Date of Review 2003-03-25, 11:34 a.m.
Sandwich name Reuben Sandwich
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $3.99
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 11 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13x10x3.5 cm (455 cm3
Included side items Small pickle spear
Bulk to cost ratio 114 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Mr. Gyro's X X X X  

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben Sandwich: 37. Reuben sandwich on dark rye bread

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was cut diagonally and presented completely wrapped in wax paper with one or two small pickle spears wrapped on top. The sandwich was toasted on marbled rye bread with sauerkraut on the bottom, covered by corned beef, with melted swiss cheese on top.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Matthew Durkee B B B C C B-
Matt Fuson B B C C C C+
Jim Kidd B- A B+ C C+ B
Carl Klutzke B- B B D C C-
John Money B B B B B B
Chris Rowland C B+ C C C+ B-
Loretah Rowland C+ A- C+ C B C
Brian Skiles C+ B B- B- B- B-
Chris Wilson B- A B C B- B-
Aimee Zahora B B B B B B
Summary B- B B C C+ B-

Reuben Ruminations:

: Better than excpected. It's a gyro place, after all. ()

: Wow! A decent Reuben at a Gyro place. ()

: The service was somewhat random, and I got my order after people who ordered after me. The sandwich was warm with toasted bread. The swiss cheese was melted into the corned beef, making it difficult to add thousand island dressing, so I left it out. The sauerkraut had a distinctive beef bouillon aftertaste--not unpleasant, just unusual. The overall taste was good. I ordered the 'platter', which came with more fries than I can eat. I would like to try a gyro on the next visit. ()

: Not a very clean place. At 11:30 they should still be pretty clean, but our booth had crumbs on it and the floor in front of the drink machine was sticky. TV in the corner, stuck on CNN, was overly loud (didn't help that we sat right under it). Service was a bit gruff. This is an "order at the counter we'll call you when it's ready" sort of place. I ordered a reuben a la carte (rather than the platter) with a side order of pita bread. My receipt had me worried: it said I had ordered a chicken gyros and a hot tamale, but when they called my number I got the right thing. Apparently I saved $.25 when the lady at the counter pressed the wrong button. Sandwich came neatly wrapped, diagonally cut, with two slivers of pickle wrapped into the bundle but not against the bread, rather artistically pleasing. Unfortunately, the wax paper wrapping held the moisture against the toast, increasing the sogginess, and the pickle, as Jim pointed out, tasted like a cucumber: hardly any pickle flavor at all. The sandwich was a little soggy in the middle of each bottom bread slice (which is hard to avoid with reubens, but I've had better). The bread itself was a toasted marble rye, with good flavor, perhaps the best part of the sandwich. Corned beef was piled in the center of the sandwich rather than spread evenly, which probably contributed to the sogginess. Seemed rather generically meat-flavored, not bad but uninteresting. Sauerkraut was rather lifeless, not much flavor there either. I have to admit, I was pretty hungry when I got there, so I wolfed down all but three bites before I realized there was no 1000 island dressing. Though the sandwich seemed reasonably sized, I was still hungry after it and the pita, so I ordered some onion rings. I had to stand up at the counter and wait for them because for some reason I didn't get a receipt with an order number for them. They were tasty though. I can't really say I enjoyed this Mr. Gyro's experience, which is about par for my previous experiences there. The sandwich itself was decent, and reasonably priced, but next time I think I'll try the drive-up window. ()

: Overall, this was an acceptable but not spectacular Reuben. They could benefit from some coaching on how to properly drain the Kraut before placing on the sandwich. My sandwich had an unattractive "sogginess". ()

: My overall reaction was that the sandwich was rather bland. It lacked the zip that would come from the thousand island dressing. Some of the others who got the combo meal got packets of thousand island, which seems somewhat inconsistent. The bottom piece of bread was very soggy, but the sandwich still had a dry taste. None of the flavors stood out except possibly for the melted swiss cheese. The flavor of the sauerkraut, corned beef, and bread were almost indistinguishable to me. ()

: The thousand island dressing was greatly missed. Although some packaged dressing was obtained halfway through the sandwich, the thousand island was of lower quality and flavor. Also, the sandwich was not served on dark rye--it was a marbled rye with only a 'mild' rye flavor. ()

: The sandwich was decent, but was missing the Thousand Island. I also felt that the crusts of the bread were a bit too "rye-flavored" for my taste. I'll certainly go to Mr. Gyro's again, but next time I'll stick with the Gyro. ()

: Two strikes for the marbled rye instead of a dark rye and the lack of thousand island dressing. While one side was expertly toasted, the other was soggy and disappointing. ()

: The Reuben combo was accompanied by fries and a pickle, and thousand island dressing was offered on the side. The Reuben tasted good and I would come back for another in the future. One suggestion for improvement is to place the sauerkraut in the middle of the corned beef to keep the bread from getting soggy. ()