The Tin Cup, a popular deli near Downtown Arlington with an old west theme to its menu, celebrates 20 years of serving the community.
The Tin Cup is a local, family-owned deli in Arlington. They opened in April 2003 and celebrated their 20th anniversary this week. I decided to stop by for lunch and join in the celebration. This is only my second or third time here, and shame on me because lunch was delicious. I need to add this place to my regular rotation.
The deli has an old west theme with its menu and décor. I ordered the Doc Holiday, a roast beef panini with feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, chives, and mayo, served on focaccia bread. The paninis and sandwiches are served with potato sticks, and I also ordered a cup of coffee.
One bite into the sandwich, and I’m in heaven — warm slices of roast beef, melted and gooey feta cheese, soft bread, fresh veggies, and tangy mayo. I liked the potato sticks, too, which are a cross between french fries and potato chips. They’re bite-sized, extra thin, crispy, crunchy, and salty. They give you a quarter-sized chocolate chip cookie for dessert. It’s just enough — sweet, crunchy, and the perfect ending. The coffee was hot, fresh, and way better than anything you’d ever get at Starbucks. That was one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. Everything was perfect and so tasty. Bring on the guillotine, as I could die a happy man!
The Tin Cup has a rustic and quaint feel, with a neighborhood ambiance, friendly service, and delicious food. They had Elvis playing on the radio today, which seemed to fit in just right with the western décor and celebratory atmosphere. It was fairly busy for 2:00 PM on Saturday, though I imagine the 20th Anniversary celebration helped bring people in for lunch.
I plan to return very soon. Supposedly, “The Alamo” — a chicken panini with sun-dried tomatoes, chives, avocado, mozzarella, and chipotle mayo — is one of their most popular items, but I don’t know if it could beat the Doc Holiday. In addition to paninis, The Tin Cup has sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts. Get there early; they’re only open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
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The Tin Cup
1025 W. Abram Street
Arlington, Texas 76013
Check out this short video about The Tin Cup by The City of Arlington and Arlington Eats.
Blog post & photos by Jason S. Sullivan, 04-23-23