The Coppell Deli's Stubbs Breakfast Sandwich Might Kill You, But What a Way to Go

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Coppell Deli's Stubbs: Your heart will thank you (when you put it down).
The Coppell Deli is a shack-like restaurant on a quiet street in a quiet neighborhood of its namesake town. I walked in and was happy to see only four people in the cafeteria-style dining room, two of whom were behind the counter.

It's a really plain-looking space: surrounded by white brick walls, mismatching tables and chairs populating the center, and relics from the Cowboys glory years everywhere. The only noise at this hour was Sportscenter, which was up on the two anachronistic flat screens.

There's no health food here, no organic suppliers, not even any legitimate coffee mugs. The menu is filled with heart-clogging indulgences that leave you in a pool of your own drool after reading it. And speaking of the menu, it's one of those old school back lit contraptions with the moveable letters, yellowed from years of use and volatilized grease.

I went for the Stubbs special, named after former Dallas Cowboy Danny Stubbs; if I'm going to cheat, I might as well go for broke, right? I gave my order to the man behind the counter, which also housed cigarettes and dip (is this a one-stop death shop?), and he pointed at the self serve-coffee pot next to the stack of Styrofoam cups. By the time I filled up, my sandwich was ready.

Wrapped in parchment paper, it felt like a book. I grabbed a seat and unwrapped my gift. The Stubbs special is a behemoth: an inch-thick layer of straight scrambled eggs, a sausage patty bigger than a hockey puck, too many bacon strips to count, and a slice of cheese slipped in to round it out, all book-ended by white toast, which I'm going to assume they toasted in bacon fat (why not).

It's super savory, greasy, and exactly what you want if you know what you're getting yourself into. The sandwich is so packed with meat that it's hard to even get your jaw around it.

Obviously we can't be eating this every single day if we want to avoid serious health conditions, like death. But this is an indulgence, so treat it that way. And come for the setting. It's like stepping back to a time time when roadside diners serving humble food used to be commonplace. So do some push ups, eat some salad, and enjoy the Stubbs special. Your sanity will thank you.


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17 comments
Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Meh - If I wanted Sysco food grilled up, I'd rather go to Mama's Daughter, Norma's or Barbec's. At least I could get decent biscuits with it. There is nothing noble or "humble" about over-processed shit food. And guess what - where truckers and cops eat doesn't mean good food, it just means cheap food. 

Nick R.
Nick R.

That's no breakfast sandwich. That's a pork space station 

Kris121
Kris121

looks like you've had a good amount of these tubby.

Lisa in Little Elm
Lisa in Little Elm

The whole blog questions you....the whole blog; even the DO ghost, the Filipino janitor, and the guy that own's the Dallas Observer.

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Mountains of crappy, processed food is just not good. It's just a lot of crappy, processed food. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

who's Kergo?

he was killed in the jungles of Borneo in June.  It's me, Fake Scott....the one with the wig-sir.

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

who the hell uses the word "panty waist" any more?  Hey man - the 80's called, they want their terminology back. And I'm bigger and stronger than you, even now.  Ahh but back in the day, I used to drink with the Marine Corps rugby team in downtown DC. They didn't think I was a " panty waist" , but I'll bet they would have thought your little team from Chattanooga was. 

Mark Hopkins
Mark Hopkins

Oh Jon you little food snob you.  I've made the Stubbs with freshly laid eggs, Applegate sausage and bacon and cheese from Sequatchie Cove, a local dairy, all on fresh whole wheat bread from Neidlov's bakery.  No process food, all organic and the sandwich is unbelievable.   But then I'm a full grown man, and not some wimpy panty waist.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

sweet, I like the mushroom swiss, and the regular, with 3 mix-ins.  Those things are delish

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Tried the Pattyshack today Merk, had the Pooter...wish I had of tried something without chili..but overall I'll give it a grade of A.  Cool little joint, and interesting construction of a staple.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

oh boo hiss.  every single major city in america is overrun by chains for fucks sake.  A city wont survive on single style or locally owned 1 off restuarants.  Especially ones that charge 30+ bucks a plate

Jon Daniel
Jon Daniel

Well - there you have it!  This is why Dallas is over run with chain restaurants and fast food.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

does  the shit taste good, yeah, so who gives a fuck.  Its a greasy loaded breakfast sammich.  All that whole farm to table fresh shit aint all that half the time anyway.  But I forgot, this place isnt dallas so it cant get any props

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