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The Complicated Order at Bronze Cafe
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21 Epic Las Vegas Sandwiches To Eat Before You Die

Try these great sandwiches all over Las Vegas

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The Complicated Order at Bronze Cafe
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Maybe 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 21 epic sandwiches and where you can find them in Las Vegas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Banh Mi at Dakao Sandwiches

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These Vietnamese baguette sandwiches come in thit nuong (grilled pork) and bo nuong (beef steak) among other varieties at Dakao Sandwiches.

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Bao at Fat Choy

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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.

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Breakfast Sandwich at Baguette Cafe

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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.

Cheese Steaks at Pop’s

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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.

Club Sandwich at Grand Lux Cafe

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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.

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Croque Monsieur at Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro

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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.

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Cuban Sandwich at Cuba Cafe

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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.

DWBLT at Eat

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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.

Elvis Sandwich at Which Wich

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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.

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

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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.

Lobster Roll at Lobster ME

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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.

Moon N Doggie at Rx Boiler Room

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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.

Open-faced French Dip at The Country Club

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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.

Pastrami on Rye at Carnegie Deli

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The iconic New York deli sells one-pound versions of its pastrami on rye at its location at the Mirage.

Patty Melt at Du-par's Restaurant & Bakery

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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.

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

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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.

Reuben at Greenberg & Sons Deli

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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.

Short Rib Grilled Cheese at Fat Choy

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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 cheese.

The Bobbie at Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop

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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 got its name from Aunt Bobbie of the original Capriotti family who started the sub shop back in Delaware in 1976.

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The Complicated Order at Bronze Cafe

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Bronze Cafe refers to their sandwiches as “sammiches.” The Complicated Order features oven-roasted bacon strips, a housemade bacon jam, oven-roasted turkey, avocado, cucumber, mixed greens, tomato, basil aioli and housemade lemon vinaigrette on toasted ciabatta. But for the vegetarian version, ask for The Vegucated Order with vegan "bacon" strips, a housemade coconut "bacon" jam, oven-roasted Tofurky slices, avocado, cucumber, mixed greens, tomato, vegan basil aioli, and housemade lemon vinaigrette on toasted ciabatta.

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Whitefish Salad at Bagel Cafe

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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.

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Banh Mi at Dakao Sandwiches

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These Vietnamese baguette sandwiches come in thit nuong (grilled pork) and bo nuong (beef steak) among other varieties at Dakao Sandwiches.

[Photo]

Bao at Fat Choy

Fat Choy

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.

Fat Choy

Breakfast Sandwich at Baguette Cafe

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.

Cheese Steaks at Pop’s

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.

Club Sandwich at Grand Lux Cafe

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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.

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Croque Monsieur at Payard Pâtisserie & Bistro

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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.

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Cuban Sandwich at Cuba Cafe

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.

DWBLT at Eat

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.

Elvis Sandwich at Which Wich

Susan Stapleton

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.

Susan Stapleton

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

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.

Lobster Roll at Lobster ME