The Top 10 Tailgating Sandwiches Across the U.S.

Copy these tried-and-true sandwiches from restaurants across the country at your next tailgate party.

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College football season kicked off last weekend, and with football comes tailgating. Whether you go all out for your tailgate party or you prefer something low key, one thing is true — there will be food and plenty of it.

Sandwiches are a staple food because they're portable and filling. The experts at TravelChannel.com sampled sandwiches from restaurants across the country, and they've shared some of their favorites below.

The Yardbird

Slow's Bar-BQ | Detroit

Photo by: Scott Stewart

Scott Stewart

Amish chicken is drenched in mustard sauce and tossed with sauteed mushrooms and cheddar cheese in this juicy sandwich.

Make This: The Yardbird

La Torta del Rey

Los Reyes de la Torta | Phoenix

Photo by: Mark Skalny

Mark Skalny

With 12 total ingredients, there is something for everyone.

Make This: La Torta Del Rey

Big-Ass Roast Beef

Big-Ass Sandwiches | Portland, Ore.

No need to keep the fries on the side — this sandwich has French fries piled right on top of slow-cooked roast beef.

Make This: Big-Ass Roast Beef

Pork Belly Cubano

Bunk Sandwiches | Portland, Ore.

Thick-sliced, caramelized pork belly is the star in this classic sandwich recipe.

Make This: Pork Belly Cubano

Crab Cake

Faidley Seafood | Baltimore

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Filled with 6 1/2-ounces of jumbo lump crabmeat, these fried patties are super tasty.

Make This: Crab Cake Sandwich

Italian Beef

Al's Beef | Chicago

You may not see it, but there is Italian sausage underneath the fall-apart tender beef, making it the perfect sandwich for meat lovers.

Heart-Stopping BLT

Crown Candy Kitchen | St. Louis

This isn't your odrinary BLT — a mountain of thick-sliced, crispy bacon will keep you full for hours.

Make This: Heart-Stopping BLT

The 4-Courser

The Fifty/50 | Chicago

It's surprising what all you can fit between a smoked pretzel bun. The 4-Courser consists of smoked pulled pork, gouda bechamel sauce, pickles, jalapeno chips, sweet potato chips and waffle-ized macaroni and cheese.

Make This: 4-Courser Sandwich

Chicken Cheddar Biscuit

Time-Out | Chapel Hill, N.C.

Fluffy biscuit, gooey cheddar cheese and crispy fried chicken — this sandwich is delicious no matter what time of day you're tailgating.

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Aguila Sandwich Shop | Tampa, Fla.

If you love a classic Cubano, you'll love Aguila's twist. The egg roll is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, giving it the perfect texture.

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