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Reuben in Edmonton

jim bachinski Jul 17, 2008 07:03 PM

Where can one go for a good reuben sandwich in Edmonton? Thanks in advance.

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    itwillmakeaturd Jul 26, 2008 01:54 AM

    I am Chowhound's new heel, so read carefully.

    I forgot to mention that I have been to Colonel Mustard's, but not ordered the reuben. I thought their sandwiches were very good, but not big enough for my appetite. I think that's a bit strange at $10 each, but it will make turd.

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    1. re: itwillmakeaturd
      itwillmakeaturd Aug 22, 2008 12:58 AM

      I am Chowhound's new heel, so read carefully.

      I tried Colonel Mustard's reuben. It will make a turd and not much more. Their meat was to corned beef as bologne is to mortadella. The sauerkraut was bland but had a good texture. The mustard and bread were good, but not enough to save a sandwich when the key elements are missing.

      I still stand by them for other sandwiches, but would not repeat the Reuben.

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      itwillmakeaturd Jul 26, 2008 01:50 AM

      I am Chowhound's new heel, so read carefully.

      I have eaten the following reubens:
      Glenora Bistro
      Urban Diner

      They will all make a turd.

      Glenora Bistro is probably the best of the bunch, though I didn't think it had enough sauerkraut. Urban Diner is so inconsistent that I never go anymore, and I don't think it's worth the risk. Teddy's is edible, but stingy on all the fixings and the bread is mediocre. If this really is "the best corned beef in Edmonton", then Edmonton doesn't care what kind of corned beef it eats as long as it will make a turd.

      If you are truly a fanatic, you will go to the Granville market in Vancouver for J. Beethoven's Corned Beef and make it yourself. It's the best way.

      1. felix the hound Jul 22, 2008 10:41 AM

        Botanica (formerly Dunn's) at the Delta South still serves Dunn's Montreal smoked meat, as a regular sandwich and as a Reuben. Have not had either in a while, however, but i plan to conduct some due diligence soon.

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          ihatepickyeaters Jul 21, 2008 10:23 AM

          On Friday I stopped in at Col Mustard's for a sandwich and...they have a reuben on the menu!! A REAL one. So I ordered it to see if it is worthy of recommending on this board, and it was very good. I got it to go, which may not have been the wisest decision since it is toasted and got a touch soggy, but it was still good. Loads of kraut, meat, mustard...I would recommend it. And incidently, my friend got the Cobb sandwich and was raving about it for the rest of the day.

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            jim bachinski Jul 21, 2008 10:27 PM

            all right then, i'll give it a go. thanks picky.

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              jim bachinski Jul 31, 2008 09:09 PM

              well, i went to col mustard's and ordered the reuban- it was a good old school reuban - will definitely go back to col mustard's for the reuban

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                raidar Aug 1, 2008 08:49 AM

                It sounds like you found what you were looking for! Although I've never been anything close to a rueben connoisseur, your search for one has perked up my taste buds. I'll have to indulge next time I stop in at the Col's.

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            rob1234 Jul 18, 2008 10:07 AM

            Does the Free Press Bistro have a reuben? They're my favorite sandwich place.

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              felix the hound Jul 20, 2012 06:15 PM

              The Free Press Bistro has a corned beef and sauerkraut sandwich on a ciabatta which they call a "Reuben" . Not the real thing.

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              Cheers Jul 18, 2008 08:46 AM

              Ah, Bob mentioned Wolfies and I am smiling at the fond memories of that place. No place in town did a Rueben like them. Since they closed I have been looking for a decent replacement and have found that Urban Diner on High Street make a wonderful Rueben. I'm not a huge Urban Diner fan, but will go there for their Rueben and great fries.

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                West End Will Jul 21, 2008 11:11 PM

                I have seen the Rueben at Urban Diner (the person with me ordered it) and was not overly impressed with its appearance. It certainly did not have the magnificent height that a Wolfies' Rueben always provided. Another minor point relative to Urban Diner (and most other Rueben imitators) is that a true Rueben sandwich should not leave one with any room for 'fries'.

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                pengcast Jul 18, 2008 08:43 AM

                Teddy's is the best place for reuben sandwiches. Their homemade sauce is great. The reuben at Albert's is not bad. Mill Creek Cafe had a great reuben. But is it still open??

                This makes me sad again for the demise of the Hello Deli, sigh.

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                  ihatepickyeaters Jul 18, 2008 09:00 AM

                  I'm not positive, but I think that Upper Crust had a reuben sandwich on the menu when I was last there. If so, it's likely good.

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                    jim bachinski Jul 18, 2008 08:47 PM

                    sorry, picky- i was there about a month ago and no reuben- i said something about it, but they didnt seem to care

                2. EdiblePrairieJennifer Jul 17, 2008 09:07 PM

                  We love the peameal bacon sandwich at Col. Mustards (on 124th Street). It has lots of sauerkraut, so that's why it jumps to mind. Come to think of it, I think they do a version of a Reuben, called the Rachel, that is excellent too. I couldn't find a website, but your best bet is to get this sandwich at lunch; I don't know if they do sandwiches at dinner.

                  Here's the address. It's always busy, so go early if you go at lunch.
                  10802 124 Street NW
                  Edmonton, AB T5M 0H3, Canada
                  (780) 448-1590


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                  1. re: EdiblePrairieJennifer
                    raidar Jul 17, 2008 09:13 PM

                    I agree. Col. Mustards has always been a delicious place to grab some lunch.

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                      jim bachinski Jul 17, 2008 11:28 PM

                      thanks for the responses, but i'm looking for a reuben- the rachel uses pastrami instead of corned beef, and coleslaw instead of kraut.

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                        Bob Mac Jul 18, 2008 06:29 AM


                        It has been a very long time since I ate there but Teddy's on Jasper Ave. might still do a Reuben

                        Not many other deli options in this city now that Wolfie's has shut down. Do not know if Dunn's is still operating on the south side.

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                          felix the hound Jul 18, 2008 09:46 AM

                          I've been meaning to go back to Teddy's. They used to be the place in Edmonton for anything corned beef. They had a decent Reuben sandwich and you could ask for extra sauerkraut or cheese, or conversely no cheese. Please let us know if you go.

                    2. re: EdiblePrairieJennifer
                      jim bachinski Aug 18, 2008 10:37 PM

                      Jennifer- based on your review i gave the peameal bacon sandwich a try- while its no reuben, it is a mighty fine sandwich- i would order it again. thanks for the tip.

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