New York Subs Celebrates Four Decades Next to SMU

Cheers to Dallas restaurants with a long history.

Ken Harkness at New York Subs (photo by Monica Lake)
Ken Harkness at New York Subs (photo by Monica Lake)

Remember earlier this month, when I asked all you smart readers of SideDish if there were any Dallas restaurants with a long, stable history?

Dan Koller of People Newspapers gathered the data and went to work. It helped him write this sweet article about New York Subs’ owner Ken Harkness, who has owned the same sub shop in the same spot (next to SMU) for the last 40 years. Incredible.

Go wish Mr. Harkness a happy 40th anniversary this Saturday. I’m sure he’d appreciate it.




  • Sarah Clendenen

    I recently ordered a sandwich from NY Subs to be delivered to my house. Mr. Harkness brought it over himself and could not have been nicer. Kudos to him!

  • Lindi Funk

    Sarah – Ken says thank you for the kind words! He appreciates your loyalty and business and looks onward to seeing you tomorrow!

  • Lindi Funk

    Sarah – Ken thanks you for your kind words, loyalty and patronage. He looks forward to serving you tomorrow for the 40th Celebtration!

  • 5th Generation

    I’ve been eating at NY Sub since I was born. Mr Harkness even used to be my family’s next door neighbor. I still hit the place for a half 15 as often as I can but now I bring my kids in tow. Ken is the best; always has been. NY Sub is an institution in my world; maybe it should be in your’s as well???