Date of Review 2003-10-22, 12:40 p.m.
Sandwich name Rueben [sic] Sandwich
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $4.98
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 18 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 14x11x2.5 cm (385 cm3
Included side items Pickle slices, lettuce, tomato, and choice of fries or gems (tater tots)
Bulk to cost ratio 77 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Jane's Home Cookin' X X X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Rueben [sic] Sandwich: No description

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was served on one side of a large plate that also contained lettuce, pickle slices, a tomato, and many French fries. The sandwich was on thinly sliced bread, cut in half. The sandwich had Swiss cheese on the bottom slice of bread, followed by sauerkraut, thousand island dressing and corned beef beneath the top slice of rye.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Chris Rowland B- B B- C+ B B-
Katherine Rowland B- B C C B C+
Summary B- B C+ C+ B C+

Reuben Ruminations:

: This is the first place I've ever been that offered a Reuben and a Low-Carb Reuben! The Reuben wasn't actually on their printed menu, but it was on their board behind the counter. This corned beef was weird. It was a corned beef patty in a rounded rectangle shape. It was pretty thick and seemed to be cubed or shredded corned beef in patty form--definitely not deli style, but acceptable. The meat was flavorful and the sauce good--however the bread they used was far too wimpy to hold up to the ingredients. I've never seen a Reuben this thin. Everyone in the restaurant kept staring at us while we ate there--a little disturbing but not unusual for such a small town. If I'm ever back in Baker, Montana, I'd be sure to stop at Jane's--partly because it was about the only place to eat, and partly because the food was pretty good, although of questionable quality. ()

: This sandwich might have been slightly better than average had the cook not apparently up-ended a container of cooking grease over it. This was the most greasy Reuben I've ever eaten! The bread was wimpy, but in its defense, the grease factor would have sabotaged all but the heartiest of ryes. The corned beef patty was a new one on me, but it was decent beef; it also had the quality of--well, to put it delicately--sticking with you the rest of the day. Good coffee, and hot chocolate thick enough to make a straw stand up. The coconut cream pie gets a D-: too much crust which was much too dark, and it looked like someone had sat upon it. While this was not the greasiest spoon that we have ever encountered in our travels, it was not the Ritz, either. The interior was plain, and never before have we been scrutinized so closely upon entering a room. Conversations ground to a halt for a heartbeat or so as we took our seats at a nearby table. This was the first time that either Chris or Katherine had seen a table replete with a cup full of clean spoons. ()