Try These 5 Monster Sandwiches in Houston

This bbq sandwich has everything but the kitchen sink...and then some.
This bbq sandwich has everything but the kitchen sink...and then some.

From triple deckers loaded with slaw and delicatessen to a bbq number stacked with everything but the kitchen sink, here are five awesomely massive sandwiches to try in Houston:

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What: The Kitchen Sink Sandwich Where: Gatlin's BBQ

Come hungry if you want any hope of finishing this off-the menu special. The sloppy sandwich comes fully loaded with a crap ton of fiery housemade sausage and smoke-kissed brisket -- plus dirty rice, grilled onions and jalapeños, grated cheddar, and barbecue sauce.

The massive is sandwich is big enough for two, but that doesn't mean you can't try to take it down on your own.
The massive is sandwich is big enough for two, but that doesn't mean you can't try to take it down on your own.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

What: The Fiddler on the Roof of Your Mouth Where: Kenny & Ziggy's

Sure we could have gone with the 4-lb Zellagabetsky, but let's be honest, you're not Shaquille O'Neal, and you're not finishing two of the monstrosities along with two slices of cheesecake. (You're also probably not spending $65 to give the challenge a try).

The still-massive but totally doable Fiddler on the Roof (or the Number 1, as you are meant to order it) is probably more your speed. The triple decker ($18.95 with a side) comes mountain high with meltingly-tender pastrami and corned beef, but add coleslaw and Russian dressing to really take it over the top.

When the bird is bigger than the bun, you know you're in business.
When the bird is bigger than the bun, you know you're in business.
Photo courtesy H-Town StrEATs

What: The Hot Fried Chicken Sammich Where: H-Town Streets

Be ready to put in some work, because this two-hander ($8) comes with a piece of fried bird that's bigger than the massive bun itself. The crisp, golden chicken gets doused in hot sauce and stuffed inside with the usual suspects (lettuce, tomato, and pickles); then the whole thing gets finished with a healthy smear of spicy mayo. Make sure you grab napkins for this one.

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Get your cheesesteak wicked or fat.
Get your cheesesteak wicked or fat.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt

What: Wicked & Fat Phillys Where: Pappa Geno's

Philly cheesesteaks aren't meant to be small, so it's no surprise that this cheesesteak mecca makes some pretty monster-like subs. But it's not just big in size, the Wicked Philly ($7.49) packs some massive flavor, too. That's due to the loads of tender steak and onions, blankets of nutty provolone cheese, slather of mayo, and -- perhaps most importantly -- the seriously delicious and fiery-as-hell hot giardineira.

Of course, if you're feeling particularly gluttonous, you can opt for the Fat Philly ($8.99) -- which comes stacked with steak and onions, American cheese, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fries, cheese whiz, and gravy. Good luck with that.

We prefer our banh mi Texas-sized.
We prefer our banh mi Texas-sized.
Photo by Troy Fields

What: Grilled Pork Banh Mi Where: Hughie's Tavern and Vietnamese Grille

The flavors of the Far East meet the South at this Lazybrook-area tavern, where they serve a banh mi that's practically the size of Texas. The sandwich -- which comes absolutely packed with seriously delicious grilled pork and the standard bahn mi accoutrements -- is well worth the $5 price tag. Pro tip: you can also get two for $8, but we're guessing you don't need two.

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Gatlin's BBQ - Closed

1221 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008

713-869-4227

www.gatlinsbbq.com

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Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen Restaurant

2327 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

713-871-8883

www.kennyandziggys.com

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H-Town StrEATS

No address listed
Houston, TX 77031

www.twitter.com/htownstreats

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Pappa Geno's

1801 Ella Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008

713-863-1222

www.pappagenos.com


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