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Reuben, Monte Cristo sandwiches in SD

mangiatore Apr 23, 2010 01:38 PM

I've never seen a Monte Cristo on any menu in SanDiego. Anyone know of a place that serves one?

Also, who serves the best Reuben in SD?


  1. jmtreg Apr 24, 2010 04:27 PM

    Weirdly enough, Stout Public House on 6th Avenue has a pretty good Reuben. From what I can tell they make their corned beef in-house and slice it thick.

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      mangiatore Apr 24, 2010 02:06 PM

      Thanks for all your suggestions everyone!

      1. stevuchan Apr 23, 2010 03:30 PM

        Studio Diner serves one

        Count of Monte Cristo ........$11.25
        A Studio favorite, battered and fried sandwich stuffed with turkey, ham, Swiss & Cheddar served with raspberry preserves.

        I have not had a good Ruben in SD :-(

        Studio Diner
        4705 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123

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        1. re: stevuchan
          cstr Apr 23, 2010 04:09 PM

          For a Ruben gotta have excellent pumpernickel with a great crust or a stretch maybe marbled rye, again with a great crust. Also, imported swiss and homemade 1000 island. I've yet to find great bread in our area, nirvana would be finding homemade corned beef.

          1. re: cstr
            Josh Apr 24, 2010 08:00 PM

            Linkery's Reuben is good. They make their own corned beef.

            3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

        2. foodiechick Apr 23, 2010 02:57 PM

          Old fashioned Monte Cristo sandwich on the lunch menu at The Whaling Bar at La V in La Jolla, I have also seen it at Barbarella.

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          1. re: foodiechick
            Beach Chick Apr 23, 2010 05:49 PM

            forgot about that one at the Whaling Bar foodiechicka..good call!

            1. re: Beach Chick
              foodiechick Apr 23, 2010 06:11 PM

              Embarrassing that I have that menu committed to memory!

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            normalheightsfoodie Apr 23, 2010 02:51 PM

            There is an old diner, called Claytons, in Coronado, it is actually more of a sandwich counter. I have had my only MC Sandwich here, and it was pretty good.

            DZ AKINS has pretty good reuben sandwiches.

            Good Luck.

            Clayton's Coffee Shop

            (619) 435-5425
            979 Orange Ave
            Coronado, CA 92118

            1. Beach Chick Apr 23, 2010 02:25 PM

              These 2 sandwiches are my husbands faves and he always get the Monte Cristo when were up in Julian at Jeremy's on the Hill..swears its the best with a raspberry jam preserve.
              Does the Longhorn make a Reuben?

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              1. re: Beach Chick
                cstr Apr 23, 2010 02:29 PM

                Bet you could talk LH into making one BC, even if you're only a part-time carnavore! and please no jam or jelly! this is not a breakie sammie.

                PS.. goes great with a cold one!

                1. re: cstr
                  Beach Chick Apr 23, 2010 02:39 PM

                  Cut from the same demented cloth but eats meat cstr!
                  I am going to try and make a veggie burger patty melt this weekend..
                  I like to call myself an annual or semi-annual patty melt/double double/longhorn chicka..
                  I have to have so much mayo and 1,000 dressing so I don't taste the meat..remember that I am from OB..hee hee
                  Everything taste good with a cold one or two!
                  ; )

                  1. re: Beach Chick
                    cstr Apr 23, 2010 03:06 PM

                    OB!!! extra heavy mayo please! veggie patty melt, don't tell Longhorn, you'll be banished from those naugahide seats.

                    1. re: Beach Chick
                      Fake Name Apr 23, 2010 05:20 PM

                      "I am going to try and make a veggie burger patty melt this weekend"

                      Now, that's just wrong. An abomination. I'm surprised at you and frankly, a little disappointed. This is a clear violation of the Sacred Code of The Patty Melt.

                      This is a sad day.

                      1. re: Fake Name
                        Beach Chick Apr 23, 2010 05:47 PM

                        Fakey..you know the love is still there for the beloved Patty Melt..
                        I loved in one of your posts you wrote how you had a PM at Majors and it wasn't good and it 'dishonored' me..busted gut for days on that one!
                        All right, all right..going down to Longhorn's this weekend and I'm busting out a Patty Melt with extra cheese, 1,000 and a picture of Coors Light..
                        Just for you Fakey!

                        1. re: Beach Chick
                          cstr Apr 24, 2010 12:43 PM

                          Hey BC, you should think about a ' BC's Annual Patty Melt Chowdown' at Longhorn's. Maybe take over the whole joint for a chow session!

                          1. re: cstr
                            Beach Chick Apr 24, 2010 01:57 PM

                            LOL..it would probably be us two with DD showing up and begging us to go to Bully's East!

                            1. re: Beach Chick
                              cstr Apr 24, 2010 02:09 PM

                              BC, you're a HOOT! Nah... all you need to do is just put a 'stickey' on the CH SD board, play according to the CH rules, and let'er rip! This may just fill the joint including DD!

                              1. re: cstr
                                Fake Name Apr 24, 2010 05:07 PM

                                There is the CH Yahoo! group with which you could arrange something like this.

                                1. re: Fake Name
                                  cstr Apr 24, 2010 07:53 PM

                                  As BC would say, Fakey it can be done on your own, with a little organizational effort. I've done this on CH in the past. Interested in the process? You have a widespread presence on the SD board that can make this a lot of fun and an excellent hit. I think the event should be named in honor of BC's jonesing for a veggie patty melt? as you and I have commented to BC in posts on this thread. I'd be glad to share the task with you to make it happen.

                                  1. re: cstr
                                    Fake Name Apr 24, 2010 08:20 PM

                                    Well, they do offer a buffalo patty, and I've had them make a PM with it. Josh, can you eat buffalo?

                                    1. re: Fake Name
                                      cstr Apr 25, 2010 07:06 AM

                                      It's probably best to take this planning discussion off-line so the mods won't get upset, they usually suggest that anyway. Then come back with a new post for the event. Go an email address?

                                      1. re: Fake Name
                                        Josh Apr 25, 2010 12:58 PM

                                        I'll normally eat buffalo, depending on where it came from.

                                        1. re: Josh
                                          Fake Name Apr 25, 2010 01:03 PM

                                          Well, in this case, it comes from the Longhorn. Previous to that, who knows?


                                          1. re: Fake Name
                                            cstr Apr 25, 2010 05:16 PM

                                            Fakey, If you want to do this on the CH SD board, which will get great results, please send me an email at cstr7@hotmail.com and I'll email back the detail on how to structure the event and assist you with the effort. Grazie!

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                                              Beach Chick Apr 26, 2010 11:43 AM

                                              Are you guys having a party..
                                              Will there be Miller High Life, Freebird long version playing and patty melts?
                                              ; )

                                              1. re: Beach Chick
                                                cstr Apr 26, 2010 12:38 PM

                                                Hope to put it together, hey it's party time! and 'yes all that and a bag of chips' will be there. Wanna help?

                                                1. re: cstr
                                                  Beach Chick Apr 26, 2010 01:49 PM

                                                  possible..doing a lot of traveling this summer but would love to hook up with you all and meet my tribe!

                                                  1. re: Beach Chick
                                                    cstr Apr 26, 2010 03:13 PM

                                                    I'm going to out a lot this summer as well, I was thinking around the 2nd week of May before Mem day.

                                                    1. re: cstr
                                                      Beach Chick Apr 26, 2010 04:47 PM

                                                      won't work for me but plan your party and I'll make the next one!
                                                      If there is any changes, I'll let you know.

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                    JRSD Apr 23, 2010 01:56 PM

                    Linkery makes the best Reuben in town. I like the corned beef at Old World Deli on 30th as well but have not tried their Reuben.

                    Saw that Quality Social makes their own pastrami for a reuben but have not tried it out yet.

                    3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

                    Old World
                    3930 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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                    1. re: JRSD
                      The Office Goat Apr 23, 2010 02:54 PM

                      I was gonna say Linkery's Reuben was pretty darn good, but it's not always offered. You have to watch for "Reuben Tuesdays" and things like that. Linkery's pickles are great, btw, if you are open to more spices and less sour than the classic deli dill.

                      3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

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                      MrKrispy Apr 23, 2010 01:49 PM

                      I swear I saw one at Urban Solace once...jelly and everything

                      Urban Solace Restaurant
                      3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

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                      1. re: MrKrispy
                        mangiatore Apr 23, 2010 01:58 PM

                        Must be the Monte Diego: Baked Egg Bread, Smoked Ham, Fontina Cheese, Grilled Pears, Strawberry-Currant Jam. Not the classic Monte Cristo but l'll try it just the same. Thanks!

                        1. re: mangiatore
                          cstr Apr 23, 2010 02:31 PM

                          Spare the pears and currant jam but, the egg bread is essential!

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