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Looking for a reuben north of Boston

Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 07:18 AM

I'm craving a Reuben but have no wish to travel into Boston. Are there any delis/restaurants that have them on the menu north of Boston? Somewhere in the vicinity of Wakefield/Reading/North Reading would be preferable...

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    devilham RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 08:23 AM

    I know Karl's in Peabody has one, but it sounds non-traditional (ham instead of corned beef), so I've never ordered it, but it's on there

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      Chris VR RE: devilham Aug 17, 2013 06:27 AM

      I've had it. It's a good sandwich, but not really a reuben, with the ham.

    2. pinehurst RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 08:26 AM

      Borelli's Deli in Methuen does a good one.

      1. MeffaBabe RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 09:42 AM

        Carroll's in Medford Square does one that is pretty darn good... a little pricey but the are good. They also have great nacho's too.

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          treb RE: MeffaBabe Aug 15, 2013 01:40 PM

          2nd Carroll's, great place.

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          rich patina RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 10:19 AM

          brothers deli wakefield center

          1. trufflehound RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 01:07 PM

            Spotted Pig in Salem. Try the Piginator too.

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              maestrette RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 02:20 PM

              I know that DiCara's on Main Street in Reading does a corned beef and cheese sandwich, but not sure about a full-blown Reuben. Ryer's Store in North Reading has a reuben on their menu (called the Airport). I haven't tried it, but have been happy with some of the other sandwiches we've tried there.

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                bluesjack RE: Ladycale Aug 15, 2013 09:06 PM

                Lendy's on RT1 on Saugas has a nice corned beef sandwich, never had the Rueben

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                  drbangha RE: bluesjack Aug 19, 2013 08:06 AM

                  I've had it- it is good.

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                  Ladycale RE: Ladycale Aug 16, 2013 06:52 AM

                  Thanks for all the responses! I'll check out at least one this weekend and report back.

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                    joth68 RE: Ladycale Aug 16, 2013 07:05 AM

                    Kelly's Roast Beef does a nice job with the reuben.

                    1. FinnFPM RE: Ladycale Aug 16, 2013 05:22 PM

                      There are no good Reubens North of Boston. The answer is Sam LaGrassa's. Downtown Crossing.

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                        phatchris RE: FinnFPM Aug 16, 2013 06:23 PM

                        I disagree, Evans in Marblehead has very good corned beef and pastrami as well. And if ever in Portsmouth, the brewery does a nice one.

                      2. greygarious RE: Ladycale Aug 18, 2013 10:51 PM

                        A friend reports that the best reuben she's ever had was at Cafe Escadrille in Burlingon. This was a few years ago so I don't know if it's a menu staple.

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                          hyde RE: greygarious Aug 19, 2013 07:58 AM

                          It is on the menu though why you would be eating here unless it was your 40th wedding anniversary , Im not sure.

                          It is the kind of place that has a tableside Chateubriand and baked alaska on the menu, so possibly they pay attention to an old school corned beef, but the buffet at The Mughals is more my speed

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                            greygarious RE: hyde Aug 19, 2013 11:15 AM

                            Man cannot live by naan alone. Yes, it is patronized by a sea of walking Q-tips, but I've eaten there a number of times over the years and always had a good, though not spectacular, meal and service. Most memorable was a pumpkin praline cheesecake with caramel sauce one autumn several years ago, which was one of the best desserts I've ever had.

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                              foodieX2 RE: greygarious Aug 19, 2013 11:59 AM

                              I used to live the apartment complex right down the street. Never saw so many caddies or lincolns in one parking lot. My roommates parents would take us there for special occasions. The food was always good and to an underpaid twentysomething at the time I would even say it was great. This was 1986 or so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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                          phonelady RE: Ladycale Aug 19, 2013 10:52 AM

                          Surprisingly, I had a very good one at the Tewksbury Country Club.

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