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Sep 1, 2010 01:24 PM

looking for the best rueben in monmouth county

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

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  1. 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: bgut1

        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.

        1. re: stickman731

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

          1. re: MichelleM131

            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.

            1. re: fourunder

              Ooooooh, didn't read that part. Sorry.

              1. re: MichelleM131

                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: fourunder

                  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


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

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


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

            1. 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.