Date of Review 2003-07-05
Sandwich name The Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $6.09
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT)  
Reuben Dimensions  
Included side items Choice of french fries, baked potato salad, pasta salad, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, cole slaw, vegetable of the day, or baked potato.
Bulk to cost ratio  


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
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Description (taken from the menu):
The Reuben: Thinly sliced corned beef with sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on grilled rye bread, with Thousand Island dressing on the side.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was served on a china plate with dressing in a plastic cup. The sandwich layers were bread/cheese/meat/kraut/meat/cheese/bread.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Carl Klutzke B B+ A- A A B+
Summary B B+ A- A A B+

Reuben Ruminations:

: Nice enough place, brightly lit, homestyle decor, a bit worn but not shabby at all. We sat in a separate non-smoking section around a table that would seat 8 comfortably, though there were only 5 of us. Waitress was friendly enough, and did a good job of remembering what each person ordered. The sandwich itself was served on a china plate with dressing in a plastic cup: no garnish, though the menu hinted that there might be a pickle. The sandwich layers were bread/cheese/meat/kraut/meat/cheese/bread, which should have kept the bread from getting soggy, but for some reason the bottom slice was pretty soft anyway. Bread was otherwise unexceptional, toasted well but with no flavor and not marbled for aesthetic appeal. Other flavors were okay, not an exceptional reuben but very edible. Could have used just a bit more beef, I think. Real lemonade was a welcome addition to the meal, and the baked potato salad turned out to be an excellent side choice. Overall, I can recommend this place if you are in the Crawfordsville area and feel a reuben craving. ()