Date of Review 2006-11-03, 11:15 a.m.
Sandwich name Moon's Colossal Rueben [sic]
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $8.50
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 13 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 12x12x6.5 cm (936 cm3
Included side items Dill pickle slices and choice of: Home Cut Fries, Crinkle Cut Fries, Onion Rings, Soup of the Day or Salad
Bulk to cost ratio 110 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Moon's Kitchen Cafe X X +Turkey X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Moon's Colossal Rueben [sic]: Like TWO sandwiches in ONE !!

Sandwich presentation:
The grilled sandwich was cut diagonally, opened, and served on a plate next to the side item and pickle slices. The bread was three slice of dark rye; the bottom slice was topped with thousand island dressing, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut beneath a layer of roasted turkey. The turkey was topped with another slice of rye bread, followed by another slice of Swiss and sauerkraut. This was topped with corned beef and another layer of thousand island dressing beneath the top slice of rye bread.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Dan Barrera A B A B A A-
Paul Hart A B+ B A A A+
Ron Loughmiller A B C B A B
Brett J. Purvis A A A A A A+
Summary A B+ B+ A- A A

Reuben Ruminations:

: Very tasty and big. ()

: I've known Moon's when it was a gun and tackle shop in the '70s. The diner was in the back. So, the atmosphere is familiar to me. I like that feel though--a hodge-podge of old movie posters, pictures and antiques. They have a gift shop in the front now. We went a little before the lunch hour rush, so we found a table immediately. Becca, our waitress (who was terrific!) brought our menus and we were served our Reubens in about thirteen minutes. The sandwiches came with a choice of soup, salad, crinkle-cut fries or hand-cut fries--nice selection! I had the hand-cut fries. Hey! I live in Idaho!... Obvious choice!! I have to tell you that I've eaten here many times, but the Reubens are so good that I've never ordered anything else... I've never been disappointed! Combine this with their delicious "World Famous" shakes and I think I would take a bullet for this place! The Reubens are the classic Reuben with a twist--the sandwich is a triple-decker with some roast turkey, that they roast in-house themselves. The menu calls it "Moon's Colossal Reuben", which is accurate. This sandwich is huge!!!! You won't leave hungry! So, if you are ever passing through Boise, Idaho and only eat at one place--GO TO MOON'S. The service is great! The people are great and the Reubens are outstanding!! You'll be glad you did!! ()

: Let's start with the presentation, which was nothing out of the ordinary. So anything standard or normal I give a C, all other ratings, ether up or down, must be earned. The atmosphere was pleasant (B). As you enter, the front half of the building is a quaint little gift shop. Of course the term little is to refer to its comfortable atmosphere but not necessarily the size. In the back, the cafe is of '50s era style and decor. The service was excellent, no better way to describe it. The Reuben along with the usual ingredients had a layer of roasted turkey. We learned the turkey was roasted in house. Nothing on this sandwich tasted like prepackaged and delivered. The bread was of a normal square loaf of dark rye, but very fresh and grilled just right to enhance the flavor. The ingredients where layered in a manner to make the sandwich easy to manage and to merge all of the flavors in a way to earn an A. I had the home cut fries, from fresh Idaho potatoes, which seem to bring everything together for a well planned meal. I found the volume and flavor to be of good value at the price. My overall experience was above standard and I will go there again. ()

: Ambience was classic eatery. Great Food! ()