Sandwich Review: Capriotti’s Sandwiches Get High Fives

Tim and Zac make sure the sandwiches are edible (left); Slaw Be Jos with roast beef, provolone, Russian dressing (right)

After my online musings over whether Capriotti’s would be a good 50-store fit for our beloved DFW, the big boys over at Capriotti’s delivered four ginormous plates of sandwich samples to me and the office mates. D employees gathered ’round the choices yesterday, carefully selecting between the Bobbie (turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayo), Homemade Turkey, Italian, and Slaw Be Jo (roast beef, provolone, Russian dressing, cole slaw). The conclusion? Capriotti’s sandwiches are – hands down – wayyyy better tasting than Jimmy John’s limp excuses, and if it continues to preserve historic buildings the way it is, I’m personally a-okay with its expansion into DFW territory as a big fan of the Bobbie. (Thanksgiving leftovers in a sandwich = genius) Just lay off on all the mayo, will ya?

Jump for high fives

I asked other eaters to rate their sandwich experience from one (yuck) to five (awesome), and here are the results:

Charlotte willingly poses as my sandwich model

It was definitely Thanksgiving in a sandwich. The cranberry sauce and stuffing were full of flavor. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m going back for seconds. –The Bobbie, 5!

Fresh, meaty, and more importantly—tasty. Better than Jimmy John’s! –Italian, 5

The pulled roast beef was awesome. So tender! –5

Mayo overkill on all accounts. My sandwich is dripping like a snot-nosed toddler. – Slaw Be Jo, 2

I nominate the Coleslaw Turkey Sandwich for a high Five!!! This was by far the best sandwich I have had in a long time. The bread was soft and fresh. Loved it! – Turkey, 5

Hello, Italian

Very yummy! I give it a 5.

I had the BBQ one and the turkey one. I’d give them both a 3. If they both cut down on the mayo/sauce, they’d each be a 4. If this is the direction chain sammich shops are going, we’re in for a treat.

The turkey cole slaw one was divine –5

I don’t even like cole slaw and I give both of them a 5. – Italian and Slaw Be Jo

The slaw was perfect (not slimy) and the beef pretty tender and flavorful. I was impressed that you still can taste the quality of the cheese despite all the flavors –Slaw Be Jo, 5

A good, solid, and tasty sandwich. I’d say a 4 for both – Turkey, Slaw Be Jo

Fresh ingredients, good bread with a crispy outside but a chewy middle. –Italian, 5

The Turkey one was just alright, nothing special. But then I tried the Italian – oh my! You can tell these people know their Italian food. Yummy! –Turkey, Italian -3.5

It had a lot of dressing so I’m sure the calorie content was out of the roof…which prob helped make it so delicious – Turkey

I’d give both my samples (Slaw Be Jo and The Bobbie) a 5 with raves! Deliciosa!

If you absolutely cannot wait for gas station Capriotti’s to open on Ross and Lamar this summer, you’re in luck because Plano’s already got one:
4021 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 596-1999


  • Blue Hen

    And, you didn’t even get the Cheese Steak (which needs to be received hot off the grill). It’s the real thing.

  • irodguy

    Sorry tried their cheese steak it did not come close to Freds. I also don’t think the majority of the sandwich offerings come anywhere close to gandolfos. Did I mention that I really wished and would be excited to see a Gandolfos open as a restaurant.

  • Monica

    “If you’re absolutely cannot for gas station Capriotti’s to open…” HUH?

  • Tori

    I home office and it’s nowhere near Plano or downtown. Why can’t anybody open a decent restaurant in Coppell. Other than Annamia’s and J. Macklin’s.

  • Kevin Marple

    Excellent post. Very informative in a really fun way!

  • Baited N. Switched

    I call bull-shih

  • Daniel

    Tori, it is not easy to find good food in that area but there are some. Coppell Deli, Cavalli, Daddy Jacks, LA Burger, Quesa-D-Ya’s to name a few.

  • PJ

    Looks like everyone is coming out to defend their favorite sandwich shop, so I’ll do the same. Capriotti’s is a truly unique experience for Texas. The quality — and quantity! — of food is outstanding. The cold sandwiches are great, but the grilled are even better.

  • where do they get that bread? that’s the most important part of any sandwich.

  • @Baited: I couldn’t have called it better myself.

  • Justin

    No place better in the entire metroplex (is that a word?) than Deli News in Far North Dallas (Preston @ Campbell). I am fortunate enough to be able to walk there from my house, and my waist-line can (unfortunately) prove my affection…

  • Jana

    Thanks for this article to remind me how amazing Capriotti’s is. I went there for lunch when I was in the area for a meeting and had a Bobbie. My stomach is still very happy with this decision!

    I must try Deli News- what do you recommend there?

  • Will

    Capriotti’s sandwiches are the best quality and quantity I have ever had. Their cold sandwiches are great but their hot sandwiches will make anyone a customer for life! My favs are the Cheesesteak, the Pastrami one, and get this: you can ask for an italian chopped up and hot from the grill(ask for hot peppers too), best sandwich ever.

  • Twinwillow

    Ahh, Deli-News. The closest we have in Dallas to a real New York Jewish deli!

  • Twinwillow

    And I would like to add to my above post, Deli-News is not a, C-H-A-I-N or a F-R-A-N-C-H-I-S-E!