese Steaks at Pop’s

501 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
Philadelphia's made its mark on the sandwich world with the cheese steak, a thinly sliced beef sandwich topped with onions (order it wit) and sometimes peppers. Choose from popular topping Cheez Wiz (that would be a wit Wiz for onion and Cheez Wiz) or go for something more sophisticated such as provolone. The real deal is only served on Amoroso's rolls. Find the best in Vegas at POP’s, an acronym for Pride of Philly Steaks, where they serve sirloin steak cut razor thin and Amoroso’s rolls. Best of all, it’s open 24 hours.
501 S. Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107

9. Club Sandwich at Grand Lux Cafe

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
You don’t even have to be a member to order the club sandwich. Turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon and cheese are stacked on two layers with an extra slice of bread in the middle. The sandwich is usually quartered and served with toothpicks to keep it together. At the Grand Lux Cafe, the Grand Club Sandwich comes with roasted turkey, applewood smoked bacon, arugula, tomato and mayonnaise. 

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Croque Monsieur at Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro

3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Croque Monsieur is just a fancy name for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich, but that French name makes it sound oh so much more romantic. Of course, a bechamel sauce is the real secret to this sandwich. Francois Payard uses his grandfather's recipe, layering jambon de Paris, Swiss Gruyere and a rich bechamel sauce between slices of toasted white bread and topped with more bechamel and grated Gruyere.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Cuban Sandwich at Cuba Cafe

2055 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Cuban sandwich came about in the cafes of Key West and Tampa at the end of the 19th century when Cuban workers came to the area. Find roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles and mustard on crusty Cuban bread, all toasted in a sandwich press called a plancha.At Cuba Cafe, the Swiss cheese blends well with the pork.
2055 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

12. DWBLT at Eat

707 Carson St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Slap together bacon, lettuce and tomato between toasted bread for a perennial summer favorite. At Eat, Natalie Young gussies up the DWBLT with smoked bacon, avocado and a chipotle mayo on toasted sourdough.
707 Carson St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

13. Elvis Sandwich at Which Wich

2192 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108