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looking for the best rueben in monmouth county

eaoliver7 Sep 1, 2010 01:24 PM

anyone know where i can find the perfect rueben in monmouth county? NOT open-faced

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    cantkick Sep 1, 2010 01:48 PM

    I've had good ones at Richard's in Long Branch and Irv's in Neptune. Are they the best? I don't know, but I'd be willing to do a few "Houndmobile" trips to find out. :)

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    1. re: cantkick
      bgut1 Sep 1, 2010 02:32 PM

      Kelly's in Neptune.

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        stickman731 Sep 1, 2010 03:44 PM

        I second Kelly's but as I have aged I can only eat the half rueben. Chlorestrol is just too high but Lipitor helps - better living with drugs.

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          MichelleM131 Sep 1, 2010 04:39 PM

          +1 for Kelly's. I usually get the Jr. reuben and I can't even finish that.

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            fourunder Sep 1, 2010 05:14 PM

            It's been a while since I have been to Kelly's......but every time I had the Reuben, it was always served OPEN-Faced.

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              MichelleM131 Sep 2, 2010 03:45 AM

              Ooooooh, didn't read that part. Sorry.

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                eaoliver7 Sep 2, 2010 04:04 AM

                Sorry about the specification of it not being open-faced. The best reuben I've ever had is at Rein's Deli in Vernon, CT and I have tried to find its equivalent but without any luck. Kelly's is pretty good, but you can't pick it up with your hands which I find to be a negative.

                1. re: MichelleM131
                  bgut1 Sep 2, 2010 09:23 AM

                  Missed that requirement as well.

                2. re: fourunder
                  jrztomato Sep 2, 2010 09:11 AM

                  I like kelly's too even though it is not open-faced but I was bothered that last time I went because they charged me like a $1.25 extra because I requested additional russian dressing. What's up with that?

                  1. re: jrztomato
                    fourunder Sep 2, 2010 09:25 AM


                    Kelly's Reuben is or is not open-faced?

                    I agree charging for dressing....unless specifically printed on the menu is wrong


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                      jrztomato Sep 3, 2010 05:37 AM

                      excuse me, it served open face

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          coldbeer Sep 2, 2010 05:26 AM

          Should you ever want to go open faced, try the one at Sally-Tees in Monmouth Beach, It's the size of a football.

          1. equal_Mark Sep 2, 2010 05:56 AM

            I really like the grilled pastrami rueben at Edie's in Little Silver.

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              cantkick Sep 2, 2010 10:31 AM

              Sounds like any place with great meat will fit the bill.

              One tip: avoid places that advertise they sell Boar's Head. Although BH ham and poultry cold cuts are excellent (love the EverRoast), their corned beef and pastrami are only average at best, comparable to the typical supermarket fare. Find a place that makes their own or imports it from NYC.

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