10 most iconic American sandwiches

Lobster Roll

New Englanders will tell you that the blend of fresh lobster, mayo, and a vertically-sliced bun just tastes better if you're in Boston or along the coast of Maine.

Pork Tenderloin Sandwich

If you've never had one of these monstrosities and are judging it on the name instead of on the giant image on your screen right now, you'd think that Indiana's pork

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These can't really be traced to one specific state or city – we're sure Kansas City, Austin, North Carolina, and Memphis will each claim to have the best BBQ pulled pork

Hoagie

It doesn't matter whether you call it a hoagie, a sub, a wedge, a hero, or a grinder, these Italian sandwiches are workhorses for us Americans

Southern Chicken

It's a sandwich so simple even McDonalds can do a decent version – simply a chicken breast brined in buttermilk, dredged through seasoned flour and batter, then deep fried and served

Thanksgiving Sandwich

In truth, there's probably no sandwich more American than the Thanksgiving or Pilgrim sandwich – given that it is made from the leftovers of a distinctly American holiday. 

New York City Hot Dog

We're not ones to go in for philosophical internet debates, but a hot dog is a sandwich and New York City hot dog from Nathan's is absolutely a sandwich. Next! 

Crab Cake Sandwich

Other states will claim to do it better, but if you want a real crab cake sandwich, you'll have to head east to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay, they make them simply and perfectly

Dagwood

The only requirement for creating a Dagwood is making it multi-layered, incredibly tall, and ridiculously over-the-top and gluttonous while stuffing it with all sorts of meats

Monte Cristo

France may have the croque-monsieur, but we have the Monte Cristo – and we've improved on France's signature sandwich. I mean, come on! It's a ham and cheese sandwich on French toast

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