The latest stop in my affordable lunch series brought me to Terri-Lynn’s BBQ & Deli, a spot that’s been around for 51+ years. I find myself at Terri-Lynn’s every few months, primarily because it’s about a mile from where I work, the food comes out fast, and it’s tasty and affordable.
All and all, TL’s is a perfect place to feature in this new series.
For my most recent lunch, I ordered one of the signature sandwiches, a smoked roast beef and cheddar concoction called Fat Boy. With a name like that, I was expecting more of a mountainous sandwich, but unfortunately, Fat Boy is best suited for a normal-sized appetite. At first glance, it looks like a thin-patty hamburger, but upon close inspection, you’ll realize it’s, in fact, a tender, tightly-packed and shredded roast beef sandwich. The beef is just a tad smokey, not enough to overpower the sandwich’s other ingredients, but just enough to let you know it’s there. Also, the soft, yellow-tinted bun provides the perfect vehicle to get the beef into your mouth. The shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and a thin layer of house-made ranch dressing round out the sandwich.
In the end, this is a very respectable sandwich, one that won’t blow you away but is also sure to satisfy. Given it’s size, I wouldn’t say the $7.76 (includes tax) price tag is a great deal, but it is appropriately priced. And … if you are looking for a very quick lunch, TL’s is your place. The entire dining process took me about 15 minutes, tops.
If you’ve never stopped at Terri-Lynn’s, go check them out. Along with an assortment of sandwiches, they also offer bbq, nachos, tamales, salads, and hot dogs. Judging by the steady stream of customers whenever I’m there, I’d say the place has a solid group of loyal followers.
10102 N Rodney Parham Rd # 2
Hours: Tues-Fri 10:30-3:30; Sat 10:30-5; Closed Sunday and Monday