America’s Most Outrageous Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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The Original Cheesus — The Grilled Cheese Grill, Portland, Ore.
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The Original Cheesus — The Grilled Cheese Grill, Portland, Ore.
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A behemoth creation of a 1/3-pound burger, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and mustard stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The sandwich on top includes pickles and American cheese; the other includes grilled onions and Colby Jack. And in case you’re still hungry, the sandwich comes with a bag of chips on the side. 

 

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Yelp/Amberly C.

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The Outrageous Grilled Cheese — Sage General Store, New York City
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The Outrageous Grilled Cheese — Sage General Store, New York City
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A grilled cheese stuffed with Vermont Cheddar, Jack, Gruyére, bacon, and Worcestershire sauce. 

 

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Facebook/Sage General Store

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The Gouda — The Queens Kickshaw, New York City
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The Gouda — The Queens Kickshaw, New York City
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Smoked Gouda, guava jam, black bean hummus, and pickled jalapeños on brioche.

 

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Yelp/Bradley H.

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Cheesy Mac and Rib Sandwich — The Grilled Cheese Truck, Los Angeles
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Cheesy Mac and Rib Sandwich — The Grilled Cheese Truck, Los Angeles
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This sandwich has a winning combination of mac and cheese, barbecued pork, and caramelized onions.

 

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Facebook/The Grilled Cheese Truck

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Grilled Cheese — The Cannibal, New York City
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Grilled Cheese — The Cannibal, New York City
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This is a traditional grilled cheese sandwich including Vermont Cheddar, Gruyére, bacon, and crispy pork belly.

 

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Yelp/Kerry C.

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Buttermilk-Fried Chicken Grilled Cheese — The Melt Shop, New York City
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Buttermilk-Fried Chicken Grilled Cheese — The Melt Shop, New York City
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This innovative sandwich is stuffed with buttermilk-fried chicken, jalapeño Jack, red cabbage slaw, and Melt sauce on white bread. 

 

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Facebook/The Melt shop

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Short Rib Grilled Cheese — Saltbox, San Diego, Calif.
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Short Rib Grilled Cheese — Saltbox, San Diego, Calif.
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Creamy manchego cheese is melted with short ribs and New Orleans-style sauce to create this grilled cheese sandwich.

 

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Yelp/Saltbox

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Inside-Out Grilled Cheese — Edzo’s Burger Shop, Evanston, Ill.
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Inside-Out Grilled Cheese — Edzo’s Burger Shop, Evanston, Ill.
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On the inside, this appears to be a traditional grilled cheese sandwich filled with gooey American and Swiss cheeses, but on the outside, the bread is coated with shredded Parmesan and grilled to crispy, golden perfection. 

 

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Facebook/Edzo's Burger Shop

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So Good — Shopsin’s, New York City
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So Good — Shopsin’s, New York City
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Melted cheese, poached eggs, and ham sandwiched between two slices of French toast. 

 

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Yelp/Liz E.

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Grilled Cheese Doughnut — Tom + Chee, Cincinnati
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Grilled Cheese Doughnut — Tom + Chee, Cincinnati
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Choose from a vast selection of cheeses, including Brie, smoked Gouda, and pepper jack, then sit back and anticipate what the first bite of your glazed doughnut grilled cheese will taste like. 

 

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Tom + Chee

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Mac & Chorizo Melt — Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Boston
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Mac & Chorizo Melt — Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Boston
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Macaroni and cheese and crumbled Portuguese chorizo stuffed inside a grilled cheese sandwich.

 

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Yelp/Tom G.

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Crabby Melt — Grilled Cheese & Co., Catonsville, Md.
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Crabby Melt — Grilled Cheese & Co., Catonsville, Md.
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Melted Monterey Jack cheese is combined with homemade warm crab dip loaded with sweet crabmeat to create this grilled cheese sandwich.

 

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Yelp/Grilled Cheese & Co.

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The Cadillac Grilled Cheese — Firefly, Washington, D.C.
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The Cadillac Grilled Cheese — Firefly, Washington, D.C.
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The Cadillac Grilled Cheese includes a luxurious combination of Gruyére, Cheddar, béchamel, garlic-herb butter, and white bread.

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Yelp/Trevor M.

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Grilled Cheese Mania, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Grilled Cheese Mania, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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At this popular grilled cheese truck, wild possibilities abound. But if you’re looking for a flavor and texture explosion, go for the option that includes grilled Taylor Ham, American cheese, and honey barbecue chips on toasted country white bread, with plenty of butter. 

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The Amazing: The Grilled Cheese Bistro, Norfolk, Virginia
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The Amazing: The Grilled Cheese Bistro, Norfolk, Virginia
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The Grilled Cheese Bistro rolls out special grilled cheeses on a nightly basis, and if you’re lucky you’ll catch them when The Amazing is on order. It contains Carolina-style pulled pork, onion rings, mango barbecue sauce, Applewood-smoked bacon, mozzarella, and cheddar. 

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